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American Kestrels Boost Michigan’s Ag Economy

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Bird

A new Michigan State University study, published in the Journal of Applied Ecology and funded by the National Science Foundation, shows that America’s smallest raptor can boost Michigan’s…

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Leading the Way for Conservation

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Clara Lepard, B.S. Zoology 2017 MSU and Rhodes Scholar 2018, presents her current research on developing innovative conservation solutions at MSU and around the world. Presented to the…

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Student-Led Research Highlighted at MSU Trustees’ Meeting

Friday, April 13, 2018
Clara Lepard and Joel Soler

To showcase student-led research at Michigan State University, two scholars presented their latest projects at the Board of Trustees meeting on April 13. Clara Lepard, who graduated in…

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MSU Fulbright Scholar to Study Bees in India

Friday, April 6, 2018
Allison Young

Michigan State University’s College of Natural Science’s doctoral student, Allison Young, will spend nine months in India as a Fulbright Scholar investigating some of the most vastly understudied…

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MSU’s Wade Named American Council on Education Fellow

Friday, March 30, 2018
Juli Wade

The American Council on Education announced that Juli Wade, the associate provost for faculty and academic staff development at Michigan State University, has been named an ACE Fellow…

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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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MSU’s Hintze Teaches Machines to Teach Themselves

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Arend Hintze

As published in The SciFi Generation and TechXplore. MSU’s Arend Hintze, assistant professor of integrative biology & computer science and engineering, wrote this piece for The Conversation, an independent collaboration between editors…

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MSU’s Saunders Closely Watching Piping Plover Numbers

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Sarah Saunders

Visitors to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore are often treated to tiny scurrying beachcombers – piping plovers. Future visitors, however, could see fewer of these celebrated shorebirds. A…

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Rare Molecules Reveal Planetary Tug-of-War

Friday, January 12, 2018
Nathaniel Ostrom

Laurence Yeung, scientist at Rice University, and colleagues at Rice, Michigan State University, UCLA and the University of New Mexico counted rare molecules in the atmosphere that contain…

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MSU’s Zipkin Takes Key Role in Large-Scale Seabird Study

Friday, January 5, 2018
With a length of 35 to 45 inches, the Magnificent Frigatebird is the largest species of frigatebird. It occurs over tropical and subtropical waters off America, between northern Mexico and Ecuador on the Pacific coast, and between Florida and southern Brazil along the Atlantic coast. Photo courtesy of Elise Zipkin.

Flying 200 feet above the oceanic waters of the Gulf of Mexico, scientific observers peer out a small plane’s windows in search of seabirds. Sometimes they see a…

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