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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The Lyme disease battle
There is a subculture in America you may know little about. ... Jean Tsao of Michigan State University, who's heading a $2.5-million study to identify why rates of Lyme disease are so much lower in the South, has concluded that people are no more likely to contract Lyme there than to be struck by lightning. ...
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Gourmet Gone Wild introduces hunting and fishing to young professionals
Gourmet Gone Wild (GGW) invites groups of young professionals to GGW events to sample professionally prepared wild fish and game entrees paired with local wine and beer while learning about the health benefits of eating locally, and the role hunters and anglers play in conserving natural resources. Read more here.
Kendra Cheruvelil is on sabbatical in the UK, and writing a professional blog.
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Sea lampreys’ sexy secret? Bile salt, baby.
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Local-scale? Continental-scale? What's in between?
Dr. Kendra Cheruvelil discusses her new paper which explors the important role of the regional spatial scale for understanding and managing lakes.
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Banding birds to see the effects of exotic plants.
Professor Jen Owen along with other FW students and faculty race to finish a bird catching project in an effort to learn more about the impact of invasive plant species on bird health.
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Bile salts – sea lampreys' newest scent of seduction.
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Finding the ‘sweet spot’ for environmental programs.
Sustainability programs are a Goldilocks proposition – some groups are too big, some are too small, and the environment benefits when the size of a group of people working to save it is just right.
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Turning up the heat.
Male sea lampreys may not be the best-looking creatures swimming in our lakes and streams, but they apparently have something going for them that the ladies may find irresistible.
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Studying China’s environmental future.
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Scientists put attitudes towards tigers on the map.
Read more here on how CSIS researchers are impacting Nepal.
Attracting more students to STEM.
Read here to see how Jerry Urquhart and other collaborators bringing in students by teaching climate change.
Thousands of failed septic tanks across the state threaten Michigan’s waters
Read more at mlive.com.
Sea lamprey nosed into controlled areas by scent.
Listen to Dr. Wagner’s story hosted on NPR here.
China has potential to be leader in global sustainability.
Read more on Dr. Liu’s research involvement here.
A call to action by research teams led by Joan Rose and Pat Soranno
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All seminars take place on Fridays in room 1 of the Natural Resources Building @ 3:40pm. Snacks and drinks will be provided!!!!
September 13 “Contemporary issues in eagle management: A tale of two icons” Dr. Brian Washburn, Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA
September 27 “A multi-tiered approach for investigations in fish ecology” Dr. Brian Roth, Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University
October 4 “The role of science at The Nature Conservancy in Michigan and the Great Lakes” Dr. Scott Sowa, The Nature Conservancy
October 11 “Native fish conservation in the Desert Southwest: Lessons from the Grand Canyon” Dr. Craig Paukert, Fisheries and Wildlife, University of Missouri
October 18 “Scaling sublethal effects of stressors on fish to population dynamics: A multi-tiered approach” Dr. Cheryl Murphy, Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University
October 25 “Rediscovering the nearshore: Integrating the littoral zone into fish community dynamics” Dr. William Fetzer, Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University
November 1 “The influence of biotic interactions on species distributions” Dr. Phoebe Lehmann Zarnetske, Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University
November 8 “Economics of floodplains and habitat management for juvenile salmon in California” Dr. Cloé Garnache, Agriculture, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University
November 15 “Zero-inflation in ecological data analysis: A Bayesian hierarchical approach” Dr. Song S. Qian, Environmental Sciences, University of Toledo
December 6 “A less than glorious past: Perspectives on the amount of aquatic resource damage in the US” Gary Whelan, Michigan Department of Natural Resources