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Coastal Geology

Our guest for the September 12 show was Dr. Thomas Cochrane, Professional Geologist and author of “Shaping the Sonoma-Mendocino Coast: Exploring the Coastal Geology of Northern California.”   We had a lively and informative discussion, and I hope to post a … Continue reading

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North Pacific Ocean conditions

Tonight we bring back Dr. William Sydeman of The Farallon Institute for an update on ocean conditions in the North Pacific.  Dr. Sydeman was our first interview guest on The Ecology Hour – Science Edition, describing how the ocean currents … Continue reading

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Butterflies in California

Note: This program was recorded in advance and broadcast on Tuesday, July 11. Dr. Arthur Shapiro, Distinguished Professor of Evolution and Ecology at the University of California – Davis, has been monitoring butterfly populations across central California at two-week intervals … Continue reading

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Mountain Lions

Reports of mountain lion sightings, including attacks on livestock or pets, have occasioned much commentary in the Mendocino area lately – so this is a timely topic.  Our guest, Dr. Winston Vickers, is one of the top lion researchers in … Continue reading

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Environmental Oceanography

Our guest on The Ecology Hour, Dr. John Largier, is Professor of Coastal Oceanography at the University of California Davis and a pioneer in the emerging field of environmental oceanography – linking traditional oceanographic study to critical environmental issues.  His … Continue reading

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Earthquakes and Tsunamis

We change our focus this month, from biology to geology.  Our guest is Dr. Lori Dengler, Director of the Humboldt Earthquake Education Center and Emeritus Professor of Geology at Humboldt State University.  She will talk about earthquakes and the tsunamis … Continue reading

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Fire Ecology – another view

Last August, we had a great interview with Dr. Chad Hanson about the ecological effects of forest fires in California, challenging the dominant paradigm.  This month, we return to the topic with Dr. Dominick DellaSala, Chief Scientist of the Geos … Continue reading

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