September 2011

Sept. 28, 2011

Mark Rey, executive in residence at the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability, weighs in on the policy implications vs. practical application of environmental regulations in an unlikely venue: the wood used to craft Gibson guitars. His comments are in the Sept. 27 edition of the Los Angeles Times.


Sept. 21, 2011

William Taylor is redundant – and he takes pride in it.

Taylor has for the second time been honored with the Mentoring for Professional Diversity in Fisheries Award by the American Fisheries Society (AFS) for his “outstanding contribution” to the fisheries profession by increasing diversity through mentoring and supporting students and professionals.

He also won the award in 1995 – and is the only person to receive the award twice.


Sept. 19., 2011

For those seeking to understand and manage ecosystems, a key idea has resonated for more than two decades: spatial variation is essential for ecological sustainability over time. Now a new book examines the impact of that revelation.


Sept. 1, 2011

Taking land-use models out of the lab for a test drive with the people who live the models gives scientists a new way to develop possible future scenarios.

James Millington, a former post-doctoral researcher at Michigan State University’s Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS) and now a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at King's College in London, has paired the relatively new use of agent-based land-use modeling with follow-up interviews with the stakeholders in those areas.