April 24, 2017

 

Min Gon ChungHongbo YangTwo CSIS PhD students have garnered support from MSU’s Environmental Science and Policy (ESPP) to study issues of sustainability in urban environments in China this summer.

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April 21, 2017

Doctoral student Thomas Connor will spend a year both seeking to understand the forces that divide wildlife habitat in China and building bridges of understanding between scientists, nature lovers and tourists as a Fulbright Scholar.

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April 6, 2017

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

As the snow retreats and the days grow longer, I am again turning my attention towards summer fieldwork. I have fond memories of relaxing by the pool and spending time with my friends and family during high school and undergraduate summer breaks.

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March 28, 2017

When making management decisions about complex environmental issues, it’s wise to give stakeholders with different points of view a seat at the table – preferably a landscape-shaped table with a computer-generated surface that participants can control with hand motions to get immediate feedback about possible solutions.

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March 21, 2017

The story of wildlife conservation is usually framed as man vs. treasured wildlife. But there’s growing evidence that the narrative deserves to have leading roles for livestock such as sheep, yaks or cows.

A group of researchers from Michigan State University (MSU) and China are building the case that allowing livestock to graze and forage amidst protected wildlife disrupts wildlife already struggling for survival – and that different wildlife react to livestock invasions in different ways. The work is published in the most recent edition of Biological Conservation.

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