Center for Advanced Study of International Development (CASID)
CASID promotes and coordinates the study of issues related to international development from the perspective of the social sciences and liberal arts.
Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment (CAMRA)
CAMRA has twin missions. The first is a technical mission to develop sets of models, tools and information that will be used in a credible risk assessment framework to reduce health impacts from deliberate use of biological agents of concern. The second mission is to build a national network for microbial risk assessment for knowledge management, learning and transfer, for scientists, students and professionals.
Center for Global Change and Earth Observations (CGCEO)
CGCEO's mission is to foster interdisciplinary approaches for understanding global change at all scales using the tools of both the social and bio-physical sciences. The Center is also committed to applying its research and expertise to inform public and private decision-making on critical global environmental change issues.
Center for Integrative Toxicology (CIT)
The CIT builds upon recognized research strength on the health and environmental effects of pollutants. With over 50 affiliated faculty who are distinguished in a wide range of scientific disciplines, the center offers an innovative and highly integrative environment for research, teaching, and graduate school education in toxicology.
Center for Microbial Ecology (CME)
The Center has major programs in research, graduate education, industrial outreach, and educational outreach designed to create new knowledge, facilitate the dissemination of knowledge to the industrial and governmental sectors, help to develop a well-trained work force knowledgeable in microbial ecology, and increase scientific literacy among K-12 students.
Center for Water Sciences (CWS)
The mission of CWS is to advance scientific research and knowledge for understanding, protecting, and restoring water resources and their sustainable use by humans and ecosystems around the Great Lakes and the world. Our interdisciplinary scientific teams of MSU faculty and students investigate and provide solutions to current, emerging, and future environmental problems that face our local, national, and global water systems.
Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior Program (EEBB)
The Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior is a multidisciplinary program of study and research leading to a Master's specialization or dual-major Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior and one of the traditional disciplines offered by EEBB participating departments.
Great Lakes Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments Center
Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments (GLISA) links science, people, and information, bridging the gap between producers and users of scientific information. GLISA facilitates smart responses to climate variability and change.
Institute of Water Research (IWR)
IWR provides timely information for addressing contemporary land and water resource issues through coordinated multidisciplinary efforts using advanced information and networking systems. The IWR endeavors to strengthen MSU's efforts in nontraditional education, outreach, and interdisciplinary studies utilizing available advanced technology, and partnerships with local, state, regional, and federal organizations and individuals.
Kellogg Biological Station (KBS)
KBS is MSU's largest off-campus education complex and one of North America's premier inland field stations. KBS's mission is to develop programs in research, education and extension directed toward a comprehensive understanding of natural and managed ecosystems and the conservation of natural resources.
Kellogg Biological Station Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program
The Kellogg Biological Station LTER Program studies the ecology of intensive field crop ecosystems as part of a national network of LTER sites established by the National Science Foundation. The Network supports research that provides a better understanding of ecological phenomena in both natural and managed ecosystems.
Knight Center for Environmental Journalism
The Knight Center, at MSU's School of Journalism trains student and professional journalists to cover the environment. The program offers numerous classes and professional workshops for the study and practice of environmental journalism. It also maintains the Meeman Archives, a collection of more than 1,500 outstanding environmental journalism articles.
Land Policy Institute (LPI)
The LPI mission is to resource policy makers at the federal, state, and local level with science-based tools and solutions that help build a better quality of life, strengthen the economy, and protect the environment. We encourage collaboration among land use researchers, policy makers, and community organizations, and we marshal the breadth of MSU's capacity for research and education.
MSU Water Science Network
The MSU Water Science Network is an effort to link the many water-related research and programs across campus. The Networks goal is to build rapid synergies and working relationships among faculty, facilitate joint research grants, and promote MSU as a center of excellence in water. The Water Science Network offers networking opportunities and innovative funding programs to build these relationships and promote interdisciplinary collaboration across campus. The Water Science Network is supported by funds from the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies and is administered by the Environmental Science and Policy Program under the guidance of a water faculty advisory committee.
Partnership for Education and Research in Membrane Nanotechnologies
The safety of the world's water supply is increasingly a global issue that requires coordinated international efforts ranging from ascertaining global drinking water quality standards to developing and implementing the most appropriate water treatment strategies. Our team is an international partnership of environmental engineers and membrane scientists that aims at creating new membrane technologies for water treatment.
Remote Sensing & GIS Research and Outreach Services (RS&GIS)
The mission of RS&GIS is to provide state-of-the-art remote sensing (RS), global positioning system (GPS), geographic information science (GIS) and cartographic services to the MSU campus, the State of Michigan, and other agencies. We provide outreach instruction and technology transfer in the geospatial fields of RS, GPS, GIS, and cartography, and conduct research grant and contract work for on-campus and off-campus units.
Sustainable Michigan Endowed Project (SMEP)
SMEP provides a venue for ongoing scholarly reflection and critique on the sustainability of Michigan, as well as seed grants for sustainability research from a Michigan state-level perspective. SMEP also provides a venue for on-going, long-term sustainability discourse with the goal of influencing the intellectual culture within MSU, and particularly the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
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