Student Awards and Honors

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.


Feb. 15, 2012

Four CSIS students will present at the Seventh Annual Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Graduate Student Research Symposium Friday, Feb. 24, at the MSU Union.

Doctoral students Ayman Mabrouk and Chiara Zuccarino-Crowe and master’s students Kiira Siitari and Miriam Toro Rosario each will offer 15-minute presentations.

Doctoral students Wu Yang and Abigail Lynch are on the symposium’s organizing committee.


Oct. 18, 2011

Marielle Peschiera, a master’s student in the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability will have three years filled with professional experience, networking and travel thanks to a prestigious professional development program.

She has been named a member of the Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success in Earth System Science (MS PHDs) initiative, which supports increasing diversity in Earth system science.