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In this episode, Marshall McMunn talks with us about his new paper McMunn and Pepi 2022: ‘Predicted Asymmetrical Effects of Warming on Nocturnal and Diurnal Soil-Dwelling Ectotherms.’ We talk about the science of thermal activity windows and ant refuge-seeking behavior as well as the stories behind the science, including all the twists and turns on the long road to publication. How do you automate capturing thousands of ants in the Sierra Nevada mountains? How do you craft a paper when the results and explanation for your findings are all completely unexpected? Listen to our conversation and then read Marshall’s full paper here: https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/10.1086/717431.
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Featured Guest: Dr. Marshall McMunn, University of California Davis
Host, Editor, Producer: Sarah McPeek, University of Virginia, US
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