The Women in Ecology and Evolution Podcast

Plants and Fossils and Primates Oh My!

September 06, 2022 Dr Kirsty MacLeod Season 2 Episode 5
The Women in Ecology and Evolution Podcast
Plants and Fossils and Primates Oh My!
Show Notes

In this episode I'm talking to Professor Nokwanda (Nox) Makunga about her fascinating research on medicinal plants and indigenous knowledge in the Cape region of South Africa. Today's paper in focus comes from Elisa Fernández Fueyo - an insightful comparative study looking at behaviour after infant loss in primates (content warning: if infant loss is a topic you'd rather skip, after my conversation with Nox, skip to 26:00). Lastly, I'm joined by two of the authors of a new study showing how colonial history and its effect on global economics influences our understanding of biodiversity through the fossil record - fascinating stuff! That's with returning guest Nussaïbah Raja Schoob, and Dr Devapriya Chattopadhyay.
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