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The paper was published in the Annals of the Association of American Geography 95(1): 54-79. Li and Marc are former students at CSIS and are now faculty members at San Diego State University and University of Iowa , respectively. Jiaguo and Ashton are faculty members at the Geography Department at MSU.

Ann E. Krause won the 2005 Albert S. Hazzard Award given by the Michigan Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. This award is given in recognition of excellence in student research in fisheries or aquatic biology at a college or university in Michigan. The Chapter presented the award for her dissertation research entitled, "The role of compartments in food-web structure and changes following biological invasions in southeast Lake Michigan."

Congratulations to Anita Morzillo and Scott Bearer. Anita will be starting a Post-Doc with the EPA in August 2005. Scott will be starting a Post-Doc with the USFWS in Februrary 2005.

Vanessa Hall has finished her MS work. She will continue her Ph.D. at CSIS.

Dr. Jared Diamond, Professor of Geography at UCLA and Pulitzer Prize Winner for his book "Guns, Germs, and Steel", is going to deliver a public lecture entitled "Collapse: How Societies Choose to Succeed or Fail", in 147 Communication Arts and Science Building at 2:00 pm on December 9, 2005. This lecture is part of the Center's Distinguished Lecture Series. Dr. Diamond will also deliver a Commencement Speech and receive an Honorary Doctorate of Science in the Breslin Center at 10:00 am on December 10. During his visit hosted by the Center on behalf of President Simon, Dr. Diamond will meet with a large number of MSU students, faculty, and administrators. Dr. Diamond co-authored a cover-story paper in Nature (June 30, 2005) entitled "China's Environment in a Globalizing World" (with Jack Liu). More information about Dr. Diamond is available at: http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/bios/diamond.html .

Nature has published a cover-story feature paper by Jianguo Liu and Jared Diamond. The paper is entitled “China’s Environment in a Globalizing World – How China and the Rest of the World Affect Each Other” (June 30, 2005; Volume 435, pages 1179-1186). For the article, visit Nature.com or click here for a .pdf version of the paper. For the news release, visit Michigan State University Newsroom

Tom Dietz has been recognized by the Ecological Society of America (ESA) with the 2005 Sustainability Science Award for the paper "The Struggle to Govern the Commons" (Dietz et al. Science 2003). The award is given to the authors of a scholarly contribution that makes the greatest contribution to the emerging science of ecosystem and regional sustainability through the integration of ecological and social sciences. The award will be presented at the annual ESA meeting in Montreal Aug. 8-12.

Two former Ph.D. students, Li An and Marc Linderman, have accepted Assistant Professor positions at San Diego State University and University of Iowa, respectively.

Jack Liu was given this year's "Distinguished Faculty Award" by the Alumni Association of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. MSU President Lou Anna Simon presented the award to Jack at the ANR Luncheon on March 8.

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