Feb. 7, 2018

Frank Lupi, professor of environmental and natural resources economics and fisheries and wildlife and CSIS member, is one of 10 Spartans named William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty.


Feb. 1, 2018

Sophia Chau is a PhD student with Jianguo (Jack) Liu. She studied environmental science at the University of Notre Dame. She also spent some time in California working for the National Park Service’s Climate Change Response Program. This is an excerpt from her blog.

My childhood home sits on a big hill just outside Portland, Oregon. From my bedroom window I often gazed at the familiar and pointy snow-capped peak of Mt. Hood looming in the distance. If I turned northward on a clear day, I could just make out the peaks of Mts. Rainier and St. Helens. These peaks are a significant part of my identity as a Pacific Northwester, but I never thought much about them until relatively recently, after I started living in the Midwest (which is, by the way, as flat as a pancake).


Jan. 19, 2018

Climbing a mountain is challenging. So, too, is providing the best possible information to plan for climate change’s impact on mountain vegetation and wildlife.  Understanding how plant and animal species in mountainous areas will be affected by climate change is complicated and difficult.


Dec. 26, 2017

Scholars and conservationists want to aim for the right future to preserve biodiversity and plan sustainable environments. One of those scholars is calling for due diligence to make sure the right data, not conventional wisdom, shapes that target.

In this month’s journal Ecography, a Michigan State University student takes a break from his popular research on giant pandas to scrutinize a less sexy but important scientific issue – looking at habitat the right way.