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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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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. ...
Click here to read more about Dr. Tsao's research.

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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Why do blood-sucking fish find bile sexy?
Click here to read an article on National Geographic about Dr. Weiming Li’s sea lamprey research.

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.
Click here to read more on Dr. Liu’s research studies.

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.
Click hereto read more on Dr. Li’s research studies.

Studying China’s environmental future.
Click here to learn more on Dr. Liu’s involvement in helping China reinvent itself environmentally.

On the lookout for invasive plants.
Click here to read more on Jo Latimore’s work to rid our lakes of invasive plants.

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.

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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