Environmental Studies at UVM

Amy Seidl

Lecturer, Advisor

Environmental Program, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

Bittersweet House Room 214

  • (802) 656-0907

Advising Appointment Hours: 

Tuesday 10:00am - 12:00pm, Wednesday 2:00 - 4:00pm, and by appointment. Call 656-4055 to schedule.

Areas of Interest: 

Ecology; evolutionary biology; global climate change; climate adaptation; sustainability science; communicating science


Dr. Amy Seidl is a Lecturer in Environmental Studies at the University of Vermont.  Her courses include Introduction to Environmental Studies; Sustainability Science; Teaching About the Environment; and Adaptation to Climate Change. She is a member of the General Education Committee on Writing and Information Literacy and is a UVM fellow in Service-Learning and Sustainability. In addition, Amy oversees the internship program in Environmental Studies, including the Capstone Internship Program completed by senior students for graduation.

Dr. Seidl is the author of two books on climate change, Early Spring: Waking to a Warming World (2009) and Finding Higher Ground: Adaptation in the Age of Warming (2011), both from Beacon Press.  In 2010 Amy received a "Best of the Best" award for Early Spring from the Association of Academic and University Presses.  Dr. Seidl received a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Vermont and a Masters degree in Entomology from Colorado State University.  She lives in Huntington, Vermont with her husband and two daughters.


  • Ph.D. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Vermont, 2001
  • M.S. Entomology, Colorado State University, 1995
  • B.A. Science and Poetry, Hampshire College, 1990

Other Courses: 

  • NR 103 Ecology, Ecosystems and the Environment