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Zach Portman: Taxonomy is a living science. Taxonomists deserve a living wage.

April 17, 2020 Matt Kelly Season 1 Episode 9
The Bee Report Podcast
Zach Portman: Taxonomy is a living science. Taxonomists deserve a living wage.
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The Bee Report Podcast
Zach Portman: Taxonomy is a living science. Taxonomists deserve a living wage.
Apr 17, 2020 Season 1 Episode 9
Matt Kelly

This week on the podcast I'm joined by Zach Portman, a bee taxonomist at the University of Minnesota in the Cariveau Native Bee Lab. For a while now I’ve been wanting to talk with a bee taxonomist about the impending taxonomic bottleneck we’re facing. So Zach and I chat about that. We chat about how taxonomy is a living science and why people in this profession deserve to make a living wage.

Zach Portman:
• Twitter @zachportman

WEEKLY UPDATE
• Coronavirus may prove boost for UK's bees and rare wildflowers (The Guardian) https://bit.ly/2VBeCZt

• Traffic and pollution plummet as U.S. cities shut down for coronavirus (New York Times) https://nyti.ms/34K4aTJ

• 5 lessons from coronavirus that will help us tackle climate change (Time) https://bit.ly/3cnWWap

• Some flowers have learned to bounce back after injury (EurekAlert/University of Portsmouth) https://bit.ly/3ewabaU

• Bees in Fiji point to new evolutionary answers (EurekAlert/Flinders University) https://bit.ly/3bsr2tD

• German museum looking for citizen scientists to help make bee collection accessible online (Museum für Naturkunde) https://bit.ly/3bca966

BEES OF GSENM
• The Bees of Grand Staircase-Escalante https://beesofgsenm.com/

Hit me up on Twitter and Instagram @bymattkelly

Get in touch at tbr@bymattkelly.com

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Show Notes

This week on the podcast I'm joined by Zach Portman, a bee taxonomist at the University of Minnesota in the Cariveau Native Bee Lab. For a while now I’ve been wanting to talk with a bee taxonomist about the impending taxonomic bottleneck we’re facing. So Zach and I chat about that. We chat about how taxonomy is a living science and why people in this profession deserve to make a living wage.

Zach Portman:
• Twitter @zachportman

WEEKLY UPDATE
• Coronavirus may prove boost for UK's bees and rare wildflowers (The Guardian) https://bit.ly/2VBeCZt

• Traffic and pollution plummet as U.S. cities shut down for coronavirus (New York Times) https://nyti.ms/34K4aTJ

• 5 lessons from coronavirus that will help us tackle climate change (Time) https://bit.ly/3cnWWap

• Some flowers have learned to bounce back after injury (EurekAlert/University of Portsmouth) https://bit.ly/3ewabaU

• Bees in Fiji point to new evolutionary answers (EurekAlert/Flinders University) https://bit.ly/3bsr2tD

• German museum looking for citizen scientists to help make bee collection accessible online (Museum für Naturkunde) https://bit.ly/3bca966

BEES OF GSENM
• The Bees of Grand Staircase-Escalante https://beesofgsenm.com/

Hit me up on Twitter and Instagram @bymattkelly

Get in touch at tbr@bymattkelly.com

Please subscribe to the Bee Report Podcast. Leave a 5-star rating and review. And visit TheBeeReport.com to sign up for the newsletter to stay connected to the world of bees.