In this episode I chat with Dr. Brenda Pracheil of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory about a variety of topics. We start where she started, talking about her fascination with fish parisitology before moving on to talk a little about some of the work she completed while earning her Ph.D. We then fill the bulk of the episode chatting about everything microchemistry, from how the samples are taken to explaining how different crystal structures the calcified structure can skew your elemental ratios. We end with flying through much of the work she does at ORNL regarding hydropower impacts to fish and other aquatic organisms. Enjoy!
Main Point: Take a more positive approach to everything!