July 15, 2014

Bill Taylor has received numerous awards and honors befitting an internationally recognized expert in Great Lakes fisheries ecology with a 35-plus-year career full of researcher discoveries and professional service.

But what he loves most is mentoring.


July 9, 2014

Bill McConnell, CSIS associate director and associate professor, is one of the authors published in the journal Regional Environmental Change. The release, below, is courtesy of The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center. 



July 1, 2014

Molly Good, a CSIS doctoral student, will be paired with a Great Lakes Fishery Commission executive to learn about fisheries management in the Great Lakes Basin with the help the Janice Lee Fenske Excellence in Fisheries Management Fellowship.


June 19, 2014

For the eighth year, 12 women have taken to the northern Michigan river the second week of June to take a nip of what has been documented to be highly addictive.

Fly fishing.


June 13, 2014

On Twitter, Jill Deines took up the challenge to explain her doctoral thesis to an 8 year old. She came up with “I try to figure out if there's enough water underground to continue growing our food.”


June 12, 2014

The study of coupled of human and natural systems, and the strength it can lend to understanding of some of the world’s most pressing problems, was featured this week in the New York Times.

Jianguo “Jack” Liu was quoted in a story about the threats to a vital fishing lake in Cambodia and scientists’ efforts through modeling to save it.

Below is an excerpt:

The Coupling of People and Nature


May 2, 2014

CSIS PhD student Joe Nohner will be awarded the Red Cedar Fly Fishers MSU grant at the organization's May 13 annual banquet.

His essay on fly fishing for bass resonated with the group's board, and earned him $1,000. 

The Red Cedar Fly Fishers is a group of men and women with flyfishing as a common interest, dedicated to conservation, restoration and education through the sport.


March 25, 2014

A new way scientists – all kinds of natural and social scientists – are using to scrutinize some of the world’s biggest challenges in sustainability is getting its turn in the spotlight.

This week, a scientific publication written by Jianguo “Jack” Liu and some of the world’s most noted sustainability scholars has been given the Ralf Yorque Memorial Competition Award as best paper in 2013.


March 24, 2014

People need more than good intentions to reduce their environmental footprint. In fact, scientists are learning that a personal footprint is hard to see.