14 episodes

The Nature Recovery Podcast looks at some of the major challenges we face to global biodiversity. It takes a look at the various ways we are trying to halt the decline in biodiversity and the challenges inherent in these approaches. We also talk to a number of leading figures in the field of Nature Recovery and find out more about their work.

The Nature Recovery Podcast The Leverhulme Centre for Nature Recovery

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The Nature Recovery Podcast looks at some of the major challenges we face to global biodiversity. It takes a look at the various ways we are trying to halt the decline in biodiversity and the challenges inherent in these approaches. We also talk to a number of leading figures in the field of Nature Recovery and find out more about their work.

    Anthromes with Erle Ellis

    Anthromes with Erle Ellis

    Send us a Text Message.Human societies and their use of land have transformed ecology across this planet for thousands of years. As a result, the global patterns of life on Earth, the biomes, can no longer be understood without considering how humans have altered them. Anthromes, or anthropogenic biomes, characterise the globally significant ecological patterns created by sustained direct human interactions with ecosystems, including agriculture, urbanisation, and other land uses. Anthromes n...

    • 38 min
    If you believe...An alternative vision for the role of the state with Dr. Sophus Zu Ermgassen

    If you believe...An alternative vision for the role of the state with Dr. Sophus Zu Ermgassen

    Send us a Text Message.What role does the state have to play in nature recovery?If we are serious about halting the decline in biodiversity do we need to lay out a more ambitious agenda that can unify the currently fragmented aspects of private nature finance, state intervention and the role of public sector institutions. This is part of the argument raised buy Dr. Sophus zu Ermgassen and a team of experts in a recent pre-print: https://osf.io/preprints/osf/td4qjWe talk to him about this miss...

    • 31 min
    Rewilding: People and Participation

    Rewilding: People and Participation

    Send us a Text Message.This week we look at Rewilding from the social perspective. Most of the challenges currently facing nature can be linked to human activity and more specific human prioritizations of one type of land use over another. So when we come to look at solutions to biodiversity loss (Rewilding being one of the most well known) its essential that we understand the role of people in making these solutions work.. It's hoped that Nature Recovery projects supported by loc...

    • 36 min
    Scales of Fishing with Professor Christina Hicks

    Scales of Fishing with Professor Christina Hicks

    Send us a Text Message.On this podcast we are joined by guest host Alena Goebel as we talk to Professor Christina Hicks about the impact of fishing on our oceans. We examine the differences in scales of fisheries and the important nutritional role fish plays in numerous communities. We look at what is meant by sustainable fisheries and the differences between large scale fish production verus community governed artisanal fishing.Christina is an Environmental Social Scientist interested in the...

    • 29 min
    Who gets a say and who doesn't? with Dr Alix Dietzel and Dr. Caitlin Hafferty

    Who gets a say and who doesn't? with Dr Alix Dietzel and Dr. Caitlin Hafferty

    Send us a Text Message.In this episode Dr Alix Dietzel and Dr. Caitlin Hafferty discuss 'Just Transitions' and discuss different approaches to societal change whether it be decarbonization or recovering nature. If we only focus on the technical aspects we will eliminate the voices of those who are directly impacted. For change to be effective and purposeful, it's essential that people get a say and participate from every sector of society.You can find out more about their work here:https://ww...

    • 36 min
    Ash Dieback Special - Ecology and Hope with Dr Cecilia Dahlsjo and Dr Jo Clark

    Ash Dieback Special - Ecology and Hope with Dr Cecilia Dahlsjo and Dr Jo Clark

    Send us a Text Message.The ash tree plays a huge role in Europe's culture and ecology. From Yggdrasill, the giant ash world tree of Norse Mythology to the Guardian trees of Ireland; the ash tree has been a central part of European folklore and mythology. It can be a prolific natural regenerator making it an excellent species for timber and its flexible, white wood is still in high demand today and is used in the manufacture of Morgan cars, Irish hurling sticks and numerous items of furniture ...

    • 56 min

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