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Sea Lamprey: Researchers studying chemical enticements, repellants. Read more on Dr. Michael Wagner’s research on mlive.com.

MSU Today Faculty Conversations: Meredith Gore. Click here to read the article.

Dr. Cheryl Murphy talks with Dr. Kirk Heinze, Host of the talk show Greening of the Great Lakes on the topic of water quality. Click here to hear their conversation.

Sophomore Elizabeth Brajevich is working with the Royal University of Agriculture in Cambodia on the “Pass Swine On” project in which 16 farmers will be given two female pigs apiece. The farmers are asked to give one or two piglets back once those females have reproduced, as well as use new techniques for waste management and attend meetings where they can share their experiences with other farmers. Read more here.

Trash or Treasure?The silver lining to the Asian carp invasion is a better understanding of river biology. Click here to read more.

Dr. Jen Owen receives NSF Career Award to study disease spread. Click here for the story.

MSU Today 360 Perspective Voices and Viewpoints: Jen Owen. Click here to read the article.

MSU Today 360 Perspective Voices and Viewpoints: Rique Campa. Click here to read the article.

MSU Today 360 Perspective Voices and Viewpoints: William Taylor. Click here to read the article.

MSU Today 360 Perspective Voices and Viewpoints: Joan Rose. Click here to read the article.

MSU Today 360 Perspective Voices and Viewpoints: Tom Coon. Click here to read the article.

More light, less heat over endocrine disruptors an opinion piece co-written by Kevin C. Elliott, associate professor Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and Lyman Briggs College. Click here to read it!

MSU Academy for Global Engagement names first nine, congratulations Dr. Gore! Click here to read more.

Earth Day Extravaganza; Fenner Nature Center will be hosting the third Earth Day Extravaganza in collaboration with the Michigan State University Fisheries and Wildlife Club on April 19th, 2014. Click here to learn more.

Shawn Riley’s research featured in the Great Lakes Echo, “Illinois, Wisconsin differ in culling deer to control disease.”
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Dr. Liu and former MSU students are Shedding light on the household explosion.
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Research: It’s more than just the science. Kendra Cheruvelil is co-author of a paper that argues that science is better served when research teams are more diverse. Click here to read article.

Big data is changing the field of ecology
Ecologists can no longer sample and study just one or even a handful of ecosystems," said Patricia Soranno, a Michigan State University professor of fisheries and wildlife and a macrosystems ecology pioneer. Click here to read article.

“Telecoupling shows China’s forest sustainability’s impact.” Click here to read more on Dr. Jack Liu’s research.

Our own Lisa Peterson is in this issue of the Fisheries magazine titled: Structured Decision Making in Dam Management. Click here to read her article (pages 568-9 in linked article).

New scholar's program exposes students to natural resource policymaking
... "There is a dire need for college graduates to be trained in dealing with social, political and scientific problems," says Kelly Millenbah, associate dean and director of academic and student affairs for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. "This program, currently in the development stages, ...”
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All seminars take place on Fridays in room 338 of the Natural Resources Building @ 3:40pm unless noted otherwise. Snacks and drinks will be provided!!!!

January 10 Research Scientist of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, India

January 24 “Telling your story: Figuring out what’s in it for you and how to get it.” Sue Nichols, Assistant Director of Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability, MSU

January 31 “Deer Hunter Demography: An Age-Period-Cohort Approach.” Dr. Richelle Winkler, Professor, Environment and Energy Policy Program, Michigan Technological University

February 14 “Lake benthic algal productivity.” Dr. Caren Scott, Research Associate, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, MSU

February 28 “People, Dogs, Condors, and Grisons: Conservation Challenges in Chile and Peru.” Dr. John F. Organ, Chief of the Division of Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration, USFWS

March 14 TBA Yu Man Lee, Conservation scientist, Michigan Natural Features Inventory

March 28 TBA Dr. Renee Reilly, Research Associate, Quantitative Fisheries Center, MSU

April 4 “Ecology and evolution of naturalized Chinook salmon in the southern Georgian bay ‘hotspot.’” Dr. Yolanda Morbey, Professor, Department of Biology, Western University Ontario

April 11* TBA Dr. Chad Parent, Post-doc Scientist, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, MSU. *Location: Nat Resources Room 1

Seminar Committee: Ralph Tingley, Emi Fergus, Kara Stevens, Katie Julian, Bryan Stevens

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