Brad W. Taylor
Assistant Professor of Biological SciencesEcology, and Evolution Graduate Program
About 0.02% of the water on Earth is found in rivers and lakes. Yet most of the human population lives in close proximity to these freshwater ecosystems, especially rivers, and rivers and lakes have been gems for ecological and evolutionary studies for centuries. Much of the research in my lab uses rivers as a study system to discover the degree to which a few individual species affect the 1) phenotypic traits of other species, 2) community interactions, and 3) ecosystem functions, such as carbon flow and nutrient cycling. I am also interested in interdisciplinary research blending ecological and economic concepts to further our understanding of the proliferation and control of invasive species.
Taylor, B W, C A Keep, A S Flecker, R O Hall Jr, B J Koch, L M Tronstand, and A J Ulseth, “Improving the Fluorometric Ammonium Method: Matrix Effects, Background Fluorescence, and Standard Additions,” Journal of the North American Benthological Society , 26:2 (2006) 167-177.
Taylor, B W, A S Flecker, and R O hall Jr, “Loss of a Harvested Fish Species Disrupts Carbon Flow in a Diverse Tropical River,” Science , 313:5788 (2006) 833-836.
Allan, J D, R Abell, Z Hogan, C Revenga, B W Taylor, R L Welcomme, and K Winemiller, “Overfishing of Inland Waters,” Bioscience , 55:12 (2005) 1041-1051.
Flecker, A S and B W Taylor, “Tropical Fishes as Biological Bulldozers: Density Effects on Spatial Heterogeneity and Species Diversity,” Ecology , 85:8 (2005) 2267-2278.
Taylor, B W and I R Irwin, “Linking Economic Activities to the Distribution of Exotic Plants,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America , 101:51 (2004) 17725-17730.