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Researcher Finds Pandas Relate to Habitat in Complex Ways

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Vanessa Hull, a research associate at Michigan State University’s Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability spent two years working in the relatively uncharted waters of tracking wild pandas…

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Ecologist Klausmeier Named MSU Foundation Professor

Friday, September 9, 2016
Christopher Klausmeier and zooplankton

Christopher Klausmeier, professor of plant biology and W.K. Kellogg Biological Station faculty member, has been named an MSU Foundation Professor. The MSU Foundation Professor title is designated for…

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New Technology Reveals Secrets of Evolving 30-Year-Old Bacteria

Monday, August 1, 2016
Richard Lenski and E. coli

In a paper published in the current issue of Nature, the Michigan State University John Hannah Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and an international team of…

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MSU Joins Global Effort to Protect Inland Fisheries

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
TEN STEPS TO RESPONSIBLE INLAND FISHERIES

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and Michigan State University are collaborating to bring greater awareness of the value and sustainability challenges of inland fisheries…

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Researchers and Farmers Work to Prevent E. Coli

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Cristina Venegas-Vargus

A collaborative Michigan State University study involving microbiologists, epidemiologists, animal scientists, veterinarians, graduate students, undergraduates and farmers could lead to better prevention practices to limit dangerous E. coli…

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MSU Researchers Making Progress in Protecting Bees

Friday, June 24, 2016
wild bee

It’s been four years since Michigan State University AgBioResearch entomologist Rufus Isaacs and his team set out to find methods that could help growers ensure their crops were…

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Researchers Learn Reproductive Secrets of Destructive Bee Parasite

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
bee parasites

New insights into the reproductive secrets of one of the world’s tiniest and most destructive parasites – the Varroa mite – has scientists edging closer to regulating them….

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The Texas Butterfly Effect

Thursday, June 9, 2016
butterfly

How can scientists better understand summer monarch butterfly populations in the Midwest? Check spring weather in Texas. This information is just one of many insights that researchers from…

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Online Image Sharing Could Predict Pollinator Activity

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
woman photographing flowers

Noting that people passively collect data about the world around them, entomology post-doc Christie Bahlai and professor Doug Landis have examined a common leisure activity – photographing and…

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Mota-Sanchez Studying Ways to Save Monarch Butterflies

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Entomologist David Mota-Sanchez is developing milkweeds and other butterfly-friendly plants to provide refuge for monarch butterflies as part of the USDA NC-507 rapid response team working to improve the monarch…

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