shadow

Aug. 20, 2014

China’s 35-year quest to prosperity has exacted a steep price from its coastal ecosystems, a team of American and Chinese scientists report.

It’s not total human population growth that has degraded marine life along China’s coast to a near-irreversible point. Rather, scientists, including Michigan State University’s Jianguo “Jack” Liu, say the booming industrialization that began in 1978 has shifted populations to newly developed coasts, bringing with them pollution, coastal degradation and over fishing.

shadow

Aug. 18, 2014

When it comes to understanding America’s coastal fisheries, anecdotes are gripping – stories of a choking algae bloom, or a bay’s struggle with commercial development. But when it comes to taking action, there’s no beating big data.

shadow

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.

shadow

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.

shadow

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.

shadow

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.

shadow

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. 

 

shadow

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.

shadow