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A group of biologists talks everything science and biology related in a weekly roundtable format.

    BB100 - Read broadly and carry a big horn with Dr. Doug Emlen

    BB100 - Read broadly and carry a big horn with Dr. Doug Emlen

    In a very special episode #100, we talk to Dr. Doug Emlen, Professor of Biology at the University of Montana and author of the new book Animal Weapons, about animals that don't back down from a fight (unless it makes evolutionary sense to do so), and Doug shares all his tips on how to tell the story of evolution to everyone when you're used to writing for academics.

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    • 52 min
    BB99 - Getting Down to Monkey Business with Dr. Alexander Georgiev

    BB99 - Getting Down to Monkey Business with Dr. Alexander Georgiev

    The birds and the bees may do it, but how about different monkeys and apes? Dr. Alexander Georgiev talks about his work on reproductive behaviours and costs in chimpanzees and Rhesus macaques, and how different their sexual practices are.

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    BB98 - Here Comes Caribou -bou with Jean Polfus

    BB98 - Here Comes Caribou -bou with Jean Polfus

    Jean Polfus is a PhD Candidate at the University of Manitoba, and joins us from the edge of the Arctic to talk about her research on caribou ecology and evolution. We also discuss the role of traditional knowledge and native peoples in studying northern ecology, and how science needs more art.

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    BB97 - Changing the World With Your Video Camera with Rob Nelson

    BB97 - Changing the World With Your Video Camera with Rob Nelson

    Rob Nelson, Director of Untamed Science, explains how he went from marine biology to science & nature filmography, and how he's trying to help more people come to love the natural world through YouTube.

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    BB96 - Shedding Light on Urban Biodiversity & Anti-science Politics with Dr. Travis Longcore

    BB96 - Shedding Light on Urban Biodiversity & Anti-science Politics with Dr. Travis Longcore

    Dr. Travis Longcore, Assistant Professor of Architecture, Spatial Sciences, and Biological Sciences at the University of Southern California, speaks to us about his work with habitat conservation in Los Angeles, how we're lighting up the night in the worst possible way, and why he felt compelled to speak out against the Occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

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    BB95 - It Takes A Manor to Raise a Meerkat with Dr. Kirsty MacLeod

    BB95 - It Takes A Manor to Raise a Meerkat with Dr. Kirsty MacLeod

    Dr. Kirsty MacLeod is a Post-doctoral Research Associate at the University of Cambridge (and soon to be at Penn State), and shares why her research is largely possible because a colony of meerkats developed an addiction to boiled eggs, and why a threatened New Zealand bird is getting a free lunch.

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