Media and Outreach

News Articles and Interviews

Dr. Beth Polidoro participated in the 24 Hours of Sustainability documentary series that aired on Earth Day. The project was a collaborative effort was led by ASU and Wells Fargo to shine a light on projects and people who are making an impact for a sustainable tomorrow.
Dr. Beth Polidoro describes the spatial decision support tool for marine biodiversity and petrochemical vulnerability in the Gulf of Mexico prior to the “dry run” exercise. Image credit: NOAA.

Polidoro, B. 2022. Marine Stewardship Council at CoP15 Global News Montreal (Live TV Interview)

Polidoro, B. 2021. These popular tuna species are no longer endangered, surprising scientists. National Geographic (News Interview).

Polidoro, B. 2021. Plastic in Paradise. NOAA Marine Debris (Program Blog).

Polidoro, B. 2020. Ecological risk assessment of microplastics and associated contaminants in American Samoa. NOAA National Ocean Service Science Seminar, 24 September 2020.

Cerro, M. 2020. Pandemic Compounding Plastic Waste Problem As U.S. Scrambles To Find New Ways To Dispose Of It (National Public Radio KJZZ Interview).

NOAA Marine Debris Program. 2020. Encouraging Tomorrow’s Environmental Leaders Today (Program Blog).

Arizona PBS 2019. Plastic in Seafood Arizona Horizons, Channel 8 News (TV Interview)

Chatham L. 2019. ASU research shows fish from Phoenix’s urban ponds and lakes may be unsafe. The State Press (News Article).

Grauer, Y. 2019. Tiny little pieces of plastics are getting into everything ASU Thrive Magazine and ASU Now (News Article).

Arnold, M. 2019. With Urban Fishing, There is a Catch ASU Knowledge and Enterprise Development (News Article).

Whitman, E. 2019. Should you eat fish from community ponds around Phoenix? Maybe not, study says. Phoenix New Times (News Article).

Marine Debris Program Grantee Illustrates Microplastics Risk Assessment Research. 2018. National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. 2018. National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (News Article).

Fohr, E. 2018. Beach cleanups help keep plastic out of Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Cronkite News. (TV Interview).

Dasgupta. 2018. Why mangroves matter: Experts respond on International Mangrove Day. Mongabay. (Commentary).

Westfall. 2018. Research says ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ is growing. (National Public Radio KJZZ Interview).

Souls of the Vermillion Sea. 2018. Center for Biodiversity Outcomes. (Video Panel Interview)

Is it possible to remove plastics from the world’s oceans? 2018. NewsWise. (News Article).

Microplastics risk assessment in American Samoa. 2017. Arizona State University. (News Article).

Education and Outreach

MOOC on Species Conservation. 2018. International Union for Conservation of Nature. (Course developer and lecturer for marine module, open enrollment).

Herrera, A. 2016. Why companies should care about biodiversity. Security & Sustainability Forum, Arizona State University, School of Sustainability. (Featured Panel Speaker).