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Uncovering How Some Corals Resist Leaching

Monday, February 8, 2021
Photo of Hawaii coast line where you can see the coral through the water.

Climate change is bleaching and killing corals, but researchers from MSU and the University of Hawaii are investigating how some can stand up to a warming world. Coral…

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Leveraging the Resilience of Microbial Communities to Support Stable Ecosystems

Monday, April 1, 2019

Microbial communities (or microbiomes) contain discrete populations of bacteria, archaea, fungi, and viruses that interact both with each other and with their local environment.  Environmental microbial communities act…

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Conservation Costs Can Be Higher than Bargained For

Thursday, March 22, 2018
potato field in China

 Sweeping policies that reward people in environmentally sensitive areas for returning their farmlands to nature have been lauded as ecological triumphs. But a new Michigan State University study…

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Our Freshwater Lakes are Getting Saltier

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
MSU doctoral student Nicholas Skaff works with other members of the GLEON Fellows team. Photo courtesy of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.

North America’s freshwater lakes are getting saltier due to growing development and exposure to road salt, according to a new, large-scale study involving Michigan State University. The study,…

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