Human+Nature Blog

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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Feb. 6, 2014

Jackie Hulina was a master's student in the Michigan State University's Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability. 

When you’re deciding whether or not to approach someone you see as a rock star in your field, just take a deep breath and go do it. 

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Jan. 24, 2014

Jackie Hulina was a master's student in the Michigan State University's Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability. 

As the countdown begins, the preparation heats up.  Destination: Kansas City, MO.

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

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Jan. 10, 2014

Jackie Hulina was a master's student in the Michigan State University's Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability. 

You can’t blame scientists for doing what they do best.  Integrative research can be a noble goal, but is it feasible?

To give you the short answer, yes.  However, it takes a lot more effort than disciplinary research. 

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Dec. 16, 2013

Jackie Hulina was a master's student in the Michigan State University's Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability. 

When last we met, I threw a bunch of jargon around. 

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Nov. 12, 2013

Jackie Hulina was a master's student in the Michigan State University's Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability. 

Where do I fit into this picture?  How can I possibly help to sustain an entire species? 

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Oct. 17, 2013

Jackie Hulina was a master's student in the Michigan State University's Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability.

How many of your teachers have told you that knowledge is the key to success? 

That’s why when people started to notice that Kirtland’s warblers were declining – and fast – they realized the need to learn more about the bird.

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Oct. 9, 2013

Jackie Hulina was a master's student in the Michigan State University's Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability.

So you're wondering what it takes to be a researcher? Be a book-worm.  

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Oct. 3, 2013

Jackie Hulina was a master's student in the Michigan State University's Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability.

If I had a name-tag, it would say "Hello, My name is Jackie," but my friends like to call me "The Girl Who Lived With Wolves."  

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