Doug Tallamy


  • Post-Doctoral Fellow in Entomology, University of Iowa, 1980–1981
  • Ph.D. Entomology, University of Maryland, 1980
  • M.S. Entomology, Rutgers University, 1976
  • B.S. Biology, Allegheny College, 1973

Regular Courses Taught

  • ENWC 444, Conservation of Tropical Ecosystems (Study abroad to Costa Rica), Winter
  • ENWC 450, Debates in Conservation Biology (Study abroad to Costa Rica), Winter
  • ENWC 620, Behavioral Ecology, Spring
  • ENWC 814, Advanced Ecology, Fall

Research Activities

  • Behavioral Ecology of Insects
  • Conservation of biodiversity
  • Impact of alien plants on native ecosystems
  • Plant-insect interactions

Professional Affiliations and Service

  • Joint Faculty Appointment, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Delaware, 1982-present
  • Entomological Society of America
  • The International Union for the Study of Social Insects
  • The Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour
  • The International Heteropterists Society

Graduate Students

  • Narango, Desiree. In Progress. Ph.D. in Entomology and Wildlife Ecologyc
  • Ballard, Meg. In Progress. Ph.D. in Entomology and Wildlife Ecology
  • Ryan, William. In Progress. Ph.D. in Entomology and Wildlife Ecology
  • Cutting, Brian. 2011. An evaluation of butterfly gardens as restoration tools using the monarch butterfly Danaus plexippus. M.S. in Entomology
  • Beal, Christy. 2011. Migrant and breeding bird use ornamental trees in managed landscapes. Ph.D. in Entomology and Widlife Ecology.
  • Reed, Erin. 2010. Bottom-up effect on top-down control in a suburban landscape. M.S. in Entomology.

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2013 74. Burghardt, K. T. and D. W. Tallamy. 2013. Plant origin asymmetrically impact feeding guilds and drives community structure of herbivorous arthropods. Diversity and Distributions 19: 1553–1565.73.

Ballard, M., J. Hough-Goldstein and D.W. Tallamy. 2013. Arthropod communities on native and non-native early successional plants. Environmental Entomology 42: 851–859.

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Contact Information
Doug Tallamy

Entomology and Wildlife Ecology
250 Townsend Hall

Newark, DE 19716
Phone: (302) 831-1304
Fax number: (302) 831-8889