Episodes

September 03, 2020

ESS 17: This year’s stars of environmental studies and sciences – the 2020 AESS award winners

In the second of two episodes linked to the association for Environmental Studies & Sciences annual conference, Dr Chris Parsons chats to the award winners at this year’s conference.   First of all,...

August 21, 2020

ESS 16: Unleashing the power of an interdisciplinary landscape and do we learn from the environmental mistakes of history? - with Dr. Myra Young Armstead

In the first of two interviews linked to the association for Environmental Studies & Sciences annual conference, Dr. Chris Parsons chats with the conference’s keynote speaker Dr. Myra Young Armstead about her...

March 13, 2020

ESS 15: The Human Dimensions of Environmental Research, Inter-Disciplinary Studies And Earth Day – with Dr Tom Dietz

This week Chris Parsons interviews Dr. Tom Dietz and they discuss the human dimensions of environmental studies, interdisciplinary environmental programs and their evolution, the history of Earth Day, and how field ecology and sociology are actually...

March 01, 2020

ESS 014: Big Gender And Racial Inequity In The Salaries of Environmental NGO Leaders

Sophia Paul and Dr. Dorceta Taylor join the host Dr. Chris Parsons this week to talk about their new paper, soon to appear in the Journal Environmental Studies & Sciences, about the salaries of CEOs and senior staff in environmental...

February 16, 2020

ESS 13: Marine Protected Areas With Angelo Villagomez

This week, Angelo Villagomez chats to host Dr. Chris Parsons about Marine Protected Areas, how well they actually protect the marine environment and, in particular, the Mariana Islands Marine National Monument.  Check out the Shows on...

February 01, 2020

ESS 012: How To Be A Climate Change Hero

Host Dr. Chris Parsons talks to Dr. Brett Favaro about a wide range of topics from the efficiency of electric cars, climate footprints, sustainable conferences, environmental advocacy, reducing fisheries by-catch and making sure science is useful for...

January 16, 2020

ESS 11: First Hand Account Of The Australian Wildfires

Professor Rob Harcourt talks to Dr. Chris Parsons about the wildfires in Australia, their impacts on wildlife, climate change and the Australian Government’s reaction to the crisis.  Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue...

October 23, 2019

ESS 10: Citizen Science Tracking Of Disease-Transmitting Mosquitoes With Dr. Russanne Low

Dr. Russanne Low talks to Dr. Chris Parsons about a new citizen science app that allows the tracking of potentially disease-transmitting mosquitos, and how it’s being used to monitor the effects of climate change on insect vectors for the...

October 16, 2019

ESS 009: The Myth Of The Rogue Shark

Shark researcher and advocate Dr. Chris Neff talks with host Dr. Chris Parsons about shark culling and the myth of the “rogue shark”, as well as the pressures on academics that take a stance advocating for their science. They also talk about Dr....

October 09, 2019

ESS 008: The Green New Deal And Environmental Politics With Dr. Patricia DeMarco

Podcast host Dr. Chris Parsons talks to Dr. Patricia DeMarco the “Green New Deal”. They also talk about her journey from being an environmental researcher to her current position as a Borough Councilor and the importance of scientists and...

October 02, 2019

ESS 007: Social Media For Science Communication With Dr. David Shiffman

Dr. David Shiffman talks with host Chris Parsons about the benefits and effectiveness of using Twitter and other types of social media to communicate your environmental research, including tips on what to do, and importantly what not to do.  They...

September 25, 2019

ESS 006: How To Form Effective Interdisciplinary Teams For Environmental Projects

Dr. David Gosselin joins host Dr. Chris Parsons to discuss forming effecting interdisciplinary teams for environmental projects, and leadership skills in the environmental arena – something environmental researchers often need to do, but for which...

September 18, 2019

ESS 005: Trying To Solve The Trash Crisis With Kate O'Neil

Dr Kate O’Neil joins host Chris Parsons to talk about waste management, recycling and the current trash crisis.

September 11, 2019

ESS 004: Geo-Engineering Solutions To Climate Change With Dr. Wil Burns

Dr. Wil Burns is the guest in this week’s episode, and he’ll be talking to host Chris Parsons about possible geo-engineering solution to help mitigate climate change.

September 04, 2019

ESS 003: Can Environmental Themes In Movies Help Raise Awareness With Dr. Tina Limpert

Drs Tina Limpert and Chris Parsons go to the movies and talk about environmental themes in films and how they can help raise awareness of issues in the general public.

August 28, 2019

ESS 002: Diversity With The Environmental Science Field With Dr. Dorceta Taylor

Dr. Dorceta Taylor talks with podcast host Chris Parsons about the importance of diversity in environmental researchers and practitioners, and what organizations can do to help promote diversity.

August 06, 2019

ESS 001: AESS And Its Role with Dr. Peter Jacques

In the first of the Environmental Studies and Sciences podcasts, host Dr Chris Parsons talks to Dr Peter Jacques, the president of the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) about the shadowy forces behind climate change denial, the...