Student Awards and Honors

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.


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.