University of Vermont

  • environmental leaders

    "I learned a lot while I was in Alaska—everything from identifying tundra vegetation to what to do if a bear attacks." — Genna Waldvogel

    Genna WaldvogelEnvironmental sciences major, intern at Alaska field station, conductor of research project on seasons and streams. More about Genna >>

  • environmental leaders

    "I felt a strong sense of community in RSENR." — Kelsey Head

    Kelsey Head Environmental studies major, student educator with the UVM Watershed Alliance, creator of environmental curriculum for young people, intern, volunteer coordinator. More about Kelsey >>

  • environmental leaders

    "I directly contributed to the outcome of the project." — Joshua Carrera

    Joshua Carrera Natural resources major, social activist, co-creator of online course, participant in travel study to Costa Rica, Brazil, Ecuador and beyond, delegate. More about Joshua >>

  • environmental leaders

    " I was looking to learn and broaden my experience in the wildlife biology and education fields." — Flavio Sutti, Ph.D. student

    Flavio SuttiPh.D. candidate in natural resources, Consultant biologist in Italy, master in wildlife biology, researching landscape context as a framework for agricultural systems. More about Flavio >>

  • environmental leaders

    "It wasn't until my sophomore year that I learned about GIS. I thought to myself, 'Here is a cool new technology for me to jump into that combines geography, natural resources, and information technology!'" — Maya Thomas

    Maya ThomasEnvironmental sciences major, GIS minor, research internships, GIS specialist with consulting firm. More about Maya >>

The Rubenstein School offers exciting, hands-on environmental programs that integrate natural sciences and social perspectives. Our small, close-knit community challenges students to discover knowledge, skills, and values to become innovative, environmentally-responsible leaders. More about our School...

Academic Programs

 Undergraduate Majors
 Undergraduate Minors
  • Environmental Studies
  • Forestry
  • Geospatial Technologies
  • Parks, Recreation and Tourism
  • Wildlife Biology
 Graduate Degrees, Concentrations & Certificates



Friday January 30, 2015
Noon to 1 p.m. + Gund Tea: Asim Zia
Broad but Shallow: Evolving International Climate Policy Architecture for the Paris Treaty

Gund Institute Conference Room (Johnson House - 617 Main Street)
An Evening with the Authors - Diplomacy on Ice: Energy and the Environment in the Arctic and Antarctic

UVM Professor Asim Zia, UVM Lecturer Kathleen Osgood, and UVM alumna Rebecca Pincus will discuss their recent publication from Yale University Press.

“Multifaceted and comprehensive, this volume looks at the array of issues from many perspectives…a serious and scholarly contribution to the rapidly changing polar regions.”
–Thomas E. Lovejoy, George Mason University
Monday February 2, 2015
Josef Görres, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Vermont, Plant and Soil Science

“Amynthas ante portas: Earthworm Invasions in Vermont”

in room 105 Marsh Life Science Bldg.

Refreshments will be served starting at 11:35 a.m. in room 105 Marsh Life Science Bldg.
Actor, director and writer Alan Alda will give a lecture titled "Helping the Public Get Beyond a Blind Date with Science" in the Grand Maple Ballroom in the Davis Center.

The lecture, part of the Dan and Carole Burack President’s Distinguished Lecture Series, is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Doors will open at 3:15.
Friday February 6, 2015
Gund Institute Conference Room (Johnson House - 617 Main St).

Policies on Multiple Forest Ecosystem Services and Community Well-being: A case study in the Ukraine Carparthians

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RSENR on the Move

Open Faculty Positions

The Rubenstein School is searching for 6 faculty positions, with an overall goal to enhance research, teaching, and service with a focus on sustainability in the context of global and domestic environmental equity:

  • 3 Tenure-Track Positions (rank open) in Sustainability Studies and Global Environmental Equity, including Director of the Environmental Program (Closes 4:30pm EST Feb 2, 2015) (PDF)
  • Extension Assistant Professor in Watershed Science, Policy and Education (CLOSED)
  • Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in and Co-Director of the MS Concentration in Leadership for Sustainability (review of applications begins Feb 2, 2015) (PDF)
  • Assistant Professor in Ecological Design of Sustainable Systems (review of applications begins Feb 2, 2015) (PDF)

UVM is located in Burlington, the largest city in Vermont, with an increasingly ethnically and culturally diverse population. The mission of RSENR is to understand, nurture, and enrich the interdependence of people with healthy ecological systems.

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