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Tigers, pandas, people - the quest for all to thrive
At last. Pandas and tigers meet.
At least, they meet in research. The paper published in the journal Ecology & Society, marks Michigan State University’s Team Panda and Team Tiger essentially comparing notes on the academic frontier.
Jianguo “Jack” Liu, director of MSU’s Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability, has been studying, and deploying graduate students, to some of the world’s most intriguing hotspots of biodiversity. The Wolong Nature Reserve in China and Nepal’s Chitwan National Park also are hotspots for pandas and tigers.
Liu’s hunting in these places -- hunting for universal truths about how humans and nature coexist.
“Humans and nature are coupled, just like husband and wife,” Liu says. “They interact, work together, and the impacts are not just one way.
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