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July 7, 2017

Researchers are invited to submit abstracts to a session in this year’s American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting featuring studies using the telecoupling framework to address the growing sustainability challenges facing coupled human and natural systems under globalization.

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July 6, 2017

While science usually gets recognized for churning up big answers, Michigan State University (MSU) researchers are mining the big questions.

Sustainability scholars across the globe have made the leap to embrace integrative and interdisciplinary research, yet where to best place that energy hadn’t been well defined. In this week’s journal Ecology and Society, a focus for understanding and managing coupled human and natural systems is gaining clarity thanks to surveys that asked scholars what were the most important questions 

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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 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 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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