From bears, salmon and worms to trees, soil and fungi, biodiversity is the library of life. It is the diversity of species living in an area and the relationships we have with one another. Sadly, 1 million species are already at risk of extinction and many are disappearing 1,000 to 10,000 times their natural extinction rate. Listen to our podcast to learn about the incredible world of biodiversity, how it provides for us and what we can all do to protect it.
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Episode 12: A systems perspective, policy and planning with Dr Robert Newell
In this episode of What the f*** is biodiversity, Ann talks with Rob about the concepts of systems thinking and co-benefits, integrative planning, and the nexus between biodiversity, climate change and human health.
Episode 11: Creative reciprocity and wild empathy with Dr Julie Andreyev
In this episode of What the f*** is biodiversity, Ann talks with Julie about her art practice, the integration of art and research, the ethics of care and connecting to the non-human world and old-growth trees.
Episode 10: Protecting nature for people and planet with Dr Aerin Jacob
In this episode of What the f*** is biodiversity, Ann talks with Aerin about the Yellowstone to Yukon region, how Y2Y protects and connects habitat so both people and nature can thrive and her work as a science communicator.
Episode 9: Native bees with Dr Sheila Colla
In this episode of What the f*** is biodiversity, Ann and Sheila talk about the important work of native bees in Canada and why they’re so critical for the environment and our food systems. Sheila also debunks some pretty common misconceptions about them as many species are solitary and don’t actually produce honey. She also shares how we can help support these important pollinators.
Episode 8: The environmental sector in Canada with Bob Peart
In this episode of What the f*** is biodiversity, Ann and Bob talk about the environmental sector in Canada. They also discuss some of the amazing conservation initiatives taking place across the country and how he stays hopeful in the face of so much doom and gloom.
Episode 7: Can beauty and aesthetics help save biodiversity? with Dr Hilary Leighton
In this episode of What the f*** is biodiversity, Prof. Ann Dale and Dr. Hilary Leighton have a wide-ranging conversation about whether the beauty and aesthetics of nature can help halt and reverse biodiversity loss. From ecopsychology and Aristotle to place bonding and reciprocity with nature, we catch a glimpse of their creative process as they brainstorm ideas for a new journal article.