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Conservation Chronicles is hosted by Mariana and Jonah, two wildlife ecologist friends who love to talk wildlife and conservation. In this podcast they discuss all things wildlife: research, conservation, the human-wildlife interface, and current wildlife news.

Conservation Chronicles Jonah & Mariana

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Conservation Chronicles is hosted by Mariana and Jonah, two wildlife ecologist friends who love to talk wildlife and conservation. In this podcast they discuss all things wildlife: research, conservation, the human-wildlife interface, and current wildlife news.

    Goodbye

    Goodbye

    Jonah closes out the podcast finale with some news and reflections about the show.
    Grand Teton National Park mountain goat cull:https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/experience/america/national-parks/2020/02/25/grand-teton-national-park-goat-shooting-halted-after-governor-letter/4866066002/
    Feral horse removal in Nevada:https://wildlife.org/court-upholds-wild-horse-removals-in-nevada/
    Sage-grouse management in need of a revamp:https://wildlife.org/jwm-study-upends-management-strategy-for-sage-grouse/
    New federal budget threatens conservation efforts:https://wildlife.org/agriculture-budget-proposal-contains-mixed-bag-for-wildlife/
    https://wildlife.org/administration-budget-would-cut-wildlife-funding/
    Migratory Bird Treaty Act further weakened by administration’s proposal:https://abcbirds.org/article/new-rule-weakens-migratory-bird-treaty-act/?fbclid=IwAR1zr2aXVFMxNzlNE2l3tu7r6JsW3fA9VLG0TQJlMRGDahBNTyyIqyY4uts
    Comment on the regulation here:https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FWS-HQ-MB-2018-0090-0002
    Lawsuit against Total oil development in Uganda:https://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/articles/entry/france-uganda-green-groups-total-oil
    Road collisions and giant anteaters:https://news.mongabay.com/2020/02/study-investigates-impact-of-road-deaths-on-giant-anteater-population-in-cerrado/
    Gorillas officially recorded in a region of Equatorial Guinea for the first in a decade:https://news.mongabay.com/2020/02/camera-traps-confirm-presence-of-lowland-gorillas-in-central-mainland-equatorial-guinea-for-first-time-in-over-a-decade/
    New laws to protect rays:https://news.mongabay.com/2020/02/small-steps-aim-to-make-a-large-ocean-safer-for-rays/
    Stay tuned for an upcoming podcast called Nature's Archive:https://www.naturesarchive.com/Podcast

    • 57 Min.
    Biogeography

    Biogeography

    Jonah and Camden attempt to provide a crash course in the field of biogeography, a synthetic field that describes and analyzes patterns of biodiversity as we see them today.
    A brief overview of this huge topic:https://www.thoughtco.com/what-is-biogeography-1435311 
    Check out the Journal of Biogeography to get an idea of the (technical) questions this field address:https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/13652699 
    We’d love to hear from you! Send any questions or comments to conservationchronicles@gmail.com, and find us on Facebook & Instagram @ Conservation Chronicles. Lastly, our show’s webpage can be found at conservationchronicles.podbean.com.
    Theme Song: Epic Cinematic by Scott Holmes / https://scottholmesmusic.com

    • 1 Std. 22 Min.
    Scavengers

    Scavengers

    Jonah and Camden talk about dead things and things that eat things.
    Read about the recent changes to the Clean Water Act (they're not good!):https://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/trump-rollback-could-leave-waterways-vulnerable-pollution-n1122481 
    Learn about the Indonesian expedition that discovered 5 new bird species and 5 new subspecies:
    https://news.mongabay.com/2020/01/one-six-week-expedition-discovered-ten-new-songbird-species-and-subspecies-in-indonesia/
    India plans to reintroduced cheetahs:https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/cheetahs-can-be-reintroduced-indian-habitats-supreme-court-rules-180974075/ 
    Roadkill statistics :https://www.hcn.org/issues/291/15268
    https://patch.com/us/across-america/deer-collisions-across-u-s-odds-hitting-animals
    Two studies demonstrating the role of pumas in an ecosystem:https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329325727_Pumas_as_ecosystem_engineers_ungulate_carcasses_support_beetle_assemblages_in_the_Greater_Yellowstone_Ecosystem
    http://wyominguntrapped.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Vertebrate-diversity-benefiting-from-carrion-provided-by-pumas-and-other-Mark-Elbroch.pdf
    Why large herbivores matter in ecosystem food webs:https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0226946
    Scavenger study in the UK:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5513233/pdf/ECE3-6-7015.pdf
    The human-scavenger relationship throughout history :https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/article/64/5/394/2754213
    Worldwide vulture declines:https://www.birdlife.org/worldwide/vulture-crisis
    http://www.globalraptors.org/grin/researchers/uploads/580/2011_dropping_dead.pdf
    How humans benefit from vultures:https://www.researchgate.net/publication/23644288_Counting_the_costs_of_Vulture_decline_-_an_appraisal_of_human_health_and_other_benefits_of_Vultures_in_India
    Rewilding Europe’s Circle of Life:https://www.rewildingeurope.com/wp-content/uploads/publications/circle-of-life/index.html
    Polar bears in Chukotka:https://siberiantimes.com/ecology/others/news/56-hungry-polar-bear-besiege-village-in-chukotka/
    Ethiopia's urban hyenas:https://www.jstor.org/stable/41682522?seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents 
    Listener Patrick's blog about restoring prairie Iowa:https://www.bleedingheartland.com/2019/01/09/one-man-and-a-chainsaw-a-journey-in-faith-and-prairie-restoration/ 
    We’d love to hear from you! Send any questions or comments to conservationchronicles@gmail.com, and find us on Facebook & Instagram @ Conservation Chronicles. Lastly, our show’s webpage can be found at conservationchronicles.podbean.com.
    Theme Song: Epic Cinematic by Scott Holmes / https://scottholmesmusic.com

    • 1 Std. 5 Min.
    Wetlands, Part 2

    Wetlands, Part 2

    In part 2 of their two-part series on wetland ecosystems, Jonah and Camden delve into some of the most degraded wetlands in the world, as well as efforts to restore critical wetland ecosystems.
     
