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World class researchers and practitioners engaged with the MSU community on cutting-edge environmental topics related to environmental science and policy.

The Distinguished Lecture Series is funded by Michigan AgBio Research and the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies.


China and Climate Change

Jintao Xu, Environment for Development, China
Monday, October 3, 2011
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Building a Foundation for Adaptation through the National Climate Assessment

Kathy Jacobs, US Global Change Research Program and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Friday, November 4, 2011
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Valuing Nature: Incorporating Ecosystem Services into Decision-Making

Steve Polasky, University of Minnesota
Thursday, December 1, 2011
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Climate Change: The Role of Behavior

Paul Stern, Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Climate Change, National Research Council
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
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Inclusive governance: Public participation in risk decision making

Ortwin Renn, Professor of Environmental Sociology and Technology Assessment, University of Stuttgart
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
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Inclusive governance: Public participation in risk decision making

Pam Matson, Dean of the School of Earth Sciences, Stanford University and Chair, National Resource Council Panel on Advancing the Science of Climate Change
Thursday, March 15, 2012
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