ecosystem http://iowapublicradio.org en Backyard Ecosystems http://iowapublicradio.org/post/backyard-ecosystems <div>Join Talk of Iowa for a talk with Douglas Tallamy, Professor and Chair of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware. He says&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">“We need to change the way we interact with nature; it should not be segregated,” and that living with nature can be very rewarding.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Tallamy says that Americans use plants that are&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">mostly from Asia&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">as decorations. &nbsp;The result is a reduced biodiversity in the places we live, work, and farm. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:20:16 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Ben Stanton 37346 at http://iowapublicradio.org Backyard Ecosystems Preserving Iowa’s Freshwater Ecosystems http://iowapublicradio.org/post/preserving-iowa-s-freshwater-ecosystems <p>Since its beginning, the conservation movement has been focused on preserving the natural places we still have, but <a href="http://www.thefreshwatertrust.org/jsw-bio">Joe Whitworth</a>, president of the Freshwater Trust, says that is not good enough.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe talks to Whitworth about his work restoring freshwater ecosystems, how he believes that clean water can co-exist with profitable agriculture, and the future of conservation.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 18:48:49 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 29864 at http://iowapublicradio.org Preserving Iowa’s Freshwater Ecosystems