June 28, 2016

Charles Krueger, the T. F. Waters Chair Aquatic Ecology and Conservation, has received the Jack Christie/Ken Loftus Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions Toward Understanding Healthy Great Lakes Ecosystems by the Great Lakes Fishery Commission.


June 16, 2016

China’s massive investment to mitigate the ecosystem bust that has come in the wake of the nation’s economic boom is paying off. An international group of scientists finds both humans and nature can thrive – with careful attention.


June 14, 2016

Anna Herzberger is an MSU Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability doctoral student doing research in the Heilongjiang Province in northeastern China. She hails from the farmlands of Virginia, Ill.

It’s May.  I am sitting in my studio apartment, looking at old take-out Chinese boxes with disgust and attempting to pack for my field season in China.  In only one bag. How many pairs of socks should I pack? How much instant coffee does a summer of data collection in Asia require? Can I really carry 50 pounds, everyday, on my back? 

My phone rings…


May 9, 2016

As governments and researchers race to develop policies and technologies to make energy production more sustainable and mitigate climate change, they need to remember that the most sophisticated endeavors won’t work if they’re not adopted.


May 7, 2016

To effectively manage fish populations, you need to know where fish come from – both literally, and more philosophically.

Andrew Carlson, a PhD student at Michigan State University’s Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability, has published two papers that fill knowledge gaps in understanding the conditions which best nurture and sustain fish populations.