May 9, 2018

Trees falling as fragile forests become cropland is a visual shorthand for the environmental costs exporting countries pay to meet lucrative global demands for food. Yet a new study reveals a counterintuitive truth: Importing food also damages homeland ecology.

In this week’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) and their colleagues show that the decisions domestic farmers must make as imported food changes the crop market can damage the environment.

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May 7, 2018

The Mountain Sentinels collaborative network is working to understand the most important activities and the most significant barriers to success common across collaborative research projects worldwide. The group has developed a survey to gather insights from both researchers and practitioners with collaborative experience across all systems (not just mountains). 

The survey is offered in English, Spanish, Chinese and soon, French. It is estimated that the survey will take approximately 20 minutes.

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