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On today’s episode, we talk with Dwayne Estes, Executive Director at the Southeastern Grasslands Institute (SGI) about Measuring Success, Quantifying Natural History, and Grasslands. Read his full bio below.
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3:23 Nic & Laura discuss time travel
8:19 Interview with Dwayne Estes starts
20:57 Measuring success
29:45 Quantifying natural history
36:39 Field Notes
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Guest Full Bio:
Dwayne Estes serves as executive director at the Southeastern Grasslands Institute (SGI). He is a Full Professor of Biology, Director of the APSU Herbarium, and Principal Investigator for the Center of Excellence for Field Biology. In January 2017, he co-founded SGI with colleague, Theo Witsell. Under Dwayne's leadership, SGI has secured more than $7 million in funding, and in the past several years he and his collaborators have been awarded three grants from the National Science Foundation. Dwayne’s research interests include the flora, ecology, history, biodiversity, and biogeography of the Southeastern U.S. with emphasis on grasslands. He has published >20+ publications and co-authored the Guide to the Vascular Plants of Tennessee published in 2015 by the University of Tennessee Press. He enjoys mentoring his graduate students and working hand-in-hand with a dedicated SGI team. He has been active in building diverse support for Southeastern US grasslands conservation, including bringing together philanthropists, government agencies, non-profits, corporate and small-business partners, private landowners and ranchers, historians, educators, and citizen scientists.
Intro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace Mesa
Outro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs Muller
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