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Georgy publishes in Current Biology!

April 17, 2024

Georgy's most recent work on the genetics of variation in spatial cognition in food-caching chickadees was just published in Current Biology . This work is the product of a collabroation with Dr. Valdimir Pravosudov and his lab at the University of Nevada Reno , with contributions from other lab members...

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Additional research grants for Nikki and Will!

April 11, 2024

The good news keeps coming! Nikki (Documenting responses to experimental and natural nest intrusions in two species of cavity-nesting chickadee) and Will (Using acoustic and genomic data to evaluate the taxonomic status of Northern Pygmy Owls) were recently notified that they will receive funding for their work from the Colorado...

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Sara is awarded a 2024 NSF GRFP!

April 8, 2024

Congrats to Sara Padula, a second-year PhD student in the lab, who was granted a 2024 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship! The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing full-time research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education...

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Scott visited Jay in Panama!

April 2, 2024

Scott recently spent part of his sabbatical visiting Jay in Gamboa, Panama. During his visit, Scott gave the Tupper Seminar at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and spent some time with the RaMP-UP Fellows . Other than eating delicious food, Jay and Scott also spent time observing a white-necked jacobin...


Sara, Nikki, and Will awarded research grants!

April 2, 2024

Congrats to Sara, Nikki and Will for their recently awarded research Grants! Sara was awarded the Zena Hunter Andrews Graduate Student Award for her project "Comparing the genetics of spatial memory in two species of food caching chickadee" Nikki was awarded a Denver Field Ornithologists research grant for her proposal...

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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!

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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...