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MSU Aquatic Ecologist Receives Grant to Study Phytoplankton Traits

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Phytoplankton under a microscope

Elena Litchman, Michigan State University aquatic ecologist, is leading a three-year, $993,000 project funded by the National Science Foundation in collaboration with faculty at the University of Texas at Austin. The…

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Streams ‘Sense’ Changes in Land Use, Indicate Health of Areas

Wednesday, January 3, 2018
“The manipulation of phosphorous and nitrogen in the landscape is one of the greatest threats to the fate of humanity and the rest of life on this planet,” said Jay Zarnetske, MSU earth and environmental scientist. Courtesy of MSU

Scientists at Michigan State University have shown that streams can be key health indicators of a region’s landscape, but the way they’re being monitored can be improved. New…

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MSU’s Fitzpatrick Receives Young Investigators Award

Friday, February 17, 2017
Sarah Fitzpatrick

Sarah Fitzpatrick, Michigan State University assistant professor of integrative biology, joins a distinguished group of scientists who have won the American Society of Naturalist’s Jasper Loftus-Hills Young Investigators…

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Ecologist Klausmeier Named MSU Foundation Professor

Friday, September 9, 2016
Christopher Klausmeier and zooplankton

Christopher Klausmeier, professor of plant biology and W.K. Kellogg Biological Station faculty member, has been named an MSU Foundation Professor. The MSU Foundation Professor title is designated for…

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MSU Professor Named Ecological Society of America Fellow

Friday, July 10, 2015
Foamy water on a beach

Gary Mittelbach, MSU professor of integrative biology, has been named a 2015 fellow of the Ecological Society of America. Mittelbach, who works at MSU’s W.K. Kellogg Biological Station,…

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Soranno Named Founding Editor for Science Journal

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Landscape of clear water

MSU professor Patricia Soranno was named founding editor-in-chief of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography’s new journal, Limnology and Oceanography Letters. “Pat Soranno’s innovative ideas…

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