Student Awards and Honors

Oct. 30, 2012

Research by Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS) scientists on managing the harvest of Great Lakes whitefish is the featured case study on the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE) website.

A joint project of Island Press and EcoAdapt, CAKE aims to build a shared knowledge base for managing natural systems in the face of rapid climate change and offer authoritative materials on the subject, as well as build an innovative community of practice.


Oct. 10, 2012

Understanding the complex ecological, economic, social and management issues facing the United States and Canada is critical to maintaining thriving, sustainable fisheries in the Great Lakes.

A new book edited by two Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS) members and another expert offers an informed look at the Great Lakes fisheries and their ecosystems, examining both the threats they face and the opportunities they provide for area residents and industries.


Aug. 14, 2012

Vanessa Hull has received the Outstanding Graduate Student Award from the Ecological Society of America’s Asian Ecology Section, an award that promotes recognition of ecologists who have made substantial contributions to the development of Asian ecological research.


Aug. 7, 2012

The caves of Puerto Rico teem with thousands of arthropods. New research from the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS) shows that the most commonly found type, Hemiptera, is notably different from other caves around the world.


May 30, 2012

Abigail LynchDoctoral student Abigail Lynch has been invited to participate in the Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop at the 2012 Outreach Scholarship Conference at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

The intensive professional development program provides advanced doctoral students and early career faculty with background literature, facilitated discussion, mentoring, and presentations designed to increase their knowle


May 16, 2012

A select group of agriculture and natural resources and James Madison College students from Michigan State and Mississippi State are working on their networks more than their tans this summer by studying the intricacies of federal policy-making while working full-time in Washington, D.C.


April 3, 2012

Twenty promising landscape ecology scientists will make presentations at the 2012 annual symposium of the U.S. Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (US-IALE) in Newport, R.I., April 8-12 as recipients of a NASA-MSU Professional Enhancement Award.


March 15, 2012





Three CSIS doctoral students, all in Fisheries and Wildlife, have been honored for their work this spring.


March 2, 2012

Kelsey Schlee, a zoology senior, will assess inland fisheries in some of the world’s most renowned rivers thanks to The William W. and Evelyn M. Taylor Endowed Fellowship for International Engagement in Coupled Human and Natural Systems.

The award provides $10,000 toward her studies.

Schlee is in the Lyman Briggs College with a science, technology, environment and public policy specialization. She is expected to graduate in May.


Feb. 28, 2012

Abigail Lynch, fisheries and wildlife doctoral candidate in the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability, has received the Ambrose Pattullo Fund for Environmental Issues Graduate Fellowship for Literary Work.