Paleolimnology is the science (and art) of reconstructing the past environments of fresh water systems. Join Adam Jeziorski and Josh Thienpont as they wade through the wide variety of topics covered by this interdisciplinary field. Whether you are already an expert at collecting sediment cores and microscope identifications, or you simply have an interest in environmental issues such as acid rain, eutrophication, and climate change, this podcast will help make the natural records that surround us as clear as mud.
Ep. 36: Just a Smidge of Midges
We're back to the small picture, and in this episode we're exploring the midges used in paleolimnology: the Chironomidae and the Chaoboridae. Join us to learn a smidge about midges.
Ep. 35: Welcome to Paleolimnology!
We're taking a short break from the small picture arc, to say welcome to all the new paleolimnology grad students out there. In the episode we share a few suggestions (from ourselves and some current students) of tips for new paleolimnologists.
Ep. 34: The Cladoceran Matriarchy
We're back after our summer break to continue the Small Picture...this time with the Cladocera!
Ep. 33: Diatoms - Half Empty or Half Full?
As we continue looking at the small picture we explore a great (greatest?) paleo-indicator: the diatoms!
Ep. 32: Pollen Counts
As we move onto a new arc of episodes focusing on the small picture (a deeper dive on some important paleolimnological indicators) we'll begin by exploring why pollen counts!
Ep. 31: The Unbleakness Of Climate Change
We complete our current arc with the most topical of topics: climate change. We discuss why we should care, how paleo can contribute to this discussion, and if there is cause to be hopeful.