Dec. 31, 2010

Jack Liu published "China's Environmental Challenges and Implications for the World"in Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology.

Anita Morzillo and Jack Liu published "An integration of habitat evaluation, individual based modeling, and graph theory for a potential black bear population recovery in southeastern Texas, USA" in Landscape Ecology.

Bill McConnell published "Environmental change and adaptation in degraded agro-ecosystems: the case of highland Madagascar" in AREA.


Nov. 11, 2010

Elinor Ostrom, the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, will present the Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture Dec. 10 in the Lincoln Room of the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center on the Michigan State University campus.


Oct. 25, 2010

The devastation of China’s 2008 earthquake was substantially lessened by environmental conservation programs for some of the country’s most fragile habitats, according to research published in a journal of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science this week.

Analysis of satellite imagery and field data by scientists at Michigan State University and in China show the quake – and the resulting landslides – affected 10 percent of the forests covering the mountains that are home to endangered species, including giant pandas. But it could have been worse.


Sept. 16, 2010

Unlike Vegas, what happens in China doesn't stay in China.

The country's environmental challenges have worldwide implications, so more developed nations, such as the United States, need to help China adopt integrated solutions for the sake of global sustainability says an internationally renowned Michigan State University environmental scientist.


July 28, 2010

Although much effort and many resources have been expended to protect the endangered giant panda, research by an international team of scientists shows that much suitable panda habitat is outside the nature reserves and areas where the panda is reported to live.


April 6, 2010

Hundreds of scientists from around the world are involved in a new initiative at Michigan State University to improve cutting-edge research on the increasingly fragile relationship between humans and the environment.

The National Science Foundation recognized this research as a priority and has selected MSU to lead the effort, called the International Network of Research on Coupled Human and Natural Systems, or CHANS-Net. The NSF is supporting the project with a five-year grant.


April 1, 2010

Complex issues have hampered China's environmental protection efforts, but bold innovations can help it become a global sustainability leader, says a noted Michigan State University environmental scientist.


March 18, 2010

With large and growing economies and populations, China and India will strongly influence the quality of the global environment for years to come. While their political relationship is strained, it's critical the two countries work together to slow global warming, deforestation, water shortages and other environmental issues, says a Michigan State University scientist and colleagues.


Dec. 31, 2009

Jie Gong joined CSIS and the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife as a visiting scholar. Gong is associate professor at Lanzhou University, China. His research interests are landscape pattern and ecological processes, land use change and its driving forces, land degradation and its control, ecological restoration in arid and semiarid area of China.

The paper "Coupled Human and Natural Systems" was ranked as one of the most read articles in Ambio.

Jack Liu was interviewed by Nature in December.


July 20, 2009

Achieving global sustainability is the biggest and most complex challenge in human history. The world is increasingly aware of enormous socioeconomic consequences of environmental woes, including climate change and resource scarcity. Many actions are being taken on the path toward sustainability. For instance, green energy technologies are being developed not only in developed nations like the United States, but also in developing countries such as China.