In this episode Dr. Holly Summers, a plant biologist and current AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the US Department of Agriculture, speaks with Dr. Nalini Nadkarni, an ecologist at the University of Utah. Dr. Nadkarni begins with the story of how she
became interested in the forest canopy, and the delicate nature and importance of the canopy to a healthy tropical forest. They then discuss how her work has helped to inspire and develop non-traditional community outreach programs working with prison inmates, allowing inmates to contribute to the scientific process through meticulous restoration work involving plant and animal life. Last and probably most unexpectedly, Dr. Nadkarni describes
how she got inspired to launch a line of clothing that features botanically correct images of nature.
Host: Holly Summers, Ph.D., Plant Biology
2017-18 Executive Branch Fellow at USDA
Nalini Nadkarni, Ph.D., Ecology
Professor of Biology, University of Utah
Carlos Faraco, Ph.D., Neuroscience
2016-18 Executive Branch Fellow at National Institutes of Justice
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