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September 27, 2012 | Michigan State University

Several ESPP students spent the summer in the field conducting ongoing research. Recently, they presented the results of this summer research before other students and ESPP staff. Here are some brief descriptions of the projects presented at the Silent Spring Summer Research Seminar.


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Ellis Adams
Department: Geography
adamsel8@msu.edu

Ellis studied the Political Ecology of Water and Sanitation Delivery in Urban and Peri-Urban Areas: A Comparative Study of Ghana and Malawi.

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Micaleila Desotelle
Department: Zoology
desotell@msu.edu

Micaleila's summer research focused on "Assessing the Environmental Effects of the Kalamazoo River Oil Spill."

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Jennifer R. Kelly
Department: Sociology
kellyj24@msu.edu

Jennifer spent her sumer studying "Human Populations and the Preservation of Jaguars: Preparation for an Ethnographic Case in Costa Rica."

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Emily Norton
Department: Fisheries & Wildlife
nortone1@msu.edu

"The effects of lake shoreline development and invasive species on Michigan lakes" was the title of Emily's summer research presentation.

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Sam Rossman
Department: Zoology
rossmans@msu.edu

Sam presented his summer research titled "Marine Top Predator Teeth Provide Novel Insight in Ecosystem Recovery after Grizzle-Figg Act"

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Weston Eaton
Department: Sociology
eatonwes@msu.edu

Weston's presentation was titled "Whose standards, whose ethics? Tracking standards of acceptability for local renewable energy development."

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Shikha Singh
Department: Fisheries and Wildlife
singh@msu.edu

Shikha's presentation was titled "Examination of policies used by local governments in Michigan to protect freshwater resources."

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Sheldon Turner
Department: Geological Sciences
turne184@msu.edu

"Understanding human-earth system interactions: The role of visual representations" was the subject of Sheldon'ns summer research.

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Wu Yang
Department: Fisheries and Wildlife
yangwu@msu.edu

Wu presented his research titled "Understanding Changes in Human Dependence on Ecosystem Services - Rethinking Integrated Conservation and Development Projects"

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Felix Yeboah
Department: Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studiese
yeboahfe1@msu.edu

Felix presented his research titled "Curbing environmental degradation from illegal mining activities through alternative livelihood programs: A perspective from the grassroots."

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