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Mapping A Greener Future On Farms With Precision Technology

Thursday, October 8, 2020
soybean and corn fields

When it comes to farming, becoming more sustainable can also mean becoming more profitable. So it’s only natural that farmers would look to Spartans for help going —…

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Understanding How Algal Cells Divide When They Are Hungry

Thursday, October 8, 2020
Photobioreactors in the lab of David Kramer

A new study from the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory delves into how algae manage cell division processes when they suffer from starvation. The finding has implications for biofuel technologies, given…

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MSU Interdisciplinary Team Secures $3.2M Grant To Empower Off-Grid Communities

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Native fishermen docking their boats

Michigan State University Researcher Emilio Moran will lead a team in the development of a convergent framework offering non-dam hydropower as a sustainable energy solution for off-grid communities…

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Michigan Clean Water Corps To Be Administered By MSU Through New $1.7 Million Grant

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Great Lakes bathymetry map

The Michigan Clean Water Corps, a statewide network of volunteer programs for monitoring lake and stream water quality, will now be administered through MSU with a grant from…

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Investigating The Impact Of Heatwaves On Natural And Agricultural Ecosystems

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Image of A Colorado potato beetle on a leaf.

Will Wetzel, assistant professor in the Michigan State University (MSU) Department of Entomology, is researching how extreme weather events, such as heatwaves, impact various ecosystems in Michigan. A major…

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NSF Funded Research To Track Microorganisms In Michigan’s Subsurface Superhighways

Friday, September 25, 2020
Aerial view of fields and roads

With more than 11,000 lakes, including four of the Great Lakes, Michigan is rightly known as the water state. But there’s more water, and more to water, in Michigan than…

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In The Amazon Rainforest, Degradation May Be A Bigger Threat Than Deforestation

Monday, September 14, 2020
Image of fire burning in Amazon rainforest

Deforestation leaves voids in the Amazon rainforest that are easily spotted by satellite, but more subtle degradation from logging and farming can be harder for scientists to catalog….

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What Is The Future Of The Amazon Forest?

Sunday, September 13, 2020
Image of fire burning in Amazon rainforest

Assistant Professor Scott Stark in the Department of Forestry at Michigan State University is tackling a worldwide environmental concern: what’s happening in the Amazon? Tropical ecosystems in the…

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Doctoral Candidate Granted Research Award From Ecological Society of America

Friday, September 4, 2020
Foamy water on a beach

Katelyn King, a doctoral candidate in the Data Intensive Limnology Lab, recently won the Exceptional Promise in Graduate Research Award from the Ecological Society of America. Katelyn King,…

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Joint MSU, U-M Project Studying Effect of Inclusivity On STEM Faculty Receives $1.4M NSF Grant

Monday, August 24, 2020
hands put together for teamwork

CLIMBS-UP, a collaborative research project between Michigan State University and the University of Michigan (U-M) to study inclusive environments in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) within academia,…

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