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Study Finds Small Streams Have Big Impacts On Great Lakes

Thursday, October 29, 2020
River tributary with trees on both sides

Excessive nutrient inputs from tributary streams and rivers contribute to harmful algal blooms and coastal ecosystem degradation worldwide. However, the role that small tributaries play in coastal nutrient…

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Michigan Clean Water Corps To Be Administered By MSU Through New $1.7 Million Grant

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Great Lakes bathymetry map

The Michigan Clean Water Corps, a statewide network of volunteer programs for monitoring lake and stream water quality, will now be administered through MSU with a grant from…

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Sea Lampreys Drawn to Love Smell

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
sea lamprey on rocks

Some people are drawn to cologne; others are attracted to perfume. When it comes to sea lampreys, however, spermine smells like love. In new research led by Michigan…

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MSU’s Wagner Uses ‘Smell’ to Stop Sea Lamprey Invasion

Thursday, January 25, 2018
Sea Lamprey

Michael Wagner, MSU AgBioResearch fish ecologist, has been studying sea lamprey in the Great Lakes for over 13 years. Native to the coastal waters of the Atlantic Ocean…

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MSU Key Player in New Great Lakes Research Group

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Great Lakes bathymetry map

Michigan State University is poised to play a big role in the newly formed Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR). A five-year, $20 million dollar grant from…

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Algal Blooms in the Great Lakes

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Graduate student presenter (and now PhD) Kateri Salk, describes her research process on algal blooms in Lake Erie, some of the unique outcomes of her research, and her…

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Great Lakes Vital to Strong Michigan Tourism Industry

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
infographic about Michigan

Michigan boasts 3,288 miles of Great Lakes shoreline – the longest freshwater coastline in the United States – as well as more than 11,000 inland lakes and 76,000…

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Michigan’s Tourism Industry Continues Strong Performance

Monday, April 18, 2016
Sleeping Bear Dunes

Michigan’s tourism industry thrived in 2015 and is expected to remain strong through 2016, according to two Michigan State University researchers who presented their annual report recently at…

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MSU Doctoral Student Awarded NSF Fellowship

Friday, April 8, 2016
Maria Castano

Maria Castano, a Ph.D. student in the Michigan State University College of Engineering, has received a 2016 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The award will support her…

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MSU Pursues Economic Solution to Urban Blight

Monday, February 8, 2016
abandoned parking lot

Michigan State University researchers will use nearly $250,000 from the U.S. Department of Commerce to test whether recycling and repurposing building materials is an effective solution to economic…

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