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Schweizer RM, Romero A, Tobalske BW, Semenov G, Carling MD, Rice AM, Taylor SA, Cheviron ZA. Accepted. Thermal acclimation in a non-migratory songbird occurs via changes to thermogenic capacity, but not conductance. Journal of Experimental Biology.

Ålund M , Cenzer M, Bierne N, Boughman JW, Cerca J, Comerford MS, Culicchi A, Langerhans B, McFarlane ES,  Möst MH, North H, Qvarnström A, Ravinet M, Svanbäck R, Taylor SA. Accepted. Anthropogenic Change and the Process of Speciation. Cold Springs Harbor volume on Speciation.

 Firneno TJ, Semenov G, Dopman EB, Taylor SA, Larson EL, Gompert Z. Accepted. Quantitative analyses of coupling in hybrid zones. Cold Springs Harbor volume on Speciation.

Theodosopoulos AN, Grabenstein KC, Larrieu M, Arnold V, Taylor SA. Accepted. Similar parasite communities but dissimilar infection patterns in two closely related chickadee species. Ornithology.

Semenov GA, Curry CM, Patten MA, Weir JT, Taylor SA. Accepted. Geographically consistent hybridization dynamics between the Black-crested and Tufted Titmouse with evidence of hybrid zone expansion. Ornithology.

Turbek SP, Taylor SA. Hybridization provides climate resilience. Nature Climate Change.

Theodosopoulos AN, Spellman GM, Taylor SA. Accepted. Survey of haemosporidian parasite infections in an endangered high alpine bird. Parasites and Vectors.


Funk ER, Spellman GM, Winker K, Withrow JJ, Ruegg K, Taylor SA. Accepted. The genetic basis of plumage coloration and elevation adaptation in a clade of recently diverged alpine and arctic songbirds. Evolution.

Grabenstein KC, Burg T, Otter K, Taylor SA. Hybridization between closely related songbirds is related to human habitat disturbance. Global Change Biology. 29:955-968.

Larson EL,Taylor SA. Geography of Speciation. Oxford Bibliographies in Evolutionary Biology. Ed. Douglas Futuyma. New York: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780199941728-0142

Grabenstein KC, Burg T, Otter K, Taylor SA. Sympatry leads to reduced body condition in chickadees that occasionally hybridize. Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1002/ece3.8756


Funk ER, Mason NA, Pálsson S, Albrecht T, Johnson J, Taylor SA. A supergene underlies linked variation in color and morphology in a Holarctic songbird. Nature Communications12, Article number: 6833. **Top 25 most read papers in Nature Communications in 2021 in life and biological sciences**

Branch CL, Semenov GA, Wagner DN, Sonnenberg BR, Pitera AM, Bridge ES, Taylor SA, Pravosudov VV. The genetic basis of spatial cognitive variation in a food-caching bird. Current Biology

Turbek SP, Semenov GA, Enbody ED, Campagna L, Taylor SA. Variable signatures of selection despite conserved recombination landscapes early in speciation. Journal of Heredity. esab054,

Minor NR, Dougherty PJ, Taylor SA, Carling M. Estimating hybridization in the wild using citizen science data: a path forward. Evolution

Theodosopoulos AN, Grabenstein KC, Bensch S, Taylor SA. A highly invasive malaria parasite has expanded its range to non-migratory birds in North America. Biology Letters. 17: 20210271.

Beam JK, Funk ER, Taylor SA. Genomic and acoustic differences separate Lilian’s Meadowlark (Sturnella magna lilianae) from Eastern (S. magna) and Western (S. neglecta) Meadowlarks. Ornithology. 138: 1–13 DOI: 10.1093/ornithology/ukab004

Feldmann KB, Grabenstein KC, Taylor SA. Achromatic plumage variation between and within hybridizing black-capped and mountain chickadees. Journal of Field Ornithology.  92:184–202. DOI: 10.1111/jofo.12368

Turbek SP, Brown M, Di Giacomo AS, Kopuchian C, Hochachka WM, Estalles C, Lijtmaer DA, Tubaro PL, Silveira LF, Lovette IJ, Safran RJ, Taylor SA, Campagna L. Rapid speciation via the evolution of pre-mating isolation in the Iberá Seedeater. Science. 371, Issue 6536, eabc0256. DOI: 10.1126/science.abc0256

Semenov GA, Linck E, Enbody ED, Harris R, Khaydarov D, Alström P, Andersson L, Taylor SA. Asymmetric introgression reveals the genetic architecture of a plumage trait. Nature Communications 12, Article number: 1019.

