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Making Waves

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.

Making Waves Ep. 31

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Erin Larson

Making Waves Ep. 31: Inclusive Teaching in Biology. Sarah Jones, Alex Webster, and Dr. Ash Zemenick

In this month’s episode, we talk with the creators of the inclusive teaching workshop that was held at the 2018 SFS meeting in Detroit. Specifically the workshop focused on teaching about gender and sexual reproduction inclusively and accurately in biology. If you missed the chance to attend the workshop, they will be holding a similar workshop and a related workshop at the 2018 Ecological Society of America meeting in New Orleans.

Making Waves Ep. 30

Sunday, April 29, 2018
Eric Moody

Making Waves Ep. 30:  Neotropical Amphibian Conservation. Jonathan Kolby, Nikki Roach, and Matt Whiles.

In this month's episode, we hear from three scientists working on diverse aspects of amphibian conservation in the Neotropics. Dr. Jonathan Kolby discusses efforts to boost populations of threatened frogs in Honduras, Nikki Roach talks about the threats and conservation strategies she's working on in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia, and Dr. Matt Whiles discusses the impacts that these amphibian declines have had on stream ecosystems in Panama.

Making Waves Ep. 29

Monday, March 12, 2018
Stephen Elser

Making Waves Ep. 29:  Impacts of Stream Eutrophication on Benthic Macroinvertebrate Communities.  Stephen Cook

In this month's episode, Stephen Cook explains what eutrophication is and why it matters for benthic macroinvertrebrates in streams. He also talks about what it was like to work on a project with direct policy implications.

Making Waves Ep. 28

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Julie Kelso

Making Waves Ep. 28: Dissolved Organic Matter: What is it? Dr. Juliana D'Andrilli

This month's podcast is an interview with Dr. Juliana D'Andrilli recorded at the American Geophysical Union Fall meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Making Waves Ep. 27

Thursday, December 21, 2017
Erin Larson

Making Waves Ep. 27: Animal Migrations and Freshwater Nutrient Subsidies, Dr. Amanda Subalusky

This month’s podcast features Dr. Amanda Subalusky discussing how migrations of large animals can introduce nutrient and energy subsidies into river systems and her research on the importance of subsidies from wildebeests and hippopotamuses to the Mara River in East Africa.

Making Waves Ep. 26

Friday, November 17, 2017
Eric Moody

Making Waves Ep. 26: Carbon Fates, Dr. Erin Hotchkiss

This month's podcast features 2016 Hynes Award winner Dr. Erin Hotchkiss discussing her work on the fate of carbon in aquatic ecosystems. 

Making Waves Ep. 25

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Erin Larson

Ep. 25: Modeling Environmental DNA Movement in Streams. Dr. Arial Shogren

This month's podcast features Dr. Arial Shogren discussing the challenges and benefits of using environmental DNA as a tool and her research on how particles like it move through streams.

Making Waves Ep. 24

Friday, June 9, 2017
Erin Larson

Making Waves Ep. 24: Using Quantitative & Computational Approaches to Explain Biodiversity, Dr. Jonathan Tonkin

This month's podcast features Dr. Jonathan Tonkin discussing his recent work on explaining and predicting freshwater biodiversity patterns using quantitative and computational approaches.

Making Waves Ep. 23

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Eric Moody

Making Waves Ep. 23: Freshwater Salinization, Dr. Miguel Cañedo-Argüelles

This month's podcast features Dr. Miguel Cañedo-Argüelles discussing his work on the salinization of freshwater ecosystems.

Making Waves Ep. 22

Monday, January 30, 2017
Tim Cline

Making Waves Ep. 22:Counting the World's Lakes and How Much Water is in Them, Mathis Messager.

This month's podcast features Mathis Messager discussing his work on estimating the volume of water stored in lakes globally.


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