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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.

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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

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 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.

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March 16, 2016

Master’s student Janet Hsiao and PhD student Joe Nohner have been awarded the Robert C. Ball and Betty A. Ball Fisheries and Wildlife Fellowships, which recognize students committed to studying fisheries, limnology or water quality.

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March 11, 2016

Doctoral student Molly Good has been awarded the Red Cedar Fly Fishers Graduate Fellowship to assist in her research on the connection between law enforcement and fisheries resource management.

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March 3, 2016

Jack Liu blogs about pandas, people and conservation successes for Oxford University Press on World Wildlife Day.

Liu is the lead editor of the book Pandas and People - Coupling Human and Natural Systems for Sustainability, published by Oxford Univerisity Press, comes out this spring. Read the full blog here.

 

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Feb. 9, 2016

No longer satisfied to be washed out by epic seas and vast oceans, the world’s lakes, rivers, streams, canals, reservoirs and other land-locked waters continue a push to be recognized – and properly managed – as a global food security powerhouse.

In an article today by Environmental Reviews, authors, which include six who are either currently affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU) and/or are alumni, offers the first global review of the value of inland fish and fisheries.

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Feb. 4, 2016

As the world grows more connected, “out of sight, out of mind” looms as a perilous consequence of globalization. A sustainability scholar presents an integrated way to track the many footprints that are made in global transactions in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment this month.

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Perhaps the most revelatory lesson from pandas and people is that the lessons hold even without pandas.

The truths learned from 20 years in Wolong resonate in other parts of the world, even if the particulars are different. Consider Nepal: Benign pandas inspire adoration, while Nepal’s tigers have their own fans, but with an element of fear.  Pandas, after all, eat only bamboo. Tigers, on occasion, attack people.

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