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What's nature worth? Study puts a price on groundwater and other natural capital
What's nature worth? Study puts a price on groundwater and other natural capital

A multi-insitutional research team, including MSU grad student Erin Haacker, has adapted traditional asset valuation approaches to demonstrate how to price natural capital such as groundwater, forests and fish populations.

NatSci faculty members honored with 2016 MSU Awards
NatSci faculty members honored with 2016 MSU Awards

Four faculty members from the College of Natural Science (NatSci) – Milton Smith, Mark Voit,  Lars Brudvig and Richard Lunt – will be honored at the 2016 MSU Awards Convocation Feb. 9.

Why do scientists chase unicorns?
Why do scientists chase unicorns?

Maren Friesen, Michigan State University plant biologist, is on a quest for missing bacteria last seen in Germany in the 1990s.

NatSci faculty members named MSU Foundation Professors
NatSci faculty members named MSU Foundation Professors

Two College of Natural Science faculty members, Marcos Dantus and Gregg Howe, were named MSU Foundation Professoers on Jan. 25 in recognition of their exceptional contributions to research and instruction.

Using artificial intelligence and evolution to take gaming to the next level
Using artificial intelligence and evolution to take gaming to the next level

Arend Hintze, MSU integrative biology and computer science and engineering assistant professor has developed an AI system for video games that adapts to the player’s behavior by Darwinian evolution.

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