Environmental Studies at UVM

Amy Seidl

Interim Associate Director, Lecturer, Advisor

Environmental Program, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

Bittersweet House Room 214

  • (802) 656-0907

Advising Appointment Hours: 

Amy Seidl is away on sabbatical the 2017 - 2018 academic year.

Areas of Interest: 

Global climate change; climate adaptation; sustainability science; communicating science; ecology; evolutionary biology


Dr. Amy Seidl is Interim Associate Director and Lecturer in Environmental Studies at the University of Vermont.  Her appointment is within the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources. Her courses include Introduction to Environmental Studies; Sustainability Science; Teaching About the Environment; Adaptation to Climate Change, and Environmental Literature of the Anthropocene. She is a member of the General Education Committee on Writing and Information Literacy (WILD), the Socially Responsible Investment Advisory Committee, and is a UVM fellow in Service-Learning and Sustainability. Amy has also overseen 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.  In 2016 she was awarded the Marcia Caldwell Award for her dedication to students and in 2017 she was awarded the Lynn Bond Faculty Award for Service-Learning. 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
  • HCOL 186 Environmetnal Literature of the Anthropocene