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PODCAST | AAAS 2018 Live: Dr. Nalini Nadkarni on Ecology, Launching a Clothing Line and More

In this episode Dr. Holly Summers, a plant biologist and current AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the US Department of Agriculture, speaks with Dr. Nalini Nadkarni, an ecologist at the University of Utah. Dr. Nadkarni begins with the story of how she

became interested in the forest canopy, and the delicate nature and importance of the canopy to a healthy tropical forest. They then discuss how her work has helped to inspire and develop non-traditional community outreach programs working with prison inmates, allowing inmates to contribute to the scientific process through meticulous restoration work involving plant and animal life. Last and probably most unexpectedly, Dr. Nadkarni describes

how she got inspired to launch a line of clothing that features botanically correct images of nature.



Host: Holly Summers, Ph.D., Plant Biology

2017-18 Executive Branch Fellow at USDA


Nalini Nadkarni, Ph.D., Ecology

Professor of Biology, University of Utah 



Carlos Faraco, Ph.D., Neuroscience

2016-18 Executive Branch Fellow at National Institutes of Justice


This podcast does not necessarily reflect the views of AAAS, its Council, Board of Directors, officers, or members. AAAS is not responsible for the accuracy of this material. AAAS has made this material available as a public service, but this does not constitute endorsement by the association.

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