the Best Biome
The Best Biome Podcast
Two prairie biologists make the ever-growing argument for why grasslands are the world’s best biome.
Nicole, Rachel, and Allan discuss the deep evolutionary history of the plains, the intricacies of unique grassland ecosystems, and frequently just lose our minds about absurdities like ostriches stealing each other’s children.
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Prairie biologists make the ever-growing argument for why grasslands are the world’s best biome.
It’s snowy and getting colder where we’re at, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go outside. Rachel gives a compelling argument as to why winter is the best time of year for birding and gives insight into the Christmas Bird Count: a citizen science project dating back over a hundred years.
Learn more about the Christmas Bird Count here.
- Gill, F. B., Prum, R. O., & Robinson, S. K. (2019). Ornithology. W.H. Freeman, Macmillan Learning.
- Sibley, D. (2020). What it’s like to be a bird: From flying to nesting, eating to singing — what birds are doing, and why. Alfred A. Knopf. Affiliate purchase link.
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