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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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Doctoral Student Selected for National Ecology Policy Award

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Anna Groves

Anna Groves, a doctoral student in the Department of Plant Biology and the Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior (EEBB) program in the MSU College of Natural Science (NatSci), is…

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Seabird Bones, Fossils Reveal Broad Food-Web Shift in North Pacific

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
bird

For thousands of years, the Hawaiian petrel has soared over the Pacific Ocean, feeding on fish and squid. Now, using evidence preserved in the birds’ bones, scientists at…

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MSU Scientists Honor World Water Day, Every Day

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
MSU water facts

Twenty-four years ago, the United Nations General Assembly officially designated March 22 as World Water Day. But for more 160 years, researchers from Michigan State University have been been studying…

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MSU’s Liu Recognized for Contributions to Sustainability

Monday, March 13, 2017
Jack Liu

Jianguo “Jack” Liu, director of MSU’s Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability, has been recognized by the Ecological Society of America for writing “the greatest contribution” to sustainability…

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