99. Reintroductions and Management with Dr Liz Peterson, Dr. Julie Young, and Dr. Rachel Chock (S10)
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by Marika S. Bell
1w ago
Episode 6 of Series 10: Anthropogenic Behavior Change Transcript We discuss tactics such as habitat restoration, population augmentation, and ecosystem recovery to protect diverse species and ecosystems while minimizing conflicts. Guests:  Dr. Elizabeth Peterson is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biological Sciences, Eastern Illinois University. In the Elizabeth K. Peterson Lab she uses integrative research methods to study how anthropogenic stressors impact behavioral responses and adaptive life history strategies that are important for fitness at the individual and populat ..read more
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98. Innovations Underfoot and Overhead: Road Ecology with Sandra Jacobson and Julia Kintsch (S10)
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by Marika S. Bell
1w ago
Episode 5 of Series 10: Anthropogenic Behavior Change Transcript This Episode highlights the challenges faced by wildlife due to roads, such as habitat fragmentation and vehicle collisions, and presents solutions like wildlife crossing structures and community-led projects. Guests: Julia Kintsch works at the intersection of the human and natural environment to address the effects of roads on landscape connectivity and wildlife movements. She is the founder of ECO-resolutions, one of North America's leading consultancies in transportation ecology, and has been involved in the planning and des ..read more
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97. Urbanization and Industrialization (It's Effects on Behavior and Cognition) with Dr. Kathleen Church and Dr. Lauren Stanton (S10)
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by Marika S. Bell
1w ago
Episode 4 of Series 10:  Anthropogenic Behavior Change Transcript Let's explore the effects of urbanization and industrialization on wildlife behavior, conservation strategies, and what the unique personalities of our urban wildlife neighbors can tell us about behavioral adaptation and societal inequities. Guests:Dr. Lauren Stanton is a cognitive ecologist with expertise on behavioral adaptation to urban environments. She primarily studies raccoons, and other urban carnivores like coyotes, skunks, and foxes.  As a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley, she is working with Dr. Chris Sc ..read more
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96. Earth, Wind, and Water: Conflict and Co-Existence with Dr. Misty McPhee, Dr. Bruce Schulte, and Dr. Mauricio Cantor (S10)
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by Marika S. Bell
2w ago
Episode 3 of Series 10: Anthropogenic Behavior Change Transcript This episode focuses on the complex interactions between humans and animals like elephants, cranes and cetaceans. We are discussing strategies such as having our human farming practices mimic more closely the natural environment , phasing out monocrop farming , And remembering the role of traditional knowledge in promoting harmonious relationships. Guests: Dr. Bruce  Schulte is Associate Vice-President for Strategy, Performance and Accountability at Western Kentucky University (WKU) and a University Distinguished Professor ..read more
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95. Sensory Pollution with Dr. Brett Seymoure and Dr. Jennifer Phillips (S10)
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by Marika S. Bell
2w ago
Episode 2 of Series 10:  Anthropogenic Behavior Change Transcript In this episode we delve into how sensory pollution, particularly artificial light, affects wildlife behavior, focusing on insects, spiders, birds, and predator-prey interactions. We discuss the consequences of light pollution on ecosystems, research efforts, and strategies for mitigating the effects through legislation and urban planning. Guests: Dr. Brett Seymour, an associate professor at the University of Texas at El Paso, his research interests include how animals interact with their visual environment and how light ..read more
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94. Rapid Environmental Change with Dr. Rachel Blakey and Dr. Kasey Fowler-Finn (S10)
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by Marika S. Bell
2w ago
Episode 1 Series 10:  Anthropogenic Behavior Change Transcript This episode covers the effects of rapid environmental change on animals, urban ecology, adaptation challenges, and conservation efforts and emphasizes the significance of understanding animal communication and sounds in urban areas. Guests: Rachel is an Assistant Professor at Cal Poly Pomona. She is an ecologist who is intrigued by how dynamic disturbances (like fire and human disturbance) impact animal behavior and community assembly. Her work is often inspired by conservation problems faced by her natural resource managem ..read more
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93: Human Relevant Testing: A Conversation on Enhancing Human Health and Animal Welfare with Dr. Aysha Akhtar (S9)
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by Marika S. Bell
1M ago
Episode 6 of Series 9: Unveiling Vegan Culture Transcript This Episode explores the transition from traditional animal experimentation to human-relevant testing methods with guest Dr. Aysha Akhtar. This  thought-provoking conversation is about the ethical, scientific, and practical limitations of animal testing in favor of more accurate, human-relevant methodologies like organ-on-a-chip technology.  Guest: Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H., is the Co-founder, President, and CEO of the Center for Contemporary Sciences, (CCS) which is pioneering the transition to replace the use of animals ..read more
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92: Speciesism and The Chicken Encounter That Changed Everything with Pattrice Jones of VINE Animal Sanctuary (S9)
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by Marika S. Bell
2M ago
"If you are interested in making the world better for animals, doing something about climate change, solving any social justice problems, veganism is going to be a necessary step." - Pattrice Jones Episode 6 of Series 9: Unveiling Vegan Culture Transcript Discussing the realities of racism, sexism, and speciesism, we explore how these issues are not standalone problems but are intricately linked. Vine Sanctuary, a beacon of hope and healing, exemplifies the power of community alliances — a sanctuary not just for animals but for humans too, particularly those from marginalized LGBTQ and BIPOC ..read more
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91: Four Steps to Reach Peak Performance with Mountaineer, Kuntal Joisher (S9)
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by Marika S. Bell
2M ago
"I'm going to climb mountains as a vegan or I'm not going to do it at all. So that's very clear in my mind.   I know vegans can get enough protein.  I had been a vegan for eight years already by then." - Kuntal Joisher   Episode 5 of Series 9: Unveiling Vegan Culture Transcript Our guest, an Indian vegan mountaineer and nutrition coach, shatters the stereotype that peak physical performance requires animal-based nutrition.  Joisher myth busts and inspires throughout this episode with his knowledge and experience as a mountaineer and a personal trainer to those on a vegan j ..read more
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91: Four Steps You Can Take to Reach Peak Performance with Mountaineer, Kuntal Joisher (S9)
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by Marika S. Bell
2M ago
"I'm going to climb mountains as a vegan or I'm not going to do it at all. So that's very clear in my mind.   I know vegans can get enough protein.  I had been a vegan for eight years already by then." - Kuntal Joisher   Episode 5 of Series 9: Unveiling Vegan Culture Transcript Our guest, an Indian vegan mountaineer and nutrition coach, shatters the stereotype that peak physical performance requires animal-based nutrition.  Joisher myth busts and inspires throughout this episode with his knowledge and experience as a mountaineer and a personal trainer to those on a vegan j ..read more
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