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Giving GDP a Needed Ecological Companion

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
plant in the mountains

To have a more sustainable world, people need to put a dollar value on nature’s contributions. In this week’s interdisciplinary journal — “Proceedings of the National Academy of…

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MSU Researchers to Develop Management Tool for Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Monday, June 1, 2020
View of a waters edge from the water point of view.

Two Michigan State University researchers will develop a multi-objective optimization tool to help agencies make better informed management decisions for the Chesapeake Bay watershed with a $1 million…

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New Method Tracks Cyanobacteria Photosynthetic Productivity, in Real Time

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
large bushy tree

MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory scientists have established a new method to quantify how much cyanobacteria assimilate carbon in the process of photosynthesis, in real time. The study is published…

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MSU Announces New Center for PFAS Research

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Woman in stream taking water sample

An interdisciplinary group of researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) is collaborating to form the MSU Center for PFAS Research, a new initiative to explore the health and…

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No-Till Agriculture Increases Crop Yields, Environmental Gains Over Long Haul

Monday, May 18, 2020
Two men standing in a crop field

Despite the environmental benefits of no-till agriculture, farmers often hesitate to change to this management approach due to uncertain economic returns. Sarah Cusser, postdoctoral research associate at the Kellogg…

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Wastewater May Help Predict the Next COVID-19 Outbreak

Monday, May 11, 2020
A dark image of an underground sewer tunnel.

The secret to predicting viral outbreaks like COVID-19 might be in our sewers. A Michigan State University researcher is spearheading a study to determine if viral outbreaks can…

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Three NatSci Faculty Members Receive NSF Early Career Awards

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
College of Natural Science

Three Michigan State University College of Natural Science, or NatSci, researchers are recipients of 2020 National Science Foundation, or NSF, Early CAREER Faculty Awards. The CAREER Award is one of…

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The Zillow App of Agricultural Regeneration

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Corn field

We can check the price of a home from a mobile app, but what if that technology could be used to shop for agricultural land — and simultaneously improve…

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Australian Scholar Sets Groundwork for International Irrigation Partnership

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Michael Scobie n a field

Michigan State University is developing an international irrigation and water management partnership with the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) in Australia, thanks in large part to Australian Ph.D….

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Digital Agriculture Paves the Road to Agricultural Sustainability

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Aerial picture of crop land.

In a study published in Nature Sustainability, an ecosystem scientist and an agricultural economist outline how to develop a more sustainable land management system through data collection and…

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