Toews DPL, Bai MD, Kramer GR, Lovette IJ, Streby H, Taylor SA. Extensive historical and contemporary hybridization suggests pre-mating isolation in Vermivora warblers is not strong: a reply to Confer et al. Ecology and Evolution11: 10720–10723. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.7327


Funk ER, Spellman GM, Winker K, Withrow JJ, Ruegg KC, Zavaleta E, Taylor SA. 2020. Phylogenomic Data Reveal Widespread Introgression Across the Range of an Alpine and Arctic Specialist. Systematic Biology

Feng S, Stiller J, Deng Y...Taylor SA...Jarvis ED, Paten B, Zhang G. (141 authors total). 2020. Dense sampling of bird diversity increases power of comparative genomics. Nature. 587: 252–257.

Stewart KA, Taylor SA. 2020. Leveraging eDNA to expand the study of hybrid zones. Molecular Ecology. 00: 1– 9.

Wagner DN, Curry RL, Chen N, Lovette IJ, Taylor SA. 2020. Genomic regions underlying metabolic and neuronal signaling pathways are temporally consistent outliers in a moving avian hybrid zone. Evolution. 74: 1498-1513.

Baiz MD, Kramer GR, Streby HM, Taylor SA, Lovette IJ, Toews DPL. 2020. Genomic and plumage variation in Vermivora hybrids. The Auk: Ornithological Advances. 137:

Nelson SL, Taylor SA, Reuter JD. An isolated white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) population on St. John, US Virgin Islands shows low inbreeding and comparable heterozygosity to other larger populations. Accepted. Ecology and Evolution.


Larson EL, Tinghitella RM, Taylor SA. 2019. Insect hybridization and climate change. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 7:348.

Turbek SP, Semenov GA, Taylor SA. 2019. Book Review: Evolutionary Genetics: Concepts, Analysis, and Practice. Molecular Ecology. 28: 4533-4534

Toews DPL, Taylor SA, Streby H, Kramer G, Lovette IJ. 2019. Selection on VPS13A linked to migration in a songbird. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 116: 18272-18274

Funk ER, Taylor SA. High-throughput sequencing is revealing genetic associations with avian plumage color. The Auk: Ornithological Advances.

Kim K-W, Jackson BC, Zhang H, Toews DPL, Taylor SA, Greig EI, Lovette IJ, Liu MM, Davison A, Griffith SC, Zeng K, Burke T. 2019. Genetics and evidence for balancing selection of a sex-linked colour polymorphism in a songbird. Nature Communications 10, 1825. 

Taylor SA, Larson EL. 2019. Insights from genomes into the evolutionary importance and prevalence of hybridization in nature. Nature Ecology and Evolution 3, 170-177.


Hagerty S, Barger N, Taylor SA, Carter J, Gurber J. 2018. Written lab agreements improve mentoring. Nature 563, 325. doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-07383-0

Smith CCS, Scordato ESC, Taylor SA, Tittes S, Vergara D. 2018. Book Review: Molecular Population Genetics. Matthew Hahn. Molecular Ecology.

Toews DPL, Streby H, Burket L, Taylor SA. 2018. A wood-warbler produced through both interspecific and intergeneric hybridization. Biology Letters 14: 20180557.

Theodosopoulos AN, Hund AK, Taylor SA. 2018. Parasites and host species barriers in animal hybrid zones. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 34: 19-30.

Grabenstein KC, Taylor SA. 2018. Breaking Barriers: Causes, Consequences, and Experimental Utility of Human-Mediated Hybridization. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 33(3), 198–212. 

