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We hope your enjoy these in-depth discussions of recently published BioScience articles and other science stories. Each episode of our interview series delves into the research behind a highlighted story, giving listeners unique insight into scientists' work.

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We hope your enjoy these in-depth discussions of recently published BioScience articles and other science stories. Each episode of our interview series delves into the research behind a highlighted story, giving listeners unique insight into scientists' work.

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

    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.

    • 37 min
    In Their Own Words: John E. Burris

    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.

    • 48 min
    Urban Ecology, Segregation, and the Work of the Baltimore Field Station

    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.

    • 51 min
    Using Citations to Find Scientific Communities

    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.

    • 34 min
    In Their Own Words: Thomas Lovejoy

    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.  

    • 45 min
    Indigenous Systems of Management for Healthier Fisheries

    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.  

    • 28 min

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