Student Awards and Honors

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.


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.


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).


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.


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.


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.


April 4, 2011

Twenty-two promising landscape ecology scientists will make presentations at the 2011 annual symposium of the U.S. Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (US-IALE) in Portland, OR, April 3-7 as recipients of a NASA-MSU Professional Enhancement Award.


March 25, 2011

The research of Neil Carter, doctoral student in the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability, and Jack Liu, Rachel Carson Chair in Sustainability and center director, is featured in the recently released 2010 MSU President's Report.

The report highlights the ways MSU scientists are working to solve the most pressing problems around the world.


March 23, 2011

Xiaodong Chen, a former center member, will be honored in this month’s MSU International Award Ceremony for his doctoral work on addressing complex interactions among policies, people, and wildlife habitat in China's Wolong Nature Reserve.

Chen, who now is a Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Fellow in Sustainability Science in the Sustainability Science Program at Harvard's Center for International Development, will receive the Gill-Chin Lim Award for Outstanding Dissertation in Global Studies March 23 at a ceremony at the Spartan Club.