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Alumna Katrina Liebich Receives U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Sense of Wonder Award

Katrina (Mueller) Liebich, who received her Ph.D. in Fisheries and Wildlife from Michigan State University in 2011, has received the 2016 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Sense of Wonder Award for excellence in interpretation and environmental education. Katrina is a Fisheries Outreach Coordinator at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, based in Anchorage, AK. She was honored for her outreach work that introduces the science of fisheries management to children and adults.  Congratulations Katrina!


Rebecca Ives Receives MSU Clerical-Technical Recognition Award


Rebecca Ives, a research technician in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, received the MSU Clerical-Technical Recognition Award during a ceremony on November 4, 2016. The award is sponsored by the Thomas and Concettina Gliozzo Endowment Fund to recognize outstanding employees who show innovative thinking, respect for the campus community and diligence in their daily work. A video honoring Rebecca can be found here:  


MSU Student’s Research on Great Lakes Trout Featured by Wisconsin Sea Grant

University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute – October 13, 2016


MSU Researchers Work to Protect Rattlesnakes

WILX 10: Local - July 20, 2016


Grassroots Tactics Could Improve Global Environmental Policies

MSU TODAY: Environment + Science & Technology - April 20, 2016


MSU Part of Team Working to Save Endangered Species in Nicaragua

MSU TODAY: Science & Technology - March 23, 2016


Successfully Moving Giraffes

MSU TODAY: Environment - March 16, 2016


Conservation Criminology at MSU Works to Defend the Rights of Nature and Wildlife Around the World

MLive: Interveiw - March 8, 2016


Inland Fisheries Determined to Surface as Food Powerhouse

MSU TODAY: Science & Technology - February 11, 2016


Recent MSU Fisheries and Wildlife Graduate Dan Myers is Recognized as “Top 10 Under 40

Petoskey News - February 10, 2016


Militarization of Conservation: Narratives of Poaching

It’s Hot in Here: Broadcast - Recorded on January 8, 2016


Changing the face of science: A Q&A with Meredith Gore

MSU AgBioResearch - November 11, 2015


Second-Place Award for Best Presentation at MSU Environmental Science and Policy Program’s Research Symposium

Remington Moll

Remington Moll won a second-place award for Best Presentation at the recent Research Symposium hosted by the Environmental Science and Policy Program at Michigan State University. He was recognized for an outstanding presentation of research conducted with RECaP collaborators on the reintroduction ecology of large carnivores in Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa. 


MSU professor Dr. Meredith Gore fights illegal wildlife traffic:



  • Campa named distinguished faculty member by CANR

    Posted on February 25, 2017 11:36am

    Rique Campa III will receive a Distinguished Faculty Award.


  • Giving TUEsday campaign to raise funds for CANR Student Club Grants

    Posted on November 29, 2016 8:02am

    Did participation in a student club enhance your MSU experience? This year’s #GivingTUEsday campaign in the college is to raise $5,000 to support Student Club Grants through the CANR Alumni Association.

    This fund provides support for scholarships, student club activities and alumni programming in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR). The fund also underwrites the CANR Alumni Association’s Student Club Grant Program. 


  • Students, Recent Graduate Named Finalists For Mitchell, Rhodes Scholarships

    Posted on November 2, 2016 11:34am

    Michigan State University has four finalists for a pair of highly competitive graduate school scholarships – two for the Mitchell Scholarship and two for the Rhodes Scholarship.

    MSU’s Mitchell Scholarship finalists are: Joel Arnold, a recent graduate with degrees in social relations and policy from James Madison College and urban and regional planning from the College of Social Science; and Margaret Born, an Honors College senior majoring in comparative cultures and politics in James Madison College and Arabic in the College of Arts and Letters.

    The U.S.-Ireland Alliance established the George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program, which allows up to 12 future American leaders to pursue a year of graduate study in Ireland and Northern Ireland. MSU has produced one Mitchell Scholar to date.

    “I am honored to have been named a national finalist in this very competitive process,” Arnold said. “Applying for the Mitchell has allowed me to explore more deeply my passion for struggling communities and what I can do to impact these communities in a positive manner while learning from and with the people of Ireland.”

  • Student fountain challenge kicks off in concert with Water Moves MSU

    Posted on October 3, 2016 12:44pm

    The 2016 Stockholm Water Prize recipient Joan Rose has issued a challenge to Michigan State University students: Design a water fountain that does more than serves up fresh, clean water.


  • Pandas aren’t out of woods yet—in fact, forest wisdom even more critical

    Panda in a forest

    Posted on September 26, 2016 3:09pm

    When it comes to understanding how giant pandas pick habitat, researchers get a much better picture by watching their whole journey, not just the potty breaks.

    Vanessa Hull, a research associate at Michigan State University’s Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability spent two years working in the relatively uncharted waters of tracking wild pandas fitted with GPS collars. In the Sept. 14 edition of the journal PLoS ONE, she and colleagues fill in the gaps of understanding how pandas spend their days.


  • Cabelas gives grant to Gourmet Gone Wild via Michigan United Conservation Club

    Gourmet Gone Wild

    Posted on September 7, 2016 2:30pm

    The Michigan United Conservation Club (MUCC) has been awarded a $147,500 grant by the Cabela’s Outdoor Fund for its Gourmet Gone Wild program.


  • MSU researchers, DNR partner in one of the largest forest diversity studies in the nation

    From left, professor Mike Walters, doctoral student Catherine Henry and off-campus labor aide Evan Farinosi.

    Posted on July 19, 2016 10:14am

    College of Agriculture and Natural Resources researchers Mike Walters, Department of Forestry, and Gary Roloff, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, are teaming up to study ways to increase sustainability and diversity of Michigan’s valuable northern hardwood forests.

    The study is one of the largest in the country, with Walters and Roloff examining almost 150 30-acre forest stands on public and private land in the Upper and Lower peninsulas.


  • 28 Demmer Scholars intern in Washington, D.C.

    Demmer Scholars at the U.S. Supreme Court with Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan

    Posted on July 14, 2016 3:04pm

    There is no more exciting time to be in our nation’s capital than in a presidential election year.  This summer, a select group of students from Michigan State, Mississippi State and other universities are studying the intricacies of federal policymaking while working full-time in Washington, D.C.


  • Snares to wares

    Posted on July 8, 2016 8:00am

    Spartan conservationists find creative solutions for protecting human livelihood while saving wildlife in East Africa.


  • Sustaining a Sssssspecies

    Sustaining a species, snake photo

    Posted on June 17, 2016 10:09am

    To help ensure a healthy planet today and tomorrow, Spartan researchers work across the globe to study and preserve wildlife habitats—from pandas in China to hyenas in Africa and, in Michigan, the eastern massasauga rattlesnake. With Michigan the last stronghold for the snakes, MSU’s work to track them and collect and share data is important to preserving the habitat crucial for the survival of the species.

    Watch the video.


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