Kristina Young

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  • Username: aridecology
  • Address: Moab, Utah

Recent Pieces from Kristina Young

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The Science of Dark Skies and Life (25:11)
From: KZMU Moab Community Radio

Natural shifts in light and dark are critical to all forms of life. We talk with naturalist and dark skies advocate Crystal White about what darkness means to ecosystems and ...
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Dynamic Desert Ecosystems (24:40)
From: KZMU Moab Community Radio

Changes are happening in plant communities in deserts of the Colorado Plateau and around the world. We speak with Dr. Steve Archer from the University of Arizona about the ...
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Archaeology and Desert Springs (25:01)
From: KZMU Moab Community Radio

Natural springs have long been centers of biodiversity and cultural significance. We speak with David Sabata who recently completed his masters degree from Northern Arizona ...
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Paleoeceology and Climate Change (26:41)
From: KZMU Moab Community Radio

We speak with Allison Stegner who is a post-doctoral researcher at Stanford University. She studies small mammals as a way to understand present and past environments. ...
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Rivers, Extraction and Science in the Four Corners (27:58)
From: KZMU Moab Community Radio

We speak with author/journalist Jonathan Thompson about mining history in SW Colorado and its impacts on rivers. His book “River of Lost Souls: the Science, Politics, and ...
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Climbers Relationship with Place (26:55)
From: KZMU Moab Community Radio

This show explores the social and ecological impacts of climbing in the Indian Creek Area, Utah. We talk with Zeke Baker and Steve Fick. Zeke is a PhD candidate in sociology ...
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Snow Science and the Avalanche Forecast (23:44)
From: KZMU Moab Community Radio

The understanding of snow...the various ways it falls from the sky and how it is transformed on the ground is critical to being safe in the backcountry. We talk with Mark ...
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The World Dinosaurs Lived In (24:09)
From: KZMU Moab Community Radio

The world that existed when dinosaurs roamed the Moab area was vastly different than the world today . We talk with Dr. John Foster, a paleontologist and the former director ...
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Plant resiliency to drought (25:48)
From: KZMU Moab Community Radio

Drought is impacting the plants that are growing around Moab and the Colorado Plateau. Here we talk to Alix Pfennigwerth, a former biologist with the US Geological Survey in ...
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Water in Desert Soil (25:00)
From: KZMU Moab Community Radio

Deserts are characterized by having limited amounts of water. The plants that live in these dry climates are there because the soil holds onto just enough water for plants to ...

Work Experience

Biological Science Technician at Sonoran Desert Network National Park Service

Biological Science Technician at US Geological Survey Southwest Biological Science Center

Research Assistant at Northern Arizona University

Previously Aired On

KZMU Community Radio

Education

Northern Arizona University, Master of Science, 2017

University of Montana, B.A. Biological Sciences, 2010

University of Texas at El Paso, PhD Biological Sciences

Awards

  • BYU Charles Redd Center for Western Studies Public Programming Award, Public programming award support for Science Moab on KZMU, 2018
  • Wyss Scholar for Conservation of the American West, 2016

Additional Information

Affiliations:  KZMU
Other Web sites: http://kristinayoung.weebly.com/