Research at CGCEO

Teams of interdisciplinary researchers from across the globe connect at CGCEO to study solutions to our world's greatest problems. We host faculty members and visiting scholars interested in collaborative research, including urbanization, agriculture, sustainability, invasive species, as well as health and disease.

Agricultural and Rangeland Research

  • Multipurpose Legumes for Soil Rehabilitation - Led by Prof. Sieg Snapp MSU Soils and Cropping Systems Ecologist Team: Dr. Regis Chikowo, Associate Professor University of Zimbabwe and MSU; Ms. Chiwimbo Gwenambira PhD Graduate Student; Dr. Princess Hayford, recent PhD student.  (see more)
  • Evaluating Agricultural Applications of Orchard Nest Boxes and Perches for a Declining Raptor Species: Quantifying Impacts on Pest Rodents and Birds (see more)
  • Belmont Forum Collaborative Research: Food Security and Land Use: The Telecoupling Challenge (see more)
  • Linkages Among Farmer Decision Making, Beneficial Bird Species, and Pest Management in Fruit-Growing Systems (see more)
  • Linking Irrigation and Climate to Improve Forecasting (see more)

Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH) & Urbanization Research

  • Ecosystems and Societies: Divergent Trajectories and Coevolution (see more)
  • Ecosystem-Society Interaction on a Changing Mongolian Plateau (see more)
  • Linkages Among Farmer Decision Making, Beneficial Bird Species, and Pest Management in Fruit-Growing Systems (see more)
  • Support for the NASA-MAIRS Project Scientist (see more)
  • A Team for Coupled Human and Environmental MacroSystems
  • Belmont Forum Collaborative Research: Food Security and Land Use: The Telecoupling Challenge (see more)
  • Urbanization and Sustainability Under Global Change and Transitional Economies: Synthesis from Southeast, East and North Asia (SENA) (see more)
  • Understanding the Causes and Consequences of Harmful Algal Blooms (see more)

Geospatial and Modeling Research

  • Earth-abundant Thin-film Solar Cells as a Sustainable Solar Energy Pathway (see more)
  • Global Trade Intelligence to Model Risk of Pest Introduction into the U.S. Associated with Port Environs (see more)
  • Great Lakes Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments Center (GLISA) (see more)
  • Managing Elevation Data Uncertainty for Global Geointelligence (see more)