USGS Ecosystems Podcast Series - Outstanding in the Field

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The USGS Ecosystems Mission Area brings you Outstanding in the Field, an original podcast series that tells stories about our science, our adventures, and our efforts to better understand fish and wildlife and the ecosystems that support them.  


Outstanding in the Field - Episode 6 artwork

Ecosystems Podcast Series Episode 6 artwork by Jeffrey Kemp.  Image of Grand Canyon sandbar area by Joel Sankey, USGS. (Public domain.)

Episode 6 - Sandbars and Vegetation in Grand Canyon

Episode title: Not Enough Beaches in Grand Canyon?

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Summary: In this episode of Outstanding in the Field, we are talking about beaches in a place that most people probably would not think of—the Grand Canyon. USGS scientists at the Southwest Biological Science Center’s Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center in Flagstaff, Arizona are looking at how a dam and vegetation are making things difficult for the beaches in Grand Canyon.

Interviewees: Paul Grams and Joel Sankey, USGS, Southwest Biological Science Center, Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center

Writer(s): Todd Wojtowicz, USGS Southwest Biological Science Center & Suzanna Soileau, Outreach Coordinator (Ecosystems Mission Area)

Narrator: Marisa Lubeck, USGS Public Affairs Specialist

Producer: Suzanna Soileau, Outreach Coordinator (Ecosystems Mission Area)

Music: The Green Hillside by Martin Fitzpatrick (used with permission).

Original artwork: Jeffrey Kemp and image courtesy of Joel Sankey


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