New Podcast Episode: Professor Joel Berger

Musk Oxen, by Joel Berger

We just released a new episode of the mammalwatching podcast and it’s a fun one.

S2 E18: Joel Berger

Charles and I talk to Professor Joel Berger from his home in Colorado. Joel has spent a lifetime studying ‘extreme species in extreme places’ as a senior scientist with the Wildlife Conservation Society and at Colorado State University and the University of Montana. He’s worked on many great mammals including Huemul in Chile, Musk Ox in Russia and Pronghorn in the USA. And he has focussed his work on some of the larger, unsung, species that live in the world’s deserts (of all types).

In an entertaining chat, Professor Berger talks about some of the many highlights in a distinguished career that has seen him a three time finalist for the Indianapolis Prize, receive a lifetime achievement recognition from the prestigious Aldo Leopold Conservation Award and be featured in the Archie comic! Some of his adventures over the years include being mistaken for a CIA agent – and put on trial – in the Russian arctic, being charged by multiple Moose, and dressing up as a Polar Bear to try to frighten Musk Oxen.

You can stream the episode here, or listen to it on Spotify and other podcast platforms (search for “mammalwatching”).

Joel Berger – Fish Wildlife and Conservation Biology Professor in the Warner College of Natural Resources, September 17, 2018.

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