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Litro Lab is the podcast of Litro Magazine, a little lit mag with a big worldview whose mission is to discover new and emerging writers and publish them alongside stalwarts of the literary scene, in print and online. We also aim to build a friendly and supportive community of writers and readers, so please join us.
 
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Tune in to this week's episode to learn about all things Flatfish. Zach talks with Dylan Kiene, a PhD student at the University of South Alabama and Graduate Assistant in the Fisheries Ecology Lab at Dauphin Island Sea Lab, about his research on Southern Flounder movement, spawning dynamics, and the potential impacts of climate change on their popu…
 
This week Kadie interviews Calum Pritchard, a PhD student at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. They chat about Calum's path from the University of Plymouth for his bachelor's and master's degrees to his current work with Scottish wrasse, an important, but data limited commercial fishery for salmon farms, differences between graduate school in…
 
Tune in to hear Liam Kehoe discuss his master's research at the University of Florida (UF) to improve the management of Florida's stone crab fishery – one of the state's most valuable. He is leveraging bioeconomic and population dynamics models to provide managers with the right quantitative tools. This project is part of a collaborative effort bet…
 
On this episode, Anders Halverson talks to Dr. Joe Anderson of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife about fish restoration in the Elwha River, the site of one of the biggest and most significant dam removal projects in the United States. Since the dams were removed in 2014, salmon, steelhead, bull trout, and other fish have recolonized an…
 
In this week’s episode, Zach catches up with good friend and fellow Virginia Tech graduate, Stephen Stang. Stephen is a freshwater fisheries biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and current master’s student at the University of Florida. They discuss his master’s research on Gulf Coast Striped Bass in the Florida Panh…
 
For this week's episode of The Fisheries Podcast, co-host Mirella Leis chats with guest Dr. María Andrée López Gómez about some of the challenges and opportunities to recruitment, training and retention in small-scale fisheries, and the factors that have facilitated or prevented people from entering, staying and thriving as fish harvesters. Main po…
 
This week, Kadie chats with Savanah Leidholt. Savanah is a PhD student in the Vega-Thurber lab at Oregon State University where she is studying the role of viruses in marine fishes. We cover Savanah's career path to date, her current research studying the causal agents of Puffy Snout Syndrome in captive tunas and mackerels, her science outreach wor…
 
Aaron Bunch (co-host) emphasizes that inclusion can happen now—in an instant—with genuine positive communication directed at someone who has a different identity than you. A person feeling included really comes down to an individual having a sense of belonging and value within a group of people. Over the past year as hosts of the Fisheries Diversit…
 
This week Hannah catches up with Claire Pelletier, a master's candidate in the Scharf Lab at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, about her research on non-native flathead catfish diet, movement, and reproduction in the Cape Fear River. Hannah and Claire discuss her past research on black sea bass blood gas levels post-capture, their mutual…
 
This week, Zach chats with Danielle Orrell (she/her), who is a PhD candidate at the University of Windsor studying marine food web dynamics and the movement of fish in the nearshore environment surrounding Ascension Island. Also discussed is her experience studying fish movement and ecology in some incredibly different parts of the world such as th…
 
For this week's episode of The Fisheries Podcast, co-host Mirella Leis chats with guest Felippe Abbatepaulo about a social enterprise that is making waves in southern Brazil. 'Olha o Peixe' is changing the way we consume fish, benefitting small-scale fishing communities while also inspiring others to do the same. Main point: Fishing better is not f…
 
This week Hannah catches up with fellow University of Florida Ph.D. student, Adam Searles. A fourth generation Floridian from Brevard County, he decided to study marine ecology to solve the environmental issues plaguing the Indian River Lagoon system. Adam shares his dissertation research identifying the mechanisms driving community-level differenc…
 
This week, Kadie chats with Dr. Michael Quist, an Assistant Unit Leader with the Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and Professor in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences at the University of Idaho. Throughout this conversation, we talk about how Mike got interested in research, his path from Idaho to Kansas and back, tips on …
 
In this episode, Dawson Hicks and Anthony Zenga have a conversation with Kyler Hecke, a visiting professor of fisheries science at Arkansas Tech University. Kyler talks about the awesome darter species he has worked with, his career in academia, the importance of small fish species, and more! Get in touch with us! The Fisheries Podcast is on Facebo…
 
In this episode Anders Halverson talks to Dr. Jennifer Gumm about efforts to conserve the Devils Hole pupfish. These remarkable fish live only in one small cave in the middle of the Mojave Desert--perhaps the smallest range of any vertebrate in the world. As one of the first species listed under the Endangered Species Act, these fish have faced thr…
 
On this new episode of The Fisheries Podcast, co-host Mirella Leis speaks with guest Dr. Yinji Li about the launch of Girls Who Fish Japan, a sister program to Girls Who Fish Canada that aims to bring girls and women into fisheries! Main point: Women’s participation is essential for securing small-scale fisheries sustainability. Dr. Yinji Li is a m…
 
