Douglas Tallamy

T.A. Baker Professor

Entomology and Wildlife Ecology


Biological Sciences

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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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