Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability


The Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability at Michigan State University integrates ecology with socioeconomics, demography and other disciplines for ecological sustainability from local, national to global scales.

Achieving sustainability is one of the most important challenges facing society. Addressing complex issues related to sustainability requires innovative systems integration (i.e., integration of multiple disciplines including both social and natural sciences). Our center joins forces across Michigan State University's campus along with some of the best minds in sustainability sciences across the nation and across the world.

At our core is a commitment to the powerful new field of coupled human and natural systems to strive to find sustainable solutions that both benefit the environment and enable people to thrive.


  • Conduct cutting-edge research on emerging issues related to ecological sustainability.
  • Train new generations of leading scholars for interdisciplinary research.
  • Disseminate research findings across the globe.