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Conservation or Construction? Determining Waterbird Hotspots

Monday, July 29, 2019
A flock of birds in the sky with a red and yellow sunset in the background. In the left hand side of the picture there is a white barn and trees along the fence line.

Imagine your favorite beach filled with thousands of ducks and gulls. Now envision coming back a week later and finding condos being constructed on that spot. This many…

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When it Comes to Monarchs, Fall Migration Matters

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Monarch Butterflies

Scientists studying monarch butterflies have traditionally focused on two sources for their decline – winter habitat loss in Mexico and fewer milkweed plants in the Midwest. New research…

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For Hyenas, Strong Alliances Key to Advancing Social Status

Monday, March 11, 2019

When it comes to advancing social status, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know ­– for humans and spotted hyenas alike. In a new study published…

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Carrying the LTER Torch Forward

Monday, February 4, 2019
Kellogg Biological Station

Nick Haddad saw leading the Long-Term Ecological Research projects as a perfect opportunity to continue the research that has defined his career. Last year, MSU’s W. K. Kellogg…

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Ornithologist Named Editor of Prestigious Journal

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Catherine Lindell

Catherine Lindell, Michigan State University ornithologist, was named the 15th editor in chief of The Condor: Ornithological Applications, one of two peer-reviewed journals published by the American Ornithological Society, or…

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Professor Elected to the American Philosophical Society

Sunday, November 18, 2018
College of Natural Science

Michigan State University evolutionary biologist Richard Lenski was inducted into the American Philosophical Society (APS) — the oldest “learned society” in the United States — on Nov. 9…

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MSU Named a Partner in $5.2M Center for Socially Impactful Research

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Research

What do potatoes, galaxy clusters and kestrels have in common? Each is studied by a Michigan State University researcher who made advancements in these areas of expertise. But…

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MSU Pioneers New Course: Digital Introduction to Biology, Evolution

Friday, October 19, 2018

Michigan State University researchers have improved an introductory biology class to make it more accessible for students not majoring in life sciences. The new course, “Integrative Biology: From…

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Tropical Frogs Found to Coexist with Deadly Fungus

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Panamanian Frog

Amphibian biologists watched in horror in 2004 as the frogs of El Copé, Panama, began dying by the thousands. The culprit: Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, a deadly fungus more commonly…

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MSU Biologist Sheds Light on Fog’s Role in Microbial Transport

Thursday, September 27, 2018
Sarah Evans

Sarah Evans, Michigan State University biologist and co-lead author of a study in the journal Science of the Total Environment, worked with a team of scientists to provide…

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