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Old-growth Grasslands – Naturistic Podcast Ep. 6

In this episode we talk about old-growth grasslands, the Rodney Dangerfield of ecosystems. They are incredible rare and underappreciated. References: Grassland Ecology Toward an old‐growth concept for grasslands, savannas, and woodlands High plant diversity and slow assembly of old-growth grasslands Lasting signature of planting year… Read More »Old-growth Grasslands – Naturistic Podcast Ep. 6

Genetically Modified Bt Crops, Part 2 – Naturistic Podcast Ep. 4

Part 2 of our discussion on genetically modified Bt crops focusing on pros and cons and the evolution of insect resistance. Thumbnail photo by Jim Buckman References for this episode: Recent Trends in GE Adoption. USDA. https://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/adoption-of-genetically-engineered-crops-in-the-us/recent-trends-in-ge-adoption.aspx Roh JY and friends. Bacillus thuringiensis as a specific, safe,… Read More »Genetically Modified Bt Crops, Part 2 – Naturistic Podcast Ep. 4

Genetically Modified Bt Crops, Part 1 – Naturistic Podcast Ep. 3

In this episode we start a two-part discussion on Bt crops (a type of genetically modified organism) with some background on crop domestication and crop pests.   References for this episode: Meyer RS and Purugganan MD. Evolution of crop species: genetics of domestication and diversification. Nature… Read More »Genetically Modified Bt Crops, Part 1 – Naturistic Podcast Ep. 3