Welcome to Caz Taylor’s Spatial Ecology lab in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Tulane University. We investigate the spatial dynamics of populations, communities and food webs. Theoretical research includes the development and analysis of Population Network Models and connectivity of migratory populations. Current research projects include the Movement Ecology of Tree Swallows, Migratory Shorebird Ecology along coastal Gulf of Mexico and Spatial Ecology of Blue Crabs in the Gulf of Mexico.
July 2013: The Cazlab research collaboration with Dr. Joe Neigel investigating the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has been highlighted by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative. The story can be found here.
July 2013: Congratulations to Dr. Caz Taylor who has been named a 2013 James S. McDonnell Foundation Scholar!!
June 2013: Welcome Dr. Joanna Gyory, a new post-doc in our lab!
Ph.D. student Maggie MacPherson along with Dr. Alex Jahn have been working out of Lawton, Oklahoma catching Scissor-tailed Flycatchers and Western Kingbirds who’ve migrated back to the Great Plains (photo) with geolocators for a chapter focusing on wintering movements of Tyrannus flycatchers.
May 2013: Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Andrew Laughlin for his new publication in the Auk!
Laughlin, AJ, Taylor, C. M., Bradley, D. W., LeClair, D., Clark, R. G., Dawson, R. D., Dunn, P. O., Horn, A., Leonard, M., Sheldon, D. R., Shutler, D., Whittingham. L. A., Winkler, D. W., Norris, D. R. 2013. Integrating information from geolocators, weather radar, and citizen science to uncover a key stopover area of an aerial insectivore. Auk 130(2):230-239.