12 episodes

The podcast bringing you the latest work and research within the conservation sector, making conservation accessible for all.

Produced by the Bioscience MSc Students at the University of Exeter.

The Natural Selection Podcast The Natural Selection

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The podcast bringing you the latest work and research within the conservation sector, making conservation accessible for all.

Produced by the Bioscience MSc Students at the University of Exeter.

    Ep 11 (2): Sinking into Seaspiracy with Dr. Bryce Stewart

    Ep 11 (2): Sinking into Seaspiracy with Dr. Bryce Stewart

    If you have seen Seaspiracy, you will want to listen to this. And if you haven't? You need to listen to this.

    Dr. Bryce Stewart, marine ecologist and fisheries biologist from the University of York, joins us to discuss the controversial Netflix documentary and offers us some much needed ocean optimism.

    • 26 min
    Ep 11 (1): Navigating UK fisheries in post-Brexit seas with Dr. Bryce Stewart

    Ep 11 (1): Navigating UK fisheries in post-Brexit seas with Dr. Bryce Stewart

    The UK fishing industry was close to causing a no-deal in the Brexit negotiations. But what does Brexit really mean for our UK fisheries and why do we need to care? Listen now to find out with co-hosts Emily and Jimmy interviewing Dr. Bryce Stewart, marine ecologist and fisheries biologist from the University of York.

    • 26 min
    Ep 10: Reconnecting people and nature with Peter Wohlleben

    Ep 10: Reconnecting people and nature with Peter Wohlleben

    Sacha and Amelia talk to forester and best-selling author Peter Wohlleben about his newest book, The Heartbeat of Trees. We discuss Peter's journey into forestry and role as a "tree translator", the importance of forests and how we can protect them.

    • 33 min
    Ep 9: Planting trees to reach carbon neutrality with 9trees

    Ep 9: Planting trees to reach carbon neutrality with 9trees

    9Trees is a conservation project which fights climate change and improves biodiversity by planting 9 trees for each subscriber each year to balance their carbon footprint.

    This week on the Natural Selection Podcast, Ellie and Daihan sit down with Ash Kent and Michael Cunningham, the founders of 9Trees, to talk about how planting trees can help to reach carbon neutrality and enhance biodiversity. We hope you enjoy listening!

    • 31 min
    Ep 8: The human dimension of shark management with Claire Collins

    Ep 8: The human dimension of shark management with Claire Collins

    Caroline and Amelia talk to PhD student Claire Collins about the importance of taking a multidisciplinary approach to shark management. In this episode, we discuss Claires recently published paper, which explores human perceptions and compliance towards the 2012 Thresher shark blanket ban in Sir Lanka. She highlights the importance of working with fishers and local collaborators when making management decisions and fills us with hope for the future of shark conservation. Help us prolong the heyday for sharks by tuning in and sharing this episode! 

    • 37 min
    Ep 7: Using lights to mitigate fisheries bycatch with SafetyNet Technologies

    Ep 7: Using lights to mitigate fisheries bycatch with SafetyNet Technologies

    SafetyNet Technologies are a team of engineers and business planners collaborating with scientists to turn their theories into usable devices, such as LED systems, with the aim of making fishermen's lives easier and commercial fishing more sustainable.

    This week on the Natural Selection Podcast, Francesca and Rob sit down with Dan Watson, the Co-Founder and CEO of SNTech and Tom Rossiter, the Sales Lead at SNTech. We hope that you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed the conversation!

    • 19 min

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