Field Notes

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Thane Maynard

Thane Maynard, director of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, provides first-hand connections to the world of ecology and conservation by speaking with experts all around the world.

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Field Notes
1:31 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Houston Zoo seeks answers to fatal elephant disease

In a follow-up to our recent interview about the discovery of, and research into, elephant herpes, Lauren Howard, staff veterinarian at the Houston Zoo, joins Thane Maynard on this week’s Field Notes with more details of the devastating discovery that this disease killed on of the Zoo’s elephants and the critical research now taking place to assure it doesn’t happen again.

Field Notes
1:31 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Shorebird protection efforts near Fort Myers, Florida

Former Cincinnatian Penny Jarrett joins Thane Maynard on this week’s Field Notes to talk about her current work for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and their efforts to protect the shorebirds that live and breed in the Little Estero Island Critical Wildlife Area near Fort Myers.

Field Notes
1:31 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Baylor University College of Medicine works closely with the Houston Zoo

Dr. Paul Ling is associate professor in the Department of Molecular Virology & Microbiology at Baylor University and is working on two projects: one human related (the latency of the Epstein-Barr virus) and one animal related. As Thane Maynard learns from Dr. Ling in this episode of Field Notes, he is working with the Houston Zoo on the growing problem of elephant herpes virus and its sometimes fatal impact on the animal.

Field Notes
1:31 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Dr. Jared Diamond

He’s a world acclaimed author, speaker, professor of geography, evolutionary biologist and Pulitzer Prize winner. His book, Guns, Germs and Steel, is a worldwide bestseller and argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. In this episode of Field Notes, Thane Maynard talks by phone with the fascinating Dr. Jared Diamond.

Field Notes
5:32 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Away with Geese Partners with Lake Superior Watershed Conservancy

The Canadian Goose can cause extensive damage to golf courses, private ponds, and commercial retention ponds.
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The large numbers of Canada Geese in and around the tri-state are causing more and more damage to property, but a Cincinnati company has developed a humane way to keep them away. Tom Wells, president of Away with Geese, joins Thane Maynard on this week’s Field Notes to discuss their method and their recently announced partnership with the Lake Superior Watershed Conservancy.

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