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A Podcast Series on Human-Driven Wildlife Behavior Change (Releasing May 6/13th)

Welcome to the realm of the Anthropocene, a world shaped by human influence on the environment. In a thought-provoking podcast series, hosted by Marika S. Bell, listeners are taken on a journey to explore the impact of anthropogenic stressors on global populations and ecosystems. From the origins of the term Anthropocene to the urgent need for conservation behavior, this series delves deep into the challenges and solutions surrounding human-driven environmental change.

TDWA is joined by guests who organized and participated in the Anthropogenic Change Symposium as part of The Animal Behavior Society conference 2023. The Animal Behavior Society is a 501(3)(c) professional organization dedicated to promoting and advancing the scientific study of animal behavior. Members of ABS study behavior across all levels of biological organization, under natural and controlled conditions, and using descriptive and experimental approaches.

Join us on this immersive journey through the Anthropocene as we unravel the complexities of human-environment interactions and envision a future where conservation and sustainability go hand in hand. Stay tuned for the release of Series Ten of The Deal with Animals, Anthropogenic Change. A podcast series, where every episode is incorporating insights from esteemed speakers and weaving a narrative of hope and transformation, the Anthropogenic Change series promises to be a compelling exploration of humanity's impact on the planet.

We will be releasing these episodes on May 6th and May 13th Stay tuned for a transformative listening experience that resonates with the essence of environmental stewardship and collective responsibility.

Show Notes

Anthropogenic Behavior Change refers to the changes in wildlife behavior brought about through human made changes to the environment. 

Anthropogenic environmental change refers to alterations in the natural environment brought about by human activities. These changes encompass a wide range of impacts, from the emission of greenhouse gases leading to global climate change, to deforestation, pollution of air, water, and soil, and the depletion of natural resources. Human actions such as industrialization, urbanization, agriculture, and transportation have intensified these environmental changes, disrupting ecosystems and biodiversity on a global scale.

Talking about anthropogenic behavior and environmental change is vital for fostering awareness, driving action, and shaping a more sustainable and resilient future for both the planet and its inhabitants. 

In this series we will be covering...

1. Rapid Environmental Change: Dr. Rachel Blakey and Dr. Kasey Fowler-Finn

2. Sensory Pollution: Dr. Brett Seymoure and Dr. Jennifer Phillips

3. Conflict and Coexistence with Dr. Bruce Schulte, Dr. Mauricio Cantor, and Dr. Misty McPhee

4. Urbanization and Industrialization: Dr. Lauren Stanton and Dr. Kathleen Church

5. Road Ecology: Julia Kintsch (ECO-resolutions,) and Sandra Jacobson (Retired-US Forest Service)

6. Reintroductions and Management: Dr. Rachel Chock, Dr. Julie Young, and Dr. Liz Peterson

Get all episode links from this blog post as they are released OR follow The Deal with Animals wherever you listen to podcasts!

(This blog post was based on an AI generated script and edited by me for accuracy and additional information)

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