Colleen Reid, PhD on the impacts of wildfire smoke

Colleen Reid, PhD on the impacts of wildfire smoke

Dr. Reid is an assistant professor in the Geography Department at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her research focuses on human exposure to environmental changes influenced by global climatic changes, and society’s responses to those changes. She has led research projects on the health impacts of exposure to smoke from wildfires, and the creation and evaluation of a national neighborhood-level map of vulnerability to extreme heat events.

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Studying frogs in Honduras with Joe Townsend, PhD

Studying frogs in Honduras with Joe Townsend, PhD

Josiah (Joe) Townsend is an Associate Professor of Biology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a Visiting Professor at the Zamorano Biodiversity Center in Honduras. He has spent over 20 years studying the diversity of amphibians and reptiles in Honduras. Work by Townsend and his colleagues has resulted in the discovery and description of 27 new species to date, work that has directly promoted the conservation of endemic species at national and international levels.

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Citizen science and butterfly surveying with Spencer Eusden

Citizen science and butterfly surveying with Spencer Eusden

In this very special episode, meet our Program Director Spencer Eusden! Spencer graduated from Bowdoin College with a major in Biology and Environmental Studies. He has taught with Headwaters since its inception in 2014. In this talk you can hear about his research on butterflies as part of a citizen science project.

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TJ Firneno on disease ecology in frogs

TJ Firneno on disease ecology in frogs

TJ Firneno is a 5th year PhD candidate in the lab of Dr. Matthew Fujita at The University of Texas at Arlington. His research focuses on the microevolutionary processes that drive diversification, promote biodiversity, and lead to the evolution of novel traits in organisms. He primarily uses amphibians and reptiles as model organisms to do so. His research has allowed him to travel extensively throughout the United States and even to Honduras for field work. His talk focuses on a recently newly described species of frog from Honduras.

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Cottonwoods and stream health with Noelle Patterson

Cottonwoods and stream health with Noelle Patterson

Noelle Patterson is a PhD student at the University of California, Davis, studying hydrology with a focus on rivers and streamflow. For the last year Noelle has lived in Reno, NV, close to her study sites on the Truckee River. Noelle has a particular interest in how streamflow interacts with ecological systems, and how human management of rivers can change these systems. 

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