College of Natural Science
- Model explains barred owls' domination over northern spotted owls
Barred owls are moving into the Pacific Northwest and on northern spotted owl territories. A model developed at MSU shows how it’s happening and gives wildlife conservationists a valuable tool to help shape management policies.
- Simon Lecture strengthens MSU's Actuarial Science Program
The fifth Ronald H. and Mary E. Simon Actuarial Science Lecture drew a crowd of more than 60 alumni and students to listen to keynote speaker Eric Scorsone, Senior Deputy State Treasurer for the State of Michigan, speak about Michigan public pension plans.
- Just add water: New discovery in plant-disease mechanism
New research led by plant scientists at Michigan State University has found that too much rain, coupled with prolonged high levels of humidity, can result in more plant disease.
- It's easy to find PhUn in physiology!
More than 900 visitors attended the fifth annual Physiology Understanding (PhUn) Day at the Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing, Mich., earlier this month, sponsored by the MSU Department of Physiology.
- MSU NatSci scientists named AAAS Fellows
MSU's Thomas Pinnavaia, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of chemistry; and James Smith, a NatSci entomologist and professor in Lyman Briggs College were named 2016-17 AAAS Fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.