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There are 17 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Climate change".

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1. Thomas Sharkey joins the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory

Thomas D. Sharkey, Michigan State University Distinguished Professor and former chair of the MSU Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, has become a faculty member of the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory.

Tags: Faculty, Research, Climate change, Plant science
2. $2 million NSF grant awarded to predict future viability of phytoplankton

MSU aquatic ecologist Elena Litchman is the lead investigator of a four-year, $2 million National Science Foundation Dimensions of Biodiversity grant to study how genetic and functional diversity in phytoplankton helps them adapt to rising ocean temperatures.

Tags: Environment, Grant, NSF, Water, Climate change, Research
3. 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
4. Looking beyond the breeding grounds

New research at MSU makes a strong case that the reasons for the decline of the eastern North American population of monarch butterflies go far beyond what’s happening on their wintering grounds near Mexico City.

Tags: Research, Environment, Climate change, Animal biology
5. 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
6. 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.

Tags: Climate change, Plant science, Research
7. New study abroad course: Conservation Medicine in New Zealand

A new study abroad course—conservation medicine—will be offered for the first time spring semester 2017 by the Department of Integrative Biology in the MSU College of Natural Science.

Tags: Students, Climate change, Ecology, Environment, Research
8. Fertilizer use could reduce climate benefit of cellulosic biofuels

A  new study from the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and Michigan State shows that the use of nitrogen fertilizer on switchgrass crops can produce a sharp increase in emissions of nitrous oxide, a significant driver of global climate change.

Tags: Bioenergy, Climate change, Ecology, Plant science, Research
9. World-renowned scientists to study plant resilience in new MSU research institute

Scientists at the new Plant Resilience Institute at Michigan State University will work together to meet the challenge of feeding the global community of tomorrow.

Tags: Plant science, Research, Faculty, Climate change, Environment, Sustainability
10. The dirt on greenhouse gas emissions

New research in the current issue of Nature, describes how changes in land-use practices can help reduce the levels of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and methane in the atmosphere.

Tags: Climate change, Research, Environment

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