E7: Scott Kimball - Ornithology / Teaching / Getting Outside

E7: Scott Kimball - Ornithology / Teaching / Getting Outside

Scott is a biologist and college professor who considers himself to be a teacher and scientist in equal parts. We talk about his master's work on bald eagles and other raptors, his doctoral work on the ecology of bird behavior, thoughts on teaching college and the importance of getting out in nature.  

E6: Nature News - Trump and Life on Earth

E6: Nature News - Trump and Life on Earth

In this first Nature News episode, episodes of the podcast in which I highlight and comment on events in the news that affect nature, our environment and life on Earth, I discuss the potential implications of the Trump presidency as he assumes power in Washington, D.C. 

E5: Adam Smith - Nature Photography / Wandering

E5: Adam Smith - Nature Photography / Wandering

Adam Smith is an outdoor and lifestyle photographer and wanderer who has been driving around the US and Canada, living out of his pickup truck, a white modified rig affectionately deemed Shadowfax, for the past two years. Adam has a gift for capturing awe-inspiring natural landscapes. We talk nature photography and living the solitary nomad life in the great outdoors.

E3: Elise Gornish - Conservation / Ecology / Dune

E3: Elise Gornish - Conservation / Ecology / Dune

Dr. Elise Gornish is a conservation biologist and ecologist working with the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of California, Davis. She specializes in restoration, plant demography, environmental stress and climate change. We talk about her conservation work, about ecology, climate change and technology and the science fiction classic Dune.

E2: Amanda Buchanan - Field Work / Plant Defense / Agroecosystems

E2: Amanda Buchanan - Field Work / Plant Defense / Agroecosystems

Research ecologist Amanda Buchanan joined me to discuss the arc of her career, interesting stories of her field work on plant defenses and agroecosystems. Amanda gives advice to people interested in becoming a research ecologist and recommends some books, including the wonderful work of 17th century biologist Maria Sibylla Merian.