Pollinator Roadside Habitat, with Thomas Meinzen, Diane Debinski, and Laura Burkle
BioScience Talks
by American Institute of Biological Sciences
3M ago
For today's episode, we're joined by Thomas Meinzen, recent Master's of Science graduate from Montana State University in Bozeman, Diane Debinski, who is a Professor and Department Head in the Department of Ecology at MSU, and Laura Burkle, a Professor also in the MSU Ecology Department. They were here to talk about the subject of their recent BioScience article, roadside verges, and in particular, the way that these habitats may prove to be a boon—or bane—for pollinating insects.    Captions are available on YouTube ..read more
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Shipwreck Ecology, with Avery Paxton, Chris Taylor, and Melanie Damour
BioScience Talks
by American Institute of Biological Sciences
3M ago
For today's episode, we're joined by Avery Paxton, who is a Research Marine Biologist with NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Chris Taylor, Research Ecologist, also with NOAA's NCCOS, and Melanie Damour, who is a Marine Archeologist and the Environmental Studies Coordinator with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's Gulf of Mexico Region Office. They were here to discuss their recent BioScience article on "Shipwreck Ecology," and the ways in which these sites can be hotspots for biodiversity—and also for research.    Read the article here.    Captions can ..read more
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The Global Women in Herpetology Project (and Book), with Sinlan Poo
BioScience Talks
by American Institute of Biological Sciences
5M ago
For today's episode, we jump back to last spring's Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. Our guest is Sinlan Poo, Curator of Research at the Memphis Zoo and one of the co-organizers of the Global Women in Herpetology Project. You may remember her from a previous interview, but we recorded an extra mini-podcast to talk about the book "Women in Herpetology: 50 Stories from Around the World," which features a diverse group of authors describing their journeys to and through the world of herpetology. Proceeds from the book's sales will fund a conference scholarship for women students ..read more
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The Re-Envisioning Culture Network, with Simone Soso
BioScience Talks
by American Institute of Biological Sciences
5M ago
For today's episode of BioScience Talks, we're joined by Dr. Simone Soso, Assistant Director of Research and Workforce Development at the MSI STEM Research & Development Consortium. She was here to discuss the NSF-funded Re-Envisioning Culture (or REC) Network and its recent activities. I'll let her tell you more, though, so let's go to the interview. Captions are available on YouTube ..read more
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READI-Net, with Adam Sepulveda
BioScience Talks
by American Institute of Biological Sciences
7M ago
Our guest for this episode of BioScience Talks is Adam Sepulveda, Research Scientist with the US Geological Survey's Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center in Bozeman, Montana. He joined us to talk about READI-Net, an environmental DNA-based program that was recently funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill as a priority for addressing aquatic invasive species. Learn more about READI-Net here.  Captions are available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/2G-6AEwJE8Y ..read more
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Organization of Biological Field Stations
BioScience Talks
by American Institute of Biological Sciences
7M ago
Today’s episode features three representatives of the Organization of Biological Field Stations (OBFS), which is an American Institute of Biological Sciences member organization. We discussed many topics related to field stations, including the research performed there, as well as the ways that field stations collaborate through organizations like OBFS and AIBS to improve their research, education, and outreach efforts.   Our guests were:   Lara Roketenetz, Director of the University of Akron Field Station, in Ohio. She is also currently serving as President of the Organization of Bi ..read more
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On Site at the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
BioScience Talks
by American Institute of Biological Sciences
8M ago
This episode of BioScience Talks was recorded on location at the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists in Norfolk, Virginia, and features a range of presenters and organizers.   Our first guests were Sinlan Poo, who is Curator of Research at the Memphis Zoo and affiliated with Arkansas State University, and Prosanta Chakrabarty, who is Curator of Fishes and a Professor at Louisiana State University's Museum of Natural Science. Dr. Chakrabarty is also the current President of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, one of the organizations that convened the ..read more
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Wolf Recovery and Its Challenges, with David Mech and David Ausband
BioScience Talks
by American Institute of Biological Sciences
9M ago
For today's episode, we were joined by L. David Mech, from the US Geological Survey’s Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center and the University of Minnesota in St. Paul and David E. Ausband, from the Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, at the University of Idaho. They were here to talk about the successful recovery of gray wolves in North America, and in particular, the challenges associated with that success. Below is a brief article describing their BioScience article. ____ Over the past 30 years, efforts to recover gray wolf populations in the United States have b ..read more
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A Dispatch from the AIBS Congressional Visits Day
BioScience Talks
by American Institute of Biological Sciences
10M ago
Today's episode of BioScience Talks is a second dispatch from AIBS's spring Congressional Visits Day, which is a program that gives researchers a chance to travel to Washington, DC, to meet with their Congressional representatives and advocate for science. I had the chance to talk with a number of participants about their research, their interest in policy, and their plans for the next day's Capitol Hill visits. Participants included: Peri Lee Pipkin, University of California Botanic Garden, Claremont University Conner Philson, University of California, Los Angeles; Rocky Mountain Biological L ..read more
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The Past, Present, and Future of Water, with Peter Gleick
BioScience Talks
by American Institute of Biological Sciences
10M ago
For today's episode, I was joined by Dr. Peter Gleick, Cofounder and Senior Fellow at the Pacific Institute in Oakland, California, author of the new book, The Three Ages of Water, and member of the National Academy Sciences. He joined me to talk about a number of water-related topics, starting with a recent piece he wrote in the Kyiv Independent about the destruction of the Kakhovka Dam on the Dnieper River and the ensuing human and ecological tragedies. We also discussed his new book, which tells the fascinating story of human history and the way that it has always been deeply intertwined wi ..read more
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