Kathryn wins Graduate School Figueroa Family Fellowship

Feb. 26, 2020

Kathryn was recently awarded the Figueroa Family Fellowship from the Graduate School for her commitment to the achievement of a diverse student body and her work in improving the state of our world and its people. Congratulations to Kathryn for her work on making EBIO, and the sciences in general,...


Scott gives a talk at CSU

Feb. 13, 2020

Scott recently had the pleasure of visiting our neighbors to the north to give a departmental seminar in the Department of Biology at Colorado State University. Thanks to Dr. Kristen Ruegg for the invite! Scott had a great time meeting with the ecology and evolution focussed members of the department,...


Taylor lab hosts Dr. Sarah Knutie for an EBIO departmental seminar

Jan. 29, 2020

Dr. Sarah Knutie's research covers a broad range of areas of study including disease biology, host-microbe interactions, animal behavior and environmental change. Sarah gave a fascinating talk on her work in the Galápagos Islands, where she uses experimental field studies to determine the effect of an introduced parasitic fly Philornis...


Success and catching up at Asilomar: #AmNat2020

Jan. 7, 2020

Scott, Kathryn, Angela, and Sheela recently attended the 2020 meeting of the American Society of Naturalists at Asilomar State Park near Monterey California. Always an excellent meeting, the lab enjoyed hearing about awesome research and catching up with colleagues, all while spotting sea otters, pelicans, and seals from the shoreline...

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This semester’s challenge was… Cookies!

Dec. 13, 2019

A very festive event, the Fall 2019 Taylor Lab Bake-off set celebrity guest judge Dr. Erica Larson to task once again with carefully evaluating the crumb, the flavor, the creativity, and of course the bake of a very crowded table of treats. Interestingly, Judge's Choice didn't receive any People's Choice...

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Ethan Linck taught a tutorial on analyzing genomic data in Python and R

Dec. 9, 2019

On December 2nd, Taylor Lab Research Affiliate Ethan Linck taught a tutorial on analyzing population genomic sequence data in Python and R for a CU Boulder BioFrontiers Institute's Quantitative Exploration and Discussion (QED) Supergroup meeting. The QED Supergroup series, which was organized around a theme of genomics and bioinformatics for...


A field update from Sheela

Dec. 5, 2019

Sheela is finishing up a behavioral experiment in the Iberá wetlands of Argentina to examine the traits used in species recognition by two species of capuchino seedeaters. Southern capuchino seedeaters are characterized by striking differences in male plumage coloration and song despite remarkably little ecological or genetic divergence. By presenting...


2019 Wagner/Larson/Carling/Taylor Lab Retreat at the Mountain Research Station

Nov. 18, 2019

The Taylor Lab had a great time this past weekend meeting up with students and postdocs in the Wagner , Larson , and Carling labs. Lightening talks combined with professional development activities and a final evening of trivia made for an excellent joint lab retreat. It's always fun to hear...

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Scott and Danny gave talks at the Waterbird Society meeting

Nov. 13, 2019

Scott and Danny recent traveled to Salisbury Maryland to take part in the annual Waterbird Society meeting. Danny presented results from his whole genome investigation of phylogeny and introgression in boobies. Scott gave a talk about pelican phylogeny and conservation genetics of the Galapagos brown pelican as part of a...


Editor's Choice: Perspective article on genetic associations with plumage color published in the Auk: Ornithological Advances

Oct. 28, 2019

A perspective article from Erik and Scott was recently published in The Auk: Ornithological Advances and highlighted as the Editor's Choice from the issue. The paper reviews some recent studies that reveal genetic associations with avian plumage color. This work highlights the role of gene regulation over gene product in...