Ep 97. Mozzie bites and urban sprawl with Cameron Webb

Cameron Webb, to put it simply, is the mozzie guy. He has built his career studying the diversity and ecology of mosquitoes and also their interactions with humans and how they can be vectors of significant human diseases. His expertise in mosquitoes requires him to be in one moment a champion for mosquito appreciation and understanding, whilst simultaneously understanding the need to control their populations … Continue reading Ep 97. Mozzie bites and urban sprawl with Cameron Webb

Ep 96. Ugly animals and scientific illustration with Sami Bayly

Sami Bayly is the author and illustrator of the award winning children’s’ book ‘The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Ugly Animals”, published by Hachette Australia. This book features full page illustrations and fun facts about some of the world’s strangest animals, who are all beautiful in their own very special way. Sami studied natural history illustration at university and is now forging a career publishing books that … Continue reading Ep 96. Ugly animals and scientific illustration with Sami Bayly

Ep 95. COVID-19, mental health and therapals with Pod Therapy

How are you handling isolation and COVID-19? If you feel like you need some support and want to talk to someone about it, our two special guests today are here to tell you that you definitely should. In this very special episode of In Situ Science we chat to the hosts of Pod Therapy – a podcast dedicated to raising awareness of mental health and … Continue reading Ep 95. COVID-19, mental health and therapals with Pod Therapy

In Situ Science Update

Whats next for In Situ Science? In the weird new world we are living in things have changed quite a bit. Here’s a quick update to let you know that we’re still here and we’re so happy to have your support during these crazy times! https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/kn8x2p/In_Situ_Update_Episode.mp3 Take care, stay safe, and we’ll see you all again soon! Music: ‘Strange Stuff’ by Sonic Wallpaper – www.sonicwallpaper.bandcamp.com Continue reading In Situ Science Update

Flashback episode with Charlotte Mills

Way back on episode 39 Charlotte Mills was a PhD student at UNSW. She has since completed her PhD and is now Dr Charlotte Mills. Charlotte describes her time as a PhD candidate as a ‘choose-your-own-adventure’ experience. This experience has taken her across the magical desert landscapes of inland Australia and continues to be an exciting adventure. https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/xewqm8/charlottemills.mp3 Follow Charlotte on Twitter @EcologistMills Music: ‘Strange Stuff’ … Continue reading Flashback episode with Charlotte Mills

Flashback episode with Dr Dieter Hochuli

This flashback episode takes us back to episode 60 where we chat with Dieter Hochuli, an invertebrate biologist and urban ecologist from the University of Sydney who studies how nature survives in towns and cities. His research investigates the ecological, economical and psychological benefits of nature in cities, and how our modern way of life affects the plants and animals around us. https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/6ryypj/Dieter_Hochuli.mp3 In an … Continue reading Flashback episode with Dr Dieter Hochuli

Flashback episode with Dr Heather Hendrickson

Our next flashback episode goes all the way back to Episode 11 where we chatted with Dr Heather Hendrickson about the battle against anti-biotic resistant bacteria. Dr Hendrickson is a research scientist and science communicator from Massey University in New Zealand. Her research group is at the front line of understanding how other forms of treatment can be used as alternatives to broad spectrum antibiotics. … Continue reading Flashback episode with Dr Heather Hendrickson

Flashback podcast episodes are coming!

For the next few weeks the In Situ Science podcast will be taking a break while James tackles his next big life challenge – raising a newborn child! Over the break we will be revisiting some classic episodes from the back catalogue. https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/xsscvz/Dr_Karl.mp3 First off the rank is Episode 47 with the one and only Dr Karl Kruszelnicki. Dr Karl is perhaps Australia’s most prolific and … Continue reading Flashback podcast episodes are coming!

Ep 94. Painkillers, opioids and addiction with Adam Hamlin

Dr Adam Hamlin is a neuroscientist at the University of New England who studies how drugs, such as painkillers, affect brain neurochemistry. These chemicals can have wonderful affects and are miracles of modern medicine, however if used improperly can lead to dependencies and addictions. In this interview with Dr Hamlin we talk about how these painkillers work and what make them such effective and potentially … Continue reading Ep 94. Painkillers, opioids and addiction with Adam Hamlin

Ep 93. Cannabis, legalisation and pill testing with Samuel Banister

The cannabis plant is useful for everything from textiles to medicine, however our ability to use these plants has been hampered by its association with illegal drugs. People are beginning to make very big claims about the use of cannabinoids to treat almost every ailment under the sun, however the evidence still just isn’t there. Samuel Banister is a medicinal chemist at the Lambert Initiative … Continue reading Ep 93. Cannabis, legalisation and pill testing with Samuel Banister