HNP Ontario's all new podcast
Welcome to HNP'S podcast dedicated to environmental advocacy and awareness! The podcast is focused on raising awareness about the critical environmental issues facing our planet today and inspiring positive action towards a more sustainable future. HNP's goal is to provide informative and engaging discussions on topics such as climate change, pollution, conservation, and more, featuring expert guests and thought leaders in the field of environmentalism. Join HNP as we explore the challenges and opportunities in the fight for a healthier planet, and discover practical ways that individuals and communities can make a difference.
Earthpod is dedicated to raising awareness about critical issues facing our planet today. The current season focuses on biodiversity and habitat loss, and upcoming episodes will explore topics such as forest fires, agriculture, and the environment. Each episode is 30-40 minutes long, and HNP releases at least one episode per month. Listeners can tune in on Spotify to learn about practical ways to make a difference in the fight for a healthier planet!
Meet the Guest Speakers:
Dr. Rashid Sumaila
Dr. Rashid is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in interdisciplinary Ocean and fisheries economics at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries. He graduated from University of Bergen, with a PhD in economics. He also did his B.Sc. (Quantity Surveying) at Ahmadu Bello University. He is well recognized in his as he won the 2017 Volvo Environment Prize and was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2019. Currently he is researching the effects of climate change on the management of shared fish stocks, and examining how deoxygenation may affect biodiversity in the North Pacific Ocean and the people who depend on it.
Dr. Elizabeth Clare
Dr. Clare is a professor in the department of biology at York University with a PhD from the University of Guelph and postdoctoral experience from universities in the UK. Her research primarily focuses on biodiversity at all levels from individuals to ecosystems, and she is known for developing and utilizing novel technological approaches to monitor biodiversity, identify species interactions, and assess ecosystem level responses. Some of her previous research includes using eDNA in water to monitor fish, iDNA in leeches to monitor vertebrates, and DNA in feces to study predator-prey and seed dispersal relationships. A fun fact about Dr. Clare is that she has even sequenced DNA in the middle of a jungle! Her recent research involves "airDNA," a novel approach to monitor terrestrial life by extracting mammal DNA from air samples.
Dr. Allison Blay-Palmer
Dr. Blay-Palmer is a professor in the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, and is known for her extensive work related to food security, community-based food systems, and sustainable agriculture. She is the founder and director of the Wilfrid Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems and is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Food Security and Sustainability. Dr. Blay-Palmer is also the chairholder of the UNESCO Chair on Food, Biodiversity, and Sustainability Studies. Her research focuses on the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of food systems, and she has conducted studies on issues such as local food systems and biodiversity conservation, agro-biodiversity and food security, and sustainable agriculture and biodiversity.