BBC Radio to feature Penn State deep-sea scientist Sept. 22

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State's Charles Fisher, professor of biology, will be a featured guest on the BBC World Service Radio weekly discussion program, The Forum, at 7:05 a.m. Eastern time on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Fisher joins Australian author M.L. Stedman and German conductor Alexander Liebreich for a wide-ranging discussion on Isolation. Fisher focuses on isolation of ecosystems around hydrothermal vents in the deep sea, personal experiences with lengthy research cruises, and expeditions on the sea floor.

The program, titled "Isolation," also will be archived online beginning on Sunday, Sept. 23, at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p004kln9. A preview of the show is online now at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00y2wtv. The Forum is heard weekly by 180 million listeners worldwide.

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Last Updated September 21, 2012