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).... Show More

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Jonathan Merkle, a graduate student at Montana State University in the Department of Ecology, discusses his early love for museums and zoology.  He also discusses his graduate research on African wild dogs. 

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James Waxe, a graduate student at Montana State University, discusses sage grouse research in Montana and Idaho.  He also discusses his passion for the natural world and how that moved him to get a degree in fish and wildlife management.

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Michael MacDonald, a graduate student at Montana State University in the Department of Ecology, discusses his wonderful path to graduate school.  He also discusses his research on how caddisflies alter substrate stability and nutrient cycling.

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Taylor Preul, a graduate student in the Department of Ecology at Montana State University, discusses her path and hurdles to graduate school at Montana State University. She also discusses her research on the conservation propagation program for westslope cutthroat trout in Montana.

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Holden Reinert, a graduate student in the Department of Ecology at Montana State University, discusses his complex path to a graduate position at Montana State University and his research on the influence of beaver dam analogs on secondary production in streams.

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Maddie Lewis, a graduate student in the Department of Ecology at Montana State University, discusses how she started her career in conservation and the path to her current position.  She also discusses her research on bull trout in Graves Creek and East Fork Bull River, tributaries to the Clark Fork River.

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Nate Bowersock, a graduate student in the Department of Ecology at Montana State University, discusses how he started his career working with charismatic megafauna and his current M.S. research on black bears in Yellowstone National Park.

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Dr. Christopher Guy with the Montana Cooperative Fishery Research Unit discusses the individuals that inspired him to have a career in fisheries science.  He also discusses his research program and what motivated him to start this podcast.

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Ben Triano, a graduate student in the Department of Ecology at Montana State University, discusses his research on Arctic Grayling in southwest Montana.

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Nick Voss, a graduate student in the Department of Ecology at Montana State University, discusses how he got started in conservation and his research project on non-native smallmouth bass in the Yellowstone River in Montana.

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Michael Coryell, a graduate student in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, discusses his research on how the gut microbiome protects us from arsenic exposure.  We also discuss how he became involved in the life sciences.

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August 29, 2018 19 min

Ethan Lula, a graduate student in the Department of Ecology at Montana State University, discusses his research on iconic bighorn sheep in Montana. We also discuss how his upbringing influenced his career choice.

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Lauren McGarvey, a graduate student in the Department of Ecology at Montana State University, discusses her research on burbot (aka freshwater cod) maturation and how to tell male burbot from female burbot--it is not as easy as you might think. We also discuss how she became interested in fisheries conservation

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Michelle Briggs, a graduate student in the Department of Ecology at Montana State University, discusses her research on the ecology of amphipods in Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park. Also, we discuss how Michelle became interested in aquatic ecology.

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Heidi Anderson, a graduate student in the Department of Ecology at Montana State University, discusses her passion for science, women in science, and salmonfly conservation.

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Milan Vinks, a graduate student in the Department of Ecology at Montana State University, discusses his research in south-central Africa on lions.

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In this episode Jake Williams, a graduate student at Montana State University in the Department of Ecology, discusses graduate school and his research project on lake trout in Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park.

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Andi, a graduate student at Montana State University in the Department of Ecology, discusses her passion for the outdoors from growing up in North Dakota to working in the back country in Yellowstone National Park.

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March 28, 2018 20 min

David Laufenberg, a graduate student in the Department of Ecology at Montana State University, discusses his passion for the outdoors and his current research on whitebark pine in the Greater Yellowstone Area.

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Michael Yarnall, a graduate student in the Department of Ecology at Montana State University, explains his graduate research project on wild turkeys in the South Dakota Black Hills. He also discusses his passion for the outdoors and how he started a career natural resource conservation.

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