Podcast

Step Outside: UTIA and The Nature Conservancy, A Landmark Partnership

The University of Tennessee has entered into a first-of-its-kind agreement with The Nature Conservancy to protect, enhance, and restore thousands of forested acres. In this episode of Step Outside, we learn about what this means for UT, our students, and the future of the forest.

Step Outside: Unpacking Implicit Social Cognition

In this episode, we speak with Sharon Couch, student life and diversity coordinator for the Herbert College of Agriculture, about implicit social cognition, also known as unconscious bias, and how to be more aware of its presence in our lives.

Step Outside: Elk Reintroduction in East Tennessee

In this episode of Step Outside, we’re taking an interdisciplinary dive into exploring public perceptions, trust, and confidence in Tennessee’s elk reintroduction program with PhD student Cristina Watkins. Listen to…

Step Outside: Cover Crops and Avian Populations

In this episode of “Step Outside,” masters student Brittany Panos tells us how plating agricultural fields with cover crops, instead of allowing them to fallow, many benefit many bird species.

Call of the Week: Virtual No-Till Field Day

In this podcast, Blake Brown, center director of the UT AgResearch and Education Center at Milan, discusses the upcoming No-Till Field Day, which will be offered as an online event…

Step Outside: Learning about Staging and Swarming in Bats

In this episode of “Step Outside,” we learn about spring staging and fall swarming of two white-nose syndrome-sensitive bat species. Our special guest is graduate student Malloy Tate, who tells…

Call of the Week: Managing Late Burndown

How to Adapt Burndown Herbicide Programs to Wet Weather Delays

Step Outside: Going Batty

In this inaugural episode of “Step Outside,” we talk with Hannah Shapiro, a graduate student in Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, who will tell us about her research on white-nose syndrome in bats and how national park visitors feel about this epidemic.