On today’s show we look at how a couple different ecosystems are being impacted by changes to their water supplies.
Delicate ecosystems are facing incredible pressure from a range of sources. On today’s episode of Distillations we look at two areas whose animal populations are feeling the heat. First producer Diane Hope learns about how isotope chemistry allowed a team of ASU ecologists to pinpoint how climate change is parching desert creatures in the riparian zone. Then Jody Roberts talks to Johanna Kraus, a U.S. Geological Survey ecologist who studies how industrial contamination is impacting animals in the Rocky Mountains.
00:00 Opening Credits
01:10 Water Webs
09:10 Interview: Johanna Kraus
14:40 Closing Credits
Our theme music is composed by Andrew Chalfen. Additional music includes “The Agency of Missing Hearts,” by et, “Ethereal Mood in Blue,” by Clorofila Azul, and “Unt027” and “Shuffleground Clandestine,” by yan_g from the Free Music Archive.
Teaser image courtesy of Flickr user shinybluesmiles.