Welcome Dr. Haley Kenyon

Oct. 28, 2022

The Taylor Lab welcomes Dr. Haley Kenyon, the newest Postdoctoral Associate to join us in Boulder. Haley will be expanding upon her PhD research on chickadee signaling by working within the Boulder Chickadee Study. A fellow Canadian, Taylor Lab members should expect to see butter tarts and Nanaimo bars at...

Sara Padula

Sara published her undergraduate research in Wader Study

Sept. 26, 2022

Sara Padula, first year PhD student in the lab, has published her undergraduate research in Wader Study entitled Kiawah and Seabrook islands are a critical site for the rufa Red Knot. The rufa Red Knot is a long distance migratory shorebird that has experienced a population decline of over 85%...


Johanna Beam's undergraduate honors thesis leads to the recognition of a new meadowlark species in North America!

Aug. 24, 2022

There is a newly recognized species of meadowlark in North America, the Chihuahan Meadowlark, thanks to the hard work of Johanna Beam and her direct undergraduate honors thesis supervisor Erik Funk. Read all about this new development here: https://www.colorado.edu/asmagazine/2022/08/24/chihuahuan-meadowlark-lilians

New students 2022

Welcome to the new members of the Taylor Lab!

July 13, 2022

Welcome to our incoming PhD students Sara , Nikki , and Ajay , as well as our incoming NSF REPS Fellow Abi . Check out their profiles to learn more about our newest lab members!

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: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2022/5/11/becoming-stories-about-growing-into-yourself

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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...