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Nature and technology: friends or enemies?

The Internet of Nature Podcast explores how increasingly "smart" cities have embraced technology for mobility, lighting, and waste management but have left urban ecology behind in the digital revolution.

Join me as I interview top entrepreneurs & innovators on their technologies for building greener and smarter cities. Each episode contains powerful stories behind the innovator, delves into questions usually shied away from, and provides inspiration to bridge the gap between nature and technology. Season Three coming January 2022.

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Season 2

S2E10 — Urban Deforestation and What We Can Do About It with Matthew Wells of the City of Santa Monica

November 3, 2021

I speak with Matthew Wells on the shocking rate of urban tree loss and how technology can help.

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S2E9 — How Sensing Forms the Foundation of Smart *and* Resilient Cities with Joe Glesta of Senscity

October 27, 2021

I speak with Joe Glesta on how sensing can support and enhance climate-resilient decision making.

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S2E8 — How Machine Learning and Satellite Imagery are Preventing Wildfires with Indra den Bakker of Overstory

October 20, 2021

I speak with Indra den Bakker on how Overstory is preventing wildfires with machine learning and satellite imagery.

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S2E7 — How iNaturalist is Unlocking the World's Biodiversity, One Photo at a Time with Alison Young of City Nature Challenge

October 13, 2021

I speak with Alison Young on how iNaturalist is getting people outdoors and advancing biodiversity research worldwide.

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S2E6 — How IoT Sensors Protect Urban Trees with Andrew Hirons of Myerscough College

October 6, 2021

I speak with Andrew Hirons on seeing trees' hidden needs with IoT sensors.

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S2E5 — How Cities Force Animals, Plants, and Insects to Evolve with Menno Schilthuizen, Author of Darwin Comes to Town

September 29, 2021

I speak with Menno Schilthuizen about urban darwinism — how species are evolving to survive in cities.

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S2E4 — What Virtual Reality Can Teach Us About Green Space Design with Payam Tabrizian of IDEO

September 22, 2021

I speak with Payam Tabrizian on harnessing the power of virtual reality to design better green space.

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S2E3 — Why Data-Driven Decision Making Makes Money Grow on Trees with Ben Seamark and Tom Davey of Forestree

September 15, 2021

I speak with Ben Seamark and Tom Davey on their data-driven approach to tree management.

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S2E2 — Creating the World's First "Talking Tree" Tour that Changed a Neighbourhood with Puck van Dijk of Play Productions

September 8, 2021

I speak with Puck van Dijk on the power of—and the technology behind—immersive storytelling through trees.

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S2E1 — Creating the Tree That Is Live-Tweeting Climate Change with Tim Rademacher of @awitnesstree

September 1, 2021

I speak with Tim Rademacher on creating the world's first tweeting tree.

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Season 1

S1E10 — How to Map and Catalogue Every Plant Species on Earth by 2022 with Eric Ralls of PlantSnap & Earth.com

June 30, 2021

I speak with Eric Ralls on his AI-powered plant ID app with the mission to map every plant species on Earth by 2022.

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S1E9 — Harnessing Google Street View Imagery to Map Urban Greenery with Fábio Duarte of MIT Senseable City Lab

June 23, 2021

I speak with Fábio Duarte on using open and opportunistic data to better map and manage urban trees.

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S1E8 — Talking with Trees and the Power of Soil Sensors with Marcel Steegh of SoilMania

June 16, 2021

I speak with Marcel Steegh on the power of data-driven urban forestry using IoT soil sensors.

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S1E7 — How Giving Trees Email Addresses Changed a City Forever with Yvonne Lynch of Green Riyadh

June 9, 2021

I speak with Yvonne Lynch on greening the desert and the viral "Email-a-Tree" campaign she set up in Melbourne.

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S1E6 — How Augmented Reality Games Can Educate Kids About Nature with Stine Kondrup of Intugreen

June 2, 2021

I speak with Stine Kondrup on using mobile augmented reality to "gamify" urban nature.

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S1E5 — What Urban Foresters Need to Know About Remote Sensing with Ian Hanou of PlanIT Geo

May 26, 2021

I speak with Ian Hanou on his disruptive urban forestry software and AI​-driven tree canopy analysis.

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S1E4 — Why Ecologists Need Virtual Reality for Nature Conservation with Ash Welch of AECOM

May 19, 2021

I speak with Ash Welch on his pioneering use of VR to showcase nature-based solutions.

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S1E3 — How We Can Enable People to Remotely Restore Forests with Joris Olde Rikkert of Treemendo

May 12, 2021

I speak with Joris Olde Rikkert on empowering urban dwellers to (remotely) plant forests.

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S1E2 — On Sound (Our Lost Sense) and Why Every Landscape Needs a Soundscape with Mike Edwards of Sound Matters

May 5, 2021

I speak with Mike Edwards on the importance of soundscapes for (urban) nature conservation.

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S1E1 — Mobile Mapping Data, Deep Learning Algorithms, and a Little Bit of Faith to Automatically Detect Urban Trees with Dirk van Riel of TreeTracker

April 28, 2021

I speak with Dirk van Riel on using mobile mapping and AI to automatically track urban trees.

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