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 April 14, 2016
Kellogg Center, Michigan State University


Moderated by Dr. Adam Zwickle, ESPP and Criminal Justice

Panelists: Dr. Hillary Farber, Associate Professor of Law, University of Massachusetts; Bruno Basso, Professor of Geological Sciences, MSU; David Poulson, Senior Associate Director at the Knight Center of Environmental Journalism, MSU; Kevin Elliott, Professor of Philosophy and Lyman Briggs, MSU


bee jill

Dr. Adam Zwickle opens the discussion and is followed by Dr. Bruno Basso who described his use of drones in agricultural research.

poulson farber

Professor David Poulson talks about drone use in journalism. Drs. Hillary Farber and Kevin Elliott field questions from the audience.