Student Awards and Honors

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.

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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.

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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.

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May 23, 2011

Abigail Lynch, a University Distinguished Fellow, will travel to Australia to study fisheries management in the context of climate change thanks to The William W. and Evelyn M. Taylor Endowed Fellowship for International Engagement in Coupled Human and Natural Systems.

The award, announced Wednesday, provides $10,000 toward her studies.

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May 17, 2011

A group of talented 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.

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May 12, 2011

Mao-Ning Tuanmu’s presentation about the giant panda’s potential ability to survive climate change has earned him an honor from the U.S. Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (US-IALE).

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May 6, 2011

MSU Today, the university's news and information television show, features the research of Neil Carter, center doctoral candidate, in Nepal.

Carter talks about how his research to identify conditions that will allow both people and tigers to coexist -- and thrive -- long into the future. View the MSU Today segment.

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April 14, 2011

Center doctoral student Neil Carter is the latest Spartan Saga to appear on the MSU website. MSU is collecting the stories of the Spartans -- alumni, students, faculty and staff -- who are contributing to the common good in ways both big and small.

Carter explains his research on tiger conservation in Chitwan National Park in the story.

Watch Neil Carter's Spartan Saga.

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April 7, 2011

As climate change causes the surface temperatures of the Great Lakes to rise, lake whitefish are expected to move further north and deeper in the water column, potentially changing the value of this $16-million-per-year industry.

To help fish managers develop optimal harvest strategies in the face of this migration, Abigail Lynch, university distinguished fellow and fisheries doctoral student, and William Taylor, University Distinguished Professor in global fisheries systems, have received a grant from the Great Lakes Regional Sciences and Assessment Center (GLISA) to develop a decision support tool.

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