December 2019

Dec. 13, 2019

Global experts on environmental science and inland fisheries will receive honorary doctorates in science at Michigan State University. Both are long-time colleagues and collaborators of Fisheries and Wildlife researchers.

Harold Mooney

Stanford University ecologist and biology professor Harold Mooney plans to attend the Dec. 14 fall commencement’s advanced degree ceremonies to receive his honorary degree. His research ranges from the physiological ecology of plants to global environmental stability.



Robin Welcomme also will be honored but won’t be in attendance. His research into inland fisheries has boosted awareness of how they contribute to food security, human health and prosperity. Last year, the Robin Welcomme Fellowship Program, was created to recognize scientists who have been working to promote responsible inland fisheries.


Dec. 12, 2019

The survival of Earth’s life is not a battle of humans versus nature. In this week’s Science, an independent group of international experts, including one from Michigan State University (MSU), deliver a sweeping assessment of nature, concluding victory needs both humans and nature to thrive.


Dec. 3, 2019

An international group of sustainability scientists’ landmark cautionary narrative of human-caused mass extinction has been named one of 2019’s “most mind-boggling scientific discoveries.”


Oct. 17, 2019

Organizations looking to lead quests for sustainability can train troops within their ranks, but the traditional boundaries like experience, seniority and departments aren’t where the payoffs lie.