In this episode, we interview Dr. Boris Worm. He’s a marine ecologist in the Department of Biology with a focus on biodiversity and conservation research. Dr. Worm is also the Ocean Literacy Ambassador with the Ocean Frontier Institute and the Founder and Scientific Director of Ocean School.

Our local listeners may recognize him from his biweekly CBC Mainstreet segment as CBC’s ‘Oceans Guy.’ Listeners further afield may have seen one of his many appearances as a subject matter expert in popular documentaries like Sharkwater and Racing Extinction.

This episode covers Dr. Worm’s beginnings in Germany, his path to conservation biology and solution-focused research in the era of climate change, and the importance of communicating science.

Sciographies is brought to you by Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Science and campus-community radio station CKDU 88.1 FM in Halifax, Nova Scotia.