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MSU’s Jack Liu elected to American academy of “thinkers and doers”

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Jack Liu in outdoor photo with panda in background

A global pioneer in sustainable science, Michigan State University’s Jianguo “Jack” Liu has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Liu, Rachel Carson Chair in…

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Improving African Farmers’ Access to Fertilizer

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
PEMEFA team together in Africa

Researchers across Michigan State University and the world continue to investigate how the use of fertilizer can improve food security in sub-Saharan Africa. Yet, compared to the extensive…

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MSU PhD Student Studying Land Use, Human Health in Malawi

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
April Frake

Michigan State University doctoral student April Frake is conducting research in the Bwanje Valley Irrigation Scheme (BVIS) and surrounding area, located in central Malawi to determine the impact of…

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Satellite Data Helping Farmers in Africa, Asia

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Joseph Messina

Michigan State University’s Joe Messina, professor in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Science, and associate dean for Research in the College of Social Science, is known…

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Conservation Costs Can Be Higher than Bargained For

Thursday, March 22, 2018
potato field in China

 Sweeping policies that reward people in environmentally sensitive areas for returning their farmlands to nature have been lauded as ecological triumphs. But a new Michigan State University study…

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MSU Sustainability Expert Named AAAS Public Engagement Fellow

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Laura Schmitt Olabisi

Michigan State University Associate Professor Laura Schmitt Olabisi has been named one of 15 researchers nationally to be a 2018-19 Alan I. Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellow…

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MSU’s TerAvest Gets 2018 NSF CAREER Award

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Michaela TerAvest

Michaela TerAvest, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, Michigan State University, received $519,357 from NSF’s Division of Engineering to support her project to develop a microbial electrosynthesis…

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MSU’s Ebert-May Gets National Ecology Education Award

Monday, March 19, 2018
Diane Ebert-May

Diane Ebert-May, Michigan State University Distinguished Professor of plant biology, is the recipient of the 2018 Eugene P. Odum Award for Excellence in Ecology Education from the Ecological…

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MSU Researchers Find Cattle Production Can Benefit Environment

Monday, March 19, 2018
Jason Rowntree

Three hundred years ago, enormous herds of bison, antelope and elk roamed North America, and the land was pristine and the water clean. However, today when cattle congregate,…

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Students Investigate Groundwater Sustainability in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan

Sunday, March 18, 2018
Field Sampling with Undergrads

Background. The State of Michigan – although surrounded by the Great Lakes – relies heavily on groundwater to support its different water-use sectors. Over 700 million gallons are…

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