August 2012

Aug. 14, 2012

Vanessa Hull has received the Outstanding Graduate Student Award from the Ecological Society of America’s Asian Ecology Section, an award that promotes recognition of ecologists who have made substantial contributions to the development of Asian ecological research.


 In the media

August 9, 2012

Water’s fate in China mirrors problems across the world:  fouled, pushed far from its natural origins, squandered and exploited.

In this week’s Science magazine, Jianguo “Jack” Liu, director of Michigan State University’s Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability, and doctoral student Wu Yang look at lessons learned in China and management strategies that hold solutions for China – and across the world.


CSIS director Jack Liu is on of several researchers examining China's effort to protect its environmental assets, which is featured in a New Scientist article. Liu notes that even though China suffers enormous environmental damage, it also is ahead of most other countries in recognizing -- and acting on -- the assault on its natural resources.


Aug. 7, 2012

The caves of Puerto Rico teem with thousands of arthropods. New research from the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS) shows that the most commonly found type, Hemiptera, is notably different from other caves around the world.