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Protecting Pandas Helps People, Environment in China

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
panda

Recent Michigan State University work shows China’s decades of defending panda turf have been good not just for the beloved bears, but also for protecting habitat for other…

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Pig Well-Being Could Improve with Breeding

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Juan Steibel

Michigan State University (MSU) animal geneticist Juan Steibel is leading a group of researchers to develop methods to breed pigs that are less aggressive. He has received a…

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Understanding Climate Change is in the Details

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Zhenci Xu and Jianguo “Jack” Liu

Scientists at Michigan State University show that examining the daily minutia of climate, not just temperature, but also sunshine, precipitation and soil moisture simultaneously all over a country…

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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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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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Fly-Over States Key to Saving Migratory Birds

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
warbler

Around the world, thousands of migratory animals travel hundreds or even thousands of miles each year. The journey of migratory animals is more important than their destination. Scientists…

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Project Aims to Reduce Pathogen Threat in Low-Flow Water Systems

Friday, January 13, 2017
MSU professor of biosystems and agricultural engineering Jade Mitchell.

Low-flow building water systems designed to conserve water pose potential health hazards because they may cause an increase in disease-causing organisms and harmful chemicals. A new Environmental Protection…

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Hunting Invasive Crayfish in Michigan Rivers and Streams

Tuesday, December 27, 2016
man netting crawfish samples in a river

In 2014, when Kelley Smith began his master’s degree program at MSU, crayfish were not on his professional radar. That changed when the Michigan Department of Natural Resources…

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Harnessing Big Data to See Big Picture in Ecology

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
MSU team plans to harness big data to see the big picture in ecology. (L-R: Jiayu Zhou, Pat Soranno, Kendra Spence Cheruvelil and Pang-Ning Tan.) Photo by Derrick Turner

MSU will use a $4.2 million National Science Foundation grant to help shape the future of the changing field of ecology. “Ecologists are often asked how lakes and…

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