Student Awards and Honors

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. 


Aug. 30, 2011

Students flocking back to campus will be greeted by a slice of CSIS research.

PhD candidate Neil Carter is gracing banners sprinkled across campus -- in this case across from Spartan Stadium -- taken while he was conducting research in January 2011 at the Chitwan National Park in Nepal.


Aug. 18, 2011

Marielle Peschiera, graduate student at the MSU Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS), was interviewed by Planet Azul, a Spanish-language radio show, about her research on climate change.


June 8, 2011

Vanessa Hull wants to know what makes a forest a home for pandas, and to help drive good conservation policy – a quest that will be supported by a prestigious NASA fellowship.


June 6, 2006

Nick Reo, former Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability member and current post-doc researcher at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, has received the Toihuarewa Visiting Indigenous Fellowship, designed to attract international indigenous scholars to Victoria University to build indigenous research capacity and enhance engagement and collaboration with Victoria’s Māori research program.