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UnDisciplined: The Paleontologist And The Atmospheric Scientist

Javier Luque via Twitter
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For more than a year now, we've been bringing together researchers from different disciplines in our never-ending search to build interdisciplinary connections. That's a lot of researchers, who are all doing a lot of really fascinating work — but we haven't had a paleontologist on our program yet. So today, that's going to change. 

Joining us today is Javier Luque, a postdoctoral fellow in the department of geology and geophysics at Yale University. He was the leader of an international team of researchers that just announced the discovery of hundreds of species from more than 90 million years ago, including an entirely new kind of crab. 

Also joining us is Brett Raczka, a research assistant professor in the departmet of biology at the University of Utah. He's part of a team of scientists that developed a new way of using satellites to track the ways forests are responding to climate change.