A human-environment scientist and sustainability scholar, Jianguo "Jack" Liu holds the Rachel Carson Chair in Sustainability, is University Distinguished Professor of fisheries and wildlife at Michigan State University and serves as director of the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability.
Thomas Dietz is a professor of Sociology and Environmental Science and Policy (ESPP) and assistant vice president for environmental research at Michigan State University. He holds a Ph.D. in ecology from the University of California, Davis, and a bachelor of general studies from Kent State University.
I investigate ways that landscape factors like geology, anthropogenic land use, and climate control physical and biological characteristics of aquatic systems, with a primary focus on fluvial systems. My work is interdisciplinary as it links tenets of landscape ecology with traditional objectives of aquatic ecology, conservation biology, and fisheries management. Further, my work includes study of hydrology, a primary means by which landscape factors affect streams.
Dr. Charles “Chuck” Krueger is currently the T.F. Waters Professor of Aquatic Ecology and Conservation at Michigan State University, and also the Director of the Great Lakes Acoustic Telemetry Observation Systems (GLATOS ; http://data.glos.us/glatos ) on behalf of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission. He is keenly interested in discovering the ecological characteristics of fish species of conservation concern, and then linking those results to their restoration, conservation, and wise use. The discovery process is made through a variety of disciplines including morphology, trophic ecology, behavior, and population genetics.
Emilio Moran is a world-renowned social anthropologist who has studied and published in tropical agriculture, social science, ecology, economics, and, most recently, earth observations from satellites.
Rey teaches Advocacy in the Natural Resources Arena (ANR 491), which reviews the types of advocacy groups operating in the natural resources arena, tools and techniques used in environmental advocacy, tactics commonly used in advocacy campaigns and ethical questions that often arise during advocacy work.
Bill Taylor joined Michigan State University in 1980 and is currently a University Distinguished Professor in Global Fisheries Systems in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. He is an internationally recognized expert in Great Lakes fisheries ecology, population dynamics, governance, and management. Throughout his career, Taylor has been active in the American Fisheries Society, serving as president of the society, the Michigan Chapter, and the North Central Division. Currently, he holds a U.S. Presidential appointment as a U.S.
Francesco is a GIS developer and software engineer. Through his multidisciplinary studies and years of work experience, he has developed a true passion for geospatial modeling and analysis applied to a variety of socio-environmental systems. Some of his efforts have also been directed toward bridging the gap between science and stakeholders by improving existing visualization and display approaches to assist with forecasting, prevention, and mitigation of environmental impacts.
Heather Triezenberg is interested in resilient coastal community development and healthy coastal ecosystems. Her research explores how stakeholders perceive risks related to critical issues within the Great Lakes to inform communication efforts, citizen involvement in research (e.g., Citizen Science), and program evaluation.
Dr. Viña's research is mainly focused on understanding the processes shaping the spatio-temporal patterns of vegetation and their consequences on both human and natural systems with the help of data collected by remote sensors operating at multiple scales. His recent research has been oriented towards the development of novel techniques for analyzing the dynamics of wildlife habitat, understory vegetation and plant biodiversity at broad geographic regions.
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About the Center
The Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability at Michigan State University integrates ecology with socioeconomics, demography and other disciplines for ecological sustainability from local, national to global scales.
Coupled Human and Natural Systems(CHANS) are integrated systems in which humans and natural components interact. CHANS research has recently emerged as an exciting and integrative field of cross-disciplinary scientific inquiry to find sustainable solutions that both benefit the environment and enable people to thrive. Visit CHANS-Net, the international network of research on coupled human and natural systems, for information and ways to engage.