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The newly formed Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences provides room for growth for students and researchers interested in looking at the interface between human activities and the Earth.
Eric Oliver is helping understand the increasing occurrence — and intensity — of marine heatwaves in the ocean. In his Sciographies episode, he also shares his hope for a future in which traditional ways of knowing are combined with scientific data to conduct research with meaningful impact for Indigenous communities and partners.
John Gosse's research has brought him to the Andes, the Rockies and the Himalayas to study how landscapes change and form over time. Hear about how his research contributes to our understanding around the risk and prediction of natural disasters.
Who really has the right to determine how countries manage their fisheries? Economist Megan Bailey with the Marine Affairs program explores this question and more in this Sciographies excerpt.
Few people can say that they’ve described a new species, but Alastair Simpson is one of them. The allure of discovering the unknown first drew Dr. Simpson to the field of evolutionary biology during his undergraduate studies in Sydney, Australia. Check out highlights from his Sciographies radio show and podcast interview.
Dr. Jason Brown discusses his musical upbringing, real-world applications of graph theory, the math behind music, and The Beatles (of course). Check out highlights from his Sciographies radio show and podcast interview.