Episode 27: Researcher Larkin Powell intersects humanity, wildlife, ecotourism


Larkin Powell, Professor of Conservation Biology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, talks with Dr. Connie about the opportunities within ecotourism, humanity’s affect on wildlife and natural landscapes, the benefits of precision agriculture for animal habitats, the possibility of mass extinctions of wildlife in the coming decades and more.

“There are all kinds of different things that can bring us another generation back, and one of those things has been ecotourism enterprise. “
Larkin Powell, Ph.D.
Professor of Conservation Biology, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

About Larkin


Larkin Powell is a professor of conservation biology and animal ecology in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Larkin teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on wildlife management and research, and his research program focuses on landscape dynamics, animal demography and movements and decisions made by private landowners in the Great Plains and throughout the world. He has taught at UNL for 18 years, during which time he was a Fulbright Scholar in Namibia.

Larkin is a “farm boy” from southern Iowa and was very active in 4-H as a youth. He has always felt a desire to teach, and he is very happy to be in Nebraska and in a unique fisheries and wildlife program.

Larkin is excited by new ideas and being able to make a difference. He enjoys working in groups that are motivated to move something unique forward. In his personal time he enjoys traveling, photography and writing poetry.


Bold Voices Student Segment

Listen at 13:59!

Jordan Duffin Wong, a junior studying Political Science and Mathematics at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. 

As a UNL Bureau of Business Research Student Scholar, Jordan works to collect data on a variety of factors affecting Nebraska’s communities for the Nebraska Thriving Index.

“In essence, what we’re doing is trying to collect data and use this Thriving Index to inform policymakers about what policies they need to take to best let regions in Nebraska grow,” he said.

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