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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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Grassroots Tactics Could Improve Global Environmental Policies

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Meredith Gore

Much of the world may cringe as lemurs are hunted and killed or when entire forests are burnt and harvested for charcoal. However, if local residents don’t perceive…

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China’s Efforts to Restore Forests Are Working

Monday, March 21, 2016
Forest in China

China’s sweeping program to restore forests across the country is working. The vast destruction of China’s forests, leveled after decades of logging, floods and conversion to farmland, has…

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Pathogens Enter Great Lakes in Ballast Water

Monday, August 24, 2015

According to Joan Rose, Homer Nowlin Endowed Chair in Water Research at MSU, millions of tiny, dangerous microbes have been attacking native species in the Great Lakes for…

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