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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.

H2O SOS
A call to action by research teams led by Joan Rose and Pat Soranno
Read more here.

Neil Carter, Shawn Riley and Jack Liu are published on tiger research in Nepal in Oryx click here to read article.

Pollution can make citizens – both rich and poor – go green click here to read more

Dr. Kendra Spence Cheruvelil (FW and Lyman Briggs), Dr. Patricia Soranno (FW) and Dr. Pang-Ning Tan (CSE) are featured in MSU’s AgBioResearch Futures Magazine on the MSU Global Water Initiative for their ongoing NSF project examining climate and land use change effects on freshwaters. Click here to read full article

Second annual Bill Earl Youth Fishing Program 2012, click here to view article and pictures of this year’s event.

Wei Liu (graduate student in CSIS) recently received media and NSF attention for a paper published in PLoS One on who benefits, and who doesn’t, from nature tourism. Click here for the coverage of Wei’s work in MSU News

Demmer Scholars immersed in policy-making for summer click here to read more.

Six FW graduate students from the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability, along with their adviser Bill Taylor, are in Edinburgh, Scotland, this week fishing for solutions to fish sustainability. They'll be blogging about their experiences click here to read their blog.

FW Club Members share their experiences from the 2011 Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference click here to view the video.

Pat Soranno gave an interview for agreening of the great lakes on Studying how humans interact with freshwater systems click here to view this article.

In 2010, Meredith Gore, along with Dr. Michael Nelson, asked some wolf-management related questions on the State of the State survey. A report of their findings was released this week and the story has been picked up by Michigan Public Radio's Environment Report. A podcast of the MPR story can be found here. Click here to view the report findings.

A Special Session at the upcoming 77th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference, organized by Dr. Shawn Riley and doctoral student Shauna Hanisch, will address the urgent need to promote public support for wildlife health via effective communication strategies. Click here to read more.

"Wolves of Isle Royale help scientists understand how people form ethical decisions about conservation issues" click here to read more of Dr.'s Gore and Nelson's work.

MSU News Weekly profiles one of our own; Sandra Enness click here to read her story.

"MSU professor launches new field of water research, nets $2.2 million NSF grant," click here for more information on this new research initiative of the Landscape Limnology Research Group, co-directed by Dr. Soranno and Dr. Cheruvelil.

"Michigan State Takes Big Ten Classic Title on Stingy Coldwater Lake," thirty nine teams, representing ten universities, MSU brings the trophy home, click here to read their story.

“Striking a balance between anglers and sustainability of bass populations.” Click here for more on Dr. Bremigan’s work with the DNR Fisheries Division.

“The PERM Paradigm: Relationships Matter” click here to read this article

“Building Bridges to Wildlife Conservation and Leadership Policy” click here to read this article

The Conservation Ethics Group (CEG) received the 2011 MSU Phi Kappa Phi Excellence Award in Interdisciplinary Scholarship. The CEG is a small independent organization, which includes three faculty members from the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Dr. Michael P. Nelson, associate professor of environmental ethics and philosophy; Dr. Meredith Gore, assistant professor of human dimensions; and Dr. John Vucetich, adjunct professor. The award was given for the highly unique collaboration between the social and ecological sciences with ethics, the large amount of community engagement, and the highly productive research and publication record of CEG members. CEGÆs vision is to create a community statewide, national and international of natural resource professionals with an ability to wisely handle the ethical dimensions of natural resource management.

Salmon in Lake Michigan - historical perspective with Howard Tanner, click here to read more

MSU team honored for work to save fish habitat, click here for more information

FW doctoral student Neil Carter is the latest Spartan Saga to appear on the MSU website. Neil explains his research on tiger conservation in Chitwan National Park in the story. Watch Neil's Spartan Saga here

"Netting results to overcome fish production and protection challenges" click here to read more about the research done at the QFC

FW Quiz Bowl team came in first place at the 2011 TWS North Central Student Conclave! They beat Purdue in the final round 150-130! The team included Callie Gesmundo, Phil Ganz, Shawn Szabo and Nate Spala.

