September 2012

Sept. 28, 2012

Neil Carter is interviewed for an American Association for the Advancement of Science Science Update podcast about tiger conservation in Nepal. It's from the PNAS paper by Neil and Jack Liu. If you're impatient, you can find him in minutes 4:15 to 5:30.


Sept. 17, 2012

Jack Liu is featured in a Q & A in the AAAS MemberCentral -- produced by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The article, "Jack Liu tracks our environmental footprint" asks questions such as:

AAAS MemberCentral: You have said before “I always try to let the data speak for itself.” Can you elaborate? Why do you think following the data, even if it doesn’t fit your expectations, is so important?...


Night Growl comicHow cool is this Sci-ence piece, Night Growl, in which science comic artist Maki Naro riffs on the recent piece about Neil Carter and Jack Liu's PNAS paper on tigers in Nepal.  He says:


Sept. 10, 2012

Work that is core to CSIS is part of a tribute and retrospective of the impact of "Silent Spring," RachelSilent Spring museum panels Carson's 1962 book credited with launching the environmental movement. That means a beautiful display of pandas, tigers and fish in Ag Hall.


Sept. 6, 2012

A 25-year-old scholarship that fosters expertise at MSU in coldwater fisheries and wild trout populations has been made permanent with an endowed scholarship Schrems West Michigan Trout Unlimited (SWMTU) announced.

The Schrems Scholarship honors Cornelius “Cornie” Schrems, founding member of the SWMTU. His wife, Sis Schrems, established the scholarship in 1987 with a gift to MSU.  The chapter’s fundraising efforts permanently honor the Schrems’ intentions with an endowed fellowship fund.


 In the media

Sept. 4, 2012

Tigers don’t have a reputation for being accommodating, but a new study indicates that the feared and revered carnivores in and around a world-renowned park in Nepal are taking the night shift to better coexist with their human neighbors.

The revelation that tigers and people are sharing exactly the same space – such as the same roads and trails – of Chitwan National Park flies in the face of long-held convictions in tiger conservation circles. It also underscores how successful conservation efforts need sciences that takes into account both nature and humans.