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Natural Sciences

Join Steve Crawford and Adrian Sherriff as they chat with their guests about some of the most unique and fascinating wildlife on Earth.

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Researchers Dr Mike Swinbourne and Dr Alyce Swinbourne chat with us about wombat ecology, natural history and conservation. You can check out Mike's Facebook page, 'Southern Hairy-nosed Wombats - the Science', for more awesome wombat information, pics and videos.  

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Michael Mills is the creative director at Heaps Good Productions. He connects all ages to the natural world through song, theatre and storytelling with characters such as Professor Flint and with his Facebook page Dinosaur University.  

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John has a PhD in Ecosystem Management and has published over 100 peer reviewed journal articles in the fields of arid zone ecology, reptile and avian ecology, mining and grazing impact assessment, vertebrate pest management and threatened species recovery.

Click here to find our more about John's most recent book 'Among The Pigeons'.

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Carl Charter is the co-founder of Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries, under water photographer and scuba diving instructor.

Check out some of Carl's footage of the giant cuttlefish here

Click here to ask about private tours with Carl for very small groups to see leafy-sea dragons and other unique sea creatures.

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We recently had a ribbetting conversation, warts and all, with frog researcher Steven Walker :)

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Spotted Marsh Frog (Limnodynastes tasmaniensis). Photo by Steven J Walker.

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Clive and Claire are field ecologists that have have been focusing on plant diversity as a guide to overall ecosystem health. 

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Flying Duck Orchid (Caleana major). Photo by Clive Chesson. 

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In this episode Kristen Messenger from Bugs n Slugs reveals some of the bizarre ways that invertebrates reproduce, from beetles with chastity belts to snail love darts. This episode is recommended for mature audiences :) 

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Photo by Egor Kamelev from Pexels

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This is our first episode for 2020 and was recorded as fires ravished the country. Over 18 million acres have been burnt including thousands of homes and buildings and we saw the loss of over one billion animals. We talk about a range of subjects with Wayne ranging from climate science to wildlife conservation during this confronting and emotional time. 

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Dianne Pearson is a zookeeper and animal rescuer specialising in native mammals. We caught up with Dianne after she returned from working with Tree Kangaroos at the Tree Roo Rescue and Conservation Centre in Far North Queensland. 

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Dr Erinn Fagan-Jeffries is a researcher studying parasitoid wasps with a passion for communicating about biodiversity, insects and species discovery.

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