Derrick Taff is an assistant professor of recreation, park, and tourism management and co-director of the Social Science Acoustics Laboratory. His research involves studying nature-based recreation and leisure engagement for the health of protected area visitors and military service member populations. He studies environmental psychology, including perceptions of alternative energy, resource impacts, the effectiveness of information sources, and emotional and biophysical responses to sounds and landscapes.
from Yahoo News June 5, 2020
"In a typical summer, millions of Americans head outdoors to national parks, hiking trails and rivers across the U.S. This summer, because of COVID-19 precautions, getting outdoors will be different, although how different isn’t certain."