July 11, 2013

Global sustainability is like a high-stakes jigsaw puzzle – and an international group of scientists have created a new framework to assemble the big picture without losing pieces.


July 9, 2013

CHANS-Net members are reminded to participate in short survey that seeks to elevate awareness of CHANS research in the scientific community. The survey was emailed July 1.

The 10-question survey asks respondents to identify the most important research questions that will define the future of CHANS research.  The results of the survey will be compiled, analyzed, published, and shared with CHANS-Net members. The survey will close July 25.


July 2013

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July 1, 2013

A group of CHANS-Net members are soliciting abstract submissions for two  symposium.

The Global Environmental Change session “Adaptation of Smallholder Farmers to Climate Variability in the Tropics”
 at the AGU Fall Meeting Dec. 9-13 in San Francisco.


June 21, 2013

Three reasons to register now for the Key Contact Workshop of the Mountain Research Initiative, Saturday, Aug. 3.

Why should you join the MRI pre-conference workshop for scientists working in mountain regions?


Aug. 14, 2013

CHANS-Net organized a series of events at the 98th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) at the Minneapolis Convention Center Aug. 4-9. The events  brought together CHANS-Net members, including the 2013 CHANS Fellows.CHANS Fellows


CHANS-Net Events

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June 18, 2013

Nine outstanding junior scholars studying coupled human and natural systems will have a unique opportunity to interact and network with scientific thought leaders at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) in August as part of the CHANS Fellows program.


May 13, 2013

Remains of endangered Hawaiian petrels -- both ancient and modern -- show how drastically today’s open seas fish menu has changed.

A research team, led by Michigan State University and Smithsonian Institution scientists who also are CHANS-Net members, analyzed the bones of Hawaiian petrels -- birds that spend the majority of their lives foraging the open waters of the Pacific. They found that the substantial change in petrels’ eating habits, eating prey that are lower rather than higher in the food chain, coincides with the growth of industrialized fishing.


April 30, 2013

U.S. residents who believe in the scientific consensus on global warming are more likely to support government action to curb emissions, regardless of whether they are Republican or Democrat, according to a study led by a CHANS-Net sociologist.


April 25, 2013

CHANS-Net researchers have discovered that humans are passing antibiotic resistance to wildlife, especially in protected areas where numbers of humans are limited.

In the case of banded mongoose in a Botswana study, multidrug resistance among study social groups, or troops, was higher in the protected area than in troops living in village areas.