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Insect Declines

11/12/2018
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What's happening to all the insects? And what can we do about it? Join Nick as he interviews Brad Lister, who recently published an article showing dramatic insect declines, and Helen Roy, a conservation biologist in the UK, as they discuss this important topic. Show Notes German insect declines article Brad’s paper Washington Post Article The State of Nature report Hope in conservation biology Helen Roy on Twitter Get in touch! Twitter Facebook Instagram Email

Duration:00:31:02

Antocast

9/26/2018
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This time we're joined by Dr. Heather Campbell to discuss ants. What makes ants so interesting? Why do they appear so much in popular culture? What are they? Listen to find out!

Duration:00:40:57

The Weird and the Wonderful

8/13/2018
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In this episode Liam and Nick discuss their favourite weird and wonderful insects. From Phasmids to Parasites we traverse the insect group finding the best oddities.

Duration:00:41:11

Bonus: National Insect Week is here!

6/19/2018
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We were at the launch of the National Insect Week learning more about this great event!

Duration:00:18:10

Horny Longhorns

6/18/2018
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We're joined by Will Heany from the Longhorn Recording Scheme to discuss an awesome group of beetles the Longhorns!

Duration:00:34:07

Happy Birthday Entocast!

5/8/2018
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It's been a whole year of entocast! To celebrate we're awarding some new awards to exceptional insects.

Duration:00:42:20

Fun with Flies!

4/3/2018
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Think you know flies? Think again! We're joined by fly fanatic Erica McAlister (@flygirlNHM) to learn more about this misunderstood group. From fearsome Phorids to flightless flies we're going to take you on a fun tour of this fascinating group.

Duration:00:28:50

Citizens and Invasive Species

3/5/2018
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In this episode we talk to Professor Helen Roy (@UKLadybirds) and discuss the role of citizen science in tracking invasive species. We also discuss the value of citizen science and potential advantages and disadvantages.

Bonus: Fieldwork diaries

2/14/2018
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Last year we went on another brilliant podcast, fieldwork diaries, and we thought you guys would love it too! They've got loads more episodes, so check them out at: https://www.fieldworkdiaries.com/

Duration:00:41:57

Garden Entomology

1/29/2018
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This time Nick and Liam take a trip to the RHS headquarters in Wisley, where the ento team tells us all we could ever want to know about Garden Entomology. We're joined by principal entomologist Andrew Salisbury ( @AndrewSalisbur2), entomologist Hayley Jones (@Hayleyento), and nematologist Magdalena Boshoff. If you're a gardener interested in helping wildlife or an entomologist interested in gardening then this episode is a must to listen to!

Duration:00:45:02

Christmas Special: Insects in Antartica

12/22/2017
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Merry Christmas! Today on the show we're talking to Jesamine Bartlett ( @JesamineCB), about her work with Eretmoptera murphyi, a fascinating flightless midge in Antarctica. Cold... Christmas... get it?!

Duration:00:33:13

Bonus: Ento 17!

12/4/2017
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We went to the UK's biggest entomological conference: Ento 17! In this special bonus episode you can hear quick interviews with the attendees.

Duration:00:38:45

How to grow a bee

12/4/2017
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This time Liam is asking Nick about his work culturing bees, so if you ever wondered how to grow a bee then this will be for you! ...As long as it's Osmia bicornis.

Duration:00:37:01

Halloween Special!

10/30/2017
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Mwahahaha... it's time for the Entocast Halloween Special! This time Nick and Liam discuss the freakiest insects they can find. From flesh-eaters to mind-controllers the insect world has a variety of spooky bugs!

Duration:00:33:32

Insect Outreach

10/2/2017
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This time we're letting the public do the talking for us! We're chatting to people at the insect festival in York all about insects. We also have an interview with Fran Sconce, who talks to us all about outreach in entomology. There's also some of the usual waffle from us.

Duration:00:39:05

What's the point of wasps?

8/28/2017
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I've asked it, you've asked it, we all have! What is the point of wasps? Well this time Nick and Liam try to answer it with help from Dr. Seirian Sumner and discover that wasps are more than just pests.

Duration:00:38:25

Entocation Entocation Entocation

7/31/2017
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In a very clearly biased way Nick and Liam talk about how wonderful entomology is and why we should bother to teach it! Joining them is Professor Simon Leather, the EntoProf,

Duration:00:35:48

Is winter coming?

7/1/2017
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This time we're joined by our supervisor Dr. Scott Hayward as we discuss how insects survive winter.

Duration:00:44:28

Bugs, bees, carbon and trees

5/22/2017
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What happens to insects when you increase CO2? That's what Liam's trying to find out! This time Nick and Liam are discussing Liam's work at the new institute of forest research at the University of Birmingham and they're joined by Professor Jon Sadler.

Duration:00:28:20

The Bee Team

5/22/2017
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Nick and Liam are back and this time they're talking about their favourite group of insects: the bees. Join them as they discuss bees origins, pollination, some cool facts about bees and answer some frequently asked questions.

Duration:00:43:11