Kristina Young

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  • Username: aridecology
  • Address: Moab, Utah

Recent Pieces from Kristina Young

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Changing the narrative in science and conservation (19:32)
From: KZMU Moab Community Radio

Science and conservation in the United States are made up of primarily white scientists and Western ways of thinking. This is something that Sergio Avila saw clearly when he ...
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Interacting with a cultural landscape (17:11)
From: KZMU Moab Community Radio

The Bears Ears region is a place held sacred to Native people across the Colorado Plateau. It’s also a place that has a complicated history with Western archaeologists, who ...
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Why are the Junipers dying? (21:03)
From: KZMU Moab Community Radio

When it comes to arid climates, junipers are some of the toughest trees around. But in the past two years, southeastern Utah has seen huge swathes of them die off. In this ...
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Permian Extinction (31:05)
From: KZMU Moab Community Radio

A unique combination of events came together at the end of Permian time (250 million years ago)that resulted in the extinction of more the 90% of living species. We talk with ...
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Heat: The Silent Killer (23:58)
From: KZMU Moab Community Radio

Extreme heat can be dangerous and is often called the "silent killer". We talk with Kirsten Goldstein, a grad student at Utah State University in Climate Adaptation Science, ...
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Pathways of Exposure: The legacy of uranium mining within the Navajo Nation (28:16)
From: KZMU Moab Community Radio

The Colorado Plateau has a long history of uranium mining. That history is especially apparent within the Navajo Nation, which has hundreds of abandoned uranium mines. ...
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Speaking Across Knowledges: A conversation about Indigenous ways of Knowing and Western Science (30:26)
From: KZMU Moab Community Radio

There is a lot of Western science happening here on the Colorado Plateau but there is also long-held Indigenous knowledge that is centered on knowing this place. Here, we ...
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Wildfire and Wildlife (25:44)
From: KZMU Moab Community Radio

Wildfires often result in increased flooding of an area. We talk with Natalie Gillard, a graduate student in watershed sciences at Utah State University, who is studying how ...
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Paleoflood Hydrology (28:11)
From: KZMU Moab Community Radio

The Colorado River Basin has experienced incredibly large flood events in the past. Present-day river deposits can be used to understand the size and timing of floods that ...
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Ways of Knowing: Indigenous Knowledge and Western Science (28:37)
From: KZMU Moab Community Radio

Traditional ecological knowledge(s) are knowledge systems held by Indigenous peoples. They are long-held sets of knowledge and awarenesses about the world that are passed ...

Work Experience

Biological Science Technician at Sonoran Desert Network National Park Service

Biological Science Technician at US Geological Survey Southwest Biological Science Center

Research Assistant at Northern Arizona University

Previously Aired On

KZMU Community Radio

Education

Northern Arizona University, Master of Science, 2017

University of Montana, B.A. Biological Sciences, 2010

University of Texas at El Paso, PhD Biological Sciences

Awards

  • BYU Charles Redd Center for Western Studies Public Programming Award, Public programming award support for Science Moab on KZMU, 2018
  • Wyss Scholar for Conservation of the American West, 2016

Additional Information

Affiliations:  KZMU
Other Web sites: http://kristinayoung.weebly.com/