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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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MSU Awarded Grant to Study Renewable Energy Adoption in Michigan

Monday, November 18, 2019

Michigan State University was awarded close to $1 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a five-year study of renewable energy options using a cross-disciplinary research approach in eight…

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MSU Affiliates Elected to Board of U.S. Society for Ecological Economics

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Leaves

Michigan State University faculty members and students from the Department of Community Sustainability and the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics have been elected to the United…

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MSU to Partner with Egyptian Center of Excellence for Agriculture to Support Advancement

Thursday, May 23, 2019
MSU to partner with Egyptian Center of Excellence for Agriculture to support advancement

Michigan State University is joining other leading agricultural institutions in the U.S. and Egypt to help establish the Egyptian Center of Excellence for Agriculture, or COEA, in Cairo….

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MSU Partners with Bowling Green State University on Algal Bloom Research

Friday, November 9, 2018
Lake Erie

Michigan State University is pleased to be one of nine universities partnering with Bowling Green State University (BGSU) on its recently announced Lake Erie Center for Oceans and…

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Large Hydropower Dams ‘Not Sustainable’ in the Developing World

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Dam

It’s hard to beat hydropower from dams, a renewable source of electricity that helped build much of the developed world. Yet five scientists from Michigan State University say…

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MSU Sustainability Expert Named AAAS Public Engagement Fellow

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Laura Schmitt Olabisi

Michigan State University Associate Professor Laura Schmitt Olabisi has been named one of 15 researchers nationally to be a 2018-19 Alan I. Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellow…

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Preserving Healthy Water Ecoystems

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
water on plant

Michigan, in many ways, is defined by water. The state boasts 11,037 inland lakes and tens of thousands of miles of rivers and streams, providing at least one…

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MSU ‘Rethinks Hydropower’ with $2.6M NSF Grant

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Emilio Moran

An interdisciplinary team of Michigan State University scientists will use a $2.6 million National Science Foundation grant to investigate new ways of producing hydropower, increasing food production and…

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MSU’s Online Tool Helps Citizen Scientists Solve Community Problems

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
people working around a river

With proper training and recently launched online software and web-portal, citizen scientists can follow scientific-based practices to improve environmental decision-making and even secure funding to help solve environmental…

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