Check out the results of the Graduate Student Organization Photo Contest by clicking here.

Geoff Habron and his Sustainability students at Michigan State University learn firsthand about the power of recycling by performing a waste sort at the MSU Recycling center and Surplus Store. Click here for more information

Congratulations for two of our own FW colleagues receiving International Awards:
"John K. Hudzik Emerging Leader in Advancing International Studies and Programs" to Daniel Kramer and "Gill-Chin Lim Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Global Studies" to Xiaodong Chen

Dr. Rose recently elected to The National Academy of Engineering click here for story

New edition of the FW SPOTLIGHT is available, click here to access it.

Taking a risk: shark diving and conservation; click here to read more on Dr. Gore's research

Bret Muter, a doctoral student at the Michigan State University (MSU) Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, is second runner-up in a "Wanna Be Like Jack Hanna" video contest sponsored by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Read more here

Dr. Jack Liu and other MSU faculty honored by national science association, click here to read article.

Scents Latest Weapons in Fight Against Sea Lamprey click here to read more on Dr. Wagner's work

Dr. Michael Nelson's book Moral Ground now has its own web site!! Check it out!

"Quakes Don't Completely Shake China's Environmental Gains" click here to read more about the research that goes on over at CSIS.

"That which doesn't kill perch makes them stronger. Or does it?" click here to read more about Dr. Murphy's research

"The Public Trust Doctrine: Implications for Wildlife Management and Conservation in the US and Canada," written by 11 legal and wildlife scholars, including MSU Fisheries and Wildlife professor Shawn Riley, was just published by The Wildlife Society. The Public Trust Doctrine (PTD) is the legal foundation for North American wildlife conservation, and this review examines the benefits and threats to the PTD. Click here to read the Doctrine.

October 28 - Sustainable Michigan Endowed Project (SMEP) "Taking Sustainability Seriously: The Role of Knowledge Institutions" Academy. Event takes place at the Michigan State University Union, in East Lansing, Michigan from 8:00 am - 6 pm. Registration for the Academy begins September 10, 2010. Read more here.

First-ever Boone and Crockett chair at MSU named, click here to see this article.

MSU receives sustainability grant; click here to see this article on Geoffrey Habron's work with other campus partners to develop a sustainability specialization on campus.

Michael Nelson and colleague John Vucetich continue to spark interest in the scientific advocacy debate. Click here to see this article from the Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media.

The MAES welcomes Brian Roth and Orlando Sarnelle as faculty members. Click here to learn more

EPA grants focus on restoring Great Lakes waterways, click here to learn more about work led by Cheryl Murphy and Joan Rose

Rebecca Humphries: Leading DNRE to better Michigan's natural environment, see the complete article here

MSU environmental ethicist co-edits book, read more of this article about Michael Nelson's book here

IT'S BETTER TO EAT AT A CROWDED TABLE: Critical factors affecting sea lamprey recruitment identified - Sea lamprey populations can rebound from low densities if streambed conditions are favorable for spawning, scientists at Michigan State University concluded recently in a study supported by the Great Lakes Fishery Commission. See complete article of former Ph.D. student Heather Dawson here

THE CALL OF THE CHILD: SEA LAMPREY SPAWNING BEHAVIOR FOLLOWS LARVAL ODOR-Because a migrating sea lamprey dies after spawning, it makes one final crucial decision: where should I deposit my offspring? See complete article of Michael Wagner's research here

ZEBRA MUSSELS RECONFIGURE "SOCIAL" INTERACTIONS TO THEIR BENEFIT - Read about Andrea Miehls Zebra Mussel research approach. See the complete article here

PORTRAYAL OF CORMORANTS CHANGES FROM VICTIM TO PERPETRATOR- Researchers Bret Muter, Meredith Gore & Shawn Riley from Michigan State University recently completed a study about media reporting on cormorant management in Canada and the U.S. and concluded that during the past thirty years, representations of cormorants in the print media have shifted from cormorants being the victim to being the perpetrator of risk to wildlife and the environment. Read the full article here

Marco Sanchez (FW Club president) was recognized by TWS for a video he submitted to their inaugural video contest that profiles Emily Johnston and her research. See the video here

Local DNR worker named Wildlife Biologist of the Year. Click here for story

Michael Nelson, MSU prof. of Environmental Ethics, presents Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril
A Schuler's Bookstore Event to be held Thursday September 9, 7 p.m. at Eastwood Towne Center location: 2820 Towne Center Blvd., Lansing, MI 48912
Also visit www.moralground.com and link up to Moral Ground via Facebook and Twitter via that webpage.

