BB96 – Shedding Light on Urban Biodiversity & Anti-science Politics with Dr. Travis Longcore

Dr. Travis Longcore, Assistant Professor of Architecture, Spatial Sciences, and Biological Sciences at the University of Southern California, speaks to us about his work with habitat conservation in Los Angeles, how we’re lighting up the night in the worst possible way, and why he felt compelled to speak out against the Occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Show Notes:

Travis’ non-profit organization, The Urban Wildlands Group
I Stand With Linda Sue Beck

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Blog – http://travislongcore.net/
Website – http://arch.usc.edu/faculty/longcore#profile-faculty

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BB95 – It Takes A Manor to Raise a Meerkat with Dr. Kirsty MacLeod

Dr. Kirsty MacLeod is a Post-doctoral Research Associate at the University of Cambridge (and soon to be at Penn State), and shares why her research is largely possible because a colony of meerkats developed an addiction to boiled eggs, and why a threatened New Zealand bird is getting a free lunch.

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Website/Blog – https://kjmacleod.wordpress.com/
Twitter – @kirstyjean – https://twitter.com/kirstyjean

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