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Peilei Fan Authors Book Shedding New Light on Asian Urbanization

Peilei Fan Authors Book Shedding New Light on Asian Urbanization

September 20, 2022 - Diane Huhn

The Center for Global Change and Earth Observations (CGCEO) is pleased to announce the publication of "The Great Urban Transition," a new book by Dr. Peilei Fan examining the modern urbanization process in Southeast, East, and North Asia.

Ornithological Applications Journal Increases Impact Factor and Earns Top Global Ranking

Ornithological Applications Journal Increases Impact Factor and Earns Top Global Ranking

August 16, 2022

Ornithological Applications, a key journal in the field of Ornithology edited by core CGCEO faculty member Dr. Catherine Lindell, has increased its Journal Impact Factor (JIF) and been ranked by Clarivate as the top scientific journal globally in the Ornithology category, out of 29 ornithology journals.

MSU Scientists Partner with Kazakh Universities to Expand Environmental Science Curriculums and Networking Opportunities

MSU Scientists Partner with Kazakh Universities to Expand Environmental Science Curriculums and Networking Opportunities

July 19, 2022

Last month, Michigan State University professors Jiquan Chen, Peilei Fan, and Norman Graham traveled to Kazakhstan to participate in a unique program designed to assist universities in rural areas of the country with developing and delivering core ecology and environmental science courses.

Hot Time in the City: Can We Cool Urbanization's Impact on Global Warming?

Hot Time in the City: Can We Cool Urbanization's Impact on Global Warming?

July 13, 2022 - Diane Huhn

Ground-breaking research led by Michigan State University (MSU) and Stanford University published in the journal Nature Communications is helping us better understand the effects of past and future urbanization on global warming at the planetary scale, and the need to regulate and enhance the albedo of urban land with better planning policies and new construction techniques.

MSU Research Identifying Farming Strategies for Global Agricultural Sustainability

MSU Research Identifying Farming Strategies for Global Agricultural Sustainability

July 12, 2022 - Diane Huhn

Research led by MSU postdoctoral fellow Olivia Smith explores and evaluates a variety of strategies designed to promote sustainable food systems that serve as a key part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in a new publication in the journal “Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems.”

CGCEO Research Helps Farmers Use Birds to Implement Integrated Pest Management

CGCEO Research Helps Farmers Use Birds to Implement Integrated Pest Management

April 28, 2022 - Diane Huhn

CGCEO researchers Catherine Lindell and Olivia Smith are helping farmers learn how to effectively use birds to Implement integrated pest management through educational programming with the Wild Farm Alliance.

China and the World: China's Conservation Policies after Rapid Economic Development and Global Impact

China and the World: China's Conservation Policies after Rapid Economic Development and Global Impact

March 30, 2022

Peilei Fan, Interim Director of the Center for Global Change and Earth Observations (CGCEO) at Michigan State University (MSU), and Jiaguo Qi, former CGCEO director, are joining forces with the Center on China's Economy and Institutions at Stanford University and collaborators at the Chinese Academy of Sciences to detail research related to China's conservation policies following rapid economic development. Research will be discussed as part of an event entitled "China and the World: Beyond the Headlines."

How Hydropower Dams Impact the Communities They're Built In

How Hydropower Dams Impact the Communities They're Built In

March 3, 2022 - Liz Schondelmayer

Over the last two decades, almost 1,000 hydropower dams have been built around the globe. And while these dams provide many benefits to farmers, wildlife and the climate, the costs of their construction on local communities where they are built has largely been left out of the conversation - that is, until now.

Bird-Friendly Agriculture: Finding the Right Balance to Benefit Birds and Farmers (and Everyone Else)

Bird-Friendly Agriculture: Finding the Right Balance to Benefit Birds and Farmers (and Everyone Else)

January 19, 2022 - Diane Huhn

In a new article published by the Journal of Applied Ecology, co-author Olivia Smith outlines how farmers might use landscape and farm diversification practices to more effectively harness ecosystem services provided by birds. Smith is a post-doctoral fellow with the Center for Global Change and Earth Observations, and the Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior program at MSU.