In this week's episode, Zach Crum talks with Zach Moran about his PhD research at Baylor University studying Longnose and Alligator Gar ecology in the Brazos River, Texas. Also discussed is Zach's undergraduate research at Virginia Tech using DNA Barcoding to identify Blue Catfish stomach contents as well as his master's work investigating Blue Cat…
 
Cassidy Miles (co-host; She/Her) embarks on a topic that is often misunderstood. Dig in and find out why. Podcast guest, Dr. Jason DeBoer (He/Him) of the Illinois Natural History Survey joins in the conversation. The article we reference in the episode is found here: https://www.learningforjustice.org/magazine/fall-2018/what-is-white-privilege-real…
 
This week Kadie chats with Matea Djokic. Matea is a PhD student at the University of California Irvine, where she is studying the gut microbiome of three silverside fish species. Throughout the episode we talk about Matea's path from a psychology degree to fisheries work in South Dakota, her master's research with pallid sturgeon, to her current po…
 
This week Hannah catches up with Sasha Pereira, who is currently working as a Fisheries Technician with the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, about her interdisciplinary interests in aquatic community ecology, equity in science and environmental education, and environmental justice. Hannah and Sasha discuss her diverse research e…
 
About this Episode Co-host Anders Halverson talks with Dr. Kevin Rogers about efforts to save the Greenback Cutthroat Trout on Colorado’s Eastern Slope. Think of it as story the producers of CSI Miami would write, if they were fortunate enough to be fisheries biologists. There’s extinction (or maybe not?). There’s resurrection (twice!). Just when y…
 
Deon Kerr (co-host) dives into an important topic when it comes to equality in fisheries. Financial barriers are real. Financial disparities can be a primary deterrent to entering the fisheries profession. Dr. Brian Sidlauskas, associate professor and curator of fishes at Oregon State University, joins the conversation and brings in examples of how…
 
This week, Zach talks with Tim Bonvechio about his path in becoming a Senior Fisheries Biologist with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, as well as some of the projects he has been involved with during his career. Tim specializes in fisheries management and population dynamics and in this episode he goes into detail about some of the amaz…
 
How can we reconcile conservation and fisheries? On this new episode of The Fisheries Podcast, co-host Mirella Leis speaks with guest Dr. Ana Carolina Esteves Dias about the importance of including fishers in the conversation about environmental governance if we are to move together towards a viable and sustainable future. Ana Carolina is a postdoc…
 
In this episode, Kadie interviews Carmen Ritter. Carmen is a biological technician for the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center where she works on a variety of coastal marine ecosystem projects. Kadie and Carmen chat about how a semester long sailing trip led Carmen to change her career trajectory from computer science to ocean conservation, h…
 
In this Part 2 of 2 series, multiple co-hosts team up to lead a discussion as we continue the conversation with Dr. Ivan Arismendi. Students, faculty, and guests within the Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation at Clemson University sit in on this unique podcast episode. Students ask some great questions and Dr. Todd Petty (Dept. He…
 
This week Hannah catches up with Chloe Mikles, a doctoral student at Stanford University's Hopkins Marine Station, about her current research on Atlantic bluefin tuna migration and behavior and her diverse past projects. Hannah and Chloe discuss getting started in a research career, learning from fishermen, finding your passion, and incredible blue…
 
In this week’s episode, Dawson and Jacob interview Anthony Zenga- a graduate student from Arkansas Tech University. We will talk about Anthony’s time at the University of Maine, his work at a fish hatchery in Alaska, and what he plans to do after graduation. Anthony’s email: azenga@atu.edu Get in touch with us! The Fisheries Podcast is on Facebook,…
 
What does feminism have to do with fisheries? Our guest Dr. Christine Knott uses feminism as a lens to look through inequities in our society that are reflected in the way we relate to each other, to nature and also to fisheries resources. Feminist theories gives us a conceptual tool to better understand these social and environmental inequities in…
 
The American Fisheries Society (AFS) established a career achievement award, named after the first female AFS president, Dr. Emmeline Moore (1927-1928), to recognize efforts of an individual member in the promotion of demographic diversity in the Society. In 2020, Dr. Ivan Arismendi of Oregon State University won this prestigious award at the AFS V…
 
In this episode fisheries biologist Sean Luis talks about his career in fisheries and his current research on Pacific salmon and ecohydraulics. Main Point: It's always worth investing resources in developing new methods If you would like to reach Sean: smluis@ucdavis.eduhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/sean-m-luis/ Get in touch with us! The Fisheries Po…
 
In this week's episode, Zach chats with Preston Chrisman about his experience working as a Sport Fish Biologist with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources as well as his current master's thesis research with the University of Florida examining the impact of bass harvest on fish populations in small impoundments in South Carolina. Check…
 
