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New Exhibit Explores History of Human-Animal Connection

Monday, March 2, 2020
Current exhibit featuring animals

A new exhibit at the MSU Libraries gathers historic books from the veterinary medicine collections and notable items in Special Collections to examine how the special bond between…

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MSU Scientists Develop Models to Evaluate Amphibian Biodiversity

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
student catching critters in wetland

These days, a lot of people are vying for territory in the nation’s capital, but you may be surprised to know that since 2005, the National Capital Region…

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Frogs to Snakes: the Consequences of Lost Biodiversity

Thursday, February 13, 2020
thin snake by leaf

A Michigan State University- and University of Maryland-led study featured on the cover of this week’s Science magazine should sound alarm bells regarding the “biodiversity crisis” or the…

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Illuminating Research Reveals Genes Responsible for Healthy Gut Development in Zebrafish

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
green finger smudges in black light

Like a string of bonfires at night, orange, red and yellow lights connected by delicate, neon-green filaments illuminated the front cover of a recent issue of Developmental Biology. The photo…

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Scientists Use Remote Sensing Data to Help Explain Patterns of Life

Monday, February 3, 2020
sierra nevada landscape

Like watching with a new set of binoculars, satellite remote sensing technology is giving Michigan State University researchers a powerful lens to view landscapes that set the stage…

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A Model Ecosystem Fish Story

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Two men fishing at sundown

Michigan State University researchers have demonstrated that anglers can produce accurate and complex environmental models similar to those of trained scientists. The study, led by graduate student Payam…

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Trinidad’s Guppy-Filled Streams Provide Natural Lab for Genetic Rescue Research

Monday, January 6, 2020
Close of picture of guppies swimming.

Trinidadian Guppies, ubiquitous in freshwater aquariums around the world, are no bigger than your thumb. But for Sarah Fitzpatrick, assistant professor in Michigan State University’s Department of Integrative…

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Transformative Change Can Save Humans and Nature

Friday, December 13, 2019

The survival of Earth’s life is not a battle of humans versus nature. In this week’s Science a sweeping assessment of nature, concluding victory needs both humans and…

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MSU Entomologists Lead Effort to Improve Beetle Identification

Friday, November 22, 2019
Two professors looking at a computer on a desk

A team of scientists have developed a new online tool that will make it easier to identify Southeast Asian ambrosia beetles, a potentially destructive and invasive species. Many…

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Hyena Expert Receives Distinguished Animal Behaviorist Award

Monday, November 11, 2019
pack of hyenas in grass

Michigan State University integrative biologist Kay Holekamp, one of the world’s leading behavioral ecologists, has been awarded the 2019 Distinguished Animal Behaviorist Award from the Animal Behavior Society, in…

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