Episode 4

Marianne Denton

(Aquatic Ecologist)

Sep 13, 2020 | Science

In this episode, I speak with Marianne Denton, an Aquatic Ecologist out of Nevada. We talk about invertebrates, going back to school as a mature student, and the fascinating way that dragonflies reproduce! We also talk about Marianne’s fascination with outer space!

Marianne Denton quote about mayflies

Interview with Marianne Denton (Aquatic Ecologist)

Episode Timestamps:

 

  • What does Marianne do as an aquatic ecologist? (0:40)
  • What determines good water quality? (01:40)
  • Are planaria actually worms? (03:59)
  • Are planaria indicators of bad water quality? (05:11)
  • Is it ok to take small samples of streams for fun? (07:15)
  • Marianne’s favourite creatures (10:00)
  • What’s so special about dragonflies? (11:26)
  • Dragonfly reproduction is unique (13:07)
  • Reproduction in sea slugs (15:47)
  • Hashtag Invertefest (19:10)
  • Science Twitter as a community (23:43)
  • Going back to school as a mature student (26:29)
  • It’s never too late to go back to school (30:48)
  • Doing public outreach (34:01)
  • Communicating science to adults (38:57)
  • “Astro-limnology” and other fields in space science (44:22)
  • How ‘astrobiology’ happens on Earth (46:00) 
  • Bacteria as extremophiles (49:47)
  • Is there life outside of Earth? (51:56)
  • Marianne’s collection of dresses (59:26)
  • Parting remarks (101:50)

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