Michigan State’s Environmental Science and Policy Program recently held an informal get-together to welcome three newly hired assistant professors, each of whom gave a presentation explaining their backgrounds and research interests. You can view videos of the presentations below.
Arika Ligmann-Zielinska, jointly appointed by ESPP and Geography, talked about her work with models of risk analysis and decision making about land use:
Louie Rivers, who holds a joint appoinment with Criminal Justice and ESPP, told the audience about his work with environmental
Laura Schmitt Olabisi, newly hired by ESPP and Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studies, discussed why she thinks environmental work is so important, and outlined the many revelations in her academic career, including the need to get communities involved in environmental research: