Today's Voices of Conservation Science

Today's Voices of Conservation Science

The science that is needed to conserve everything from alpine meadows to great white sharks is covered here as we interview young and seasoned scientists that are passionate about their profession and what they are studying. The podcast is hosted by the Department of Ecology at Montana State University in beautiful Bozeman, Montana (the views expressed in this podcast do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Ecology or Montana State University).

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October 8, 2021 29 min

Kadie Heinle, a graduate student in the Department of Ecology at Montana State University, discusses her career trajectory and research on how drought and brown trout influence Yellowstone cutthroat trout.

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Elise Loggers, a graduate student in the Department of Ecology at Montana State University, discusses her career trajectory and research on Bear Management Areas in Yellowstone National Park.

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Claire Bresnan, a graduate student in the Department of Ecology at Montana State University, discusses her career trajectory and research on Bison in eastern Montana.

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Julie Cunningham, a wildlife biologist with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, discusses her career development and passion for the landscapes and wildlife of the west.

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Ben Goodheart, a graduate student in the Department of Ecology at Montana State University, discusses his passion for conserving wildlife, career development, and research on wild dogs in Africa.

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Dr. Robert Garrott, a professor in the Department of Ecology at Montana State University and Director of the Fish and Wildlife Ecology and Management Program (recently retired from MSU), discusses his amazing career in academia and studying large mammals throughout the world.

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Ben Tumolo, a graduate student in the Department of Ecology at Montana State University, discusses some of his academic struggles and research on the net-spinning caddisfly as an ecosystem engineer.

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Hayley Glassic, a graduate student in the Department of Ecology at Montana State University, discusses the need for a healthy work-life balance and her research on the Yellowstone Lake food web.

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Whisper Camel-Means, a wildlife biologist for the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes, discusses her passion for all things wild, education, and her current job that involves evaluating underpasses for wildlife.

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Ian Anderson, a graduate student in the Department of Ecology at Montana State University, discusses his passion for fisheries and his research on a fish passage structure in the Yellowstone River, Montana.

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Mike Siemiantkowski, a graduate student in the Department of Ecology at Montana State University, discusses his passion for everything fish and his research on the tracking lake trout in Swan Lake, Montana.

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Zach Macguire, a graduate student in the Department of Ecology at Montana State University, discusses his passion for wilderness, freshwater ecology, and the importance of mentorship. He also discusses his research on macroinvertebrates and trout in the Madison River, Montana. 

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Thomas Sutton, a graduate student in the Department of Ecology at Montana State University, discusses his passion for wildlife management and his research on mesic habitat restoration.

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Colter Brown, a graduate student in the Department of Ecology at Montana State University, discusses his experiences growing up in Wyoming and his research on mountain whitefish.

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September 4, 2020 25 min

Kristen Switzer, a graduate student in the Department of Ecology at Montana State University, discusses her passion for pollinators and her research on pollinators in Yellowstone National Park.

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Evan Shields, a graduate student in the Department of Ecology at Montana State University, discusses his passion for wildlife and his research on the trumpeter swan in Yellowstone National Park.

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Chloe Wasteneys, a graduate student in the Department of Ecology at Montana State University, discusses her winding path to graduate school, her love for trees, and her research on whitebark pine.

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Jessica Eggers, a graduate student in the Department of Ecology at Montana State University, discusses growing up on the Crow Reservation in Montana and how that shaped her passion for conservation and education. She also discusses her research on interaction among arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, plants, and climate change.

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Dr. Andrea Litt, Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology at Montana State University, discusses her career path and amazing research program on many wildlife species.

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Mary Levandowski, a graduate student in the Department of Ecology at Montana State University, discusses her research on wetland biodiversity in Grand Teton National Park. She also discusses here passion for nature and her passion is contagious!

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