Messaging Frames Affect Support for Invasive Species Management

Alex DeGolia

University of California, Santa Barbara

Alex DeGolia's research focuses on why individuals engage in different types of environmental action in pursuit of similar goals and how environmental message framing influences attitudes and activism. Alex also currently works as a research manager for the Analyst Institute, where he helps develop, implement, and analyze randomized field experiments for progressive political organizations. Prior to attending the Bren School, Alex worked for two years in the Obama Administration, and before that for over organizing for Obama for America across six states. In his spare time, he works as a field instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). Alex received his PhD in environmental science and management from the Bren School at UC Santa Barbara in 2017. He also holds a B.A. from Swarthmore College and an M.A. from UC Santa Barbara, both in political science.


Species invasion is a costly and complex problem affecting ecosystems worldwide. Despite the problems associated with the presence of invasive species, managers can face significant opposition that can delay or even prevent... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Elizabeth Hiroyasu (University of California, Santa Barbara)
  2. Alex DeGolia (University of California, Santa Barbara)
  3. Sarah Anderson (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Topic Area

Topics: Invasive Species


W-1D » Invasive Species (08:00 - Wednesday, 20th September, Diamond West)

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