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Fields of Breeders’ Dreams: A Team Effort Toward Targeted Crop Improvements

Thursday, January 28, 2021
Switchgrass

Community effort yields reference switchgrass genome, environmental adaptations data. Michigan State University plant biology researcher David Lowry is part of a study that examines the use of switchgrass in fighting…

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Student Earns Pre-Doctoral Fellowship from the National Science Foundation

Monday, April 13, 2020
soil

Entomology graduate student Allison Zahorec has received $138,000 for three years to learn more about how soil microarthropod communities found in various bioenergy crop systems influence microbial and…

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Understanding Microbiome Resilience on a Changing Planet

Friday, December 20, 2019

Dr. Ashley Shade received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin Microbiology Doctoral Training Program in 2010, and afterwards was a Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation postdoctoral fellow…

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Helpful Insects and Landscape Changes

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Potato Beetle

We might not notice them, but the crops farmers grow are protected by scores of tiny invertebrate bodyguards. Naturally occurring arthropods like spiders and lady beetles patrol crop…

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Finding Microbial Pillars of the Bio-Energy Community

Thursday, September 12, 2019
Late fall switchgrass harvest

Stems, leaves, flowers and fruits make up the biggest chunk of potential living space for microbes in the environment, but ecologists still don’t know a lot about how…

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MSU Nets $1.1M in New DOE Grants

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy awarded nearly $1.1 million in grants to four Michigan State University faculty members. The four grants come from the DOE Offices of High…

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FRIB Hosts Dr. Chris Fall

Monday, July 16, 2018
Facility for Rare Isotope Beams

On 16 July, FRIB hosted Dr. Chris Fall, principal deputy director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). Dr. Fall spent the day at…

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DOE Provides Next-Phase Funding for Great Lakes Bioenergy Research

Monday, July 17, 2017
Late fall switchgrass harvest at the GLBRC / KBS LTER biofuels scale-up site; Photo Credit: J.E.Doll, Michigan State University

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center for an additional five years of funding to develop sustainable alternatives to transportation fuels and…

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Cellulosic Biofuels Can Benefit Environment if Managed Correctly

Monday, July 3, 2017
Phil Robertson

Could cellulosic biofuels – or liquid energy derived from grasses and wood – become a green fuel of the future, providing an environmentally sustainable way of meeting energy…

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Several MSU Researchers Among World’s Most Highly Cited

Monday, December 12, 2016
seven faculty members

Seven Michigan State University faculty members have earned a spot on the Reuters Thomson highly cited researchers list for 2016. This year’s list honors approximately 3,000 scientists from…

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