An excellent lab retreat with our Wyoming colleagues!

Nov. 9, 2017

The Wagner , Carling , and Taylor Labs recently spent a few days together in Estes Park to share current research and engage in professional development activities. On top of that, each lab produced delicious shared meals! It was a great way to connect and catch-up with colleagues, get constructive...


An excellent time in the mountains!

Sept. 27, 2017

The Taylor Lab recently attend the annual Guild of Rocky Mountain Ecologists and Evolutionary Biologists (GREEBs) meeting at the CU Boulder Mountain Research Station. All of the graudate students in the lab gave stellar talks on their past or present research to an engaged crowd of their colleagues. It's hard...

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Welcome Amanda!

Sept. 27, 2017

We're happy to welcome Dr. Amanda Hund, a postdoctoral research associate, to the Taylor Lab! Having recently finished her PhD with Dr. Rebecca Safran, Amanda has joined our lab to carry out some exciting work investigating condition-dependence of melanin sexual signals during early development in barn swallows by looking at...

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Welcome Erik!

June 5, 2017

Erik Funk is one of two new graduate students joining the Taylor Lab this fall! Erik Funk graduated from San Diego State University with a B.S. in Environmental Science. Erik's senior project used camera traps to study edge effects, connectivity, and the impact of urbanization on mammal populations. Erik then...

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Welcome Angela!

June 5, 2017

Angela Hansen is one of two new graduate students joining the Taylor Lab this fall! Angela Hansen, a graduate in Biology from the University of Utah, will be joining the lab as a PhD student this fall. During her undergraduate Angela worked with Dr. Dale Clayton and Dr. Sarah Bush...

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Kathryn is awarded an NSF GRFP (and more!)

May 22, 2017

Perhaps similar to her 3rd birthday (see image), Kathryn has a lot of reasons to celebrate as her first academic year as a graduate student at CU Boulder comes to a close. The most recent of which is being awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP) from the National Science Foundation!...

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Scott heads east for warblers

May 22, 2017

For the next couple of weeks Scott will be in the field in West Virginia with his colleague David Toews , a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow working with Irby Lovette at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Scott and Dave will be collecting blood samples from golden-winged warblers in the southern Appalachians...

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Scott talks about eBird on The Pulse!

May 22, 2017

Scott recently spoke with Paige Pfleger of The Pulse about using eBird data for scientific research. During the episode Paige also chats with an eBird contributor, Holly Merker, and Ian Davies from the Information Science Department at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. eBird is the largest citizen science database in...

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Welcome Kathryn!

Sept. 7, 2016

The Taylor lab welcomed its first graduate student this fall! Kathryn Grabenstein, a new PhD student in the lab, is a graduate from Cornell University where she studied Biology. As an undergraduate, Kathryn worked at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology with Dr. Mike Webster & Dr. Irby Lovette examining anthropogenic...

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Scott is giving a talk at UC Riverside

Sept. 7, 2016

Scott will be giving a talk, " Insights from avian hybrid zones into the origin and maintenance of biodiversity ", as part of the UC Riverside Dept. of Biology seminar series on September 29th. He'll be discussing his ongoing work on chickadee hybridization and the maintenance of species barriers as...