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Episode Info: Jann Vendetti is the Twila Bratcher Chair in Malacological Research at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Malacology is the study of mollusks (snails, clams, octopus), and Jann's focus is snails. She was a postdoctoral researcher at California State University, Los Angeles and received her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley's Department of Integrative Biology and Museum of Paleontology. She is interested in urban biodiversity of snail and slug species, both introduced and native. In this episode we cover: What are the different types of terrestrial and marine mollusks? How is climate change impacting various mollusk populations? How do mollusks compare to and differ from more familiar taxa such as mammals? Jann's favorite mollusk - the purple sea snail! Jann Vendetti & The Natural History Museum of LA Online: Jann Vendetti on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jann-vendetti-455b4412/ City Nature Challenge 2019 - April 26, 27 & 28: http://citynaturechallenge.org/ Natural History Museum of LA (NHMLA): https://nhm.org Snails and slugs Living in Metropolitan Environments (SLIME) Project: https://nhm.org/site/activities-programs/citizen-science/slime iNaturalist (app used in the City Nature Challenge): iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/inaturalist/id421397028?mt=8 Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.inaturalist.android&hl=en_US Website: https://www.inaturalist.org/ Suggested Resources from Jann: Who do you look up to? Dr. Eugenie Clark, the “Shark Lady”: https://ocean.si.edu/ocean-life/sharks-rays/eugenie-clark-shark-lady Sylvia Earle - Mission Blue Foundation: https://mission-blue.org/ Mission Blue, the documentary on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/70308278 Suggested online resource: ScienceDaily.com Books: Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist Stephen Jay Gould: The Unofficial Stephen Jay Gould Archive: http://www.stephenjaygould.org/ Stephen Jay Gould's books on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2X4C2pc Natalie Angier: Natalie Angier's books on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Xh79y9   ----- Do you like A Sustainable Mind? Don't forget to subscribe, share, and rate & review.  Did you know that ASM is now a 501(c)3 charitable organization? Become one of our donors with a tax-deductible donation on https://ASustainableMind.WeDid.it...
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