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Making Waves

Making Waves is a podcast produced by the Society for Freshwater Science that aims to bring current research in freshwater to a broader audience through engaging interviews with scientists. The podcast features short interviews with researchers in the field of freshwater science. Topics include biodiversity, ecology, technology, and more.

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Share Your Science!

If you are interested in being interviewed about your research, please send an email to including a brief statement of why you are interested in profiling your work. We are especially interested in covering recent high-profile research, but will consider any compelling story. You do not need to be a member of SFS to participate.

Current Hosts

Stephen Elser

Stephen is a PhD student in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. He is interested in ecosystem services of aquatic systems, how urbanization affects those systems, and how to build urban resilience by maximizing ecosystem service production.

Julie Kelso

Julie Kelso is a PhD student in Ecology at Utah State University. She spends her time trying to figure out what dissolved organic matter is composed of and how fast it decays. She is also a science reporter at Utah Public Radio and enjoys communicating the science of anything involving water to the people of Utah.

Eric Moody

Eric is a USDA NIFA post-doctoral fellow at Iowa State University. His work in desert springs, tropical streams, and hypereutrophic lakes aims to link intraspecific variation and organismal evolution to ecosystem function.

Erin Larson

Erin is a PhD candidate in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University. Her research focuses on the role of disturbance in shaping the taxonomic and functional composition of stream insect communities in mountainous regions ranging from Colorado's Rocky Mountains to Ecuador's Andes.

Former Hosts

Timothy Cline

Timothy is a graduate student in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Science at the University of Washington. He is broadly interested in aquatic ecology including predator-prey interactions, exogenous resource subsidies, resilience, and ecosystem management.