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Carbon goes with the flow
New MSU research shows how water moves massive amounts of carbon laterally through ecosystems – especially during floods.View story photos
MSU scientists lead effort to bring fall armyworm management to farmers
MSU scientists Barry Pittendrigh and Julia Bello-Bravo have led the development of resources to help farmers in Africa and India protect their crops from fall armyworm, an invasive pest that has proven devastating since it was first officially reported in West Africa in 2016.
Hydropower, innovations and avoiding international dam shame
Five MSU scientists say that river dams have a dark side, with a legacy of underestimated costs and overestimated value.View story photos
Organisms with small genomes, cells found thriving in hot soils
As our planet warms, what life will survive and thrive? If the coal fire-fueled soils around Centralia, Pennsylvania, are any indication, organisms with smaller genomes and cells may do well in the future.View story photos
Sean Griffin: Sweet success
Science is often a series of failures that teach us how to succeed. After a first field season riddled with messes, I’m making a beeline toward my research on pollinators in my second year of field work.View story photos
Lynne Goldstein: My final post
At the beginning of CAP, I don’t know if I really believed we would be able to accomplish everything we have done in the last 10 years, even though we always had very grand goals.View story photos
Overspending on defense arsenal bankrupts a plant's economy
MSU scientists may be close to finding out if plants can defend and grow at the same time. The research could help in understanding natural ecosystems or helping farmers increase yields without increasing dependence on chemicals to resist pests.
A Great Lakes pipeline dispute points to a broader energy dilemma
Douglas Bessette, assistant professor of community sustainability, addresses a Great Lakes pipeline dispute points to a broader energy dilemma. See the entire list of articles written by MSU faculty for The Conversation.
Understanding a skin disease that's peculiar to giraffes
As published in The Conversation, MSU's Robert Montgomery and doctoral candidate Arthur Muneza discuss research on Giraffe Skin Disease, a condition prevalent in East Africa that causes skin lesions.
Restocking wolves on Isle Royale raises questions about which species get rescued
As published in The Conversation, MSU faculty Eric Freedman discusses the wildlife implications of reintroducing wolves into Lake Superior's Isle Royale.