April 2012

April 30, 2012

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From the effects of climate change on whitefish in the Great Lakes to the effects humans have on fish and their habitats around the globe, MSU Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS) researchers are working to tease apart how the relationships between people, landscapes and water affect fish biodiversity and productivity.


April 25, 2012

Using nature’s beauty as a tourist draw can boost conservation in China’s valued panda preserves, but it isn’t an automatic ticket out of poverty for the human habitants, a unique long-term study shows.

The policy hitch: Often those who benefit most from nature-based tourism endeavors are people who already have resources. The truly impoverished have a harder time breaking into the tourism business.


April 20, 2012

Fifty years have passed since the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, the book many credit with sparking the environmental movement -- and an anniversary worth celebrating on Earth Day, April 22.

The book has deep connections to Michigan State University, from the late MSU ornithologist George Wallace’s research that was featured prominently in the book to the establishment of the Rachel Carson Chair in Sustainability at MSU and a legacy of environmental science research being conducted today.


April 13, 2012

It's been five years since Jack Liu and Eunice Yu published pioneering research showing that divorce is bad for the environment. And it's still being talked about.

In the April 13th Psychology Today, Rachel Clark resurrects the research to consider for Earth Day April 22.


April 3, 2012

Twenty promising landscape ecology scientists will make presentations at the 2012 annual symposium of the U.S. Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (US-IALE) in Newport, R.I., April 8-12 as recipients of a NASA-MSU Professional Enhancement Award.