Curiouser and Curiouser

This is a special report Jarrett Byrnes, a marine ecologist at University California, Santa Barbara and blogger at I’m a Chordata, Urochordata.


Something new out there is rather curious. About a year and a half ago, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) postdoc Jai Ranganathan decided he had an opportunity. Some of the best scientists in Ecology and Evolution were regularly coming through the Center. So why not interview them?

Thus was born his Voyage of the Beagle podcast. Sadly, as his postdoc wrapped up, so did the podcast. But now he’s back (and an NCEAS associate) and better than ever. As part of the Miller-McCune online magazine, VoB has been rebooted as Curiouser and Curiouser, a podcast covering a wide swatch of the sciences by interviewing academics themselves.

And for his first podcast, Jai covers overfishing and the ocean by interviewing Larry Crowder. Together, they explore the institutional problems in regulating fisheries, some of the great documented cases of fisheries collapse, and peer into the future of ocean sustainability. So head on over and check it out!

The R/V Crowder?