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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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Environmental Engineer And Team Monitor Community Health In Detroit

Monday, September 28, 2020
Underground sewer system

Associate Professor Irene Xagoraraki and her students (Brijen Miyani, Liang Zhao and Maddie Spooner) in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan State University are working with collaborators John…

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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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MSU Part Of NSF-Funded Project to Digitize, Study Important Plant Specimens

Monday, September 14, 2020
Close up image of Coenogonium Linkii, a lichen from the Peruvian Amazon

Michigan State University is part of a multi-million-dollar grant to digitize and study bryophyte and lichen, two important types of plants that are hosts to what are known…

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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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Improving Pollination Could Increase Crop Production

Thursday, July 30, 2020
wild bee

Crop yields for apples, cherries and blueberries across the United States are being reduced by need for more pollinators, according to new research. The study is from the Integrated…

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MSU Researcher Earns Grant To Study Effects Of Droughts

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
field impacted by drought with no life

Michigan State University biologist Sarah Evans has received a three-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Environmental Biology to study the effect that droughts have on…

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