"The Moral Obligations of Scientists" a commentary by Michael P. Nelson and his colleague John A. Vucetich.

Dr. Jianguo "Jack" Liu's joint MSU-Chinese research "Most Panda Habitat is Outside Nature Reserves"

Dr. Weiming Li's sea lamprey research sheds light on how stress hormones evolved. Click here for more information

Now available - BASS, bears, and bloodsuckers case study videos.
See video presentations about bear, bass, and sea lamprey management from our inaugural PERM meeting.

Ethical issues ignored in sustainability education, research...learn more about Dr. Michael Nelson's work by clicking here.

BioScience Review of Dr. Bill Porter's The Great Experiment in Conservation. Click here to learn more.

Dr. Geoff Habron leading MSU's new specialization in sustainability. Click here to learn more.

Dr. Patricia Soranno, Dr. Mary Bremigan and Dr. Kendra Cheruvelil's research makes lake and stream conservation more effective - Click here to see more

Maes Researcher (Dr. Jack Liu) becomes Regular in Science.

Check out the Fish and Wildlife Disease and Conservation Medicine program within the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and the College of Veterinary Medicine. Click here for more information.

FW Club launches brand new website, featuring interactive social networking and dynamic information sharing.

FW undergraduate, Andrew Wildbill, highlighted in University video on Diversity and Inclusion. Click here to view.

New Spotlight in! Click here to access a copy.

True Sustainability Needs an Ethical Revolution - an article by Dr. Michael Nelson and his colleague Dr. John Vucetich

Dr. Joan Rose one of five MSU faculty honored by national science association

MSU professors stress on the importance of stopping the invasion of Asian carp before it starts. Click here to learn more

Natural resources seminar lands top U.S. policy honchos, advocates. Click here to learn more

FW Club participates in Red Cedar River Cleanup. Click here to learn more

MSU FW Sport Fishing Club Wins College Bass Anglers Association Big Ten Championship. Click here to learn more.

Dr. Jean Tsao profiled in the State News. Click here to read more.

Dr. Kendra Cheruvelil named as 2009-2010 Lilly Fellow. Click here to see the complete list of awardees

Faculty conversation with Dr. Joan Rose. Click here to read and listen.

Researchers to probe whether Lyme disease will follow spread of ticks across U.S. - To learn more about Dr. Jean Tsao's work click here

The Sweet Smell of Spawning Success - FW Faculty Michael Wagner's Sea Lamprey research is highlighted.

ANR Communications - Chairperson Named for MSU Fisheries and Wildlife

Wilderness fills Great Lakes classroom; Environmental education at Isle Royale. Click here to learn more.

Congratulations Mike Jones, new CHAIR of Fisheries and Wildlife. To learn more click here...

MSU naturalist (Jim Harding) finds public more tolerant of critter encounters. Click here to learn more...

Michigan researchers seek greenhouse gas controls Scientists urge advocacy for environment. Read more about Dr. Nelson's work.

Lampreys are sucking the life out of Michigan's waterways. Read more.

Visit The Birding Life - Observations on birds, birding and descriptions of the natural history adventures of a birding biologist/naturalist by FW Alum Vincent Cavalieri.

Environmental Ethics Topic of Endowmed Lecture Series. Dr. Michael Nelson to speak on on "Wolf, Moose, Philosopher: Environmental Ethics and the Isle Royale Wolf-Moose Project" and "American Indian Environmental Ethics: Accessing, Assessing and Abstracting"

Pheromones in River Traps attract Sea Lampreys. Learn more about Dr. Weiming Li's 10-year research project.

