Bill Bowman was interviewed for the Earth and Sky radio program to help listeners better understand the science of biodiversity studies and the consequences of its loss in mountain areas. Bowman and colleagues organized a symposium on this topic last summer at the meeting of the Ecological Society of America. The Earth & Sky radio series is a 90-second science radio program broadcast daily by 688 radio stations in the United States and many more throughout the world. Earth & Sky stories highlight the wonders of science and nature. The short version of the interview can be heard in RealAudio or MP3 format on the Earth & Sky web site.