Jessica Allen, PhD featured on NPR’s Science Friday

November 6, 2019 By Jenni Pfeifer-Probert
Lichen covered headstones in a cemetery
Credit: Acabashi, via Wikimedia Commons

EWU biology professor and Eagle alum Jessica Allen was featured on Science Friday last week. She discussed the important, often unconsidered role that cemeteries play in urban plant and animal life.

Science Friday is a favorite for science enthusiasts across the globe that tune in via radio or podcast each week to learn about the latest, greatest or quirkiest news in science. It is one of the nation’s most downloaded podcasts. And it’s pretty cool to have one of Eastern’s own featured.

Take a listen to her segment (run time just under 12 minutes).

Cemeteries Offer A Green Refuge For Urban Plant And Animal Life