Category Archives: Talks

Dr. James Hunt: Importance of Marine Biology and its Significance for the Environment

Dr. Hunt talks about his research interest on deep sea biology, and explains its potential influence on global climate. Dr. Hunt is a member of the PICASSO Research Team based in Japan. PICASSO is a state-of-the-art, submersible, remotely operated vehicle – a kind of submarine – engineered to explore the deep oceans and collect valuable data on living specimens. [September 11, 2014]

Dr. Johan Eliasson: Politics of International Trade Agreements and European Union

Dr. Eliasson talks about his research on political science and explains the significance of transatlantic relations between the US administration and EU Council especially around the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Along with his research on European structural reforms, he studies the effects civil society groups, norms, and domestic institutions have on the TTIP negotiations. [April 2, 2014]

Dr. Jane Huffman: Biology and Wildlife Forensics

Dr. Jane Huffman talks her research and gives information about the ESU’s Wildlife Forensic Laboratory which helps assisting wildlife conservation officers in determining if a wildlife law has been broken, by identifying the species and subspecies of animal and wildlife evidence, including blood, tissues, hairs, and illegally marketed products, utilizing the most modern forensic DNA and serological techniques in the physical examination of evidence and provide objective, independent scientific analysis of evidence to identify the guilty and exonerate the innocent. Wildlife Forensic Laboratory also conducts forensic workshops for officers in the PA Game Commission and NJ Fish & Wildlife. [March 26, 2014]