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NASA Project Studies How Urban Centers May Trap Birds During Migration

Thursday, March 4, 2021
Photo of yellow bird that is resting on a field of yellow flowers.

For many of the world’s birds, the most dangerous time in their lives occurs during their annual spring and fall migrations. For some, migration may mean a several…

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Scientists Advocate Breaking Laws – of Geography and Ecology

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
A branch with green leaves, there are trees in the background.

Recent global calamities – the pandemic, wildfires, floods – are spurring interdisciplinary scientists to nudge aside the fashionable First Law of Geography that dictates “everything is related to…

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Innovative Solutions for Off-Grid Communities in the Amazon Basin

Friday, December 18, 2020

Dr. Emilio Moran presents his latest research to the MSU Board of Trustees on December 18, 2020. Emilio F. Moran, Ph.D. joined MSU in January 2013 as a…

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Mapping a Virus: Visualizing COVID-19 in Michigan

Friday, May 8, 2020
map of michigan with Covid-19 hot zones depicted

As cases of the novel coronavirus began spreading across the globe earlier this year, Jonnell Sanciangco, a Michigan State University doctoral candidate specializing in spatial methodologies in the Department…

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Mapping Wildfires from Space

Friday, September 6, 2019

The following “Mapping wildfires from space – Turning remotely sensed observations into knowledge products” was presented by Professor David Roy to the MSU Board of Trustees on September…

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