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Campus Conversations: The Podcast

Welcome to ESF's Podcast!

Hosted by ESF President Joanie Mahoney, the podcast features in depth conversations with the people who are working to address our planet's most pressing issues.

Campus Conversations: The Podcast is produced by the Digital Storytelling Studio.

Season 2 Episodes


American Chestnut Tree Restoration Project

Dr. William Powell, ESF Professor, and Director, American Chestnut Research and Restoration Project
Linda McGuigan, Lab Manager, and Researcher, American Chestnut Research and Restoration Project
Kyra LoPiccolo, senior in undergraduate Biotechnology at ESF

In the final episode of season 2, President Mahoney and guests talk about the American Chestnut Research & Restoration Project at ESF. The discussion highlights the efforts of the team and their discoveries made over its 39-year stretch and how the “Darling 58” chestnut tree is on track to restore the American Chestnut Tree into the forest ecosystems in the eastern United States.

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Climate Change and the Bioeconomy

Dr. Deepak Kumar, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering
Dr. Tim Volk, Senior Research Associate and Associate Chair of the Department of Sustainable Resources Management

In this episode, President Mahoney and guests talk about the bioeconomy and the benefits of interdisciplinary collaboration. The discussion topics touch on agricultural bi-products as a source of bio-energy, the multiple energy- and carbon-reducing versatility of shrub willow, various collaborative research projects, grant work, policy, and ESF’s involvement in New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA).

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