Wallowology Hosts: Trading guns for Goonies; Habitat Restoration on Midway Atoll in the Pacific Islands. Presented by Ecologist Dr. Rob Taylor, PhD. Born and raised in New York City by not exactly nature-loving parents, rob isn't sure how he ended up doing conservation work, His path brought him to Wallowa County, spending over 10 years leading an ecological monitoring and research program for the Conservancy's Zumwalt Prairie Initiative. In 2016, Rob's wanderlust got the better of him and he flew west to work as a restration ecologist at Midway atoll National Wildlife Refuge in the Pacific Islands.