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Episode 27 - The Battle for Earth: Cattle vs. Solar

Discussions around land use for cattle grazing versus solar panels have valiant proponents on both sides, but some question the debate altogether. Why can’t land be used for both raising cattle and renewable energy sources such as wind or solar?
Podcast 50 minutes

Episode 26 - Choosing Between Water Content and Water Potential

Should you be measuring water content or water potential? Like all good scientific questions, the answer is, “It depends.”
Podcast 34 minutes

Episode 25 - Dissolving the Boundaries Between Specializations

25 years ago Drs John Norman and Gaylon Campbell co-authored An Introduction to Environmental Biophysics. Their ability to work across disciplinary lines brought new understanding to countless scientists and taught us how to conduct better research through collaboration.
Podcast 39 minutes

Episode 24 - Building a National Water Potential Network

Champions of water potential, Drs. Kim Novick and Jessica Guo, team up to discuss the vital role water potential measurement plays in both plant and soil sciences and the work they are doing to establish the first-of-its-kind nationwide water potential network.
Podcast 49 minutes

Episode 23 - The Power of Soil Health in Sustainable Agriculture

Dr. Dedrick Davis is an Assistant Professor in Soil Physics at Alabama A&M University. He obtained his PhD in Soil Science and Environmental Science from Iowa State University,and his teaching expertise is in soil physics and soil hydrology.
Podcast 45 minutes

Episode 22 - Breeding the Most Elite Winter Wheat

Dr. Arron Carter, professor and O.A. Vogel Endowed Chair of Wheat Breeding and Genetics at Washington State University, discusses breeding improved wheat varieties for cropping systems in Washington state that incorporate diverse rotations and environments.
Podcast 50 minutes

Episode 21 - Understanding the Language of Plants

Natalie Aguirre, a PhD candidate and plant physiology and chemical ecology researcher at Texas A&M University, dives into her research on pathogen infection, water stress, and how plants communicate and defend themselves.
Podcast 45 minutes

Episode 20 - The Impact of Seasonal Vegetation on Coastal Dune Storm Recovery

Pete Tereszkiewicz, Ph.D. candidate at the University of South Carolina, explains how wind, water, sediment interactions, and seasonal vegetation affect beach dune creation, deformation, and erosion.
Podcast 48 minutes

Episode 19 - How Researchers Fight Dust Storms and Desertification

New Mexico State Climatologist Dr. David DuBois discusses the latest in climate observation and air quality research.
Podcast 48 minutes
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