Feb. 7, 2017

Michigan State University graduate students are invited to apply for a Schrems West Michigan Trout Unlimited (SWMTU) Graduate Fellowship, up to $3,400, administered by the MSU Graduate School. This fellowship was established in 1987 by Sis Schrems, whose husband, Cornelius “Cornie” Schrems’, was a founding member of Trout Unlimited.


Dec. 27, 2016

The world is tightly connected as never before by things like information, labor, goods and products. These interactions not only affect people, but also change natural systems, yet have been largely downplayed or ignored in conservation practices.


Dec. 9, 2016

The article Telecoupling in urban water systems: an examination of Beijing’s imported water supply by Jill Deines and Jack Liu has made it to the high impact research collection of Routledge Geography, Planning and Urban Studies academic publishers and made free to access until June 2


Dec. 6, 2016

Global sustainability is a demanding taskmaster in the research world because achieving sustainability requires everything to be understood simultaneously. Blind spots can mean missing critical opportunities to affect positive change.


Nov. 30, 2016

SMEP logoThe Sustainable Michigan Endowed Project (SMEP) is seeking talented and creative sustainability doctoral students for its SMEP Scholar Program.

Scholars receive:

  • a one-time allocation of $25,000, disbursed to the student’s major professor, used to support the student’s Ph.D. studies (e.g., tuition, research, or travel costs)
  • professional development in sustainability studies, including time and space to develop sustainability concepts, research, and interventions; networking with peers and leaders in the field; and exposure to community engaged scholarship in Michigan
  • access to discretionary funds for group trainings, trips, or other efforts that can be designed by the scholars


Nov. 28, 2016

At first glance, people and fish don’t seem to have much in common. But the more than 322 million people in the United States and the more than 3,000 species of fish all depend on the same water for survival.

Dana InfanteThe latest assessment report from the National Fish Habitat Partnership offers insights on the effect humans have had on fish habitat and fish sustainability. Dana Infante, Michigan State University associate professor of fisheries and wildlife and director of the Aquatic Landscape Ecology Lab in the MSU Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability, was one of the report’s authors and led the inland stream assessment team.


Nov. 4, 2016

While China is building a gigantic modern-day upgrade of the famed ancient Silk Road resplendent in global cooperation in the name of economic expansion, a group of sustainability scholars point out that the Belt and Road Initiative (B&R) also could be a superhighway of environmental progress.

China’s initiative is essentially supersizing the ancient Silk Road – which connects China to the Mediterranean – and weaving it into the Maritime Silk Road’s ocean-based routes to connect China with Asia, Europe, and Africa, as well as along the Indian Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.


Oct. 14, 2016

Emilio Moran, a renowned social and environmental scientist and Michigan State University Hannah Distinguished Professor, has been appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the National Science Board of the National Science Foundation.

A pioneer in the field of environmental research, Moran will begin his six-year term after he is sworn in at the board’s next meeting in early November.

Moran is a CSIS member. Read the full story here.


October 12, 2016

Just as there are two sides to every story, sustainability challenges have at least two stories to reach every solution. Scientists report new ways to understand and integrate those tales.