Jan. 19. 2018

Climbing a mountain is challenging. So, too, is providing the best possible information to plan for climate change’s impact on mountain vegetation and wildlife.  Understanding how plant and animal species in mountainous areas will be affected by climate change is complicated and difficult.


Dec. 26, 2017

Scholars and conservationists want to aim for the right future to preserve biodiversity and plan sustainable environments. One of those scholars is calling for due diligence to make sure the right data, not conventional wisdom, shapes that target.

In this month’s journal Ecography, a Michigan State University student takes a break from his popular research on giant pandas to scrutinize a less sexy but important scientific issue – looking at habitat the right way.


Dec. 13, 2017

Finding sustainability in the world is hardly a simple proposition, and scientists are grasping at many tools.

So of course, science needs a toolbox.



Dec. 6, 2017

Bill Taylor was honored in November by MSU's Great Lakes Leadership Academy (GLLA) for his role in a successful program to support emerging natural resource leaders. 


Nov. 29, 2017

Master’s student Janet Hsiao has accepted a Sea Grant Fellowship in the NOAA Office of Oceanic & Atmospheric Research in Silver Springs, MD.

She has won the John A Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, a unique educational experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources.