Student Awards and Honors

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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March 20, 2011

Few concepts seem more limitless than the idea of all the fish in the ocean – a comforting assumption that is both false and dangerous and explored in a new book by four center experts and others.

Sustainable Fisheries:  Multi-Level Approaches to a Global Problem presents multi-level approaches to the issue of unsustainable fisheries and provides potential solutions.

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Feb. 14, 2011

 

There’s a delicate, complicated dance between tigers and people in and around the Chitwan National Park in Nepal -- a dance that's duplicated across the world where wild animals and people share a backyard.

Call it the human-nature tango.

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Nov. 10, 2008

CSIS doctoral student Vanessa Hull returns to China this week in her quest to capture endangered giant pandas and affix tracking collars. She will find a much-changed environment since she departed last March.

A devastating earthquake May 12 killed approximately 70,000 people, including many at the Wolong Nature Reserve where panda researchers are based. The quake was centered less than 20 miles from the reserve, which spans nearly 500,000 acres of mountainous terrain in Sichuan province.

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Dec. 10, 2007

Michigan State University’s panda habitat research team has spent years collecting mountains of data aimed at understanding and saving giant pandas. Now people can join a graduate student as she works to catch crucial data that’s black, white and furry. 

Vanessa Hull, 25, a Ph.D. candidate, is in the snowy, remote mountains of the Sichuan Province of China – which also is the heart of panda habitat. She’s hoping to capture, collar and track up to four wild pandas using advanced global positioning systems.

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