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.


31 Pieces

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We speak with author/journalist Jonathan Thompson about mining history in SW Colorado and its impacts on rivers. His book “River of Lost Souls: t...

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  • Added: Jun 18, 2019
  • Length: 27:59
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We speak with Allison Stegner who is a post-doctoral researcher at Stanford University. She studies small mammals as a way to understand present a...

  • Added: Jul 14, 2019
  • Length: 26:41
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This show explores the social and ecological impacts of climbing in the Indian Creek Area, Utah. We talk with Zeke Baker and Steve Fick. Zeke is a...

  • Added: May 19, 2019
  • Length: 26:55
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The understanding of snow...the various ways it falls from the sky and how it is transformed on the ground is critical to being safe in the backcou...

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  • Added: Apr 15, 2019
  • Length: 23:44
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The world that existed when dinosaurs roamed the Moab area was vastly different than the world today . We talk with Dr. John Foster, a paleontologi...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2019
  • Length: 24:09
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Drought is impacting the plants that are growing around Moab and the Colorado Plateau. Here we talk to Alix Pfennigwerth, a former biologist with t...

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  • Added: Mar 09, 2019
  • Length: 25:48
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Deserts are characterized by having limited amounts of water. The plants that live in these dry climates are there because the soil holds onto just...

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  • Added: Feb 17, 2019
  • Length: 25:00
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The impacts of climate change can be complicated and far reaching. Here we are speak with Ryan Choi about the influence that climate change has on ...

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  • Added: Feb 03, 2019
  • Length: 18:17
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Unexplored caves can store a wealth of information about the past. Here we talk with Dr. Tim Heaton who studies the Ice Age mammals found in caves....

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  • Added: Dec 30, 2018
  • Length: 28:24
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Plants have many and incredible chemical compounds that they use to survive in our desert. These chemical compounds found in plants can have intera...

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  • Added: Nov 10, 2018
  • Length: 24:17
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The Colorado River is one of the main forces shaping the landscape around the Colorado Plateau. Here we talk with Dr. Joel Pederson and tease apart...

  • Added: Nov 10, 2018
  • Length: 30:57
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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
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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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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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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...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2018
  • Length: 26:41
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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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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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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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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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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