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Podcast Wild research bites

A podcast from the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies at SLU, Umeå, where two Ph.D. students bite into topics regarding research, education, and current forest and wildlife-related news.

13: Master thesis #2

We’re back with a new episode! This time it’s two new students who present their thesis topics for us.

12: Conservation and tourism

Phoebe Mottram and Lawrence Steyn work as field and trail guides in South Africa - get to know them in this episode.

11: Master thesis #1

Emelie interview two students writing their master thesis project at the Dept. of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental studies.

10: Scientific communication

How do we communicate science to the public? And why do we think it's so important? These are some of the topics we discuss.

9: Scientific conference

How does a research conference work? Should I go? Emelie takes us to a conference in Brazil where she participated.

8: Moving to Sweden

What is it like to move to Sweden from another country to study and work? Listen to two PhD students at SLU sharing their experiences.

Episode 7: Moose research

This spring, moose fever prevailed in Sweden due to a TV show, but why is it important to study moose and what tools can you use?

Episode 6: Rewilding

What is rewilding and how can it be used as a strategy to mitigate climate change? Scientist Joris Cromsigt tells us about his research on the topic.

Episode 5: Women in science

In this episode, we discuss the topic of women in science, the importance of female role models and the event Soapbox Science.

Episode 4: South Africa course

We discuss the PhD course Global Perspectives on Wildlife Management that took place in Kruger National Park in South Africa.

Episode 3: Master Studies

Listen to Anna Widén and Stephanie Higgins talk about their experiences from the master's programme Fish and Wildlife.

Episode 2: Fire

In this episode, Emelie and Olli are discussing fire in the boreal forest of Fennoscandia while also making comparisons to savanna ecosystems of South Africa.

Episode 1: Introductions

Meet the two Ph.D. students behind the microphones and learn how two nature interested children became Ph.D. students at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Field bites

Field bites - Episode 3

In this episode we talk about landscape of fear, trophic cascades and megaherbivroes.

Field bites - Episode 2

In this episode Olli interviews two master's students from SLU's Master's Programme Management of Fish and Wildlife Populations about their master thesis projects.

Field bites - Episode 1

In this episode Olli introduces the new spin-off field series Field bites where he broadcasts from the Kwa-Zulu Natal Province of South Africa.

Logo for the podcast Wild Research Bites.

We are the PhD students behind the microphones!

Emelie Fredrisson and Olli Hyvärinen are our names, we are PhD students at the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies at SLU, Umeå. In each episode of the podcast we invite guests to discuss current forest and animal related topics. A new episode comes every month.

The podcast is recorded in English but it is possible to email questions in both Swedish and English to: wildpodcast@slu.se

Published: 20 September 2022 - Page editor: susanna.bergstrom@slu.se

Contacts at the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies

Head of department: Anders Alanärä +46 (0)90-786 8215
Assistant head of department: Anne-Maarit Hekkala +46(0)90-786 8370, +46(0)72-242 97 13
Communications officer: Susanna Bergström +46(0)90-786 8299

Postal address: Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies, SE-901 83, Sweden
Visiting address: Skogsmarksgränd, SE-907 36 Umeå, Sweden
Payment address: SLU Fakturamottagning Box 7090, SE-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden