Planet B612
Planet B612
Jan 5, 2021
Ep.26 – Diatom fossils with Dr. Jeffery Stone
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In this episode, I speak with Paleolimnologist, Dr. Jeffery Stone. Dr. Stone explores diatoms and diatom fossils, teaches at Indiana State University, and he’s also a Twitch streamer! We talk about all of these things, and more!

  • Introduction (0:00:24)
  • What is a ‘paleolimnologist’? (0:01:48)
  • What is a ‘diatom’? (0:02:49)
  • Diatom motility - how they move! (0:03:58)
  • Diatom shapes in different environments (0:05:16)
  • How long do diatoms live? (0:06:32)
  • How and what diatoms eat (0:08:15)
  • Diatom fossils (0:09:50)
  • Where to find a 10 million year old diatom! (0:11:16)
  • Other microscopic creatures that leave fossils (0:14:05)
  • Tardigrade fossils (0:15:30)
  • Why study diatom fossils? (0:16:47)
  • Studying diatom fossils in Lake Idaho (0:19:40)
  • Diatoms evolve over time (0:21:21)
  • Diatoms produce about 40% of the air we breathe (0:25:17)
  • What diatom fossils tell us about climate change (0:27:40)
  • Cross-specialty talk (0:32:05)
  • Science is all about discovery (0:35:20)
  • Professorship (0:36:04)
  • How to teach so that people can understand you (0:36:50)
  • Dr. Stone on Twitch! (0:39:30)
  • The Twitch community (0:47:32)
  • Twitch as an outreach tool for science (0:48:30)
  • The scanning electron microscope (0:51:44)

Follow Dr. Stone on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DiatomsATTACK Watch Dr. Stone on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/diatomsattack Dr. Stone on RedBubble: https://www.redbubble.com/people/DiatomsATTACK/shop?asc=u Follow the SEM Lab on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sem_indiana_state/?hl=en

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