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We hope you 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.

BioScience Talks American Institute of Biological Sciences

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We hope you 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.

    One Health (and more) with DeeAnn Reeder

    One Health (and more) with DeeAnn Reeder

    For this episode of BioScience Talks, we're joined by DeeAnn Reeder, Professor of Biology at Bucknell University and a researcher at the Smithsonian Institution. We spoke about a number of topics, including bats, disease ecology, and community outreach. Underlying that conversation was an important message about the One Health concept, which will be the subject of a forthcoming special issue of BioScience. 
     
    Potential contributors to the One Health special issue can find more information here. 
    Read Dr. Reeder's latest paper, Ecological countermeasures to prevent pathogen spillover and subsequent pandemics | Nature Communications.

    • 51 min
    Spy Satellites for Ecology, with Catalina Munteanu and Volker Radeloff

    Spy Satellites for Ecology, with Catalina Munteanu and Volker Radeloff

    For today's episode, we're joined by Catalina Munteanu, Researcher at the University of Frieberg in Germany, who has a background in geography and forest sciences. Also joining us is Volker Radeloff, Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in the SILVIS Lab, where he works on satellite imagery to look at land use. They were here to discuss the potential value of images from Cold War-era spy satellites for current ecological research and practice. 
     
    Read their article in BioScience.
     
    Captions are available on YouTube.

    • 26 min
    Pollinator Roadside Habitat, with Thomas Meinzen, Diane Debinski, and Laura Burkle

    Pollinator Roadside Habitat, with Thomas Meinzen, Diane Debinski, and Laura Burkle

    For today's episode, we're joined by Thomas Meinzen, recent Master's of Science graduate from Montana State University in Bozeman, Diane Debinski, who is a Professor and Department Head in the Department of Ecology at MSU, and Laura Burkle, a Professor also in the MSU Ecology Department. They were here to talk about the subject of their recent BioScience article, roadside verges, and in particular, the way that these habitats may prove to be a boon—or bane—for pollinating insects. 
     
    Captions are available on YouTube.

    • 31 min
    Shipwreck Ecology, with Avery Paxton, Chris Taylor, and Melanie Damour

    Shipwreck Ecology, with Avery Paxton, Chris Taylor, and Melanie Damour

    For today's episode, we're joined by Avery Paxton, who is a Research Marine Biologist with NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Chris Taylor, Research Ecologist, also with NOAA's NCCOS, and Melanie Damour, who is a Marine Archeologist and the Environmental Studies Coordinator with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's Gulf of Mexico Region Office. They were here to discuss their recent BioScience article on "Shipwreck Ecology," and the ways in which these sites can be hotspots for biodiversity—and also for research. 
     
    Read the article here. 
     
    Captions can be found on YouTube. 

    • 28 min
    The Global Women in Herpetology Project (and Book), with Sinlan Poo

    The Global Women in Herpetology Project (and Book), with Sinlan Poo

    For today's episode, we jump back to last spring's Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. Our guest is Sinlan Poo, Curator of Research at the Memphis Zoo and one of the co-organizers of the Global Women in Herpetology Project. You may remember her from a previous interview, but we recorded an extra mini-podcast to talk about the book "Women in Herpetology: 50 Stories from Around the World," which features a diverse group of authors describing their journeys to and through the world of herpetology. Proceeds from the book's sales will fund a conference scholarship for women students. 
     
    Captions are available on YouTube. 

    • 10 min
    The Re-Envisioning Culture Network, with Simone Soso

    The Re-Envisioning Culture Network, with Simone Soso

    For today's episode of BioScience Talks, we're joined by Dr. Simone Soso, Assistant Director of Research and Workforce Development at the MSI STEM Research & Development Consortium. She was here to discuss the NSF-funded Re-Envisioning Culture (or REC) Network and its recent activities. I'll let her tell you more, though, so let's go to the interview.
    Captions are available on YouTube.

    • 20 min

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