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. 45: Year Two(ish)
We're back for a short recap of year two (or so). We also preview the next arc, on key reading lists.
Ep. 44: Too Much of a Good Thing (Data)?
How much data is too much data? When are you finished counting, and how many cores are enough? In the last episode of the conceptual rabbit holes arc, we consider data in paleolimnology.
Ep. 43: Why Do We Know So Little About Oceanography?
As we continue our conceptual rabbit holes arc we are going to explore a question we have had for quite a long time on the show: Why do we know so little about oceanography? The discussion inevitably turns to one around the different silos in science, and whether they are real, and if they really matter.
Ep. 42: Questions of Scale
In this episode, continuing the Conceptual Rabbit Holes arc, we consider the amazing range of scales present in nature, focusing on size, concentration and density, and time, and how paleolimnology is a powerful science for bridging these differences.
Ep. 41: Invasion of the Exotic Aliens
In episode 41, as we continue our conceptual rabbit hole, we explore invasive species (introduced, exotic, etc.) and the impact they can have on novel environments. We consider the role paleolimnology can play in studying the impact of these invaders.
Ep. 40: The Next Best Thing Since Sliced Sediment
We continue our conceptual rabbit holes by exploring a range of other (non lake!) paleoenvironmental archives.
Great for Grad Students!
Adam and Josh do a great job at providing an overview to the world of paleolimnology. This is a great resource for graduate students and others new to the field. It’s also great to listen to while you’re IDing and counting Cladocera at your microscope!