When modeling how an animal may be living in its habitat, scientists can find themselves like the Goldilocks of methodology – finding some study areas and resolutions of data too big or too small. In this week’s Scientific Reports, Michigan State University researchers offer ways to make a model just right.

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Oct. 20, 2019

In a world filled with stories of urgent conservation problems and heroic quests for solutions, Michigan State University experts this month have created a book full of success stories.

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Sept. 26, 2019

Synthesizing new data and assessment methods is showing how freshwater fish is an invisible superhero in the global challenge to feed poor rural populations in many areas of the world.

But there’s a problem: Invisibility is the wrong superpower.

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Sept. 23, 2019

Fundamentalist Christians tap into their willingness to sacrifice to conserve water and energy, shop environmentally and protect the Earth, according to a Michigan State University (MSU) study.

 A team of social scientists and sustainability scientists worked to peel off the layers of understanding about how Christianity and environmentalism mix. Their work is reported in the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences.

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Sept. 23, 2019

Two CSIS members tied for second place in a campus competition to translate data into a compelling visual. 

PhD students Veronica Frans and Yingji Li placed in the Social Science Data Analytics (SSDA) Data Visualization Challenge, which judges works on communication effectiveness, creativity and design.

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