T.A. Baker Professor
Entomology and Wildlife Ecology
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Areas of Expertise
- Researches how plants that evolved elsewhere impact food webs and biodiversity.
- Tallamy speaks nationwide about his concerns that the approach to gardening must change. He contends the widespread planting of ornamental plants, native to other parts of the world, is creating ecosystem-wide problems.
- Author of the best-selling books “Nature's Best Hope and The Nature of Oaks” and "Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants."
- Has been featured/interviewed by New York Times, NPR, Associated Press, and various other outlets.
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Disaster Research Center
Research focuses on climate change adaptation policies with an emphasis on managed retreat (relocation of people and assets away from risk) and environmental justice.
Studies teams and leadership within organizations in order to understand the factors that unite individuals, teams and leaders in organizations or break them apart.
Research focuses on the impacts of natural disasters on public health, as well as linkages between disaster planning and the actions communities and individuals take to prepare, respond and recover.
Political psychologist and expert on voter behavior and emotion, focusing on how voters process information to make their decisions.
Education and Social Policy
Research interests include obesity, food policy, community nutrition, as well as the value and limitations of supermarkets and corner stores.
Psychological and Brain Sciences
Research investigates the interplay of emotion, motivation, personality and cognition, with a focus on how emotions influence our thoughts.