Taylor SA, Jenkins M, Manghani M, Birt T, Anderson DJ, Jiménez-Uzcátegui G, Friesen V. 2018. Genetic distinctiveness of brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) from the Galápagos Islands compared to continental North America. Conservation Genetics, 19(3), 629–636.


+Toews DPL, +Hofmeister NR, Taylor SA. 2017. The evolution and genetics of carotenoid processing in animals. Trends in Genetics 33: 171-182.

McQuillan MA, Huynh AV, Taylor SA, Rice AM. 2017. Development of 10 novel SNP-RFLP markers for quick genotyping within the black-capped (Poecile atricapillus) and Carolina (P. carolinensis) chickadee hybrid zone. Conservation Genetic Resources 9: 261-264. DOI 10.1007/s12686-016-0667-z


+Toews DPL, +Taylor SA, Vallender R, Brelsford A, Butcher BG, Messer PW, Lovette IJ. 2016. Plumage genes and little else distinguish the genomes of hybridizing warblers. Current Biology 26: 2313-2318​. +Authors contributed equally. Recommended by Faculty of 1000. PDF

Kaiser SA, Taylor SA, Chen N, Sillett TS, Bondra ER, Webster MS. 2016. A comparative assessment of SNP and microsatellite markers for assigning parentage in a socially monogamous bird. Molecular Ecology Resources. DOI: 10.1111/1755-0998.12589.  PDF

Weber MG, Porturas LD, Taylor SA. 2016. Foliar nectar enhances plant-mite mutualisms: The effect of leaf sugar on the control of powdery mildew by domatia-inhabiting mites. Annals of Botany 118: 459-466.  PDF

Taylor SA, Campagna L. 2016. Perspectives: Avian supergenes. Science 351: 446-447. PDF=


+Toews DPL, +Campagna L, +Taylor SA, Balakrishnan CN, Baldassarre DT, Deane-Coe PE, Harvey MG, Hooper DM, Irwin DE, Judy CD, Mason NA, McCormack JE, McCracken KG, Oliveros CH, Safran RJ, Scordato E, Stryjewski KF, Tigano A, Uy AJ, Winger, B. 2015. Genomic approaches to understanding population divergence and speciation in birds. The Auk: Ornithological Advances 133: 13-30 +Authors contributed equally.  PDF

Taylor SA, Larson EL, Harrison RG. 2015. Hybrid Zones: Windows on Climate Change. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 30: 398-406.
DOI: j.tree.2015.04.010  PDF

Mason NA, Taylor SA. 2015. Differentially expressed genes match morphology and plumage despite largely homogeneous genomes in a Holarctic songbird. Molecular Ecology 24: 3009 - 3025  PDF

Associated Articles: Lifjeld JT. 2015. When taxonomy meets genomics: lessons from a common songbird. Molecular Ecology 24: 2901-2903.  PDF


Taylor SA, Curry RL, White TA, Ferretti V, Lovette IJ. 2014. Spatiotemporally consistent genomic signatures of reproductive isolation in a moving hybrid zone. Evolution 68: 3066-3081.  PDF

Taylor SA, White TA, Hochachka WM, Ferretti V, Curry RL, Lovette IJ. 2014. Climate Mediated Movement of an Avian Hybrid Zone. Current Biology 24: 671-676.  PDF

Associated Articles: Harr B, Price T. 2014. Climate Change: A Hybrid Zone Moves North. Current Biology 24: 230-232.  PDF

Burg T, Taylor SA, *Lemmen K, Gaston AJ, Friesen VL. 2014. Postglacial population differentiation potentially facilitated by a flexible migratory strategy in golden-crowned kinglets (Regulus satrapa). Canadian Journal of Zoology 92: 163-172. *Undergraduate honors student  PDF

*Boutilier S, Taylor SA, Morris-Pocock JA, Lavoie R, Friesen VL. 2014. Evidence for genetic differentiation among Caspian tern (Hydroprogne caspia) populations in North America. Conservation Genetics 15: 275-281. *Undergraduate honors student  PDF


