About Us

About Us

From pandas habitat in China, soybean trade between America, Brazil and China and fisheries all over the globe, CSIS conducts world-changing research on human and natural systems so both people and the environment -- animals, habitat, natural resources -- can survive and thrive.

Addressing complex issues related to sustainability requires innovative systems integration (i.e., integration of multiple disciplines including both social and natural sciences). Our center joins forces across Michigan State University's campus along with some of the best minds in sustainability sciences across the nation and across the world.

  • Conduct cutting-edge research on emerging issues related to ecological sustainability.
  • Train new generations of leading scholars for interdisciplinary research.
  • Disseminate research findings across the globe.

"Every path to sustainability is paved with systems" - Blog


Our faculty:

Jianguo "Jack" Liu - Director and scholar of systems integration, telecoupling, global sustainability and pandas.

Thomas Dietz - Social scientist exploring relationships between science and democracy and environmental policy.




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The Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability is grateful for funding and support from our sponsors: