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July 27, 2018

Ecologists and evolutionary biologist have strived to understand the abundance and distribution of species – a key component needed for management and conservation. A special issue of the journal Remote Sensing is inviting manuscript submissions to advance the study of wildlife occurrence and distribution.

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July 17, 2018

Scientists doing a deep dive into impacts generated by one of the world’s most sweeping conservation programs learn that policies over time generate lessons – if you know how to look for them.

In this month’s Ecology and Society, scientists at Michigan State University (MSU) closely examine how people and nature have fared in the two decades of China’s massive Grain-to-Green Program (GTGP).

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May 17, 2018

Scientists doing due diligence to provide answers to some of the world’s most pressing questions – increasing food production, the availability of clean water and energy and preserving or increasing biodiversity – can be overwhelmed by the complexity.

Achieving environmental sustainability is gnarly, and like many of today’s problems, begs the question, “shouldn’t there be an app for that?”

There is.

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May 8, 2018

Global environmental sustainability isn’t just a destination. It really is about the journey.

Today’s tightly connected world has energy, people, organisms, information, natural resources and goods flowing back and forth. Regularly, the impacts of the exchanges are documented – pollution, deforestation, shortages, excesses – a flood of wins and losses.

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May 7, 2018

Trees falling as fragile forests become cropland is a visual shorthand for the environmental costs exporting countries pay to meet lucrative global demands for food. Yet a new study reveals a counterintuitive truth: Importing food also damages homeland ecology.

In this week’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) and their colleagues show that the decisions domestic farmers must make as imported food changes the crop market can damage the environment.

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May 4, 2018

With campus in bloom, CSIS celebrated commencement by hosting National Academy of Sciences president Marcia McNutt as she delivered the advanced degree commencement address and received an honorary degree. 

Hongbo Yang received his PhD, hooded by advisor Jack Liu, and Kat Magoulick received her bachelor's degree Saturday. 

A photo album can be found on the CSIS Facebook site.

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April 25, 2018

The journal Scientific Reports has named the paper Climate variability and trends at a national scale as one of its top 100 read Earth sciences papers for 2017.

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April 18, 2018

A global pioneer in sustainability science, Michigan State University’s Jianguo “Jack” Liu has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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April 9, 2018

Social gadflies in an organization are the new superheroes of conservation, according to a study in this month's Nature Sustainability.

Conservation globally has received a boost from the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, placing new emphasis on, and opportunities for, support for the world’s flora and fauna. Yet even as environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGOs) like The Nature Conservancy prepare to rise to the challenge, they face size issues. Specifically, their own

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