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Litchman Receives Hutchinson Award for Scientific Excellence in Aquatic Ecology

Thursday, March 4, 2021
Foamy water on a beach

Elena Litchman, professor of aquatic ecology at Michigan State University, is the recipient of the 2021 G. Evelyn Hutchinson Award from the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and…

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Mapping A Greener Future On Farms With Precision Technology

Thursday, October 8, 2020
soybean and corn fields

When it comes to farming, becoming more sustainable can also mean becoming more profitable. So it’s only natural that farmers would look to Spartans for help going —…

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Trinidad’s Guppy-Filled Streams Provide Natural Lab for Genetic Rescue Research

Monday, January 6, 2020
Close of picture of guppies swimming.

Trinidadian Guppies, ubiquitous in freshwater aquariums around the world, are no bigger than your thumb. But for Sarah Fitzpatrick, assistant professor in Michigan State University’s Department of Integrative…

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MSU Leads $2 Million Grant on Outdoor Science Learning

Friday, August 23, 2019
Friends discussing over digital tablet while sitting on retaining wall at natural parkland

New research from Michigan State University will develop methods to show teachers how learning science can be situated outside of the classroom. Gail Richmond, a professor in the…

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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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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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Modeling the Evolutionary Emergence of Diverse Microbial Metabolisms

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Elena Litchman and Christopher Klausmeier

Michigan State University Foundation Professors Elena Litchman and Christopher Klausmeier are the recipients of a two year, $360,000 NASA Astrobiology/Exobiology grant to fund research on modeling the evolutionary origin of…

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MSU Scientists Showcase Latest in Agricultural Research at Ag Days

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Kellogg Biological Station

Members of Michigan’s agriculture industry and local residents are invited to attend the upcoming research field days at Michigan State University’s outlying research facilities throughout the state this…

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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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MSU Awarded $2M NSF Grant to Study Phytoplankton

Friday, June 9, 2017
Left, Klausmeier; right, Litchman

Michigan State University aquatic ecologist Elena Litchman (above, right) is the lead investigator of a four-year, $2 million National Science Foundation (NSF) Dimensions of Biodiversity grant to study how…

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