Douglas Buhler, senior associate dean for research in MSU’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, will be recommended to the MSU Board of Trustees as interim dean designate of CANR from Dec. 10-31, and then interim dean, effective Jan. 1, 2016.
Buhler also serves as assistant vice president for Research and Graduate Studies and director of MSU AgBioResearch, positions he will retain during his service as interim dean.
Those who really know the city of Detroit are aware of its countless triumphs, big and small, and its enduring spirit. Stories of renewal and resurgence abound, as many, including Spartans, continue to invest in the city, its work, and its people.
Detroit is one of the seven metro areas that are part of the Michigan Walkable Urban Places study led by MSU’s Land Policy Institute.
Michigan State University’s Land Policy Institute is helping conduct the Michigan Walkable Urban Places study to assist in planning future development blueprints for the state of Michigan.
The study will assess walkability trends and real estate demand in seven metro regions: Detroit-Ann Arbor; Flint; Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland; Kalamazoo-Battle Creek; Lansing; Jackson; and Saginaw-Midland-Bay City.
MSU Associate Professor Catherine Lindell is one of 16 recipients of grants totaling more than $20 million made in 2015 by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH) program for research on how humans and the environment interact.
Lindell and two MSU colleagues, in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources —Philip H. Howard, associate professor of community sustainability, and Brian Maurer, associate professor of fisheries and wildlife and of geography—received a three-year, $498,650 grant to investigate whether predatory bird populations, in this case American kestrels, increase when researchers provide nest boxes in fruit-growing regions and whether these predators reduce crop damage.
Researchers from Michigan State University (MSU) have received a $173,151 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study novel, non-spray control methods for invasive fruit pests.
The two-year project will examine the use of small nylon pouches that hang from trees and/or bushes. The pouches are treated with insecticides and filled with attractants such as pheromones or food to lure and kill the insects on contact.