Prof. Stuart Pimm on Biodiversity and Conservation

Dr. Robert Spies and Tim Bray interviewed Dr. Stuart Pimm, Doris Duke Professor of Conservation Ecology at Duke University.  Dr. Pimm is a world leader in the study of present day extinctions and what can be done to prevent them.  His research covers the reasons why species become extinct, how fast they do so, the global patterns of habitat loss and species extinction and the management consequences of this research.

It was a fun and insightful conversation with someone who has been, and continues to be, at the front lines of both research and action in the field of conservation biology.  Listen to the entire conversation here.


About Tim

Host for Oak and Thorn on the first and third Sundays of every month, and The Ecology Hour on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Oak & Thorn aims to present the widest possible spectrum of Celtic music, from traditional to contemporary styles, along with information about history and culture. The Ecology Hour- Science Edition (co-hosted with Bob Spies) presents recent scientific findings about the natural world and our place in it. My other interests include brewing, gardening, birding, cooking, woodworking, and history. I live on Middle Ridge in Albion, California, among wonderful neighbors.
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