FW alum in the news - Transmitters help researchers understand duck population decline.

Dr. Michael Nelson and Colleagues Investigate Bone Deformities Linked to Inbreeding in Wolves of Isle Royale. For more information, also click here

Fisheries biologist Jim Diana named new Michigan Sea Grant Director

Michigan DNR Biologist Al Stewart (MSU FW Alum) Awarded High Honor

Check out the fifth issue of Fisheries & Wildlife SPOTLIGHT magazine!

"Chemical successfully lures love-sick lampreys to traps" by Dr. Weiming Li.

"A decaying water system leaves the nation vulnerable" by Dr. Joan Rose.

Bruggeman awarded $1.8 million from Department of Defense for Landscape Equivalency Analysis (LEA) research on military lands in the U.S. Southeast. Read more...

The Conservation Ethics Group (CEG) received the 2011 MSU Phi Kappa Phi Excellence Award in Interdisciplinary Scholarship. The CEG is a small independent organization, which includes three faculty members from the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife – Dr. Michael P. Nelson, associate professor of environmental ethics and philosophy; Dr. Meredith Gore, assistant professor of human dimensions; and Dr. John Vucetich, adjunct professor. The award was given for the highly unique collaboration between the social and ecological sciences with ethics, the large amount of community engagement, and the highly productive research and publication record of CEG members. CEG’s vision is to create a community – statewide, national and international – of natural resource professionals with an ability to wisely handle the ethical dimensions of natural resource management.

Salmon in Lake Michigan - historical perspective with Howard Tanner, click here to read more

MSU team honored for work to save fish habitat, click here for more information

FW doctoral student Neil Carter is the latest Spartan Saga to appear on the MSU website. Neil explains his research on tiger conservation in Chitwan National Park in the story. Watch Neil's Spartan Saga here

"Netting results to overcome fish production and protection challenges" click here to read more about the research done at the QFC

FW Quiz Bowl team came in first place at the 2011 TWS North Central Student Conclave! They beat Purdue in the final round 150-130! The team included Callie Gesmundo, Phil Ganz, Shawn Szabo and Nate Spala.

Geoff Habron and his Sustainability students at Michigan State University learn firsthand about the power of recycling by performing a waste sort at the MSU Recycling center and Surplus Store. Click here for more information

Congratulations for two of our own FW colleagues receiving International Awards:
"John K. Hudzik Emerging Leader in Advancing International Studies and Programs" to Daniel Kramer and "Gill-Chin Lim Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Global Studies" to Xiaodong Chen

Dr. Rose recently elected to The National Academy of Engineering click here for story

New edition of the FW SPOTLIGHT is available, click here to access it.

Taking a risk: shark diving and conservation; click here to read more on Dr. Gore's research

Bret Muter, a doctoral student at the Michigan State University (MSU) Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, is second runner-up in a "Wanna Be Like Jack Hanna" video contest sponsored by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Read more here

Dr. Jack Liu and other MSU faculty honored by national science association, click here to read article.

Scents Latest Weapons in Fight Against Sea Lamprey click here to read more on Dr. Wagner's work

Dr. Michael Nelson's book Moral Ground now has its own web site!! Check it out!

"Quakes Don't Completely Shake China's Environmental Gains" click here to read more about the research that goes on over at CSIS.

"That which doesn't kill perch makes them stronger. Or does it?" click here to read more about Dr. Murphy's research

"The Public Trust Doctrine: Implications for Wildlife Management and Conservation in the US and Canada," written by 11 legal and wildlife scholars, including MSU Fisheries and Wildlife professor Shawn Riley, was just published by The Wildlife Society. The Public Trust Doctrine (PTD) is the legal foundation for North American wildlife conservation, and this review examines the benefits and threats to the PTD. Click here to read the Doctrine.

October 28 - Sustainable Michigan Endowed Project (SMEP) "Taking Sustainability Seriously: The Role of Knowledge Institutions" Academy. Event takes place at the Michigan State University Union, in East Lansing, Michigan from 8:00 am - 6 pm. Registration for the Academy begins September 10, 2010. Read more here.

