October 5, 2016
Being a zoologist isn't all about spending time in the wilderness catching animals, most days are spent working behind a computer analysing data and interpreting your findings. In this episode we talk to Luke Holmann from the University of Melbourne who crunches the numbers to understand why some animals have evolved to be social.
Also we discuss spots versus stripes as we play one of the worst pool games in history.
Check out Luke's research website here and follow him on twitter @LukeHolman_Evo
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September 14, 2016
Chrissie Painting from the University of Auckland shows admirable levels of patience when facing an onslaught of terrible weevil puns. She takes us through the science of studying animal weaponry and her journey from being a budding horticulturalist to becoming a hard hitting postdoctoral researcher.
Check out Chrissie's blog at www.chrissiepainting.com or follow her @cpaintingnz
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August 31, 2016
This week brought to you straight from the conference of the Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour is an interview with Dr Anne Gaskett from the University of Auckland. This one goes deep in to the personal struggles of being a productive research scientist whilst still maintaining a stable life and relationships.
Find out more about Anne's research here - https://unidirectory.auckland.ac.nz/profile/a-gaskett
Check out the Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour here - http://www.assab.org
Or follow ASSAB on Twitter here - https://twitter.com/@AnimBehav
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August 17, 2016
Dr Kate Umbers chats about how humans and other animals animals perceive colour, all whilst baking an epic 12-banana banana bread. Kate is a zoologist from Western Sydney University with a passion for sharing the wonders of the natural world through research and exploration.
Follow Kate on Twitter @quasicoherent
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August 3, 2016
This episode features astrophysicist and science communicator Shane Hengst who shares his passion for science and outreach. Shane manages a hectic schedule being a co-host of the STEMpunk podcast, a member of the UNSW physics outreach team and a PhD student at the University of Southern Queensland.
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July 20, 2016
In an interview with in situ Science Chris shares with us the rewards of being an insect collector from discovering new species, to visiting ‘old friends’, to using his knowledge to improve agricultural practices. To find out more about Chris’ research visit the Australian Museum website.
Special thanks to the Australian Museum Science Festival for help putting together this podcast.
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June 30, 2016
Frank Köhler from the Australian Museum gives James O'Hanlon advice on love darts and comparing slugs to snails. Music - www.bensound.com