By Ecological Society of America
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Stories from the field. Field Talk takes you knee deep into the alpine lakes, tall grass prairie, and philosophical debates with ecologists. Field talk is hosted by Liza Lester and produced by the Ecological Society of America.
||Making room for prairie STRIPs: Lisa Schulte Moore (Land Sharing/Sparing #1)||Land-Sparing/Sharing #1||11/18/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Changing climate, changing landscape: monitoring the vast wilderness of interior Alaska||First ten years of data from an ongoing monitoring effort sets a baseline for modeling and forestry management in Denali National Park and Preserve.||3/28/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Where the ecologists are: geographical bias in field research||“It matters because we’re facing global change – these are global phenomena, so we need global information,” said Erle Ellis, a professor of geography & environmental systems at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, talking abou[...]||11/26/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Tallgrass prairie: the invasion of the woody shrubs||Kansas native Jesse Nippert loves the prairie. He spends much of his time immersed in the tall grass as an assistant professor at Kansas State University. Though agriculture has vastly changed the plains of North America, pockets of tall grass remai[...]||12/21/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Immersed in the clouds: Interview with tropical cloud forest researcher||There is a world within the canopy of a tropical cloud forest that not many people get to see. In this unique ecosystem – maintained by the exceptionally wet microclimate of cloud cover—orchids, moss, lichens and other epiphytes grow in ever[...]||3/4/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Taking a shot at photographing science and nature||Some projects implement photography as a means for exploring societal and environmental issues. One such project is gigapan.org, which allows users to share and discuss panoramic photographs (one of the most famous gigapans is of the 2009 Inaugurati[...]||12/30/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Spearfishing to depletion in Chile||Spearfishers in Chile In theory, the evolution of scuba gear and wetsuits in spearfishing allow divers to produce a more abundant catch. However, Natalio Godoy from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and colleagues found that the spearfis[...]||10/1/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Injecting humor into climate change||Many science communicators suggest that the key to effectively translating climate change research is to keep the message concise, accurate and interesting, all in one tight package. Perhaps the most streamlined of platforms to communicate this scie[...]||9/23/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Considering canopy cover in Ecuador||Jason Tylianakis Loss of canopy cover in rainforests—compared to the other fragmented habitats in Manabi in southwest Ecuador—leads to a region-wide loss of diversity in species interactions, said researchers from the University of Canterbury in[...]||6/30/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Fruitful Savannahs: Termites enrich the soil in East Africa||Vertebrate fertilizer is not the only source of nutrients in the soils of East African savannahs, at least according to a study recently published in the journal Ecology. Alison Brody from the University of Vermont and colleagues found that termites[...]||4/15/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
Entertaining, Educational, Well-Produced
I look forward to these pithy and, generally, upbeat interviews. One possible question for future episodes: why can't birds get rabies?