    Sources & Links:
    Read today’s news article on the Chinese Paddlefish extinction 
    And follow these links to learn more about the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, wetland issues, and the sites mentioned in today’s episode:
    https://www.wetlands.org/wetlands/ 
    https://www.millenniumassessment.org/documents/document.358.aspx.pdf 
    https://www.ramsar.org 
     
    Aral Sea:
    https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/world-of-change/AralSea 
    https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/77193/the-aral-sea-before-the-streams-ran-dry 
     
    Iraqi Marshes: 
    https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/world-of-change/Iraq 
    https://www.wetlands.org/casestudy/conserving-and-restoring-the-iconic-marshes-of-southern-iraq/ 
    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/07/150709-iraq-marsh-arabs-middle-east-water-environment-world/ 
     
    Prairie Potholes:
    https://www.fws.gov/wetlands/documents/Status-and-Trends-of-Prairie-Wetlands-in-the-United-States-1997-to-2009.pdf 
    Inner Niger Delta & other African wetlands:
    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/286443601_Zwarts_L_Bijlsma_RG_van_der_Kamp_J_Wymenga_E_2009_Living_on_the_edge_Wetlands_and_birds_in_a_changing_Sahel_KNNV_publishing_Zeist_The_Netherlands 
    https://www.water-energy-food.org/resources/resources-detail/the-inner-niger-delta-nexus-dynamics-at-the-heart-of-the-sahel/ 
     
    Colorado River Delta:
    https://www.nrdc.org/onearth/colorado-river-delta-proof-natures-resiliency 
    https://raisetheriver.org 
     
    Danube River Delta:
    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/27/it-is-amazing-how-quickly-mother-nature-can-recover-restoring-ukraines-rich-wetlands-aoe?fbclid=IwAR0NhikZB24lzz8A2FJFPsvXgGtxlpBtGPrr5vSzPAnTsTQm_LjL5LtJ0k4
     
    The Salton Sea:
    https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2015/11/the-airborne-toxic-lake-event/414888/ 
     
    A recent paper on stork breeding success in a mosaic landscape in Nepal:
    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/336207835_First_assessment_of_factors_affecting_the_breeding_success_of_two_stork_species_in_lowland_Nepal_using_Bayesian_Network_models 
     
    AND some good literature on wetlands worldwide:
    Darwall, W.R.T, R.A. Holland, K.G. Smith, et al. 2011. Implications of bias in conservation research and investment for freshwater species. Conservation Letters 4: 474-482.
    Junk, W.J., S. An, C.M. Finlayson, et al. 2013. Current state of knowledge regarding the world’s wetlands and their future under global climate change: a synthesis. Aquatic Sciences 75: 151-167.
    Strayer, D.L. and D. Dudgeon. 2010. Freshwater biodiversity conservation: recent progress and future challenges. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 29: 344-358.
     
    Thanks for listening! We’d love to hear from you. Send any questions or comments to conservationchronicles@gmail.com, and find us on Facebook & Instagram @ Conservation Chronicles. Lastly, our show’s webpage can be found at conservationchronicles.podbean.com.
    Theme Song: Epic Cinematic by Scott Holmes / https://scottholmesmusic.com

    • 1 Std. 20 Min.
    Wetlands, Part 1

    Wetlands, Part 1

    In Part 1 of a two-part series, guest host Camden joins Jonah for a discussion on a personal favorite for both of them: the critically essential wetland ecosystem!
    Sources & Links:
    Read the articles featured in today’s news: Okinawa and the Military Base / A Restored Wetland in Chennai
    Learn more about wetlands: https://www.wetlands.org/wetlands/ / https://www.millenniumassessment.org/documents/document.358.aspx.pdf
    And some relevant literature we recommend:
    Junk, W.J., S. An, C.M. Finlayson, et al. 2013. Current state of knowledge regarding the world’s wetlands and their future under global climate change: a synthesis. Aquatic Sciences 75: 151-167.
    Strayer, D.L. and D. Dudgeon. 2010. Freshwater biodiversity conservation: recent progress and future challenges. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 29: 344-358.
     
    Thanks for listening! We’d love to hear from you. Send any questions or comments to conservationchronicles@gmail.com, and find us on Facebook & Instagram @ Conservation Chronicles. Lastly, our show’s webpage can be found at conservationchronicles.podbean.com.
    Theme Song: Epic Cinematic by Scott Holmes / https://scottholmesmusic.com

    • 58 Min.
    Career Ramblings with Jonah

    Career Ramblings with Jonah

    As the spring/summer job season is upon us, Jonah shares some thoughts and advice for listeners looking for new positions, as well as for those considering graduate school. 

    • 26 Min.

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