Kristina Young

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  • Username: aridecology
  • Address: Moab, Utah

Recent Pieces from Kristina Young

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Plant resiliency to drought (25:48)
From: KZMU Moab Community Radio

Drought is impacting the plants that are growing around Moab and the Colorado Plateau. Here we talk to Alix Pfennigwerth, a former biologist with the US Geological Survey in ...
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Water in Desert Soil (25:00)
From: KZMU Moab Community Radio

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 enough water for plants to ...
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Keeping Pace with Climate Change (18:17)
From: KZMU Moab Community Radio

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 the interactions that occur ...
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Reconstructing the Ice Age (28:24)
From: KZMU Moab Community Radio

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. He got his start exploring ...
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The plant chemicals that shape ecosystems (24:17)
From: KZMU Moab Community Radio

Plants have many and incredible chemical compounds that they use to survive in our desert. These chemical compounds found in plants can have interactions that structure whole ...
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How a river shaped a plateau: understanding erosion & the Colorado River (30:57)
From: KZMU Moab Community Radio

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 the Colorado River and the ...
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Where the dinosaurs roamed (29:52)
From: KZMU Moab Community Radio

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 what we can learn about ...
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The unseen interactions between plants (25:18)
From: KZMU Moab Community Radio

Out in desert ecosystems, plants are interacting with one another in unseen ways. Here, Dr. Alex Filazzola explains the many and surprising ways that plants living side by ...
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How water shapes the earth (22:03)
From: KZMU Moab Community Radio

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 on Science Moab, we learn ...
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Restoring the National Parks of Southeastern Utah (27:05)
From: KZMU Moab Community Radio

There are many efforts going on within national park to restore degraded ecosystems. From using biological controls, to weeding and seeding, to anticipating the effects of ...

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/