9 episodes

Each episode we feature in depth interviews with scientists, authors, engineers, entrepreneurs, artists and policy makers exploring the threads between Earth, its living systems, and our place in the Universe.

Biosphere 2 Podcast Biosphere 2 University of Arizona

    • Earth Sciences

Each episode we feature in depth interviews with scientists, authors, engineers, entrepreneurs, artists and policy makers exploring the threads between Earth, its living systems, and our place in the Universe.

    Thank an Oceanographer - Dr. Joellen Russell

    Thank an Oceanographer - Dr. Joellen Russell

    In this episode we are joined by Oceanographer and Geoscientist, Dr. Joellen Russell. Joellen is Professor and the Thomas R. Brown Distinguished Chair of Integrative Science at the University of Arizona Department of Geosciences. Joellen is the lead for the modeling team of the Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling project (SOCCOM).

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Synthetic World - Dr. Christina Agapakis

    Synthetic World - Dr. Christina Agapakis

    In this episode we are joined by Dr. Christina Agapakis. Christina is a synthetic biologist, artist, and writer. She is the Creative Director of Gingko Bioworks, a boston based biotech company, and the Executive Editor of Grow Magazine, a magazine focused on  the current endeavors, neglected histories, and collective futures in synthetic biology. 

    • 52 min
    Lord of the Tree Rings - Dr. Bryan Black

    Lord of the Tree Rings - Dr. Bryan Black

    In this episode we are joined by Dr. Bryan Black. Bryan is an associate professor at the Laboratory of Tree Ring Research at the University of Arizona. In his research, he applies techniques used in dendrochronology, the science of tree rings, to study the hard parts of marine and freshwater species like fish, clams, and corals.

    https://ltrr.arizona.edu/person/bryan-black

    https://ltrr.arizona.edu/about/treerings

    • 54 min
    Ocean in a Bottle - Katie Morgan & Dr. Diane Thompson

    Ocean in a Bottle - Katie Morgan & Dr. Diane Thompson

    In this episode we are joined by Katie Morgan and Dr. Diane Thompson. We dive deep into the Biosphere 2 Ocean project, exploring stories and lessons from the early missions, takeaways from past research campaigns, insights into coral reef biology, and updates on the current campaign of the Biosphere 2 Coral Reef Lab.

    Dr. Diane Thompson's Lab Website:

    https://uathompsonlab.com/


    Biosphere 2 Youtube Channel:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB-dGCnVK2A&t=6s

    • 54 min
    Our Inner Universe - Drew Berry

    Our Inner Universe - Drew Berry

    Biomedical Animator Drew Berry creates beautiful, accurate visualizations of the dramatic cellular and molecular action that is going on inside our bodies. Since 1995 he has been a biomedical animator at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Australia.

    Links to Animations mentioned in the Podcast Episode:
    DNA: https://youtu.be/7Hk9jct2ozY
    Apoptosis: https://youtu.be/DR80Huxp4y8
    Malaria Life-cycle: https://youtu.be/1v55yg0RfoY
    Main Website: drewberry.com

    • 51 min
    Biospherians - Jane Poynter & Taber MacCallum

    Biospherians - Jane Poynter & Taber MacCallum

    In this episode we are joined by former Biospherians turned Space Industry Entrepreneurs Jane Poynter and Taber MacCallum. Jane and Taber are the Founders and co-CEO's of Space Perspective, a company developing balloon powered human-spaceflight to the Earths stratosphere. Jane & Taber were both members of the Biosphere 2 design team and members of the original Biosphere 2 crew who lived for two years inside the sealed, self-sustaining habitat.

    • 57 min

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