Number of Programs: 5
MSU Extension, through the Michigan Sea Grant, provides fact sheets on the following aquatic invasive species:
- Aquatic Invasive Species in Michigan
- Asian Carp
- Ballast Water
- Eurasian Watermilfoil
- Phragmites Removal and Monitoring
- Purple Loosestrife in Michigan
- Quagga Mussel
- Sea Lamprey
- Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) in the Great Lakes
- Zebra Mussel
218 Manly Miles Building, 1405 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI, 48823
The overarching goal of CGCEO is to contribute to the understanding of the interrelations among human, land, and climate systems in an international context, as reflected in MSU’s Boldness by Design. Building on existing strength in interdisciplinary approaches to understand the social processes, land use and land cover patterns and processes, and environmental impacts and responses at regional to global scales, the Center addresses the following key science questions:
How are social processes altering and impacting global environmental dynamics? How do these changes, in turn, respond to and affect land and human systems?
The research activities at the Center attempt to identify, understand and model land surface processes; determine and quantify socioeconomic root causes of and responses to global change, and assess human/animal health and ecosystem services.
The Sea Grant CoastWatch Website provides the latest available information on Great Lakes surface water temperatures. Sea Grant CoastWatch captures National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration CoastWatch data from satellites that pass over the lakes four times daily, then presents the latest good images to viewers as isothermic maps. CoastWatch site visitors can select from five lakewide, 16 regional and 42 port maps of Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario.
The Great Lakes Echo news portal is a daily digest of environmental stories that appear in daily newspapers, as well as original reporting by MSU's Knight Center students and MSU's Capital News Service students. One-sentence summaries of each story are linked to the full versions. Subscribers can receive the digest by e-mail or RSS feed.
This website provides web-mapping tools to help individuals and organizations make informed decisions with regards to Michigan's coastal areas. It provides access to spatial layers of township-specific information about ecologically sensitive coastal sites, using data organized around ecological impact, land use change, and urbanization. The site also provides a link to the Institute's Web site, Digital Watershed, a nationwide Web application tool for effective watershed management.