This podcast is to inspire other people and to educate them about the work researchers in environmental science are doing: the issues they face in the industry, the solutions they make, the roadblocks they push through, and what they learning to teach the society to keep the environment clean.
Dr. Eri Saikawa talks about Atmospheric Chemistry, Air Pollution, and Education to Everyone
Dr. Eri Saikawa is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Emory University. She is the Director of both Graduate Studies and the Emory Climate Talks Program in the department. She is jointly appointed in the Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health and is also an affiliated faculty in the Institute for Quantitative Theory and Methods, the East Asian Studies Program, as well as in the Center for Study of Law, Politics and Economics. She received a Bachelor of Engineering and studied chemistry and biotechnology at the University of Tokyo. She then received Master of Public Affairs at Indiana University, Bloomington, studying environmental policy and natural resource management. She pursued her Ph.D. in the Science, Technology and Environmental Policy program at Princeton University. She was a Postdoctoral Associate and a Research Scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology before she joined Emory University in 2013. She is curious about anything related to air pollution and climate change. Her work includes assessing emissions from understudied sources, such as brick kilns and garbage burning. She is also working on climate-smart agriculture. Her team recently found heavy metal soil contamination in the Westside of Atlanta and it has led to a Superfund Site investigation by the EPA.
Dr. Heidi Steltzer talks about Mountain Science, Exploring, and being a Listener
The chat I had with Dr. Heidi Stelzer was very fascinating as she took me into her hilarious personal experiences and deep into the field of mountain sciences.
Dr. Heidi Steltzer is a mountain scientist, explorer, and science storyteller. She has spent 25 years conducting field studies in remote regions of Colorado, Alaska, Greenland and recently China to understand how mountain ecosystems are unique and valued regions of our world. Dr. Heidi Steltzer is a lead author on High Mountain Areas in a recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report and has testified before US Congress on climate change. In January 2020, she testified before the US House Committee on Science, Space and Technology about the Climate Crisis. Find her on social media @heidimountains. National Geographic, 2019, https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/09/ipcc-report-climate-change-affecting-ocean-ice/ The Colorado Sun, 2019: https://coloradosun.com/2020/01/21/climate-change-water-snow-modeling-crested-butte/
Interview with Dr. Devyani Singh #9
Dr. Devyani Singh is a Post-Doctoral Fellow working on various projects under the umbrella of the Energy and Climate policy. Her research has included energy access & transitions in the Global South, air-quality modeling, evaluating climate impacts of national policies, natural resource economics, environmental [carbon] finance, forest sustainability, and most recently, methane emissions from oil and gas production. Devyani is BC Greens candidate for Vancouver-Point Grey and will bring more honesty, science, justice, and transparency to the government! Listen
In this episode of Women In Environmental Science, we look into how different parts of the world need to address climate change differently and not compare each other constantly! Listen more to dive into an adventure of how humans are impacting the Earth.
Interview with Ms. Christine Shields #8
Christine Shields is an Associate Scientist in the Climate Change Research Section at NCAR with expertise in simulating Earth’s past, present, and future climate with the Community Earth System Model. Christine’s focus is toward understanding Earth’s hydrological cycle in the context of climate change, with particular emphasis on atmospheric rivers (ARs), monsoons, moisture transport, cyclones, and weather extremes. Christine’s research spans much of Earth history, including simulations of Deep Time (millions of years ago), lead by Dr. Jeffrey Kiehl.
In this episode of Women In Environmental Science, we learn about climate change exacerbating multiple factors that influence natural disasters. We also learn about how climate models work and how we can look at the past to understand the future. Listen more to dive into an adventure of the present, past, and future and how humans can influence the Earth in ways we CAN imagine.
Interview with Dr. Edith Newton Wilson #7
Edith Newton Wilson, Ph.D., works to engage emerging professionals in energy solutions for a changing world. With degrees from Dartmouth and Johns Hopkins, Edith is a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists and the Geological Society. Her global career began with Amoco, BP, and Phillips, and culminated in founding Rock Whisperer, a renewable energy and climate mitigation consultancy.
Our conversation about energy had really made me understand why energy is so useful: it gets throughout the day by keeping us alive, going to work, eating food, and beyond. Listen to this episode to learn about energy, why it's so important, and how and why we will change to a cleaner source of energy!
Interview with Jessica Roberts #6
Jessica Roberts does work on reintroduction science. She is a graduate student from George Mason University in Virginia. Her research is focused on whether behavioral training in captivity can prepare parrots for survival in the wild. She researched studying the anti-predator behavior of vinaceous amazons in captivity. Since talking about parrots isn't a 'birden' to any of us, join me as I speak with Ms. Roberts on her amazing experiences with animals. To hear more, listen to this enthralling chat with Jessica Roberts!