Published on March 23, 2015
A state-of-the-art $35,000 Orchard-Rite wind machine has been installed at the MSU AgBioResearch Clarksville Research Center, thanks to a donation from the manufacturer and its service company.
SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT - Synergies and tradeoffs among Sustainable Development Goals across boundaries in a metacoupled world
Published on September 3, 2020
Understanding SDG synergies and tradeoffs across spatial/administrative boundaries using the metacoupling framework using tourism and panda loans as an example.
Variation of soil hydraulic properties with alpine grassland degradation in the Eastern Tibetan Plateau
Published on August 8, 2016
In this study, soil field capacity (FC) and saturated hydraulic conductivity (Ks) together with several basic soil properties under light degraded (LD), moderate degraded (MD) and severe degraded (SD) alpine swamp meadow were investigated.
Published on June 29, 2010
We conducted an experiment to characterize the impact of panda foraging on the sustainability of its food resource, bamboo, in an enclosed area of natural habitat.
Accounting for ecosystem services in compensating for the costs of effective conservation in protected areas
Published on October 3, 2017
Protected areas are a major approach for conserving ecosystem services globally. Effective conservation in protected areas must integrate human livelihoods into the design and management of conservation.
Designing a conservation plan for protecting the habitat for giant pandas in the Qionglai mountain range, China
Published on January 1, 2006
This study assessed the overall habitat suitability for the species in the Qionglai mountain range (Sichuan, China) using Landsat TM imagery acquired in 2001, geographical data, field surveys, and information acquired in previous researches.
Modeling the Choice to Switch from Fuelwood to Electricity Implications for Giant Panda Habitat Conservation
Published on May 21, 2002
We used stated preference data obtained from in-person interviews to estimate a random utility model of the choice of adopting electricity for cooking and heating.
Published on June 21, 2005
A study on the complex interactions of humans and landscapes, we developed an integrated spatiotemporally explicit model of household activities, natural vegetation dynamics, and their impacts on panda habitat.
Published on July 12, 2013
Our study provides insights and descriptions of techniques to improve attitudes toward wildlife in Chitwan and many regions around the world with similar conservation challenges.
SCIENCE - Ecological degradation in protected areas: The Case of Wolong Nature Reserve for Giant Pandas
Published on April 6, 2001
Analyses of remote sensing data from pre- and post-establishment periods indicate that the Wolong National Nature Reserve has become more fragmented and less suitable for giant panda habitation.
Agent-based modeling of the effects of social norms on enrollment in payments for ecosystem services
Published on August 2, 2011
In this paper, we developed an agent-based simulation model to demonstrate the evolution and impacts of social norms on the enrollment of agricultural land in a PES program.
Published on July 14, 2009
Taking a look at "PNAS".
Published on February 27, 2014
We investigated the impact of an emerging livestock sector in China's renowned Wolong Nature Reserve for giant pandas.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & POLICY - Synthesizing social and environmental sensing to monitor the impact of large-scale infrastructure development
Published on August 5, 2021
A unique look at two enormous global projects combining remote sensing and social media to understand if early concerns about environmental damage emerged, and public sentiment.
CONSERVATION BIOLOGY - Complex effects of habitat amount and fragmentation on functional connectivity and inbreeding in a giant panda population
Published on September 20, 2021
Research shows giant pandas would benefit from some unsuitable habitat across the landscape.
Published on December 27, 2017
This study investigate the effect of grain size and niche breadth on SDMs.
Published on January 22, 2013
After long periods of deforestation, forest transition has occurred globally, but the causes of forest transition in different countries are highly variable.
Published on February 24, 2014
Natural disasters affect forest ecosystems in profound and complex ways.
Published on October 30, 2018
Michigan 4-H Foundation trustees were elected to two-year terms as officers of the foundation at the fall board meeting Oct. 5.
Published on February 17, 2012