#328: Biodiversity: How Gardeners Can Increase the Beneficial Ecosystem (Dr. Doug Tallamy)
In This Episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show
In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Dr. Doug Tallamy from the University of Delaware about biodiversity. Dr. Tallamy will explain what biodiversity is and how home vegetable gardeners can play a role in saving and increasing the biodiversity right in their own backyards.
Dr. Tallamy is going to explain to us how biodiversity plays a role in species extinction, the various plants that play an important role in biodiversity and how adding native plants can increase the biodiversity in your own community.
From there we'll learn about the 5 great extinctions on planet earth, regenerating biodiversity around the globe, what causes biodiversity to decrease, and the little things anyone can do to increase biodiversity.
About this episode's guest on the Vegetable Gardening Show, Dr. Doug Tallamy
Doug Tallamy is currently professor and chair of the department of entomology and wildlife ecology at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, where he has taught insect taxonomy, behavioral ecology, and other subjects.
Chief among his research goals is to better understand the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities.
Doug won the Silver Medal from the Garden Writer's Association for his book, Bringing Nature Home.