The science, practice and humans of ecological restoration. We assist the recovery of ecosystems, which promises a brighter future for human livelihoods and health as well as a just transition in a warming world.
info_outline Urban Heat with Dr. Vivek Shandas 09/28/2020
Urban Heat with Dr. Vivek Shandas This episode delves into the intersections of climate change, community well-being, justice and restoration of our urban ecosystems. The focus is on urban heat and the challenge of heat islands. Treehugger is joined by Vivek Shandas who Professor of Climate Adaptation and Director of the Sustaining Urban Places Research Lab at Portland State University. Dr. Shandas' studies the effects of urban development patterns and processes on environmental health.
info_outline Suburban Woodpeckers with John Marzluff 08/03/2020
Suburban Woodpeckers with John Marzluff The Pileated woodpecker is the quintessential forest species. Their red crest and charismatic pecking at dead trees help characterize them as “ecosystem engineers.” Listen in on this discussion in the suburbs of Seattle with Dr. John Marzluff.
info_outline Primer of Ecological Restoration with Karen Holl 05/19/2020
Primer of Ecological Restoration with Karen Holl Early in 2020, UC Santa Cruz Professor Karen Holl published “Primer of Ecological Restoration." Karen has created an accessible book that explains foundational concepts with care while also highlighting more advanced topics for reflection.
info_outline Tree-Planting Drones with Matthew Aghai 04/27/2020
Tree-Planting Drones with Matthew Aghai It is no longer science fiction. The future is now people. Can we respond quicker to disturbances and mitigate climate change by planting tough places with drones? Matthew Aghai joins me from Droneseed to demystify this ever-adaptable technology.
info_outline Resonant Restoration with Sean Rowe 04/01/2020
Resonant Restoration with Sean Rowe On this episode I want to introduce you to Sean Rowe. He is a restorationist born and raised in Humboldt County, CA. Sean has a science communication-based business called Resonant Restoration now focusing on rolling out a new podcast!
info_outline Care for Urban Trees & Each Other with Sarah Low 03/24/2020
Care for Urban Trees & Each Other with Sarah Low Forests play an essential role in urban life - 4 bil people live in cities world. Join my conversation with Sarah Low, Executive Director of the Tacoma Tree Foundation - an organization dedicated to community-powered urban greening in South Puget Sound.
info_outline Ecology of Light with Travis Longcore 03/09/2020
Ecology of Light with Travis Longcore Natural light from the sun is so vital to the health of every living thing. My guest on this episode is Dr. Travis Longcore. He is going to “illuminate” this topic of the ecology of light, especially focusing on impacts of artificial light at night.
info_outline Climate Ready Forests with Dr. Sally Aitken 02/26/2020
Climate Ready Forests with Dr. Sally Aitken Finally, an episode about forests. And climate. My guest Dr. Sally Aitken delivers a nuanced discussion that embraces the complexity of how climate has and will continue to drive change in our beloved long-lived tree species and plant communities. Sally Aitken is currently a Professor and Associate Dean, Research and Innovation, in the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia.
info_outline Applied Optimism with Brianne Palmer 02/18/2020
Applied Optimism with Brianne Palmer Restoration ecologists may be the optimists of biology. We are often hopeful and confident about the future and our work. Brianne Palmer is back to discuss hope and doubt, environmental change, community, environmental heroes and gratitude.
info_outline Society for Ecological Restoration with Bethanie Walder 02/18/2020
Society for Ecological Restoration with Bethanie Walder The Society for Ecological Restoration is a global community of restoration professionals all over the world. Bethanie Walder is our Executive Director, guiding the mission to expand restoration science, pracitice, policy and the community.
info_outline UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration with Tim Christophersen 01/27/2020
UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration with Tim Christophersen The United Nations named the years 2021-2030 as the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, which seeks to scale up efforts to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems worldwide. The coordinator of this effort is the UNEP's Tim Christophersen.
info_outline Coral Restoration with Sabine Bailey 01/13/2020
Coral Restoration with Sabine Bailey Explore coral restoration in our shallow seas with my guest Sabine Bailey. Her organization, the Coral Reef Foundation, is the largest group in the world focused on coral restoration, building reef resilience and re-growing healthy reefs for the future.
info_outline Forest Bathing with Julia Plevin (Winter Solstice Episode) 12/22/2019
Forest Bathing with Julia Plevin (Winter Solstice Episode) "The medicine you need is the medicine you have to offer" is what she asserts. Eco-spiritual guide, author, and nature-based designer is who she is. On this Winter Solstice episode, Julia Plevin joins me to discuss the intricacies of forest bathing. It can be a solitary practice or one to share in community. She even started a Forest Bathing Club. Julia breaks it way down about how the forest guides us (if we listen), and in return, how we can give back to the planet.
info_outline Biocrust Ecology with Brianne Palmer 12/11/2019
Biocrust Ecology with Brianne Palmer Biological soil crusts (biocrusts) are a global phenomenon and have been called the “living skin of the earth” and one can find them on every single continent. Ecology PhD student Brianne Palmer joins treehugger podcast to discuss how this complex suite of diverse organisms live in direct contact with the soil surface – yet are distinct from the soil below the crust. Brianne's research is focused on understanding how they recover after fire, interactions with other plants, and dryland restoration.
info_outline Urban Nature with Dr. Kathy Wolf 11/21/2019
Urban Nature with Dr. Kathy Wolf Dr. Kathy Wolf is a social scientist and professor at the University of Washington in Seattle. She investigates people's perceptions of and behaviors in nearby nature. Together, we explore the social dimensions of urban greenspaces and restoration.