First-ever Boone and Crockett chair at MSU named, click here to see this article.

MSU receives sustainability grant; click here to see this article on Geoffrey Habron's work with other campus partners to develop a sustainability specialization on campus.

Michael Nelson and colleague John Vucetich continue to spark interest in the scientific advocacy debate. Click here to see this article from the Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media.

The MAES welcomes Brian Roth and Orlando Sarnelle as faculty members. Click here to learn more

EPA grants focus on restoring Great Lakes waterways, click here to learn more about work led by Cheryl Murphy and Joan Rose

Rebecca Humphries: Leading DNRE to better Michigan's natural environment, see the complete article here

MSU environmental ethicist co-edits book, read more of this article about Michael Nelson's book here

IT'S BETTER TO EAT AT A CROWDED TABLE: Critical factors affecting sea lamprey recruitment identified - Sea lamprey populations can rebound from low densities if streambed conditions are favorable for spawning, scientists at Michigan State University concluded recently in a study supported by the Great Lakes Fishery Commission. See complete article of former Ph.D. student Heather Dawson here

THE CALL OF THE CHILD: SEA LAMPREY SPAWNING BEHAVIOR FOLLOWS LARVAL ODOR-Because a migrating sea lamprey dies after spawning, it makes one final crucial decision: where should I deposit my offspring? See complete article of Michael Wagner's research here

ZEBRA MUSSELS RECONFIGURE "SOCIAL" INTERACTIONS TO THEIR BENEFIT - Read about Andrea Miehls Zebra Mussel research approach. See the complete article here

PORTRAYAL OF CORMORANTS CHANGES FROM VICTIM TO PERPETRATOR- Researchers Bret Muter, Meredith Gore & Shawn Riley from Michigan State University recently completed a study about media reporting on cormorant management in Canada and the U.S. and concluded that during the past thirty years, representations of cormorants in the print media have shifted from cormorants being the victim to being the perpetrator of risk to wildlife and the environment. Read the full article here

Marco Sanchez (FW Club president) was recognized by TWS for a video he submitted to their inaugural video contest that profiles Emily Johnston and her research. See the video here

Local DNRE worker named Wildlife Biologist of the Year. Click here for story

Michael Nelson, MSU prof. of Environmental Ethics, presents Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril
A Schuler's Bookstore Event to be held Thursday September 9, 7 p.m. at Eastwood Towne Center location: 2820 Towne Center Blvd., Lansing, MI 48912
Also visit www.moralground.com and link up to Moral Ground via Facebook and Twitter via that webpage.

"The Moral Obligations of Scientists" a commentary by Michael P. Nelson and his colleague John A. Vucetich.

Dr. Jianguo "Jack" Liu's joint MSU-Chinese research "Most Panda Habitat is Outside Nature Reserves"

Dr. Weiming Li's sea lamprey research sheds light on how stress hormones evolved. Click here for more information

Now available - BASS, bears, and bloodsuckers case study videos.
See video presentations about bear, bass, and sea lamprey management from our inaugural PERM meeting.

Ethical issues ignored in sustainability education, research...learn more about Dr. Michael Nelson's work by clicking here.

BioScience Review of Dr. Bill Porter's The Great Experiment in Conservation. Click here to learn more.

Dr. Geoff Habron leading MSU's new specialization in sustainability. Click here to learn more.

Dr. Patricia Soranno, Dr. Mary Bremigan and Dr. Kendra Cheruvelil's research makes lake and stream conservation more effective - Click here to see more

Maes Researcher (Dr. Jack Liu) becomes Regular in Science.

Check out the Fish and Wildlife Disease and Conservation Medicine program within the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and the College of Veterinary Medicine. Click here for more information.

FW Club launches brand new website, featuring interactive social networking and dynamic information sharing.

FW undergraduate, Andrew Wildbill, highlighted in University video on Diversity and Inclusion. Click here to view.

New Spotlight in! Click here to access a copy.

