Stuart H. Gage retired after about 30 years as Professor of Entomology at Michigan State University. Gage received the University Distinguished Faculty Award and the University Outreach and Engagement Campus Fellow at Michigan State University. He developed and taught, with several of his colleagues, a multidisciplinary Earth System Science (Honors) course that helped students understand the dynamics of the Biosphere.
Stuart Gage is now Emeritus Professor at Michigan State University. After retirement Stuart joined office of the Vice President for Finance and Operations to coordinate Special Projects associated with University Sustainability. He is currently Adjunct Professor at Queensland University of Technology, in Brisbane, Australia and conducts research with colleagues associated with QUT and the Institute for Future Environments. Gage is Affiliate Professor, University of Alaska, at Fairbanks, where he assists PhD students conducting soundscape ecology research in the Kenai National Wildlife Reserve.
Stuart continues as Director of the Remote Environmental Assessment Laboratory (REAL) which focuses on application of ecological sensors, analysis of sensor observations and cybernfrastructure. He collaborates with scientists in the area of soundscape ecology, acoustic analysis, regional ecosystem simulation modeling, ecological synthesis and data mining.(www.real.msu.edu)
Stuart spends a lot of his time in forests and wetlands checking his soundscape sensor arrays and listening to the environment. He can often be found at his cabin on Twin Lakes in northern Michigan analyzing soundscape data or out on the lake in his boat listening to the loons and other animals. He is heavily engaged in helping others appreciate the value of the soundscape. His favorite pastime is developing and improving over twenty soundscape ecology projects that are resident and available, on-line, in the Soundscape Ecology Digital Library. For example, the Twin Lakes Soundscape Project, which archives over 300,000 recordings can be found at http://real.msu.edu/projects/one_proj.php?proj=la