Center for Advanced Study of International Development (CASID)
CASID promotes and coordinates the study of issues related to international development from the perspective of the social sciences and liberal arts.
Center for Global Change and Earth Observations (CGCEO)
CGCEO's mission is to foster interdisciplinary approaches for understanding global change at all scales using the tools of both the social and bio-physical sciences. The Center is also committed to applying its research and expertise to inform public and private decision-making on critical global environmental change issues.
Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS)
CSIS's mission is to develop and maintain a center of excellence that integrates ecology with socioeconomics, demography, and other disciplines for ecological sustainability from local, national, to global scales.
Center for Water Sciences (CWS)
The mission of CWS is to advance scientific research and knowledge for understanding, protecting, and restoring water resources and their sustainable use by humans and ecosystems around the Great Lakes and the world. Our interdisciplinary scientific teams of MSU faculty and students investigate and provide solutions to current, emerging, and future environmental problems that face our local, national, and global water systems.
Climate Land Interaction Project (CLIP)
The overall objective of this research project is to understand the nature and magnitude of the interactions of climate and land use/cover change across East Africa. Researchers are employing a variety of tools to understand these important linkages.
Computational Ecology and Visualization Laboratory (CEVL)
We facilitate the linkage between ecology and computational technology. We encourage faculty and students to discuss, initiate research and develop applications to enhance our understanding of the dynamics of ecological phenomena at large scales. Our laboratory facilities enable faculty and students to use mathematical models, conduct spatial analysis and develop visualization systems to address local, regional and global ecological issues.
Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior Program (EEBB)
The Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior is a multidisciplinary program of study and research leading to a Master's specialization or dual-major Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior and one of the traditional disciplines offered by EEBB participating departments.
Global Observatory for Ecosystem Services (GOES)
Scientists at GOES use geospatial information and technologies to support domestic and international development, focusing on sustainable agriculture and natural resource management. Our focus is on the use of earth observing systems to monitor and quantify ecosystem services, particularly from forests.
Kellogg Biological Station (KBS)
KBS is MSU's largest off-campus education complex and one of North America's premier inland field stations. KBS's mission is to develop programs in research, education and extension directed toward a comprehensive understanding of natural and managed ecosystems and the conservation of natural resources.
Kellogg Biological Station Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program
The Kellogg Biological Station LTER Program studies the ecology of intensive field crop ecosystems as part of a national network of LTER sites established by the National Science Foundation. The Network supports research that provides a better understanding of ecological phenomena in both natural and managed ecosystems.
Knight Center for Environmental Journalism
The Knight Center, at MSU's School of Journalism trains student and professional journalists to cover the environment. The program offers numerous classes and professional workshops for the study and practice of environmental journalism. It also maintains the Meeman Archives, a collection of more than 1,500 outstanding environmental journalism articles.
Land Policy Institute (LPI)
The LPI mission is to resource policy makers at the federal, state, and local level with science-based tools and solutions that help build a better quality of life, strengthen the economy, and protect the environment. We encourage collaboration among land use researchers, policy makers, and community organizations, and we marshal the breadth of MSU's capacity for research and education.
The overarching purpose of the Pileus Project is to provide useful climate information to assist decision makers. The current focus is on two leading industries in the Great Lakes region: agriculture and tourism.
Remote Sensing & GIS Research and Outreach Services (RS&GIS)
The mission of RS&GIS is to provide state-of-the-art remote sensing (RS), global positioning system (GPS), geographic information science (GIS) and cartographic services to the MSU campus, the State of Michigan, and other agencies. We provide outreach instruction and technology transfer in the geospatial fields of RS, GPS, GIS, and cartography, and conduct research grant and contract work for on-campus and off-campus units.
Sustainable Michigan Endowed Project (SMEP)
SMEP provides a venue for ongoing scholarly reflection and critique on the sustainability of Michigan, as well as seed grants for sustainability research from a Michigan state-level perspective. SMEP also provides a venue for on-going, long-term sustainability discourse with the goal of influencing the intellectual culture within MSU, and particularly the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
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