Number of Programs: 3
The Partnership for Ecosystem Research and Management's novel approach to promoting cooperation among its partners, facilitating cutting-edge natural resource research, and applying results to resource management is reflected in its objectives, which include to:
- Augment regional capability for ecosystem-level applied research;
- Provide outreach services to management agencies; and
- Serve as a liaison between management agencies to facilitate cooperative research on high priority problems.
PERM faculty members bring a common ecosystem perspective and emphasis on state-of-the-art qualitative and quantitative approaches to meet the needs of partner agencies. In addition to addressing research needs of the partner organizations, PERM faculty provide significant technical and outreach expertise that serve agency information and technology transfer needs as well building capacity to make sustainable decisions about Michigan’s ecosystems.
Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture Building, Room 101, 375 Wilson Road, East Lansing, MI, 48824.
The Quantitative Fisheries Center provides a research, outreach/service, and teaching program in quantitative fisheries management and risk assessment. The Center offers online courses, workshops, and short courses. The objectives of the Center are to:
- Build greater capacity within fishery management agencies in quantitative methods;
- Improve quantitative methods for assessing fish stocks;
- Assist agencies in the use of model-based approaches to decision making; and
- Develop a better understanding of fish community and population dynamics.
3700 East Gull Lake Dr, Hickory Corners, MI, 49060.
MSU's Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) is one of North America's premier inland field stations. Located between Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, KBS is known for its contributions to ecological science and evolutionary biology. 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. KBS is a field site for ecological research not only because of its excellent facilities but also because of the exceptional diversity of field research sites that are readily accessible from the station. Much of the habitat and species diversity that characterize the upper Midwest can be found in the local area. KBS provides educational tours of the Manor House, Bird Sanctuary and Kellogg Farm, as well as many events and workshops for K-12 educators, students, and the general public.