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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 David Bellwood. He joined us to talk about his recent BioScience article on reef fish evolution, and how we're learning more about that topic from some recent findings in Mayan temples.

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 University of Tennessee, in Knoxville, in the United States.

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, Scarborough. She was here to talk about the ways we use analogies like "waves" to convey public health information.

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 University. They were here to discuss their recent BioScience article, Governing for Transformative Change across the Biodiversity–Climate–Society Nexus, which describes principles for addressing global environmental crises.

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 Researcher in the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, at Oxford University. He's here to talk about his recent BioScience article, Integrating Social Justice into Higher Education Conservation Science.

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 stable isotope analysis.

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 of California, Santa Cruz. They discuss their recent BioScience article on evolutionary effects of dams on riverine fishes.

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 than on those performing engagement activities. Nalini Nadkarni of the University of Utah and colleagues "reverse the lens" on public engagement with science, discovering numerous benefits for scientists involved in these efforts.

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-serving-institution-based scientists, aimed at elucidating discrepancies in grant review participation between MSI-based scientists and those who work at traditionally White institutions.

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 transformations. Dr. Gregor Schuurman describes.

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 year, he joined us for an episode of our oral history series, In Their Own Words, which we republish here in memoriam.

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 biology have increasingly required complementary data skills and knowledge. In this episode, workforce training is discussed by Anna Monfils, Erica Krimmel, and Travis Marsico, who discuss a module that addresses these needs.

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 in animals.

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 an open-access special section on community-based monitoring programs and the broader future for the field.

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 Science at Oregon State University, joins us to discuss the latest climate update and the urgent actions needed ensure the long-term sustainability of human civilization.

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 inclusive sustainability and the ways in which it can be brought to bear in service of ecosystems and the humans who inhabit them.

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 to emerging pathogens.

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's Baltimore Field Station.

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 scientific communities.

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 fields, particularly within the biological sciences. Each month, we will publish in the pages of BioScience, and on this podcast, the results of these conversations. Dr. Lovejoy is a Professor at George Mason University, in Fairfax, Virginia, Explorer at Large with the National Geographic Society, and Senior Fellow at the United Nations Foundation. He is also a past president of AIBS. Note: Both the text and audio versions have been edited for clarity and length. Read this article in BioScience. Subscribe on iTunes. Subscribe on Stitcher. Catch up with us on Twitter.  

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. Colonization and its associated fisheries management practices have depleted stocks and disrupted the complex social–ecological systems that underlie them.  In this episode, we're joined by Will Atlas, a salmon watershed scientist with the Wild Salmon Center; Andrea Reid, citizen and member of the Nisga’a Nation, in British Columbia, and an assistant professor with the University of British Columbia; and William G. Housty of the Heiltsuck First Nation and the Heiltsuk Integrated Resource Management Department. Our guests describe how a return to traditional management may revitalize these fisheries and bolster the fishing communities that depend on them. Read this article in BioScience. Subscribe on iTunes. Subscribe on Stitcher. Catch up with us on Twitter.  

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 informed decision-making. To help excite and inspire broad audiences to have a greater appreciation for and engagement with science, our guests today, Jonathan Pauli, associate professor in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Magnus Egerstedt, robotics professor at Georgia Tech, have created SlothBot. The forest-canopy-dwelling robot, which mirrors its biological counterparts in many ways, offers an exciting platform for learning—about robotics, ecology, and more. Read this article in BioScience. Subscribe on iTunes. Subscribe on Stitcher. Catch up with us on Twitter.  

In Their Own Words: Peter Raven

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 fields, particularly within the biological sciences. Each month, we will publish in the pages of BioScience, and on this podcast, the results of these conversations.  Today, we are joined by Peter Raven, president emeritus of the Missouri Botanical Garden, in St. Louis, Missouri. He is also a past president of AIBS. Note: Both the text and audio versions have been edited for clarity and length. Read this article in BioScience. Subscribe on iTunes. Subscribe on Stitcher. Catch up with us on Twitter.  

In Their Own Words: Alan Covich

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 fields, particularly within the biological sciences. Each month, we will publish in the pages of BioScience, and on this podcast, the results of these conversations.  Today, we are joined by Alan Covich, Professor of Ecology at the Odum School of Ecology, at the University of Georgia. He is also a past president of AIBS. Note: Both the text and audio versions have been edited for clarity and length. Read this article in BioScience. Subscribe on iTunes. Subscribe on Stitcher. Catch up with us on Twitter.  

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