Welcome to Green Life Sciences at the University of Michigan!

Green life forms – plants, algae, and microbes – are integral components of the earth biosystem, and they are essential to human existence. From the dawn of our civilization, they have been subjects of human intellectual inquiry for practical, artistic, and spiritual needs. With the rapid development of inter-disciplinarity in sciences over the last half century, botany, the science that studies green life forms, has metamorphosized into green life science, with several sub-disciplines specializing in study of forms, functions, genetics, ecology, and evolution.

The U-M Green Life Science Initiative is a faculty-sponsored initiative that is supported by various departments and units at University of Michigan. Its main aim is to integrate green life sciences on the campus, which investigate forms, functions, genetics, ecology and evolution of green life forms: plants, algae and microbes.

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