February 2013

Feb. 22, 2013

Marissa Hammond, a master's student, will be gaining hands on experience in studying lake whitefish in the Upper Great Lakes with the help the Janice Lee Fenske Excellence in Fisheries Management Fellowship. She was awarded the one-year fellowship this week, which provides $5,000 and a sharp focus on mentoring.


Feb. 15, 2013

James Millington and his colleagues aren’t out of the woods yet.

Millington, a former post-doctoral researcher Michigan State University’s Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS), and colleagues are once again publishing details of their computer models that aim to help forest managers work more efficiently for more robust and productive forests.


Feb. 14, 2013

CSIS doctoral student Abigail Lynch has been honored with the Dr. Howard A. Tanner Fisheries Excellence Fellowship for 2013-14. The award recognizes a student who is committed to fisheries research related to the Great Lakes, connecting waterway or tributary stream research.


Feb. 8, 2013

Careers and diversity in natural resources will be the topics of two seminars presented by the former assistant director and regional director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in March.

Mamie Parker, now president of MA Parker and Associates, an environmental management and coaching company, has more than 28 years of experience as a fish and wildlife biologist. She was the first African American to serve as assistant director and regional director in the Fish and Wildlife Service, and after retiring she launched a successful career in coaching and motivational speaking.


Feb. 7, 2013

Nature Climate Change is weighty material -- but Time Magazine for Kids shows us kids are hungry for news about pandas and climate change, too.


Feb. 4, 2013

Hot-button issues such as climate change, wildlife conservation and restoring decimated rainforests are renowned scientific playgrounds.

The biological/ecological scientists for years have been in the front row – agronomists, biologists, hydrologist, climatologists, ecologists have weighed in with heavy equipment and heavy data from GPS and satellite imaging.