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Rob Dunn: Never Home Alone

January 24, 2019

On this episode of Inquiry, our guest is ROB DUNN. He is a professor in the department of applied ecology at North Carolina State University and in the Natural History Museum of Denmark at the University of Copenhagen. Originally, like so many biologists and ecologists, he did his research in far-flung rainforests until he discovered that there is another wild ecology that exists in our own homes. Our cellars, water heaters and showerheads contain an entire ecology of creatures, many understudied. Even the ISS and MIR contain jungles of microorganisms. Learn all about the living world in your own homes when we discuss Dunn’s new book: NEVER HOME ALONE: FROM MICROBES TO MILLIPEDES, CAMEL CRICKETS, AND HONEY BEES, THE NATURAL HISTORY OF WHERE WE LIVE.