Scott Taylor

Scott receives Tenure!

July 13, 2022

It’s official! Scott is now an Associate Professor!

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Evolution and AOS conferences

July 13, 2022

Some lab members recently returned from the first in person scientific meetings since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Angela and Scott traveled to Cleveland for the Evolution meeting where Angela gave a talk on her dissertation work and Scott helped with the organizing and running of the inaugural Tri-Society...

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Scott was on Story Collider!

July 13, 2022

At the 2019 Evolution meeting in Rhode Island Scott participated in a storytelling event called Outside the Distribution. Recently Story Collider featured Scott’s story about belonging and navigating being a gay scientist on their blog. You can listen to Scott’s story here:

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Maria got a job!

July 13, 2022

Congratulations to Maria who will be starting a new position as an Assistant Professor in the Biology Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst this fall!

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2022 field season is a wrap!

July 13, 2022

The 2022 field season of the Boulder Chickadee Study has wrapped. Mia banded and bled the final mountain chickadees of the season during an outreach event at the MRS with folks from the Denver Field Ornithologists on July 10th. This field season was conducted by Mia, Will, Nikki, Olivia, Bernie,...

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Olivia is awarded a summer UROP grant!

April 13, 2022

Congrats to Olivia for being awarded a summer UROP grant! Olivia's project project aims to further our understanding of birdsong evolution by exploring whether our local canyons act as isolating barriers that facilitate song divergence between black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) populations. She will determine (1) whether canyon-isolated populations have divergent...

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Kathryn publishes in Ecology and Evolution!

April 2, 2022

Congrats to Kathryn and her co-authors for their recent pulbication in Ecology and Evolution "Sympatry leads to reduced body condition in chickadees that occasionally hybridize" . Kathryn reports an interesting pattern of reduced body condition in black-capped and mountain chickadees that co-occur and discusses potential drivers (e.g., crytpic hybridization, range...

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Erik's paper on redpolls in Top 25 most read Nature Communications papers from 2021!

April 1, 2022

Congrats to Erik who recently found out that his paper " A supergene underlies linked variation in color and morphology in a Holarctic songbird" was one of the most read Nature Communications articles in life and biological sciences in 2021! Erik's paper achieved this status despite being published in November of 2021.

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An update on the fledging members of the lab!

March 29, 2022

The Taylor Lab is in an exciting period of flux with many folks completing their degrees and positions and heading in new directions (they're fledging, if you will...!). Here is a quick update of recent events for some Taylor Lab members! Dr. Kathryn Grabenstein: Defended her PhD on March 29th...

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Cori successfully defended her honors thesis!

March 22, 2022

Congratulations to Cori for sucessfully defending her honors thesis! Cori gave an excellent presentation about her work examining links between urbanization, arthropods, chickadee diet, and nestling condition. Cori joined the lab as a freshman and has collected an impressive amount of data since then. Cori will be preparing her work...