Human+Nature Blog


Blogger: Brooke Merrill, one of 23 MSU students in the Demmer Scholar Washington, DC, program, a senior-level class in natural resources policy that meets one night a week and all day Saturday while working full-time as paid interns at federal agencies or non-governmental organizations that focus on natural resources.




Neil Carter is taking his tigers on the road.

Ok, at least the tigers that’ll fit into a thumb-drive, and they’ll probably be room to pack a couple rhinos and elephants as well.


Sue Nichols and fish

Blogger: Sue Nichols, assistant director..(and see below for Marielle's report)

With the World Fisheries Congress complete the MSU crew has dispersed for their own adventures. Some are off for field work, some will take time to explore Paris and other parts of Europe, a couple are heading up to Iceland, since it seems so close.

Hard to argue with that.


Blogger: Hanna Kruckman, Master's student


Chiara Zuccarino-Crowe Blogger: Chiara Zuccarino-Crowe, PhD student

Part way to wake up after a long trip, part indulging in the excitement of exploring a new city, the group strategized how best to take Edinburgh. In an effort to embrace the local culture, I led our merry band on a QUEST FOR THE CUTEST PUB.


Abby LynchBlogger: Abigail Lynch: PhD student

The World Fisheries Congress is essentially the Olympics of fisheries conferences with more than 1,000 delegates from around the world here to present on topics related to sustainable fisheries. 


Blogger: Sue Nichols, assistant director -- strategic communication

I sorta blame restaurants  – from Red Lobster to the Friday fish fries to those honkin’ buffets.

They make fish look so endless. Every day’s a feast, and the shear bounty seems to assure it’ll be that way forever.


The great MSU/CSIS fishing adventure on Lake Michigan at Grand Haven, Sept. 16, 2011.

Many fish were caught and eaten. Many stories told, as well as a few lies.

Fisheries and Wildlife, indeed!