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The Plan to "Rewild" the American West

We're joined by Mike Phillips of the Turner Endangered Species Fund. He's one of the authors of a recent Viewpoint article in BioScience entitled, "Rewilding the Ameri...

40 years of Ecological Research, the Effects of Climate Change

To discuss long-term ecological research and climate change, we're joined by Julia Jones, Professor of Geography at Oregon State University and an investigator at the ...

Mass Extinction, Mayan Temples, and the Origins of Modern Reef Fish

In this episode, we're joined by Alexandre C. Siqueira, a postdoctoral fellow at James Cook University in Townsville, Australia, where he works in the lab of Professor...

In Their Own Words: Daniel Simberloff

This oral history is with Daniel Simberloff, who is the Gore-Hunger Professor of Environmental Studies in Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, at the Univer...

Public Health and Analogies in the COVID-19 Era

In this episode, we're joined by Dr. Louise Archer, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Laboratory of Quantitative Global Change Ecology at the University of Toronto, Scarborou...

Transformative Change to Protect Biodiversity, Climate

We're joined by Dr. Pam McElwee, Professor of Human Ecology at Rutgers University, and Dr. Sarah Diamond, Associate Professor of Biology at Case Western Reserve Univer...

Social Justice and Conservation Education

We're joined by Dr. Robert Montgomery, Associate Professor of Biodiversity and Sustainability, Senior Research Fellow in Lady Margaret Hall College, and Senior Researc...

Learning What Our Ancestors Ate with Stable Isotope Analysis of Amino Acids

Thomas Larsen and Patrick Roberts of the Max Planck Institute of the Science of Human History join us to discuss how we can learn about early hominins diets using stab...

Dams and Their Evolutionary Consequences

In this episode, we're joined by Liam Zarri, PhD student at Cornell University, and Dr. Eric Palkovacs, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University...

Drought Response and the Decline of Eastern Oaks

In this episode, we discuss eastern oaks and their various responses to drought conditions.

Public Engagement Benefits Scientists

The positive effects of scientist engagement with the general public are well documented, but most investigations have focused on the benefits to the public rather tha...

Minority-Serving Institutions and Grant Review Representation

In this episode, AIBS scientists Stephen A. Gallo, Joanne H. Sullivan, and DaJoie R. Croslan describe the results of a survey disseminated to thousands of minority-ser...

Resist–Accept–Direct, a Paradigm for Management

Natural resource managers worldwide face a growing challenge: Global change increasingly propels ecosystems on strong trajectories toward irreversible ecological trans...

In Their Own Words: Thomas Lovejoy III (Republication)

The American Institute of Biological Sciences, publisher of the BioScience Talks podcast, mourns the loss of visionary ecologist Thomas E. Lovejoy III. Earlier this ye...

Coral Reefs: Insults and Prospects

Dr. Michael Lesser joins us to discuss coral reefs, eutrophication, bleaching, symbiosis, climate change, and other stressors.

Biodiversity Collections Enable Foundational and Data Skills

The task of training an effective cadre of biodiversity scientists has grown more challenging in recent years, as foundational skills and knowledge in organismal biolo...

Disease Transmission: The Case of Sarcoptes Scabiei

In this episode of BioScience Talks, we're joined by Liz Browne and Scott Carver of the University of Tasmania to discuss Sarcoptes scabiei, the mite that causes mange...

Values and Water Security in a Dry Era

BioScience authors Paolo D'Odorico and Willis Jenkins join us to discuss their framework for integrating different values into a holistic conception of water security.

Empowering Communities through Local Monitoring

BioScience handling editors Rick Bonney, of Cornell University, and Finn Danielsen, of the Nordic Foundation for Development and Ecology (NORDECO) join us to discuss a...

In Their Own Words: Nalini Nadkarni

This episode is the next in our oral history series, In Their Own Words, featuring Nalini Nadkarni, professor of biology at the University of Utah.

The Climate Emergency in a COVID Year

In this episode of BioScience Talks, Climate Emergency coauthor Jillian Gregg, who is with the Sustainability Double Degree program and the Department of Crop and Soil...

Blackologists and the Promise of Inclusive Sustainability

Drs. Senay Yitbarek (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Karen Bailey (University of Colorado Boulder), Nyeema Harris (Yale University) join us to discuss in...

The COVID-19 Pandemic, Viral Evolution, Vaccines, and Variants

Guests Dr. Charlie Fenster, Pam Soltis, and Paul Turner discuss viral evolution and how best to respond to the current COVID-19 pandemic in the vaccine era, as well as...

Environmental DNA and RNA May Be Key in Monitoring Pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2

A discussion of environmental DNA and RNA (eDNA and eRNA, respectively) and its potential for pathogen monitoring.

In Their Own Words: John E. Burris

This episode is the next in our oral history series, In Their Own Words, featuring John E. Burris, emeritus president of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

Urban Ecology, Segregation, and the Work of the Baltimore Field Station

Dr. Morgan Grove of the USDA Baltimore Field Station joins us to discuss urban ecology, segregation, environmental justice, and the efforts of the USDA Forest Service'...

Using Citations to Find Scientific Communities

George Chacko (University of Illinois) and Steve Gallo (American Institute of Biological Sciences) discuss using article citations to generate "clusters" that reflect ...

In Their Own Words: Thomas Lovejoy

This episode is the next in our oral history series, In Their Own Words. These pieces chronicle the stories of scientists who have made great contributions to their fi...

Indigenous Systems of Management for Healthier Fisheries

Before European colonization, populations of Pacific salmon were successfully managed by the Indigenous communities of the Pacific Northwest since time immemorial. Col...

SlothBot: Engaging the Public with Robot Ecology

Despite having a professed trust in the science, many members of the public fall short when it comes to making choices that protect the environment and support informe...

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