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New Understanding of Panda Habitat, Resiliency

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Michigan State University (MSU) research shows that pandas are more resilient and flexible than previously believed. Information gleaned from 30 years of scientific literature suggests that pandas are…

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Math + Ecology = A Variable Research Career

Friday, November 14, 2014
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Elise Zipkin, assistant professor of zoology, has combined her love of math and statistics with her passion for ecology to create a successful and highly rewarding career. While…

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MSU’s Biogas Research Pays Off for Michigan

Monday, November 3, 2014

Less than one year after Michigan State University added a commercial-sized anaerobic digester to its campus sustainability arsenal, the magic of bioengineering has transformed thousands of tons of…

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Counting Fish, Probing Habitats

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Daniel Hayes, a MSU AgBioResearch fisheries scientist and a professor in the MSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, studies dams and dam removals, as well as habitat conditions…

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Helping Agencies Manage Natural Resources

Sunday, November 2, 2014

In 2004, Michigan State University joined forces with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) and the Great Lakes Fishery Commission (GLFC) to establish the MSU Quantitative Fisheries…

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Safeguarding the Future of Sturgeon

Sunday, November 2, 2014

From April until July, Michigan State University (MSU) AgBioResearch evolutionary ecologist Kim Scribner is more likely to be found wading with students in the evergreen-lined Black River of northern…

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Strider-Like Water Sensor to Detect Water Contaminants

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

To help clean up an oil spill or any other kind of environmental disaster, sometimes humans can learn a thing or two from nature. A team of researchers…

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New Technology Turns Manure into Clean Water

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Imagine something that can turn cow manure into clean water, extract nutrients from that water to serve as fertilizer and help solve the ever-present agricultural problem of manure…

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Saving the Great Plains Water Supply

Friday, December 13, 2013

Michigan State University scientists are proposing alternatives that will halt and hopefully reverse the unsustainable use of water drawdown in the Ogallala Aquifer, one of the largest bodies…

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New MSU Water-Saving Technology Nearly Doubles Harvests

Thursday, January 17, 2013

During the summer of 2012’s drought in Michigan – the worst in the last half-century – Michigan State University researchers nearly doubled corn production on state test farms…

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