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June 26, 2017

Harvests from freshwater fisheries such as the Great Lakes could total more than 12 million tons a year globally and contribute more to global food supplies and economies than previous estimates indicate, according to a study published today by Michigan State University and the U.S. Geological Survey.

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June 26, 2017

Loving pandas isn’t just a feel-good activity. Recent Michigan State University (MSU) work shows China’s decades of defending panda turf have been good not just for the beloved bears, but also protects habitat for other valuable plants and animals, boosts biodiversity and fights climate change.

The study points to a path going beyond pandas to even more benefits of conservation.

“Hidden roles of protected areas in the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services” was published in this week’s journal Ecosphere.

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June 12, 2017

When understanding a country’s climate – especially vast countries like the United States or China – to protect food security, biodiversity and human health, the devil is in the details 

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May 30, 2017

The elusive and shy giant pandas live a solitary life, out of the prying eyes of civilization.

That is until a few started sporting GPS collars, then GPS collars with accelerometers. Suddenly, data flows and minutia of a panda’s once private days spring to life – or at least spring to pretty intense, brightly colored graphs that shed light on how pandas mosey about, and how that relates to some pretty personal matters, as well as the conditions around them.

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May 18, 2017

Molly Good for MSU Flygals

PhD student and U.S. Fisheries and Wildlife employee Molly Good will be spreading the gospel of fly fishing through the social media today for the groups #FishLikeaGirl campaign with a live Facebook event at 2:30 p.m. EST (11:30 a.m. PT). The feature will be on the USFWS Pacific Region Facebook page.

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May 10, 2017

As nearly 75 percent of the nation’s largest dams approach the high maintenance years, safety and economics figure large in decisions to fix or replace. A recent study by Michigan State University (MSU) researchers makes a case to consider how those dams affect the streams and fish that live in them.

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April 28, 2017

PhD student Emily Dean was selected to participate in the 2017 Great Lakes Leadership Academy Emerging Leaders Program

The program promotes positive change, economic vitality, and resource conservation and enhance the quality of life in Michigan by encouraging leadership for the common good.

Dean's studies are supervised by Dana Infante in the Aquatic Landscape Ecology lab.

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April 24, 2017

 

Min Gon ChungHongbo YangTwo CSIS PhD students have garnered support from MSU’s Environmental Science and Policy (ESPP) to study issues of sustainability in urban environments in China this summer.

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April 21, 2017

Doctoral student Thomas Connor will spend a year both seeking to understand the forces that divide wildlife habitat in China and building bridges of understanding between scientists, nature lovers and tourists as a Fulbright Scholar.

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April 5, 2017

A veteran at deploying science for the nation’s good will examine how to connect the sciences to policy in the current political climate at the Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture at Michigan State University (MSU) Tuesday, April 18.

Marcia McNutt, president of the National Academy of Sciences, will deliver “Science Advice for Policy Decisions: Is Anyone Listening?” in the MSU Union Ballroom at 4 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception.

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