NCTC Community Lecture Series

Community Lectures Video Index


Community Lecture Series Video List

 

Fauna & Flora International - Nicaragua (00:40:00)

NCTC Historian, Dr. Mark Madison hosts an interview with Salvadora Morales of FFI. Salvadora is the Coordinator of the Ometepe Island Project for FFI in Nicaragua. This project is receiving funding support from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via the Wildlife Without Borders Regional Program for Latin America and the Caribbean. Ometepe is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, designated only fairly recently, in 2010. Recorded June 10, 2011.

Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us? (00:43:12)

NCTC Historian, Dr. Mark Madison hosts an interview with Filmmaker Taggart Siegel. Recorded May 10, 2011.
For more information on the film, please visit: http://www.queenofthesun.com

Return to Penguin City (00:53:08)

"William Sladen is Bi-polar" - Return to Penguin City. An interview with Dr. William Sladen as part of the "Conservationists in Action Series" hosted by Dr. Mark Madison, Historian at NCTC. Recorded in 2008.

Mark Madison interviews Dr. William Sladen, an accomplished scientist, physician, filmmaker and expert on arctic and antarctic birds. His swan research program using ultralight aircraft was the basis for the film "Fly Away home". The interview concludes with a showing of his film "Return to Penguin City".

“Sizzle” A Unique Perspective on Global Warming (00:58:41)

NCTC Historian, Dr. Mark Madison hosts an interview with Scientist, Author & Filmmaker Randy Olson who will discuss his new film “Sizzle”. Olson was a professor of marine biology at the University of New Hampshire. Despite his Harvard Ph.D., four years of post-doctoral research in Australia and Florida, and years of diving around the world from the Great Barrier Reef to Antarctica, he tossed it all in, resigned from his tenured professorship and moved to Hollywood to explore film as a medium for communicating science. Today he is an independent filmmaker and author of the book Don’t Be Such a Scientist: Talking Substance in an Age of Style. Olson also travels around the country teaching scientists how to better communicate critical scientific ideas to the broader public.

Sizzle Interview Teaser (00:01:14)

NCTC Historian, Dr. Mark Madison hosts an interview with Scientist, Author & Filmmaker Randy Olson who will discuss his new film “Sizzle”.

The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (00:04:30)

Dr. Leskey, a stink bug research entomologist from the USDA Agricultural Research Service’s Appalachian Fruit Research Station in nearby Kearneysville, West Virginia, focuses her talks chiefly on the impacts to agricultural row crops, fruit orchard, and home gardens from the invasive Asian pest, which now has spread to 24 states and poses a major threat to apples, peaches, tomatoes, grapes, and other high-value produce. Leskey’s February 9 appearance, a lecture jointly sponsored by NCTC and the Potomac Valley Audubon Society, drew nearly 500 attendees from four states, “indicative of the concern that people in the mid-Atlantic region have about this invasive species, which is not only a household annoyance, but a genuine threat to American agriculture,” according to NCTC Director Jay Slack.

The Wolf's Tooth: Applying Trophic Cascades Principles to Wildlife Management on Working Landscapes (01:01:35)

NCTC Historian, Dr. Mark Madison hosts an interview with scientist and author Cristina Eisenberg.

Christina is the author of In The Wolf’s Tooth, which explores the concept of “trophic cascades” and the role of top predators in regulating ecosystems. Her fascinating and wide-ranging work provides clear explanations of the science surrounding keystone predators and considers