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Paleolimnology is the science (and art) of reconstructing the past environments of fresh water systems. Join Adam Jeziorski and Josh Thienpont as they wade through the wide variety of topics covered by this interdisciplinary field. Whether you are already an expert at collecting sediment cores and microscope identifications, or you simply have an interest in environmental issues such as acid rain, eutrophication, and climate change, this podcast will help make the natural records that surround us as clear as mud.

Paleolimnology is the science (and art) of reconstructing the past environments of fresh water systems. Join Adam Jeziorski and Josh Thienpont as they wade through the wide variety of topics covered by this interdisciplinary field. Whether you are already an expert at collecting sediment cores and microscope identifications, or you simply have an interest in environmental issues such as acid rain, eutrophication, and climate change, this podcast will help make the natural records that surround us as clear as mud.

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Canada

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Paleolimnology is the science (and art) of reconstructing the past environments of fresh water systems. Join Adam Jeziorski and Josh Thienpont as they wade through the wide variety of topics covered by this interdisciplinary field. Whether you are already an expert at collecting sediment cores and microscope identifications, or you simply have an interest in environmental issues such as acid rain, eutrophication, and climate change, this podcast will help make the natural records that surround us as clear as mud.

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep. 46: Reading Up on Dating

9/30/2022
We're back, and starting a new arc. We're building reading lists of (our selection) of important papers on topics of interest to paleolimnologists. We start with a list to help you read up on dating.

Duration:00:39:25

Ep. 45: Year Two(ish)

9/7/2022
We're back for a short recap of year two (or so). We also preview the next arc, on key reading lists.

Duration:00:34:44

Ep. 44: Too Much of a Good Thing (Data)?

8/10/2022
How much data is too much data? When are you finished counting, and how many cores are enough? In the last episode of the conceptual rabbit holes arc, we consider data in paleolimnology.

Duration:00:46:57

Ep. 43: Why Do We Know So Little About Oceanography?

6/13/2022
As we continue our conceptual rabbit holes arc we are going to explore a question we have had for quite a long time on the show: Why do we know so little about oceanography? The discussion inevitably turns to one around the different silos in science, and whether they are real, and if they really matter.

Duration:00:45:53

Ep. 42: Questions of Scale

5/18/2022
In this episode, continuing the Conceptual Rabbit Holes arc, we consider the amazing range of scales present in nature, focusing on size, concentration and density, and time, and how paleolimnology is a powerful science for bridging these differences.

Duration:00:47:45

Ep. 41: Invasion of the Exotic Aliens

3/30/2022
In episode 41, as we continue our conceptual rabbit hole, we explore invasive species (introduced, exotic, etc.) and the impact they can have on novel environments. We consider the role paleolimnology can play in studying the impact of these invaders.

Duration:00:45:03

Ep. 40: The Next Best Thing Since Sliced Sediment

3/15/2022
We continue our conceptual rabbit holes by exploring a range of other (non lake!) paleoenvironmental archives.

Duration:00:46:01

Ep. 39: It's a Wiggly World

2/18/2022
We're starting a new arc, journeying down some conceptual rabbit holes. We start by considering how to (if you can) match the paleo and contemporary limnological records.

Duration:00:43:42

Ep. 38: Mucking Out The Stable Isotopes

1/13/2022
Took us a little while to get this released (though we recorded it some time ago). but in the last episode of the small picture arc we explore stable isotopes in paleolimnology.

Duration:00:48:55

Ep. 37: Top Of The POPs

11/30/2021
We're back, and this time we explore environmental tracers and contaminants used in lake sediments.

Duration:00:58:17

Ep. 36: Just a Smidge of Midges

10/8/2021
We're back to the small picture, and in this episode we're exploring the midges used in paleolimnology: the Chironomidae and the Chaoboridae. Join us to learn a smidge about midges.

Duration:00:45:51

Ep. 35: Welcome to Paleolimnology!

9/14/2021
We're taking a short break from the small picture arc, to say welcome to all the new paleolimnology grad students out there. In the episode we share a few suggestions (from ourselves and some current students) of tips for new paleolimnologists.

Duration:00:48:37

Ep. 34: The Cladoceran Matriarchy

8/19/2021
We're back after our summer break to continue the Small Picture...this time with the Cladocera!

Duration:00:59:09

Ep. 33: Diatoms - Half Empty or Half Full?

7/12/2021
As we continue looking at the small picture we explore a great (greatest?) paleo-indicator: the diatoms!

Duration:00:51:49

Ep. 32: Pollen Counts

6/10/2021
As we move onto a new arc of episodes focusing on the small picture (a deeper dive on some important paleolimnological indicators) we'll begin by exploring why pollen counts!

Duration:00:41:46

Ep. 31: The Unbleakness Of Climate Change

5/18/2021
We complete our current arc with the most topical of topics: climate change. We discuss why we should care, how paleo can contribute to this discussion, and if there is cause to be hopeful.

Duration:00:52:40

Ep. 30: Acidification - Problem Solved?

4/27/2021
Recently the 30th anniversary of a critical treaty on acid rain was celebrated, and in this episode we explore the legacy of acidification, whether the problem is truly "solved", and the role of paleolimnology in that discussion.

Duration:00:41:40

Ep. 29: Sitting on a Gold Mine

4/1/2021
We discuss resource extraction, with a few well-known Canadian examples, and how paleolimnology can play an important role in understanding ecosystem changes.

Duration:00:54:04

Ep. 28: Cyanobacteria Blooms: A Hot Mess - with Dr. Liz Favot

3/10/2021
We are joined by a special guest host, Dr. Liz Favot from the Federation of Ontario Cottagers Association, to discuss an important and topical feature of lakes, Cyanobacteria blooms.

Duration:01:00:02

Ep. 27: One Complete Varve

2/24/2021
One full varve has been deposited since we officially launched the show. So we thought it a good time to reflect on what we've accomplished so far and what we hope to do over the next year.

Duration:00:19:19