July 25, 2014

Students, post-docs and junior researchers (e.g. assistant professors) across the world who want to expand their professional networks should apply for a 2015 NASA-MSU Professional Enhancement Award.


July 21, 2014

As science identifies more and more connections between important -- but often seemingly unrelated --  phenomena that span the globe, it's showing us how tightly wound the Earth is.  Indeed: the drivers of climate change, food security and wildlife conservation wrap around the globe like stitching binds a baseball.


July 18, 2014

Jing Sun, a post-doctoral scholar working with Jack Liu, has published a paper in this week’s Applied Geography. He explores new ways of understanding deforestation in the Amazon.


July 15, 2014

Bill Taylor has received numerous awards and honors befitting an internationally recognized expert in Great Lakes fisheries ecology with a 35-plus-year career full of researcher discoveries and professional service.

But what he loves most is mentoring.


July 9, 2014

Bill McConnell, CSIS associate director and associate professor, is one of the authors published in the journal Regional Environmental Change. The release, below, is courtesy of The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center. 



July 1, 2014

Molly Good, a CSIS doctoral student, will be paired with a Great Lakes Fishery Commission executive to learn about fisheries management in the Great Lakes Basin with the help the Janice Lee Fenske Excellence in Fisheries Management Fellowship.


June 19, 2014

For the eighth year, 12 women have taken to the northern Michigan river the second week of June to take a nip of what has been documented to be highly addictive.

Fly fishing.


June 13, 2014

On Twitter, Jill Deines took up the challenge to explain her doctoral thesis to an 8 year old. She came up with “I try to figure out if there's enough water underground to continue growing our food.”


June 12, 2014

The study of coupled of human and natural systems, and the strength it can lend to understanding of some of the world’s most pressing problems, was featured this week in the New York Times.

Jianguo “Jack” Liu was quoted in a story about the threats to a vital fishing lake in Cambodia and scientists’ efforts through modeling to save it.

Below is an excerpt:

The Coupling of People and Nature


May 2, 2014

CSIS PhD student Joe Nohner will be awarded the Red Cedar Fly Fishers MSU grant at the organization's May 13 annual banquet.

His essay on fly fishing for bass resonated with the group's board, and earned him $1,000. 

The Red Cedar Fly Fishers is a group of men and women with flyfishing as a common interest, dedicated to conservation, restoration and education through the sport.