Sue Nichols, assistant director of the MSU Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability, cheers on strategic communication efforts.

 

Like a lot of kids, Neil Carter Vanessa Hullt started out infatuated by really cool wild animals. Don’t most

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Sept. 15, 2014

The first big revelation in conservation sciences was that studying the people on the scene as well as nature conservation was crucial. Now, as this science matures, researchers are showing that it’s useful to compare apples and oranges.

Or, more accurately, tigers and pandas.

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Joe Nohner is a CSIS PhD student who's studying largemouth bass, specifically how habitat helps baby largemouth survive and grow, and the socioeconomic factors that influence landowners’ habitat management choices. He's also a passionate fisherman who aims to understand the layers and layers of complexity to solve ecosystem problems. This is an excerpt from Joe's blog, Fishing for Habitat.

 

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Aug. 20, 2014

China’s 35-year quest to prosperity has exacted a steep price from its coastal ecosystems, a team of American and Chinese scientists report.

It’s not total human population growth that has degraded marine life along China’s coast to a near-irreversible point. Rather, scientists, including Michigan State University’s Jianguo “Jack” Liu, say the booming industrialization that began in 1978 has shifted populations to newly developed coasts, bringing with them pollution, coastal degradation and over fishing.

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