Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Landscapes across the world are increasingly interconnected, both ecologically and socioeconomically. To understand and manage such complex interconnections, a relatively new integrated framework of telecoupling is proposed ( Telecouplings are socioeconomic and ecological interactions between multiple coupled human and natural systems (e.g., landscapes) over distances. They occur during trade, water transfer, payment for ecosystem services, foreign investment, migration, and tourism.

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

The world is increasingly telecoupled through distant flows of information, matter, energy, organisms, people, money, and technology. Such telecouplings (socioeconomic and environmental interactions over distances) can drastically influence sustainable development and conservation across local to global scales. The integrated telecoupling framework offers novel perspectives on how human-nature interactions in one place can have enormous effects on those far away, and on how distant feedbacks affect people and landscapes.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 8:00am - 10:00am

 What careers are there beyond academia? 

 How do you deal with less inclusive environments than academia? 

What can you do as a new employee with minimal power? 


Friday, February 16, 2018 - 8:00am - 8:30pm

A wide array of topics will be discussed in more than 20 oral presentations while others will present the results of their research as part of the poster session. While there are too many topics to list all of them, they include a great representation of the full breadth of the department.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 3:30pm
Monday, December 11, 2017 (All day) - Friday, December 15, 2017 (All day)

Interactions among coupled human and natural systems are increasing in extent and intensity. While distant interactions have long existed, they have increased sharply in recent decades, with the growth in trade, migration, cross-border flows of knowledge and capital. These ‘telecouplings’ have both short- and long-term effects on the natural (e.g., natural ecosystems and their services, land cover, biodiversity) and human (e.g., sociodemographic, economic, cultural) components of coupled systems and their feedbacks.

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 8:00am - 10:30am

With a career in the U.S. Coast Guard focused on Arctic Study and Policy, Lawson Brigham was awarded the American Polar Society’s 2015 Polar Medal and was recently appointed to the National Academies Polar Research Board. Having commanded several icebreaker Arctic & Antarctic expeditions, Dr. Brigham served as chief of Strategic Planning at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and chaired the Arctic Council’s Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment. A prominent scholar in Arctic Maritime, Dr.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 3:30pm

Shane Mahoney lecture at MSU

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 6:15pm

Ms. Bauman has worked as a journalist for such esteemed publications as the Anchorage Daily News, the Associated Press, and the Tundra Times. She is currently working for Fishermen’s News, where she examines the commercial fishing industry, fisheries, and the environment. The event will focus on climate change, fisheries, the Arctic, wildlife, and environmental issues, with a Q&A session where students are welcome to ask whatever questions they’d like about Ms. Bauman, her experiences, her opinions, or her life as a journalist.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Webinar: A Decision-Support Tool for Trout Management
A new decision-support tool, developed by 2016 Science to Action Fellow Andrew Carlson, is aimed at helping Michigan fisheries professionals sustain coldwater stream trout populations amidst climate change. Join the National Climate Change & Wildlife Science Center for a webinar on Wednesday, August 16 at 3 PM EDT to learn about the development of this tool and its surprising, management-relevant findings.