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Upcoming Workshop: An Inclusive Future for Scientific Fieldwork

Feb. 13, 2024

Scott will be participating as a panelist in an upcoming workshop focused on inclusion and diversity in scientific fieldwork at Yale University on May 13 and 14, 2024. The brief schedule is below and you can follow the link to register! https://peabody.yale.edu/events/workshop-inclusive-future-scientific-fieldwork

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RFID feeder array is up and running at the MRS!

Feb. 2, 2024

The "smart feeder" arrays up and running at the Mountain Research Station!

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Summer 2024 - field courses at the MRS

Jan. 18, 2024

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Winter fieldwork is underway!

Jan. 17, 2024

Members of the Taylor lab are busy in the field these days, braving the cold and snow to collect exciting data on black-capped and mountain chickadees. Haley is conducting feeder-based agression experiments in Boulder, Nikki has been getting our nest boxes ready for the 2024 breeding season, and Sara, Ajay,...

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2023 RIO Faculty Fellows: Community Talks

Dec. 14, 2023

As part of the 2023 RIO Faculty Fellows program, Scott gave a short TED-style talk in the Gordon Gamm Theater at the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder on October 18, 2023. In his talk, “Contemplating Evolution: Why Making Spaces to Be Curious was Important for This Gay Scientist,” Scott tells...

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The Research and Innovation Office 2022-2023 highlights feature the Mountain Research Station and Niwot Ridge LTER

Dec. 14, 2023

The Mountain Research Station and Niwot Ridge LTER were recently highlighted by the Research and Innovation Office in their 2022-2023 highlights! https://www.colorado.edu/research/report/2022-23/educating-through-exceptional-experience Here is an excerpt from the story: Providing educational opportunities in a ‘classroom’ unlike any other is the MRS’ dual mission, according to Taylor. Students can learn about...

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Haley wins a 2023 Stearns Prize from ESEB and the Journal of Evolutionary Biology!

Nov. 13, 2023

Huge congratulations to Haley who was recently awarded a Stearns Prize from the European Society for Evolutionary Biology and the Journal of Evolutionary Biology for her paper examining the influence of between-species color pattern differences on chickadee mate choice. Stay tuned for her follow-up work here in Colorado! You can...

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AOS / SCO-SOC was a success!

Aug. 15, 2023

Members of the Taylor Lab past and present recently attended the 2023 joint meeting of the American Ornithological Society and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists in London Ontario. Great talks and posters were presented by everyone. It is always great to catch up with colleagues and build new friendships at...

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The 6th season of the Boulder Chickadee Study comes to a close

July 17, 2023

With the banding of our final mountain chickadee nest at the CU Boulder Mountain Research Station this morning, the 6th season of the Boulder Chickadee Study comes to an end. Thanks to the hard work of Haley, Nikki, Sara, Will, Ajay, Olivia, Athena, and Macy as well as our numerous...

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Angela publishes in Ornithology

July 1, 2023

Congrats to Angela and her coauthors Kathryn, Mia, and Vanessa for their recently accepted publication in Ornithology ! The lay summary of the paper, which is about avian malaria in our local Colorado chickadees, is below! Lay Summary: Haemosporidians are a diverse group of vector-transmitted parasites that infect birds and...