November 2012

Nov. 30, 2012

The BBC's Jane O'Brien talked to Jack Liu about the Nature Climate Change paper on climate change's potential impact on the panda's menu.

The BBC reaches some 140 million listeners across the globe. It aired the weekend of Nov. 17.

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Nov. 30, 2012

Sweeping environmental policies come with hidden challenges – not only striving to achieve sustainability and benefit the environment – but over time ensuring the program itself can endure.

Scientists at Michigan State University and their colleagues in China are examining China’s massive Grain to Green Program (GTGP) – an effort to persuade farmers to return cropland to forest through financial incentives. Their results were reported in this week’s journal Ecological Indicators.

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Nov. 20, 2012

"Modelling for forest management synergies and trade-offs: Northern hardwood tree regeneration, timber and deer" ia the first of what will be a two-publication punch in the journal Ecological Modelling by CSIS alumnus James Millington, along with faculty Jack Liu and Mike Walters and alumna Megan

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 In the media

Nov. 11, 2012

China’s endangered wild pandas may need new dinner reservations – and quickly – based on models that indicate climate change may kill off swaths of bamboo that  pandas need to survive.

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Nov. 2, 2012

Ian Cowx, an internationally renowned champion of conserving global freshwater fish communities and fisheries, will deliver the 2012 Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture on Wednesday, Dec. 12, in the Red Cedar Room of the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center on the Michigan State University campus.

As a fisheries ecologist, Cowx is known for his blend of research and teaching and for being a dynamic advocate for the scientific understanding and management of the world’s freshwater fisheries.

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