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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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MSU’s Weber Named Ecological Society Early Career Fellow

Monday, March 5, 2018
Marjorie Weber

Marjorie Weber, Michigan State University plant biologist, has been named a 2018 Early Career Fellow of the Ecological Society of America, or ESA. Weber, an assistant professor in…

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Fate of Mussels and Fish Intertwined

Friday, March 2, 2018
Dana Infante

Times are tough for 31 of Michigan’s 45 varieties of freshwater mussels. These residents of the state’s rivers are imperiled by habitat disruption and pollution and are also…

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Using Nature to Control Pests Helps Environment – and Farmers

Friday, March 2, 2018
Farmers around the world are turning to nature, such as the American kestrel held by Megan Shave, to help them reduce pesticide use, environmental impact and, subsequently, and in some cases, increasing yields. Courtesy of MSU

Farmers around the world are turning to nature to help them reduce pesticide use, environmental impact and, subsequently, and in some cases, increasing yields. Specifically, they’re attracting birds…

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