2005 News and Events Roundup

Dec. 31, 2005

Ann E. Krause won the 2005 Albert S. Hazzard Award from the Michigan Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. The award is given in recognition of excellence in student research in fisheries or aquatic biology at a college or university in Michigan. She received the award for her dissertation, "The role of compartments in food-web structure and changes following biological invasions in southeast Lake Michigan."

Anita Morzillo started a postdoc with the Environmental Protection Agency in August. Scott Bearer started a postdoc with the U.S. Fisheries and Wildlife Service in Februrar0.

Vanessa Hall finished her master's work. She's continuing her doctoral work at CSIS.

Jared Diamond, professor of geography at UCLA and Pulitzer Prize winner for his book "Guns, Germs, and Steel," delivered a public lecture, "Collapse: How Societies Choose to Succeed or Fail", on Dec. 9. This lecture is part of the CSIS Distinguished Lecture Series. Diamond also delivered a commencement speech and received an honorary doctorate of science on Dec. 10. His visit was hosted by CSIS on behalf of President Simon. While on campus, Diamond met with MSU students, faculty members and administrators. Diamond co-authored a cover-story paper in Nature (June 30, 2005), "China's Environment in a Globalizing World -- How China and the Rest of the World Affect Each Other" with CSIS Director Jack Liu.

Tom Dietz was been recognized by the Ecological Society of America (ESA) with the 2005 Sustainability Science Award for the paper "The Struggle to Govern the Commons." The award is given to the authors of a scholarly contribution that makes the greatest contribution to the emerging science of ecosystem and regional sustainability through the integration of ecological and social sciences. The award was presented at the annual ESA meeting in Montreal Aug. 8-12.

Former doctoral students Li An and Marc Linderman have accepted assistant professor positions at San Diego State University and the University of Iowa, respectively.

CSIS Director Jack Liu received the 2005 Distinguished Faculty Award from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Alumni Association. MSU President Lou Anna Simon presented the award at the ANR Luncheon on March 8.

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