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    Citizen scientists make big impact on big data

    Published on October 30, 2019

    Collecting large amounts of data for long-term and large-scale research projects can be a burdensome task, but research from Michigan State University shows that citizen science programs can help fill the data gap.

  • Graphic depiction of person outside a network

    Assigning workers to new networks boosts sustainability

    Published on October 17, 2019

    Innovation comes from people in different units who have new knowledge, and a new study about conservation organizations suggests encouraging employees to think and act outside network boxes from time to time.

  • Wolong Nature Reserve alpine landscape

    Modeling habitat that’s just right

    Published on October 14, 2019

    In this week’s Scientific Reports, Michigan State University researchers offer ways to take the guess work out of parameters.

  • Land protection can benefit freshwater species by protecting the features that facilitate movement from one waterbody to another. An example of a lake that is accessible to both aquatic (e.g., fish) and semi-aquatic wildlife (e.g., amphibians) is the Lake of the Clouds in Porcupine Wilderness State Park in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Aquatic wildlife can access the lake via the Upper Carp River, whereas semi-aquatic wildlife can access the lake through the surrounding wetlands and forest. Photo: Ian McCullough.

    Does protecting land help freshwater species?

    Published on October 4, 2019

    A recently published Michigan State University study in the journal Landscape Ecology looked at connectivity among Michigan lakes from the perspective of both aquatic and semi-aquatic wildlife.

  • Altruism -- willingness to sacrifice for a greater good -- may support pro-environment behaviors

    What would Jesus do? Quite possibly, recycle

    Published on September 23, 2019

    A team of social scientists and sustainability scientists worked to peel off the layers of understanding about how Christianity and environmentalism mix.

  • Turning data into compelling images

    Look at this data!

    Published on September 23, 2019

    Two Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability members tied for second place in a campus competition to translate data into a compelling visual.

Science communicator honored by AAAS

November 29, 2018

Sue Nichols becomes first Michigan science communicator to be elected a AAAS Fellow.

Liu named among most highly cited in global list

November 29, 2018

Jack Liu, Rachel Carson Chair in Sustainability, makes this year's list of Highly Cited Researchers - an acknowledgement of the power of cross-field research.

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