Episode 51: Nature’s Greatest Theatre: Ecology and Disease in Yellowstone

Playing out some of nature’s greatest theatre are grizzly bears, black bears, wolves, cougars, elk, and bison in the greater yellowstone ecosystem. A haven for biologists, these species also come with their own set of diseases, making the greater yellowstone ecosystem a hotspot for wildlife disease research.

In this week’s episode of Naturally Speaking Shorts, Dr. Paul Cross from the U.S. Geological Survey joins Laurie Baker (@llbaker1707) and Taya Forde (@TayaForde) to discuss his work relating to wildlife disease, conservation, and management issues in one of the most intact natural ecosystems in the continental United States.

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Intro and outro music sampled from: “The Curtain Rises” and “Early RiserKevin MacLeod [CC BY 3.0]

Feature image and photos courtesy of Paul Cross.

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A science pod-yssey and regular blog-yssey from the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine at the University of Glasgow

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