research, insects, conservation biology, ecology, education
Environment, nature, ecology, conservation, sustainability, animals
Tara studied conservation and ecology of endangered species.
Tara is a scientist at a conservation nonprofit and spends her days researching and writing on the conservation of rare and imperiled species, particularly insects.
Tara has taught at the high school and college level. Her postdoctoral work was in management and creation of educational modules using primary research.
Tara has researched the impacts of outdoor recreation on wildlife and published her work in the scholarly journal Conservation Biology. She continues to investigate the impacts- both positive and negative- of recreation on conservation of species.
Tara has written numerous published scientific articles, including a book chapter on California invertebrate diversity.