The August 4th show featured a conversation with Jason Briner and Caleb Walcott. Jason is the director of the Glacier History Lab at the University at Buffalo, New York. He, along with Caleb, a Master’s student in the lab, were in town to do some sampling work related to a project looking at the timing of glacial retreat across Southeast Alaska after the last ice age. We discussed the type work they’re doing here and elsewhere, some of the techniques used, and what questions they’re investigating about glacial history in this area.
The July 21st show featured a conversation with Kyle Turchik,a graduate student just finishing up his field work in Indian River Valley. We spoke about Kyle’s project looking into what effect landslide and windthrow frequency might have on long term productivity and carbon cycling.
The June 23rd show featured a conversation with Kathy Hocker, originally recorded in 2016. Kathy is a naturalist and artist in Southeast Alaska, if you would like to see some of her art and reflections featuring the natural world she encounters, check out her weblog.
The June 9th show featured a conversation with Chris Rurik, a visiting naturalist and writer who has been splitting his time between Washington and Alaska. We talked about how we developed and pursue our passion for natural history, and some of the things that have caught our attention along the way.
The May 26th show featured a conversation with Josh Roering, a geomorphologist based out of University of Oregon. He was in town as part of a project to investigate the feasibility of monitoring slopes and issuing warnings about potential landslides. We spoke about this project, and some of the other work he’s done.