July 6, 2016

PhD student Betsy Riley has published a column in the American Fisheries Society online news section about the intersection of fisheries, fishing and politics. She writes:


June 28, 2016

Charles Krueger, the T. F. Waters Chair Aquatic Ecology and Conservation, has received the Jack Christie/Ken Loftus Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions Toward Understanding Healthy Great Lakes Ecosystems by the Great Lakes Fishery Commission.


June 16, 2016

China’s massive investment to mitigate the ecosystem bust that has come in the wake of the nation’s economic boom is paying off. An international group of scientists finds both humans and nature can thrive – with careful attention.


May 9, 2016

As governments and researchers race to develop policies and technologies to make energy production more sustainable and mitigate climate change, they need to remember that the most sophisticated endeavors won’t work if they’re not adopted.


May 7, 2016

To effectively manage fish populations, you need to know where fish come from – both literally, and more philosophically.

Andrew Carlson, a PhD student at Michigan State University’s Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability, has published two papers that fill knowledge gaps in understanding the conditions which best nurture and sustain fish populations.


April 29, 2016

Spring has found CSIS members blooming with honors and opportunities.

Andrew CarlsonPhD student Andrew Carlson has received the Science to Action Fellowship, which is provided through a partnership between the U.S. Geological Survey National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) and Michigan State University (MSU).


April 6, 2016

Today’s energy resources and the struggle to meet the world’s needs sustainably is a complicated and compelling story with a full cast of people, the environment, competing needs and shared fates. Telling that tale with balance sheets not only falls flat – but also can reach an entirely different ending.

In this week’s journal Energy, scientists suggest new, more holistic methods to understand the true impact of energy decisions across the globe.


March 31, 2016

Doctoral student Molly Good premieres her video delivering the message of why it's not only a legal requirement -- but a great idea and a pro-conservation act to get a fishing license before casting that line or net. the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is featuring her film Conservation Benefits of Buying a Fishing License on it's site.


March 29, 2016

Spring continues to blossom with honors and opportunity for CSIS graduate students.

Andrew CarlsonBetsy RileySo-Jung Youn

PhD students Andrew Carlson, Betsy Riley and So-Jung Youn have been accepted to the Great Lakes Leadership Academy’s Emerging Leader Program, designed for potential and current leaders seeking


 In the media

March 18, 2016

China’s sweeping program to restore forests across the country is working. 

The vast destruction of China’s forests, leveled after decades of logging, floods and conversion to farmland, has become a story of recovery, according to the first independent verification published in today’s Science Advances by Michigan State University (MSU) researchers.