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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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Snowy Plovers

The snowy plover is one of the most endangered shore birds on the West Coast.  Dr. Mark Colwell of  Humboldt State University has been studying these birds and how to bring them back from near local extinction in northern California. … Continue reading

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Pre-empted!

The Ecology Hour for November 8 was pre-empted for election coverage.  (And see how THAT turned out!)

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White Rhinos and Iron

In a departure from our usual California and Pacific Coast centered programs we travel to Africa and Indonesia this month to hear about Rhinoceros Conservation.  Our guest is local scientist Donald Paglia, M.D. who will be discussing challenges of the … Continue reading

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