Science Moab is a weekly half-hour program exploring current research going on within the Colorado Plateau and beyond. The show includes interviews with scientists about the fascinating research they are conducting in our area. Host and producer Kristina Young explores basic ideas behind various scientific topics, the kinds of research that scientists do to answer their questions, and how current research can help us understand our changing world. Science topics span ecology, geology, chemistry, archaeology, hydrology, and any other -ology that might come our way. Kristina also explores the human side of science by asking researchers why they chose to pursue science careers and what they most enjoy about the work they do.

Join us every Friday at 11:30 am for Science Moab or listen later on SoundCloud, iTunes, & Stitcher

You can follow Science Moab on instagram and facebook to stay up-to-date with the science in Moab. Funding is provided in part by the BYU Charles Redd Center for Western Studies

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Unexplored caves can store a wealth of information about the past. Here we talk with Dr. Tim Heaton who studies the Ice Age mammals found in caves. He got his start exploring the caves of the Colorado Plateau, and currently live here in Moab. Of his multiple scientific accomplishments, one of his best known is the discovered of 10,000 year old human remains in a cave on on island off of Alaska, making them one of a handful of the oldest human remains found in the Americas. Here we talk with him about that discovery and why this site helps…
Kristina Young
February 4, 2019
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The impacts of climate change can be complicated and far reaching. Here we are speak with Ryan Choi about the influence that climate change has on the interactions that occur within ecosystems. Ryan Choi is a PhD student at Utah State University. There, Ryan studies how climate change changes interactions between Arctic plants and the species that eat them. Specifically he looks at how warming temperatures influences when grasses grow, and how changes to that timing of growth impacts the migrating geese that rely on those grasses year after year. While it might not seem directly relevant to the Colorado…
Kristina Young
February 4, 2019


Host Kristina Young moved to the Southwest in 2010, and has spent her time studying the desert ever since. She worked for the USGS Southwest Biological Science Center in Moab for four years, and received her Masters of Science degree from Northern Arizona University, where she was a Wyss Scholar for Conservation of the American West.

As a strong believer in the importance of science communication, Kristina loves talking about and exploring all things science. Have questions or want to know more? Email Kristina at or find her on twitter @arid_ecology


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