About the Colloquia Series

The Environmental Science and Policy Program is starting a Research Colloquia Series that extends the format of the former student research presentations by ESPP specialization students to now include a variety of formats including student and expert panel discussions, faculty roundtables and debates. These events will utilize ESPP's unique network of MSU expertise spanning MSU's colleges to address important and timely environmental issues that cross disciplinary boundaries. The ESPP Research Colloquia Series is envisioned as a forum for MSU students, researchers and visitors to engage in research discussions where an interdisciplinary perspective is critical.


Thursday March 3, 2016
Kellogg Center, Michigan State University


Moderated by Stephen Vrla, ESPP and Sociology

Panelists: Dr. William F. Porter, Boone and Crockett Chair of Wildlife Conservation, MSU; Beatrice Friedlander, Animals & Society Institute;Chad Stewart, Deer Specialist, Michigan DNR; Jill Fritz, Michigan State Director, Humane Society


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Beatrice Friedlander, president, Attorneys for Animals. Jill Fritz, Michigan Director of the Humane Society of the United States

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Dr. William Porter, Fisheries & Wildlife. Chad Stewart, Michigan DNR Deer Specialist



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