Online Science Chats

 

We enjoy bringing together students, researchers, and other curious people. Since the Corona pandemic hit, we were kept in houses and could not meet where we love to be most; next to the river. Therefore, we started to meet online! Here, we exchange stories told through a range of scientific disciplines.

We cover a wide range of topics linked to science and river conservation. We bring in scientists, river defenders, students and other experts. After a 20-30 minutes interview, there is room for participants to ask questions, resulting in a lively discussion on the topic. If you have a topic you would like to bring forward, don’t hesitate to contact us!

 

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Next up: Science Chat #25 | Queer Ecologies | 8th of February, 8 pm CET

What do drag queens, microplastics, and parrotfish have in common? They all ask us to queer our traditional, family-friendly perceptions of nature and environment — recognizing its sexual diversity and deviant reproductive potential.

In this lightning talk, Rachel Carson Center fellow Nicole Seymour, author of “Strange Natures” and “Bad Environmentalism“, will explain such processes and offer an introduction to the subfield known as “queer ecologies.”

 

 

Missed out on a topic? Here you can find the recordings of our past Science Chats:

 

We talked with Ombeline Ogier, Maike Brinksma and Constance Brouillet about their Master theses for which the Balkan Rivers Tour on the Sava was going to be the research ground. In corona times they have to adapt their research from fieldwork to online. We had a discussion on how this is possible to still grasp the Balkan context.

Our first (virtual) Science Chat was with one of our students, Zvone, about his Master’s thesis on ecopolitics. How does the political context in Croatia drive hydropower development? And what does this mean in the current crisis?