David Roy Makes List of Most Highly Cited Researchers for Third Straight Year

David Roy Makes List of Most Highly Cited Researchers for Third Straight Year

November 22, 2021

Dr. David Roy has been named to the list of most highly cited researchers in the world for a third consecutive year.

Center for Global Change and Earth Observation Researchers Attend Launch of Landsat 9 Satellite

Center for Global Change and Earth Observation Researchers Attend Launch of Landsat 9 Satellite

October 4, 2021

Dr. David Roy and MSU researchers Drs. Haiyan Huang, Vitor Martins, and Lin Yan with the Center for Global Change and Earth Observations attended the successful September 27, 2021, launch of the Landsat-9 Earth Observation mission at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

MSU Social Scientists and Engineers Work Together for Sustainable Energy Solutions in the Amazon

MSU Social Scientists and Engineers Work Together for Sustainable Energy Solutions in the Amazon

May 12, 2021 - Diane Huhn

Social Scientists such as Emilio Moran are working with MSU Engineers to ensure that the needs of small communities, often negatively impacted by hydropower dam projects, are thoroughly considered in promising sustainable energy solutions in the Amazon.

Chen Named Fulbright Global Scholar

Chen Named Fulbright Global Scholar

April 7, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Jiquan Chen on being named a Fulbright Global Scholar. As part of this experience, Dr. Chen will spend two to three months each at host labs in Australia and Germany working to build a network of scholars for promoting the research frontiers of global warming potentials and ecosystem services of managed landscapes, and will work towards publishing a textbook dealing with modern scientific hypothesis and experimental design across scales.

NASA Project Studies How Urban Centers May Trap Birds During Migration

NASA Project Studies How Urban Centers May Trap Birds During Migration

March 4, 2021 - Diane Huhn

Michigan State University’s Geoffrey Henebry, professor in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences and the Center for Global Change and Earth Observations is teaming up with Colorado State University’s Kyle Horton, now an assistant professor in the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, to learn even more about the effects of cities as ecological traps for migrating birds.

MSU Scholar Emilio Moran Discusses Innovative Interdisciplinary Work Focused on Off-grid Hydropower in Brazil

MSU Scholar Emilio Moran Discusses Innovative Interdisciplinary Work Focused on Off-grid Hydropower in Brazil

December 17, 2020

World-renowned social anthropologist Emilio Moran discusses his latest work in the Brazilian Amazon with Russ White on a recent episode of MSU Today.

Center Researcher David Roy among the world's most highly cited researchers

Center Researcher David Roy among the world's most highly cited researchers

December 8, 2020

Dr. David P. Roy, Professor of Geography and member of the Center for Global Change and Earth Observations, has been named one of the most highly cited researchers in the world. Dr. Roy is one of 9 Michigan State University researchers to be recognized in the 2020 Highly Cited Researchers List compiled by Clarivate Analytics.

Chen Co-Authors Book Enabling International Audience a Detailed Exploration of China's Grassland Ecosystems

Chen Co-Authors Book Enabling International Audience a Detailed Exploration of China's Grassland Ecosystems

October 7, 2020 - Diane Huhn

Jiquan Chen of the Center for Global Change and Earth Observations (CGCEO) and the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences at Michigan State University, has joined several scholars in publishing the first in a planned series of volumes enabling the broader international community to explore the ecosystems of China.

MSU Interdisciplinary Team Secures $3.2M National Science Foundation Convergence Grant to Empower Off-grid Communities

MSU Interdisciplinary Team Secures $3.2M National Science Foundation Convergence Grant to Empower Off-grid Communities

October 6, 2020 - Diane Huhn

Michigan State University Researcher Emilio Moran will lead a team in the development of a convergent framework offering non-dam hydropower as a sustainable energy solution for off-grid communities while empowering and engaging residents throughout the process.

Dr. Amber Pearson to Present on Blue and Green Spaces at 2020 SHIFT Summit

Dr. Amber Pearson to Present on Blue and Green Spaces at 2020 SHIFT Summit

September 17, 2020

Dr. Amber Pearson will present at the 2020 SHIFT Summit in October.

