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About Us

Our Mission

To develop and deliver a sustainable weather-based information system that helps users make pest, plant production, and natural resource management decisions in Michigan.

Special acknowledgement

Thank you to the many MSU researchers, Extension specialists and educators who contribute to the science and knowledge behind Enviroweather.

Enviroweather is a collaborative project between the Michigan Climatological Resources Program and the MSU Integrated Pest Management Program.

Contact us

Website or tools: eweather@msu.edu or (517) 432-6520
Stations: ewxserv@msu.edu or (517) 355-8128

Our staff and associates

Jeff Andresen, Professor of Meteorology/Climatology in the Department of Geography, the State Climatologist for Michigan, and director for the Enviroweather Program. His research and extension interests focus on weather and climate on agriculture, especially within Michigan and the Great Lakes Region. Current and past themes include; climatological trends and potential impacts, water use for agricultural irrigation, potential future changes in climate, and weather and risk management in agricultural production and plant protection.

Keith Mason, Enviroweather Coordinator. Keith facilitates and helps manage the various projects within the Enviroweather program. He serves as liaison between MSU researchers, MSU Extension, Enviroweather staff and its partners, supporters and users. Keith also works with agricultural and horticultural industry representatives to identify and implement Enviroweather projects that align with commodity needs. He also works to educate users about Enviroweather tools, while working to identify new users and areas for expanding resources. Keith comes to Enviroweather with almost twenty years of experience in Integrated Pest Management working as a research assistant in the Department of Entomology at Michigan State University. During that time Keith coordinated several multi-state, on-farm research/extension projects in grapes and blueberries. You can reach Keith by phone at (517) 432-6520 or email at eweather@msu.edu.

Tracy Aichele, Steve Casey and Jim Brown work on the computing systems behind the scenes. Jim specializes mainly on server and database administration, keeping the systems running smoothly. Tracy and Steve build and maintain the Enviroweather website and program the Enviroweather reports and models.

Steve Marquie manages the field operations of the weather station network and coordinates maintenance and repair. He designs and implements new weather monitoring systems, provides technical resources for workgroups and users on data logging, remote measurements, and field GPS/GIS technology. You may reach Steve by phone at (517) 355-8128.

Aaron Pollyea ensures data quality for the Enviroweather system.

Joy Landis is the communications manager for the MSU Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program and a member of Enviroweather's development team. She identifies linkages between Enviroweather tools and IPM web resources and helps make them readily accessible to users.

  • Michigan State University Extension
  • Michigan State University Ag Bio Research
  • Project GREEEN