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HYBRIDIZATION OF MONKEYS

Episode 5 - May, 2019 - FAU South Florida Journal

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Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D.
Science Dean and host of Ask a Scientist
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Kate Detwiler, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Primatologist

 

Florida Atlantic University College of Science Dean, Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., discusses the scientific method and how science is a self correcting process. He interviews Kate Detwiler, Ph.D., a primatologist at FAU. Detwiler studies monkeys in their natural habitat, specifically hybridization between different species of monkeys. She performs research in Gombe Nartional Park in western Tanzania, Africa and other sites in the Congo Basin.


HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOMS

Episode 4 - April, 2019 - FAU South Florida Journal

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Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D.
Science Dean and host of Ask a Scientist
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Bill Louda, Ph.D.
Environmental Sciences Research Professor

 

Science Dean and professor, Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., meets with Bill Louda, Ph.D., a Research Professor whose research focuses on water quality across Florida. Louda discusses the impacts of red tide and harmful algal blooms across the state of Florida, especially here in south Florida.


SEA TURTLE SEX DETERMINATION AND CONSERVATION

Episode 3 - March, 2019 - FAU South Florida Journal

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Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D.
Science Dean and host of Ask a Scientist
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Jeanette Wyneken, Ph.D.
Professor of Biological Sciences

 

Science Dean and Professor, Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., meets with Jeanette Wyneken, Ph.D., a Professor of Biological Sciences at FAU. Jeanette speaks about how the environment can impact sex determination of sea turtles, the effects of climate change on incubation temperatures in nests, and the research being performed in the FAU Marine Lab at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center.


ETHNOBOTANY: THE STUDY OF PLANTS AND PEOPLE

Episode 2 - February, 2019 - FAU South Florida Journal

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Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D.
Science Dean and host of Ask a Scientist
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Maria Fadiman, Ph.D.
Assoc. Professor of Geosciences and National Geographic Emerging Explorer

 

Science Dean and Professor, Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., meets with Maria Fadiman, Ph.D., an Associate Professor of Geosciences at FAU and a National Geographic Emerging Explorer. Ata speaks with Maria about her research as an ethnobotanist and the places around the world her studies take her. Maria discusses the relationship between people and plants, focusing on conservation and sustainability.


WHAT IS SCIENCE AND HOW IS IT USED TO UNDERSTAND SEA LEVEL RISE?

Episode 1 - December, 2018 - FAU South Florida Journal

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Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D.
Science Dean and host of Ask a Scientist
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Colin Polsky, Ph.D.
Director of the Florida Center for Environmental Studies

 

Science Dean and Professor, Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., meets with Colin Polsky, Ph.D., a Professor of Geosciences at FAU and the Director of the Florida Center for Environmental Studies, to discuss how science is a tool used to better understand the natural world. Ata discusses the foundational principles of science, and Colin talks about sea level rise, its impact on the world, and how the scientific method is applied to an issue so large that its impacts are felt across the globe.