Taylor SA, Morris-Pocock JA, Tershy BR, Castillo-Guerrero JA, Friesen, VL. 2013. Genetic evidence for hybridization between brown (Sula leucogaster) and blue-footed (S. nebouxii) boobies in the Gulf of Mexico. Marine Ornithology 41: 113 - 119.  PDF

Taylor SA, Anderson DJ, Friesen VL. 2013. Evidence for asymmetrical gene flow of nuclear loci, but not mitochondrial loci, between a seabird species pair. PLoS ONE. 8(4): e62256.  PDF

*Jeyasingham W, Taylor SA, Zavalaga CB, Simeone A, Friesen VL. 2013. Specialization to cold water upwellings facilitates gene flow in seabirds: additional evidence from the Peruvian pelican, Pelecanus thagus (Aves: Pelecanidae). Journal of Avian Biology 44: 297-304. *Undergraduate honors student  PDF


Kennedy M, Taylor SA, Nadvornik P, Spencer HG. 2012. The phylogenetic relationships of the extant pelicans inferred from DNA sequence data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 66: 215-222.  PDF

Taylor SA, Friesen VL. 2012. Evidence for strong assortative mating, limited gene flow, and strong differentiation across the blue-footed / Peruvian booby hybrid zone in northern Peru. Journal of Avian Biology 43: 311-324.  PDF

Taylor SA, Friesen V L. 2012. Potential uses of molecular genetics for understanding seabird evolution, ecology and conservation. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 451: 285-304.  PDF

Taylor SA, Patirana A, Birt T, Piatt J, Friesen VL. 2012. Cryptic introgression between murre sister species (Uria spp.) in the Pacific low Arctic: frequency, cause, and implications. Polar Biology. 35: 931-940.  PDF


Taylor SA, Zavalaga CB, Luna –Jorquera G, Simeone A, Anderson DJ, Friesen VL. 2011. Panmixia and high genetic diversity in a Humboldt Current endemic, the Peruvian Booby (Sula variegata). Journal of Ornithology. 152: 623-630.  PDF

Taylor SA, *Maclagan L, Anderson DJ, Friesen VL. 2011. Could specialization to cold water upwelling systems influence genetic diversity and gene flow in marine organisms? A case study using the blue-footed booby, Sula nebouxii. Journal of Biogeography. 38: 883-893. *Undergraduate honors student  PDF


Taylor SA, Zavalaga CB, Friesen VL. 2010. Hybridization between blue-footed (Sula nebouxii) and Peruvian (S. variegata) boobies in northern Peru. Waterbirds 33: 251-257.  PDF

Zavalaga CB, Halls JN, Mori GP, Taylor SA, Dell’Omo G. 2010. At-sea movement patterns and diving behavior of Peruvian boobies Sula variegata : sexual segregation by foraging habitat in a rich marine environment? Marine Ornithological Progress Series 404: 259-274.  PDF

Morris-Pocock JA, Taylor SA, Birt T, Friesen VL. 2010. Concerted evolution of duplicated mitochondrial control regions in three related seabird species. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10: 14.  PDF

Morris-Pocock J A, Taylor SA, Sun Z, Friesen VL. 2010. Isolation and characterization of 15 microsatellite loci for red-footed (Sula sula), blue-footed (S. nebouxii) and Peruvian (S. variegata) boobies. Molecular Ecology Resources 10: 404-408. 

Taylor SA, Morris-Pocock JA, Sun Z, Friesen VL. 2010. Isolation and characterization of 10 microsatellite loci in blue-footed (Sula nebouxii) and Peruvian boobies (Sula variegata). Journal of Ornithology 151: 525-528.  PDF


Zavalaga CB, Taylor SA, Dell’Omo G, Anderson DJ, Friesen VL. 2009. Male/female classification of the Peruvian booby. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 121: 739-744.  PDF


+Morris-Pocock JA, +Taylor SA, Birt TP, Damus M, Piatt JF, Warheit KI, Friesen VL. 2008. Population genetic structure in Atlantic and Pacific Ocean common murre (Uria aalge) populations: natural replicate tests of post-Pleistocene evolution. Molecular Ecology 17: 4859-4873.  PDF
+Authors contributed equally.