Tarla Rai Peterson | TRPeterson Lab
Tarla Rai Peterson

Tarla Rai Peterson

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I hold the the Boone and Crockett Chair of Wildlife Conservation Policy, and am a professor at Texas A&M University. I also serve as a Guest Professor at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Adjunct Professor of Communication at University of Utah. I study intersections between communication, environmental policy, and democracy. My research has been funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, Swedish Research Council for Environmental and Spatial Planning, and various government agencies (i.e., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Dept. of Energy, Swedish Nature Management Agency). My scholarship includesSocial Movement to address Climate Change: Local Stepsfor Global Action (2009),Discursive Constructions of Climate Change: Practices of Encoding and Decoding-special issue ofEnvironmental Communication(2009),Green Talk in the White House: The Rhetorical Presidency Encounters Ecology(2004), andSharing the Earth: The Rhetoric of Sustainable Development(1997). I also maintain an active Theory to Practice Program, including design, facilitation and evaluation of community-based planning efforts related to environmental and energy issues.


Boone and Crockett Club
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University
Unit for Environmental Communication, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Department of Communication, University of Utah
Environmental Communication Network