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There are 23 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Sustainability".

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1. Too much sun is not a good thing--for people or for plants

Rob Last, MSU Barnett Rosenberg Professor, and postdoctoral researcher Jun Liu, are working to better understand the regulation of photosynthesis when plants experience rapid and extreme changes in sunlight. The results of their research were recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

 

Tags: Research, Plant science, Sustainability
2. Tomatoes' crystal ball reveals evolutionary secrets

Robert Last and a team of MSU scientists studying tomato trichomes have opened an evolutionary window for the emerging field of plant defense metabolism that could lead to engineering advances for better pest resistance and human medicine.

Tags: Research, Sustainability, Plant science
3. Protecting plants from the power of sunlight

A research team in MSU Hannah Distinguished Professor David Kramer's lab has developed a new method that measures non-photochemical quenching, or NPQ, a strategy plants use to adjust to changing surroundings.

Tags: Research, Plant science, Sustainability
4. Cellulosic biofuels can benefit the environment if managed correctly

Could cellulosic biofuels become a green fuel of the future? Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy-funded Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, including MSU's Phil Robertson, say yes, but with a few important caveats.

Tags: Bioenergy, DOE, GLBRC, Plant science, Research, Sustainability
5. MSU a key partner in Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research

Michigan State University is poised to play a big role in the newly formed Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR).

Tags: Environment, Water, Sustainability, Research
6. Decomposing leaves are a surprising source of greenhouse gases

Michigan State University scientists have pinpointed a new source of nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas that’s more potent than carbon dioxide. The culprit? Tiny bits of decomposing leaves in soil.

 

Tags: Climate change, Research, Plant science, Sustainability
7. Arctic river ice deposits rapidly disappearing

Climate change is causing thick ice deposits that form along Arctic rivers to melt nearly a month earlier than they did 15 years ago, according to a new study co authored by Jay Zarnetske, an MSU College of Natural Science hydrologist.

Tags: Climate change, Ecology, Research, Water, Sustainability
8. Seabird bones, fossils reveal broad food-web shift in North Pacific

Scientists at MSU and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History have discovered that the now endangered Hawaiian petrel has experienced a significant shift in food resources most likely during the past 100 years – a disruption that may be due to industrial fishing practices.

Tags: Environment, Research, NSF, Sustainability
9. Molecular Velcro boosts microalgae's potential in biofuel, industrial applications

MSU scientists have engineered “molecular Velcro” into cyanobacteria, boosting this microalgae’s biofuel viability as well as its potential for other research.

Tags: Bioenergy, Environment, Plant science, Research, Sustainability
10. Discovering what keeps cellular cargo on track

MSU researchers, for the first time, have identified how plants’ largest cell factory moves to maintain vital functions, which could lead to advances in improving plant cells’ critical functions and growing better crops.

Tags: Plant science, Research, Sustainability

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