Science Moab

Series produced by KZMU Moab Community Radio

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Image by: Buddy Hill & Kristina Young 

A radio show exploring the science and learning about the scientists from the Colorado Plateau

Science Moab is a weekly half-hour program exploring current research going on within the Colorado Plateau and beyond, the show includes interviews with scientists about the fascinating research they are conducting in our area. Host and producer Kristina Young explores basic ideas behind various scientific topics, the kinds of research that scientists do to answer their questions, and how current research can help us understand our changing world. Science topics span ecology, geology, chemistry, archaeology, hydrology, and any other -ology that might come our way.


65 Pieces

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In the deserts, the soil surface is alive. The soil is covered with lichens, mosses, cyanobacteria, algae, fungi and other microorganisms that toge...

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  • Added: May 11, 2018
  • Length: 17:52
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When you’re walking over the desert soil, you’re walking over huge amounts of fungi. These fungi are connected to the roots of grasses and shrubs, ...

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  • Added: May 12, 2018
  • Length: 23:39
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The geology of the Colorado Plateau is amazingly exposed and incredibly dramatic. Here, we get to hear about the forces and slow passage of time th...

  • Added: May 12, 2018
  • Length: 28:56
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Humans have been using and modifying the ecosystems around on the Colorado Plateau for thousands of years. To understand human relationships with t...

  • Added: May 20, 2018
  • Length: 30:23
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Cheatgrass is one of the most pervasive, non-native grasses in the American West, changing ecosystems almost everywhere it goes. Here, we talk with...

  • Added: May 23, 2018
  • Length: 30:18
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Climate change will result in lasting changes for the ecosystems of the Colorado Plateau. Here, we talk with Dr. Scott Ferrenberg about what the ec...

  • Added: May 23, 2018
  • Length: 27:24
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Bark beetles evolved to live in western forests. But in recent decades the number of beetles has grown so large that they are killing millions of a...

  • Added: May 23, 2018
  • Length: 25:28
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The Colorado Plateau holds an incredible amount of native plant diversity, however past and current land use practices and future climate change th...

  • Added: May 23, 2018
  • Length: 26:55
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Here we talk about a field called geomorphology with Christopher Ely. We explore Amazonian headwater streams in the Andes Mountains of southern Ecu...

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  • Added: May 23, 2018
  • Length: 21:34
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There is shocking little known about why animals act the ways they do. From competition, to territoriality, there is an incredible amount left to d...

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  • Added: May 23, 2018
  • Length: 29:21
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As both the fire season and the amount of fire continue to increase in the Southwest, researchers and managers are working to figure out the best w...

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  • Added: Jul 15, 2018
  • Length: 25:34
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A show about seeds waiting in the desert soil with Dr. Akasha Faist. We find out kind of seeds are there, what they need to germinate, and how scie...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2018
  • Length: 25:10
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The desert both breathes out and pulls in carbon to and from the atmosphere. Here we talk with Dr. Anthony Darrouzet-Nardi about that process by ex...

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  • Added: Jul 15, 2018
  • Length: 27:28
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What were mammals like when dinosaurs roamed the earth? We explore the fascinating world of mammals living at the time of dinosaurs with Dr. Brian ...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2018
  • Length: 29:02
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There are many efforts going on within national park to restore degraded ecosystems. From using biological controls, to weeding and seeding, to ant...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2018
  • Length: 27:05
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Water can be a formidable force in the desert. From carving canyons to cutting arroyos, water has the power to form the landscapes around us. Today...

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  • Added: Jul 15, 2018
  • Length: 22:03
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Biological soil crusts are an enigmatic sight on the Colorado Plateau. In this show, we explore what biocrusts are doing out in the desert. We spea...

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  • Added: Jul 15, 2018
  • Length: 26:41
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The tamarisk beetles has reshaped riparian areas along the Colorado River. Here, we talk with Tim Graham about his work monitoring these biocontrol...

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  • Added: Aug 18, 2018
  • Length: 27:30
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Out in desert ecosystems, plants are interacting with one another in unseen ways. Here, Dr. Alex Filazzola explains the many and surprising ways th...

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  • Added: Jul 23, 2018
  • Length: 25:18
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Moab Utah is home to an incredible amount of dinosaur tracks. Here we learn why there are some many tracks around Moab, how tracks are studied, and...

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  • Added: Aug 18, 2018
  • Length: 29:52
  • Purchases: 1