Luce Foundation Grant Launches Interdisciplinary Program on Mekong Sustainability

Luce Foundation Grant Launches Interdisciplinary Program on Mekong Sustainability

July 27, 2020

$1M Grant from Luce Foundation Grant Launches Interdisciplinary Program on Mekong Sustainability

Unlocking the Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Global Learning for Local Solutions

Unlocking the Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Global Learning for Local Solutions

May 11, 2020

MSU Global Change Science continues to push the frontiers of understanding at the Water-Energy-Food nexus. Recent case studies of areas affected by hydro-dams including the lower Mekong River Basin, the Yangtze River Delta, the Ili-Balkhash Basin, and the Amazon Basin demonstrate pioneering work by Center researchers and international partners in this area.

GGCEO Faculty Contribute to Book about Landscape Dynamics Across Central Asia

GGCEO Faculty Contribute to Book about Landscape Dynamics Across Central Asia

May 1, 2020

Important research about the drylands of the greater Central Asia region by several professors in the Michigan State University Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences and the Center for Global Change and Earth Observations is featured in a recently published book.

Bird Behavior in Forest and Field – Supporting Ecosystem Services and Disservices

Bird Behavior in Forest and Field – Supporting Ecosystem Services and Disservices

March 17, 2020

“Throughout the world, hundreds of species participate in mixed-species flocks”, with some groupings containing over 50 other transient species (William and Lindell 2019:1-2). Who knew?

Our Future on Earth 2020

February 13, 2020

The Future Earth global research network has just released a new and compelling report...

Article by Tom Dietz and Colleagues Featured on Cover of Nature

January 6, 2020

"In the paper 'Assessing progress towards sustainable development over space and time' in this week’s edition of 'Nature', scientists from MSU and in China show that indeed all sustainability, like politics, is local." MSU Today

CGCEO Faculty Convene Session at AGU Fall Meeting 2019

December 12, 2019

CGCEO faculty convened a session on Sustainable Urban Systems (SUS) Science at this week's AGU Fall Meeting 2019 in San Francisco.

Dee Jordan receives 2020 AAG Enhancing Diversity Award

Dee Jordan receives 2020 AAG Enhancing Diversity Award

November 1, 2019

Congratulations to PhD candidate Dee Jordan on being awarded a recipient of the 2020 AAG Enhancing Diversity Award.

Dr. Sieglinde Snapp awarded Fellow status in SSSA

Dr. Sieglinde Snapp awarded Fellow status in SSSA

October 30, 2019

Sieglinde Snapp, Professor of Soils and Cropping Systems Ecology and Associate Director of CGCEO, has recently been awarded Fellow status in the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Geospatial Scientist Talent Cluster at MSU Recognized by NASA Program

Geospatial Scientist Talent Cluster at MSU Recognized by NASA Program

September 4, 2019

The NASA Land-Cover/Land-Use Change (LCLUC) Program has awarded four of the nine proposals funded from its latest call to faculty now affiliated with the MSU Center for Global Change and Earth Observations (CGCEO).

Desertification and the cost of cattle grazing in Kazakhstan – CGCEO provides a geospatial perspective

Desertification and the cost of cattle grazing in Kazakhstan – CGCEO provides a geospatial perspective

August 21, 2019

Dr. Jiaguo Qi, together with colleagues at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and AgriTech Hub Kazakhstan, have been awarded a contract by the Asian Development Bank for $500,000 to examine the relationship among climate change, desertification, farming and cattle grazing practices in Kazakhstan.

The health benefits of neighborhood greenspaces – NIH funds research on causal connections

The health benefits of neighborhood greenspaces – NIH funds research on causal connections

August 7, 2019

Recently awarded $3.3 million by the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Pearson leads a highly interdisciplinary, multi-university team (Figure 1) who will investigate whether over time, exposure to green space will lead to improved physical activity and downstream cardio-metabolic health for residents of several low-income neighborhoods in the City of Detroit.