True Sustainability Needs an Ethical Revolution - an article by Dr. Michael Nelson and his colleague Dr. John Vucetich

Dr. Joan Rose one of five MSU faculty honored by national science association

MSU professors stress on the importance of stopping the invasion of Asian carp before it starts. Click here to learn more

FW Club participates in Red Cedar River Cleanup. Click here to learn more

MSU FW Sport Fishing Club Wins College Bass Anglers Association Big Ten Championship. Click here to learn more.

Dr. Jean Tsao profiled in the State News. Click here to read more.

Dr. Kendra Cheruvelil named as 2009-2010 Lilly Fellow. Click here to see the complete list of awardees

Faculty conversation with Dr. Joan Rose. Click here to read and listen.

The Sweet Smell of Spawning Success - FW Faculty Michael Wagner's Sea Lamprey research is highlighted.

ANR Communications - Chairperson Named for MSU Fisheries and Wildlife

Wilderness fills Great Lakes classroom; Environmental education at Isle Royale. Click here to learn more.

Congratulations Mike Jones, new CHAIR of Fisheries and Wildlife. To learn more click here...

MSU naturalist (Jim Harding) finds public more tolerant of critter encounters. Click here to learn more...

Michigan researchers seek greenhouse gas controls Scientists urge advocacy for environment. Read more about Dr. Nelson's work.

Lampreys are sucking the life out of Michigan's waterways. Read more.

Visit The Birding Life - Observations on birds, birding and descriptions of the natural history adventures of a birding biologist/naturalist by FW Alum Vincent Cavalieri.

Environmental Ethics Topic of Endowmed Lecture Series. Dr. Michael Nelson to speak on on "Wolf, Moose, Philosopher: Environmental Ethics and the Isle Royale Wolf-Moose Project" and "American Indian Environmental Ethics: Accessing, Assessing and Abstracting"

Pheromones in River Traps attract Sea Lampreys. Learn more about Dr. Weiming Li's 10-year research project.

FW alum in the news - Transmitters help researchers understand duck population decline.

Dr. Michael Nelson and Colleagues Investigate Bone Deformities Linked to Inbreeding in Wolves of Isle Royale. For more information, also click here

Fisheries biologist Jim Diana named new Michigan Sea Grant Director.

Michigan DNR Biologist Al Stewart (MSU FW Alum) Awarded High Honor.

Public symposium showcases graduate student research in fisheries and wildlife.

Check out the fifth issue of Fisheries & Wildlife SPOTLIGHT magazine! The past issues, are also available.

"Chemical successfully lures love-sick lampreys to traps" by Dr. Weiming Li.

Bruggeman awarded $1.8 million from Department of Defense for Landscape Equivalency Analysis(LEA) research on military lands in the U.S. Southeast: Congratulations to Dr. Doug Bruggeman (FW Visiting Assistant Professor and former PhD student) and co-pi Mike Jones for receiving a 5 year, $1.8 million grant from DoD’s Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP). The project grew from Doug’s dissertation on landscape-scale approaches to habitat trading and his collaboration with Thorsten Wiegand at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in Leipzig, Germany. Together, they have devised an approach to incorporate uncertainty analysis into habitat trading decisions for endangered species that behave as metapopulations. The goals of LEA is to identify habitat trades that are economically viable and meet conservation goals in a patchy landscape. The research will focus on red-cockaded woodpeckers and gopher tortoises.

Graduate Student Organization Photo Contest: Check out the results.

Coordination Workshop: Early Mortality of Lake Trout in the Great Lakes. Click here for more information: http://qfc.fw.msu.edu/courses_laketrout.asp

Help raise funds to support the Youth Education and Stewardship Legacy Endowment - participate in the 12th Annual Charity Sporting Clay Shoot.

To Catch a Panda
Follow MSU fisheries and wildlife graduate student Vanessa Hull...

The Boone and Crockett Club to establish MSU endowed professorship in wildlife conservation
newsroom.msu.edu, 10/05/07
A century after President Theodore Roosevelt visited Michigan Agricultural College, an exclusive organization he founded will establish an endowment to cultivate future leaders in wildlife conservation and management.

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