2010 President's Report

Photo of Jianguo “Jack” Liu.

Transcript of Jianguo “Jack” Liu's Video

2010 President’s Report: How do humans and the environment coexist?
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[Speakers are Jianguo “Jack” Liu, Michigan State University’s Rachel Carson Chair in Sustainability and leader of the international network of research on Coupled Human and Natural Systems, and Neil Carter, a doctoral student in MSU’s Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability. Liu is in an office and Carter is outside.]

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Liu: The big question is: How do humans and the environment coexist? My name is Jack Liu. I’m the Rachel Carson Chair in Sustainability at Michigan State University.

Carter: My name is Neil Carter. I’m a PhD candidate in the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability and the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University.

Liu: We do research in Nepal mainly because the tigers are endangered species of the ecosystems.

Carter: The problem is that tigers are endangered globally, due to prey depletion, habitat degradation, and poaching.

Liu: And if the tigers cannot survive, that means something is wrong with the ecosystems there.

Carter: The solutions are actually really hard to find. And what I’m trying to do in this research is understand the ways that people and tigers interact in order to start finding those solutions.

Liu: In the end, this kind of network will help us to better understand what is going on in different parts of the world, and that way help us in the United States to better manage our own resources and also benefit from the environment in other parts of the world.

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