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
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.Download Transcript
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).Download Transcript
Dr. Karin Limburg, SUNY Distinguished Professor, Department of Environmental Biology
Dr. Andrea Feldpausch-Parker, Associate Professor, Science and Environmental Communication, Department of Environmental Studies
Dr. Roxanne Razavi, Assistant Professor, Environmental Biology
In this episode, President Mahoney and guests discuss the research conducted through Project Breathless and their effort to increase understanding of the impact of low-oxygen dead zones on aquatic food webs in our lakes and oceans. They discuss how the study of ancient fish has contributed to understanding the impacts of hypoxia in large bodies of water, the link between low oxygenation and increased mercury levels in the food web, and the importance of policy and education. Stay tuned at the end to listen to one of Project Breathless’ “Cod Songs,” produced by Elizabeth LoGiudice.
To learn more about Project Breathless, visit: https://tinyurl.com/ProjectBreathless
To listen to other Cod Songs, check out: https://tinyurl.com/Cod-Songs
Water Research and Aquatic Ecosystem Health
Dr. Greg Boyer, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Chemistry.
Dr. Stephen Shaw, Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Resources Engineering
In this conversation, guests discuss their research in water infrastructure, hydrodynamic habitation, the algae bloom season, and the Citizen Science effort for reporting harmful algae blooms. They also talk about the benefits of using New York State’s canal system for agricultural irrigation and beaver dam analogs to combat erosion and replenish the water levels in waterways and streams.Download Transcript
Intersection of Environmental Justice and Environmental Health
Dr. Mary Collins, Associate Professor
Dr. Lemir Teron, Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental Studies
This conversation explores the intersections of environmental health and environmental justice. As the discussion encompasses the pivotal role disadvantaged populations play in environmental policy, the link of inequality to environmental quality, and the importance of putting tools in the hands of local community makers, clear connections are made as to the significance research plays in our lives. Other topics include how polluter research data can influence policymakers to make informed decisions and the I-81 renovation.Download Transcript
Conservation and Ecosystem Restoration
Dr. John Farrell, Professor of Aquatic and Fishery Science, and Director, Thousand
Islands Biological Station
Dr. Don Leopold, Distinguished Teaching Professor in Environmental Biology
In this episode, President Mahoney speaks with Dr. Don Leopold and Dr. John Farrell. In this conversation, they talk about their history and work at ESF, the Lawns to Meadows Program, the Thousand Islands Biological Station (TIBS), invasive species and bio control, the Restoration Science Center and its role in collaboration, ESF’s role in research and data collectionDownload Transcript