Dr. Kelly Filer Robinson works in quantitative fisheries at Michigan State University. Her path has taken her all over the eastern half of the US. She's landed in a role where she helps people make decisions in complex situations. Take a listen! Main Point: You don't have to know all the species to make good decisions The Fisheries Podcast is a com…
 
Collaborative transdisciplinary research may be more challenging than your average research project, but the results are worth it! Listen to part 2 of our conversation with a transdisciplinary research team as they chat about their experience doing transdisciplinary research for the first time as early career researchers. We also speak with Dr. Nic…
 
In this week's episode, Dawson and Jacob interview our new co-host Mirella Leis, who is Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator with the Ocean Frontier Institute at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador in St. Johns Canada. They discuss Mirella's academic background in oceanography, the importance of small-scale fisheries, and the social scie…
 
This week Nick chats new co-hosts of the podcast Jacob Atchley and Dawson Hicks. Jacob and Dawson are both seniors at Arkansas Tech University and have spent this summer working on and developing some projects with their professor and fellow co-host of the podcast Dr. Sue Colvin. Jacob and Dawson discuss upcoming projects, experiences with college …
 
Lian Guo (co-host) facilitates a great discussion on subsistence fishing. Collaborative transdisciplinary research efforts are an integrative way to approach socio-ecological fisheries issues. Meet a team of six researchers who completed a transdisciplinary fisheries research project, all while they were graduate students! In part one of two episod…
 
This week new co-host Hannah Gottesman chats with Dr. Ben Marcy-Quay, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Vermont about his current research on lake trout restoration in Lake Champlain and past projects. Hannah and Ben discuss getting started in fisheries research, the mysteries of aquatic systems, and the importance of hot coffee. Main …
 
This week new co-host, Kadie Heinle, chats with another new co-host, Hannah Gottesman. Hannah is a PhD student at the University of Florida where she is studying the spatial ecology of gag, a highly valued commercial and recreational grouper fishery in the Gulf of Mexico. Kadie and Hannah chat about the importance of field schools, how Hannah becam…
 
This week Zach interviews Anders Halverson, a new host on the show, to discuss his background in fisheries science as well as his book entitled An Entirely Synthetic Fish: How Rainbow Trout Beguiled America and Overran the World, which details the captivating stories revolving around the history of Rainbow Trout in the United States and the distrib…
 
In this episode, new host Anders Halverson interviews a new host on the fisheries podcast, Zach Crum. Zach grew up in Chesapeake, Virginia where he developed a passion for fishing and the marine environment at an early age. He took his passion for angling and all things fish to Virginia Tech, where he studied marine fish conservation and completed …
 
Amie Robison, a.k.a. The Pond Lady, currently works alongside her husband at Robison Wildlife Solutions doing nuisance wildlife control and pond consulting. To say that she has followed an interesting path to get to this point would be underselling it. In this episode we hear just a few of her stories, from doing fisheries fieldwork with her mother…
 
This week Julie chats with the officers of the non-profit Women of Fisheries, Inc, who are dedicated to supporting women in fisheries science. They have grown the organization a lot over the past few years and have a many wonderful things to say about being a woman in the field of fisheries science.Check it out! Website: womenoffisheries.orgEmail: …
 
Nick is flying solo in this episode! After recently reading Silent Spring Nick asks himself what is his Silent Spring issue, what is one issue he'd want a book written to educate and inform the masses. He settled on the rebranding of "rough" fish and highlights some of the good examples of people and information out there already getting the ball r…
 
Think you know your state fish? Match wits with Arkansas Tech students Emily Jonagen and Jacob Atchley as they battle it out for top honors in the State Fish Quiz Show. Fisheries Pod co-host Sue Colvin and ATU student, Arkansas fish expert, and linguist Dawson Hicks challenge our contestants in this fishy quiz. And remember the Humuhumunukunukuāpua…
 
This week Julie chats with Tracy Sylvester of Wooden Island Wild, a company she started in order to share the freshest Alaskan salmon that her family and others catch with folks throughout the northeast. We chatted about how she got into fishing and what she thinks is important in sustainable seafood. Check out her website, and look for their new b…
 
Ellie Weise is finishing her master's work at Michigan State University. She has been developing genomic and computational tools to assess populations within an adaptive management framework, specifically focusing on the use of effective population size estimates and pedigree reconstruction to assess sea lamprey spawning populations. We discuss wha…
 
Listen as Brett chats with Rachel Brinkley about historical Sockeye Salmon escapement into the Sawtooth Valley Lakes of Idaho. She describes her upbringing as a native Idahoan and wild salmon advocate, B.S. and M.S. research at Idaho State University, her experience with TU and Costa Del Mar's 5 Rivers Program, and more! ---------------------------…
 
In this episode hosts Nick Kramer and Julie Vecchio chat about the upcoming book "America's Bountiful Waters: 150 years of fisheries conservation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service" edited by Craig Springer. The book is a lovely history of the last 150 years of U.S. fish conservation and the people who have contributed to that history. Pre-orde…
 
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