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Hamilton Named Inaugural Fellow of Water Science Group

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Stephen Hamilton

Stephen K. Hamilton, a Michigan State University professor of ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry, was named an inaugural fellow of the Society for Freshwater Science (SFS). The SFS is…

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Improving Plants by Increasing Biomass, Starting from Seeds

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Sang-Jin Kim (center). By Harley J Seeley

Sang-Jin Kim, assistant professor in the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, and his colleagues in the Brandizzi lab want to make plants more productive and resilient in the face of…

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Solving Big Problems in Agriculture and Energy

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Michigan State University plant researcher David Kramer has his sights set on making a measurable impact on food security and renewable energy for the future. He and his…

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MSU’s Klausner Among Judges for U.S.-Israel Research Challenge

Friday, May 12, 2017
James F. Klausner

James Klausner, chair of the Michigan State University Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been invited to be a judge for the U.S.-Israel Integrated Energy and Desalination Design Challenge…

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MSU Doctoral Student Named Fulbright Scholar

Monday, May 1, 2017
Thomas Connor

Doctoral student Thomas Connor will spend a year seeking to understand the forces that divide wildlife habitat in China and create links between scientists, nature lovers and tourists…

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MSU Geography Prof Named Fulbright Scholar

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Peilei Fan

Peilei Fan, associate professor of urban and regional planning in both the School of Planning, Design and Construction and MSU’s Center for Global Change and Earth Observations, has…

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Well-Kept Vacant Lots Can help Reduce Crime

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Rick Sadler

Maintaining the yards of vacant properties helps reduce crime rates in urban neighborhoods, indicates a new Michigan State University study that’s the most comprehensive to date. The study,…

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Arctic River Ice Deposits Rapidly Disappearing

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Jay Zarnetske

Climate change is causing thick ice deposits that form along Arctic rivers to melt nearly a month earlier than they did 15 years ago, according to a new…

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Michigan Researchers Pool Resources for Water Initiative

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Joan Rose

Michigan’s University Research Corridor – an alliance of Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, and Wayne State University – has launched a collaborative project focused on water…

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Our Freshwater Lakes are Getting Saltier

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
MSU doctoral student Nicholas Skaff works with other members of the GLEON Fellows team. Photo courtesy of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.

North America’s freshwater lakes are getting saltier due to growing development and exposure to road salt, according to a new, large-scale study involving Michigan State University. The study,…

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