ecology

Episode 106: How Do We Know Dinosaurs Could Fly?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Jingmai O’Connor, paleontologist Dr. O’Connor is from Pasadena, California. Her mother is a geologist. O’Connor says that while she was not a dinosaur enthusiast as a child, being present for her mother’s geology fieldwork began her interest in the subject.She explains, “I enjoyed going to the field with her, collecting rocks,… Continue Reading Episode 106: How Do We Know Dinosaurs Could Fly?

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Episode 104: How Do You Train a Shark?

Meet the Expert: Gretchen Burson, Aquarist II at the Georgia Aquarium My name is Gretchen Burson. I am an Aquarist II at the Georgia Aquarium. I have worked there for the past 5.5 years. I graduated from University of West Georgia with a BS in Biology with a concentration in Marine Science. I have worked… Continue Reading Episode 104: How Do You Train a Shark?

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Episode 103: Why Do Scientists COUNT Lizard Scales?

Meet the Expert:  Sarah Skebba, zoologist and creator of edZOOcating.com  Sarah is a self-proclaimed animal expert with a background in wildlife biology and zoo and aquarium work. Her passion for animals started at a very young age thanks to incredible picture books like Stellaluna and Verdi by Janell Cannon. As a student, she was able… Continue Reading Episode 103: Why Do Scientists COUNT Lizard Scales?

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Episode 101: How Do You Design a Sensor to Learn About the Deep Ocean?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Anna Michel, Associate Scientist/ Ocean Engineer Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Dr. Michel graduated with her PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)-WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography/Applied Ocean Science and Engineering in 2007. In 2012, she began her career as an assistant scientist at WHOI. She went on to lead the… Continue Reading Episode 101: How Do You Design a Sensor to Learn About the Deep Ocean?

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Episode 100: How Will Astronauts Get Back to the Moon?

**100th episode special guest** Meet the Expert: Jim Geffre, NASA’s Orion Vehicle Integration Manager Jim Geffre is the manager for vehicle integration in the Orion Program Office at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. He brings more than 20 years of NASA experience to this role, in which he is responsible for spacecraft system design… Continue Reading Episode 100: How Will Astronauts Get Back to the Moon?

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Episode 99: Why Would You Fly into a Hurricane?

Meet the Expert:  LCDR Rebecca (Becky) Shaw, NOAA hurricane hunter Rebecca Shaw is a Wp-3D Hurricane Hunter & Test Pilot at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration based in Silver Spring, Maryland. Experienced Test Pilot with a demonstrated history of working in the Military industry, she has a  Master’s Degree in Space Systems Engineering from John’s… Continue Reading Episode 99: Why Would You Fly into a Hurricane?

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Episode 97: How Can the Ocean Teach Us About Deep Space?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Julie Huber, Oceanographer at WHOI JULIE HUBER is a senior scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. She is an oceanographer who studies microbial life in deep-sea crustal ocean habitats. She has led and participated in numerous deep-sea expeditions using human-occupied, remotely operated, and autonomous vehicles to study microbial life on… Continue Reading Episode 97: How Can the Ocean Teach Us About Deep Space?

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Episode 95: How are Glaciers Nature’s Time Machine?

Meet the Expert:  Dr. Ulyana Horodyskyj, Glaciologist   Dr. Ulyana Horodyskyj is a scientist, mountaineer and educator based near Denver, Colorado. She received her PhD in geological sciences from the University of Colorado Boulder and, in 2016, started Science in the Wild, a citizen science company focused on creating immersive and educational adventure science expeditions… Continue Reading Episode 95: How are Glaciers Nature’s Time Machine?

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Episode 92: How Do You Make a Great Video?

Meet the Expert: Nick Norris, Anthropologist and Documentary Filmmaker Nick Norris is a professional photographer, owner of the business BokehBard, and works as Sony’s Southeast Camera Representative. Based in Northeast Florida, Nick specializes in crafting a story through documentation and vivid inspiration. Using his background in anthropology and oral storytelling, he creates a dialogue between… Continue Reading Episode 92: How Do You Make a Great Video?

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Episode 88: What is Living in Your Dirt?

Meet the Expert: Kelly Bull, Horticulturist and Permaculture Landscaper Kelly Bull is a professional horticulturist, educator, and permaculture landscape designer with an infectious love for plants and an endless fascination for soil. As owner of Kelly Bull Permaculture Design in Colorado Springs, she creates custom designs for backyard ecosystems that allow people to connect with… Continue Reading Episode 88: What is Living in Your Dirt?

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Episode 85: The BEST of Animals

Happy Holidays! Jennifer and Jeff are on vacation, but don’t miss our BEST of Animals compilation with snippets of episodes with some of our favorite biologists!   Dr. Sarah McAnulty  Why are Squid Squishy? — Episode #60        Dr. Alison Pearce Stevens What Can Ancient Rhinos Tell Us About the Midwest? — Episode… Continue Reading Episode 85: The BEST of Animals

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Episode 81: Do Whales Have Germs?

Meet the Expert:  Dr. Amy Apprill, Marine Microbial Ecologist Dr. Amy Apprill is a marine microbial ecologist and Associate Scientist in the Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry department. Apprill’s research focuses on the ecology of microbial communities (or ‘microbiomes’) residing in association with sensitive animal hosts and ecosystems of the ocean. She studies the factors driving… Continue Reading Episode 81: Do Whales Have Germs?

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