Stuart Gage (1941 - 2019) earned his PhD in Entomology at Michigan State University in 1974. He taught entomology and explored new models of ecoacoustics. At the CEVL (Computational Ecology & Visualization Lab at MSU), which helped initiate, he explored innovative techniques for the evaluation of habitat health through ecoacoustic indicators. Gage was Director of the Remote Environmental Assessment Laboratory (http://www.real.msu.edu) which focuses on environmental monitoring systems. The current theme of the laboratory is Soundscape Ecology. Gage collaborated with computational scientists at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) on regional and GRID computing applications. He conducted research on soundscape analysis, regional ecosystem simulation modeling, ecological synthesis and data mining. Stuart Gage has significant research involvement with Australia and New Zealand. In 1999, Gage was awarded the Senior Hayward Fellowship from Landcare, New Zealand and addressed issues of ecological scale. He was regularly a Visiting Professor, Department of Primary Industries in Victoria where he consults and conducts research on the application of acoustics to sense environmental change. Gage was Adjunct Professor, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia, where he collaborated with colleagues associated with QUT and the Institute for Future Environments on soundscape ecology. There are several international projects associated with his research on soundscape ecology including those from Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Africa, Canada, and Madagascar.
He remained at the university until his semi-retirement and spent the past years at his tranquil and remote cottage on Twin Lakes near Cheboygan, Michigan.