Transformative change can save humans and nature
The survival of Earth’s life is not a battle of humans versus nature. In this week’s Science a sweeping assessment of nature, concluding victory needs both humans and nature to thrive.View story photos
WKAR to stream MSU fall commencement ceremonies
For the benefit of friends, family and Spartan fans around the world, WKAR Public Media will livestream all three Michigan State University Fall 2019 commencement ceremonies taking place Dec. 13 and 14 at the Breslin Center on the MSU campus.
Animated videos advance adoption of agriculture techniques
In remote areas with low literacy rates, showing animated videos in the local language demonstrating agricultural techniques results in high retention and adoption rates of those techniques, found researchers from Michigan State University.View story photosView story videos
Allison Zahorec: Studying Microarthropods
While the role of microarthropods on soil carbon dynamics has not received as much attention as that of plants and microbes, these soil-dwellers may have significant effects on the ability of soils to build carbon by breaking down plant residues and influencing microbes through their feeding.View story photos
MSU researchers create limited-edition purple potato chips
A new breed of potato is mutually beneficial to farmers, consumers and happens to be purple.View story photos
Three faculty named 2019 highly cited researchers
Three MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, or PRL, researchers have been recognized in the 2019 Highly Cited Researchers List compiled by Clarivate Analytics.View story photos
MSU entomologists lead effort to improve beetle identification
A team of scientists have developed a new online tool that will make it easier to identify Southeast Asian ambrosia beetles, a potentially destructive and invasive species.
Business and forestry researchers partner to create sweet revenue
Bahar Aliakbarian, research leader at the Axia Institute and fixed-term faculty in MSU’s Broad College supply chain management department, was recently awarded a grant to uncover ways to capitalize on cherry waste, in collaboration with researchers from MSU’s Department of Forestry.
MSU named a top 20 school for sustainability
MSU is one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review.
Plant specimens provide powerful data about life in the Anthropocene
Researchers from MSU and Carnegie Museum of Natural History report plant specimens are being used in novel new ways that could influence future environmental policy, species conservation and collections-based science. Specimen digitization and new data analysis technologies increase the relevance of herbaria for scientific research, education, and societal issues like climate change and invasive species. The study was published Sept. 4 in BioScience.View story photos