conservation policy

Sept. 14, 2016

When it comes to understanding how giant pandas pick habitat – a crucial piece of conservation intelligentsia – researchers get a much better picture by watching their whole journey, not just the potty breaks.

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March 24, 2014

People need more than good intentions to reduce their environmental footprint. In fact, scientists are learning that a personal footprint is hard to see.

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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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 In the media

Sept. 4, 2012

Tigers don’t have a reputation for being accommodating, but a new study indicates that the feared and revered carnivores in and around a world-renowned park in Nepal are taking the night shift to better coexist with their human neighbors.

The revelation that tigers and people are sharing exactly the same space – such as the same roads and trails – of Chitwan National Park flies in the face of long-held convictions in tiger conservation circles. It also underscores how successful conservation efforts need sciences that takes into account both nature and humans.

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Sept. 28, 2011

Mark Rey, executive in residence at the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability, weighs in on the policy implications vs. practical application of environmental regulations in an unlikely venue: the wood used to craft Gibson guitars. His comments are in the Sept. 27 edition of the Los Angeles Times.

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July 21, 2011

Bill Taylor, University Distinguished professor in global fisheries systems at Michigan State University and a member of MSU’s Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability, will discuss the threat Asian carp pose to the Great Lakes community on the Greening of the Great Lakes radio program.

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 In the media

June 30, 2011

The threat Asian carp pose to the Great Lakes community may be politically controversial, but pales in comparison to the costs and danger of continuing to wring hands over established facts. It’s time, a Michigan State University fisheries expert says, to let science drive policy and put knowledge into action.

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