ParAqua Podcast

ParAqua Podcast

The ParAqua Podcast is a science podcast that shines a light on the newest and most interesting research being conducted in the fields of aquatic and marine ecology. In this exciting new podcast we interview scientists from all around the world and learn more about their work in the fields of aquatic and marine ecology and how their research is shaping the world we live in.



– Provide a platform for scientists to promote their work and explain how their research has an impact on the lives of the general public
Create regular content to enable listeners to keep up to date with the newest breakthroughs and research being done in the field of aquatic and marine ecology
Advertise the ParAqua network by attracting new members to the group as well as promoting the research and careers of current members

How to get involved

If you are a researcher or an industry leader with connections to the world of aquatic and marine ecology, please feel free to get in contact and it could be you being interviewed in the next episode!

Please email Joe Money for more details or any other enquiries. [@]



Episode 1 Serena Rasconi, research scientist at INRAE, France

In the first episode Joe interviews Serena Rasconi and they discuss her research into aquatic fungal parasites and her experience as Chair of the ParAqua Action group.

Episode 2 Daniel Fajfer, PhD fellow at Adam Michiewicz University, Poland

In the second episode of the podcast Joe interviews fellow PhD student Daniel Fajfer and they discuss his research on the diversity and importance of Brachiopods in temporary freshwater ecosystems.

Episode 3 Michael Cunliffe, Professor of Marine Microbiology at the University of Plymouth and Senior Research Fellow at the Marine Biological Association, UK

In the third episode Joe and Michael discuss how microscopic parasites regulate and promote diversity in marine ecosystems.

Episode 4 Gabriel Acien, Professor of chemical engineering at the University of Almeria, Spain

In this episode Joe and Gabriel discuss industrial applications for algal aquaculture and how research into fungal parasitism can help prevent setbacks in this growing area of research.

Episode 5 Trista Vick-Majors, Professor of Biological Sciences at Michigan Technological University, US
 In this episode Joe and Trista discuss about research into sub-glacial microbial ecology and the recent sampling expeditions to Antarctica and the Alaskan Arctic.         

Episode 6 Caio Paula, Biologist at University of South Bohemia, CZ
In the sixth episode of the ParAqua Podcast Joe speaks to Caio César Pires de Paula who is researcher associated at the Biology Centre CAS and University of South Bohemia in the Czech Republic. Together they discuss his research into catergorising and cultivating aquatic fungi from freshwater ecosystems.


Created by Joe Money

Producers: Joe Money and Serena Rasconi

Science Communication Coordinator: Ana Gavrilović

This product is based upon work from COST Action CA20125 - Applications for zoosporic parasites in aquatic systems, supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) and supported by a ParAqua Virtual Mobility Grant obtained by Joe Money.