Projects for Wildlife Podcast

Projects for Wildlife Podcast

Have you read a story or seen a photograph of an endangered species and something inside you became inspired to help? Are you a wildlife project leader or want to be one? Projects for Wildlife is a podcast dedicated to sharing stories from project leaders who are protecting wildlife and finding new ways to benefit humanity. Host, marine biologist, and entrepreneur, Alicia Amerson, interviews project leaders, provides on-air coaching, and solo episodes to show how you can take your big idea and make it a reality. From entrepreneurs who are repurposing plastic bottles to scientists who study sea otters, use drone technology to study whales, or just stood up for something they believe in, these stories often lead us to think big, take action, and create projects for wildlife. Now, let's go stand up for what we stand on! http://www.projectsforwildlife.com... Show More

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This episode is dedicated to the implementation phase of the project management lifecycle. There are four phases to the lifecycle, initiation, planning, implementing, and closure. In the implementation phase it can be broken down into two sections 1. Execution. 2. Monitoring. For this episode I am going to focus on Monitoring - where in episode 036 I focused on execution. This is the fourth episode in a project management series... Read more

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Mitch Silverstein is the Chapter Manager for the Surfrider Foundation San Diego Chapter. Mitch is a native Californian with a love for all things ocean, wave & beach-related. As an activist, he strives to raise awareness of how our everyday choices affect the ocean & planet, and advocates for sensible environmental policy at a local level. His ultimate goal is to see good environmental stewardship become mainstream, even... Read more

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“Project management”, then, is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements. It has always been practiced informally, but began to emerge as a distinct profession in the mid-20th century. Project management processes fall into five groups and in this episode we focus on Phase 3 Execution! Also, I have a thing for wolves and coexisting with them this year. Sinc... Read more

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Dr. Manuel Varela is a microbiology professor at Eastern New Mexico University located in the small ranch town of Portales, NM. He is the co-author of two books “The inventions and discoveries of the World Most famous scientists and “enter the world of microbiology: interviews of the world's most famous microbiologists.While in graduate school he coined the term “Antiporter Motif” and went on to study microbial physiology at... Read more

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One of the reasons I launched the Projects for Wildlife podcast was specifically to discuss human-wildlife conflict, what it is, why it exists, and how we can coexist with wildlife. And most importantly how do we set up projects that will create benefits for humans and wildlife. With climate change, loss of habitat, the expanding human population there will be more biodiversity conflicts and challenges - this means more human-wi... Read more

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William Colaw and Cara Loeb the Founders Critter Facts a business that started as an app and is growing. Critter facts mission is to spread knowledge, create curiosity, inspire appreciation, and foster engagement for wildlife and our environment. They do this by promoting wildlife welfare and supporting conservation efforts. With an entrepreneurial spirit these two critter loving folks found a creative way to educate children an... Read more

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Joe Pietersen is a famous South African rugby player that is passionate about connecting people with rhino and painted dog conservation. He started Nkombe Rhino with partners to help rhinos and painted dogs, but also to give people a sustainable eco-tourism experience in the field. Through education and field work people from all over the world come to love and experience the wildlife he grew up with.

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Dr. Emily Young is the executive director of The Nonprofit Institute. She has spent more than 20 years in various positions in philanthropy, as well as higher education. Prior to the University of San Diego, she served as vice president of community impact at The San Diego Foundation, where she was first hired to build its Environment Program in 2000. During her time at The San Diego Foundation, Dr. Young worked with numerous fu... Read more

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Dr. Greg Rouse is a professor of marine biology at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. His lab focuses on Animal phylogeny, biodiversity and taxonomy, particularly annelids and echinoderms. He also studies the evolution of life history strategies in marine animals and the evolution of whalefall, hydrothermal vent and methane seep fauna. His lab also specializes in seadragon (Syngnathidae) phylogeny and phylogeography research. ... Read more

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This episode is about the Planning phase of project management. I look at the lifecycle phase of project management to tackle the human-lion conflict issue. Recommendations inside of research stay inside the virtual space most of the time - we need to use these solutions to protect wildlife. In the following case study I review all of the these recommendations and explore ideas from a project management perspective to resolve th... Read more

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Tommy built a community of listeners and neighbors around shared experiences, current events, environmental matters, San Diego craft beers, favorite songs and movies, travel, traffic jams, family, and making ends meet. Since then, Tommy was able to utilize his connections with so many of his fellow San Diegans as part of his run for San Diego City Council in 2018, and often spoke firsthand about the challenges faced by his audience... Read more

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Ashley Blacow-Draeger shares her love for the ocean and how it formed all her decisions in her career. Along the journey she had fun and achieved a lot for ocean conservation in California. This episode is full of advice, tips, and laughter when it comes to deep sea coral projects and multi-dimensional collaborations.

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Melissa Cristina Marquez is a Latina marine biologist and wildlife educator with a BA (Hons) in Marine Ecology and Conservation degree from New College of Florida, USA and an MSc in Marine Biology from Victoria University of Wellington, NZ. She is a freelance environmental contributor, and founder of The Fins United Initiative (TFUI), a program that brings attention to the unusual and diverse sharks (and their relatives) of the ... Read more

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Mike Veale is a southern California native who has worked extensively with Animals for the majority of his career. He launched Global Conservation Force to help protect wildlife and improve the livelihood of wildlife park rangers who risk their lives in the field.

 

In 2014, after years of watching the populations of animals under his care rapidly dwindle, Mike decided to take action. His lengthy zoo keeping career... Read more

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Dr. Vanessa Pirotta is a Woman in STEM, science communicator, marine scientist and presenter. Her research is focused on cetacean (whale, dolphin and porpoise) conservation. She loves sharing her research and engaging people with STEM. Vanessa’s most well-known research involves the use of emerging technologies such as drones for whale conservation. Vanessa has led pioneering research in collaboration with industry experts to de... Read more

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Project management is one of the most critical components of a successful business or organization. In this episode project management terminology and process are covered to help you ask the right questions to get the right answers so you can achieve project success. Project management affects revenues and liabilities, and it ultimately interacts with customer or client satisfaction and retention. Whether you organization has on... Read more

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Dr. Sarah Peterson is a wildlife biologist who studies elephant seals. Her toxicology study revealed the depths of mercury in the ocean water column and how it relates to seal health. Her toxicology study revealed the depths of mercury in the ocean water column. In this episode we talk about elephant seals in depth from their morphology to their diving behavior.

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This episode is dedicated to focusing on your goals - that’s right staying in your lane and doing what’s brining the most joy into your life. Last year I wanted to launch a podcast - yet every time I thought about one I did not know what to cover in an episode - it stopped me in my tracks.

For the past four years most people that come to me for advice typically want to know how to launch a project, keep their project on t... Read more

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Aeon for Ocean was founded by Aeon, a 7-year-old from Minnesota, to empower his peers to protect the ocean and this beautiful planet. Aeon has been passionate about marine life since he was two years old, and he is an avid advocate for the ocean and its creatures. His love of the world’s oceans and his drive for conservation has inspired his parents and classmates alike. Living in the Midwest, far from the coast, made Aeon espec... Read more

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One of my guests after the recording stopped had mentioned how heavy and hard this work can be. In fact over the past 19 years since my bachelor’s degree I’ve heard professors, managers, research colleagues, and friends talk about burnout in one aspect or another. And even if they did not exactly say exactly the word burnout I believe that is what they were all describing. A general description of the health of a person, where e... Read more

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