96. Earth, Wind, and Water: Conflict and Co-Existence with Dr. Misty McPhee, Dr. Bruce Schulte, and Dr. Mauricio Cantor (S10) image
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96. Earth, Wind, and Water: Conflict and Co-Existence with Dr. Misty McPhee, Dr. Bruce Schulte, and Dr. Mauricio Cantor (S10)
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Episode 3 of Series 10: Anthropogenic Behavior Change Transcript

This episode focuses on the complex interactions between humans and animals like elephants, cranes and cetaceans. We are discussing strategies such as having our human farming practices mimic more closely the natural environment , phasing out monocrop farming , And remembering the role of traditional knowledge in promoting harmonious relationships.

Guests: Dr. Bruce  Schulte is Associate Vice-President for Strategy, Performance and Accountability at Western Kentucky University (WKU) and a University Distinguished Professor.  Bruce has studied elephants now for over 30 years.  As a conservation behavior biologist, Bruce combines research on communication and other facets of animal behavior with applications for improving human wildlife interactions and wildlife conservation.

 Dr Misty McPhee, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, her Research Interests include Endangered Species, Conservation Biology, and Animal Behavior. All of Dr. McPhee’s courses revolve around issues of sustainability. She is a member of the Whooping Crane Reintroduction Team, conducting research designed to increase the success of the whooping crane reintroduction program in Wisconsin. Mcphee Lab

Dr Mauricio Cantor, a behavioural ecologist interested in understanding the dynamics of social, cultural and ecological systems. Mauricio is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Sciences at Oregon State University where he leads a research group on the intersections of animal behavior and human dimensions. They focus on marine mammals due to their behavioral diversities, learning abilities, and social complexities.
Book Recommendations: Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel by Carl Safina, Ravens in Winter by Bernd Heinrich, and Biophilia by E.O. Wilson

 Other Links: What's a Javelina?

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