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MSU’s Wagner Uses ‘Smell’ to Stop Sea Lamprey Invasion

Thursday, January 25, 2018
Sea Lamprey

Michael Wagner, MSU AgBioResearch fish ecologist, has been studying sea lamprey in the Great Lakes for over 13 years. Native to the coastal waters of the Atlantic Ocean…

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Stopping Invasive Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Brown marmorated stink bug

In 1998, residents of Allentown, Pennsylvania, began to notice an unfamiliar insect lurking in the shadows of their homes and gardens. Though it bore a passing resemblance to…

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MSU to Get Nearly $1mil. to Fight Invasive Species

Monday, February 27, 2017
McCullough, Sakalidis, Ziegler

Three Michigan State University researchers received nearly $1 million in grants to help prevent and control invasive species in Michigan. The grants are part of the Michigan Invasive…

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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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MSU Doctoral Student Awarded NSF Fellowship

Friday, April 8, 2016
Maria Castano

Maria Castano, a Ph.D. student in the Michigan State University College of Engineering, has received a 2016 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The award will support her…

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Honeybee Parasite Invades by ‘Smelling Like Bees’

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
varroa mites

New research has revealed that Varroa mites, the most-serious threat to honeybees worldwide, are infiltrating hives by smelling like bees. The Michigan State University-led study, appearing in the…

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Invasive Feral Chickens Provide Evolutionary Insights

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Michigan State University researcher Eben Gering has collaborated with a team in a study of the mysterious ancestry of the feral chicken population that has overrun the Hawaiian…

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Tracking Invasives? There’s an App for That

Friday, February 20, 2015
Professor Amos Ziegler with his cell phone and app for tracking invasive species

Invasive species will have a tougher time sneaking around undetected, thanks to an app developed by Michigan State University. Midwestern residents can now snap photos with their smart…

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