Student Awards and Honors

Aug. 14, 2013

Doctoral student Joe Nohner received an American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists (AIFRB) Clark Hubbs Research Assistance Award for excellence in graduate-level research.


July 17, 2013

The American Fisheries Society (AFS) will honor Bill Taylor and his student, Marissa Hammond, with the Distinguished Service Award at the organization’s annual meeting in September.

Bill Taylor

The Distinguished Service Award was established in 1980 to recognize members who have made outstanding contributions of time and energy for special projects and activities of AFS.


June 4, 2013

CSIS doctoral student Abigail Lynch has been awarded the American Fisheries Society J Frances Allen Scholarship, which was established to encourage women to become fisheries professionals.


March 26, 2013

Kelsey Schlee, a CSIS master’s student, has received the 2013 Schrems Scholarship and will use it to investigate the effects of climate change on brook trout for her thesis work.


Feb. 22, 2013

Marissa Hammond, a master's student, will be gaining hands on experience in studying lake whitefish in the Upper Great Lakes with the help the Janice Lee Fenske Excellence in Fisheries Management Fellowship. She was awarded the one-year fellowship this week, which provides $5,000 and a sharp focus on mentoring.


Feb. 14, 2013

CSIS doctoral student Abigail Lynch has been honored with the Dr. Howard A. Tanner Fisheries Excellence Fellowship for 2013-14. The award recognizes a student who is committed to fisheries research related to the Great Lakes, connecting waterway or tributary stream research.


Jan. 30, 2013

CSIS students are special. Just ask the MSU Graduate School.

Doctoral student Abigail Lynch discusses her numerous fellowships and awards in a new video on the school's YouTube site.


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.