127: Seabird Monitoring and Tracking with Katherine Booth Jones, Daniel Johnston, Jacob Davies and Kendrew Colhoun

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2lWDSUDRH8wVJOGJLEH5vU?si=BtnNhDuHTQ6Jn3FrPgV0nQ&utm_source=copy-link This is the second episode dedicated to the Seabird Monitoring work package at the MarPAMM Interreg project. It also concludes a six-part series in which we delved into the project’s work packages. Our guests are Katherine Booth Jones, Daniel Johnston, Jacob Davies and Kendrew Colhoun who you might remember from episode 125. https://youtu.be/0dEpkuCuEx0 Continuing … Continue reading 127: Seabird Monitoring and Tracking with Katherine Booth Jones, Daniel Johnston, Jacob Davies and Kendrew Colhoun

125: Seabird Survey with Stu Bearhop and Kendrew Colhoun

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1IwAZR7STyvs1YOV4o9Q9k?si=RF3ogEdaQhWB4PRFZqn2wg This is the first of two episodes dedicated to the Seabird Monitoring work package at the MarPAMM Interreg project. Today we talk about seabird surveys on remote Scottish locations. Our guests are Stuart Bearhop, Professor of Animal Ecology at the University of Exeter's Centre for Ecology & Conservation and Dr Kendrew Colhoun who is … Continue reading 125: Seabird Survey with Stu Bearhop and Kendrew Colhoun

Wildwoods by Richard Nairn – A Book Review

The subject of Irish native woodlands has come up on the podcast more than once. For instance, I devoted an entire episode to this subject in 2018. Being born and raised in a country with much more tree cover than Ireland, broadleaf woodlands are one of the features of the natural landscape that I miss … Continue reading Wildwoods by Richard Nairn – A Book Review

Episode 93: The Amazon Rainforest with Alex Lees

https://open.spotify.com/episode/6rQoWCmHVKRwtpUPTsDta4?si=tnAGnLK5RPCu6Eb2C3rtsA&dl_branch=1 The Amazon rainforest is the largest and most biodiverse tropical rainforest in the world. It represents over half of the remaining rainforests. It is home to countless species of insects, birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals. Not to mention the fish. Unfortunately, as we all can read and hear in the news, it is subject … Continue reading Episode 93: The Amazon Rainforest with Alex Lees

Episode 90: The American Black Bear with Matt Gould

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7kTQqG5ufAH7Jmcl01EsIa?si=pbaoEEDzS0aA10vE9fRO1g&dl_branch=1 This time our guest is a wildlife biologist from across the pond. Matt Gould works for the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology at New Mexico State University. Matt is also an avid hunter. This combination makes him a perfect guest for my podcast. https://youtu.be/aIuzrNjnSdU Matt has done a lot of research and … Continue reading Episode 90: The American Black Bear with Matt Gould

Episode 89: Camera Trapping and Large Mammal Monitoring with Adam Francis Smith

https://open.spotify.com/episode/0y5EVzNYX67eMf0QVclvEU?si=fKfdySxHQu2WwKox9UIJTA&dl_branch=1 In this instalment of the podcast, our guest is a young scientist, Adam Francis Smith, who lives in the Bavarian Forest National Park. Adam specializes in large terrestrial mammal monitoring and predator-prey interactions. He also works for the Frankfurt Zoological Society where he focuses on specific project areas in Ukraine and Belarus and where, … Continue reading Episode 89: Camera Trapping and Large Mammal Monitoring with Adam Francis Smith

Episode 73: Quantitative Ecology with Kilian Murphy

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5PpbgyBWwj3qTBdY9vLooi?si=oDLTR1OYR4OYK2b1mnE_xw&dl_branch=1 Is it possible to use artificial intelligence to tell us how rewilding will look in any area where it is implemented? Is it possible to create a computer model that would tell us how the species eradicated from the landscape hundreds of years ago would behave when reintroduced? Listen to my conversation with Kilian … Continue reading Episode 73: Quantitative Ecology with Kilian Murphy

Episode 20: Irish Wildlife Trust with Pádraic Fogarty

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2DN9LngNCOtpc10u36DRdB?si=iqjjZ0UkQsOvHXPhcx3G3Q&dl_branch=1 This is a big one. Our guest, Pádraic Fogarty is the Campaign Officer at Irish Wildlife Trust and an ex-editor of the Irish Wildlife magazine. Protection and conservation of the natural world should be of the greatest importance for all outdoorsmen. For that reason, I was really excited when Pádraic accepted an invitation to … Continue reading Episode 20: Irish Wildlife Trust with Pádraic Fogarty

Sportsmen and Ecologists

While recording episodes of the podcast I get to meet and speak with people involved in the outdoors. Most of them are interested in the use and preservation of the natural environment. Among those people two distinct groups stand out the most: sportsmen, most often represented by hunters and anglers, and ecologists as in conservationists … Continue reading Sportsmen and Ecologists