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 MexicoSpatial Ecology of Blue Crabs in the Gulf of Mexico, and the Urban Ecology of New Orleans. We are starting a new project studying monarch butterflies and their migration patterns.


Upcoming : Jessica Henkel will defend her dissertation on April 17th 2015

March 2015: Lab member Andrew Laughlin successfully defended his dissertation on the “Movement Ecology of a Migratory Songbird:Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor).” Congratulations Dr. Laughlin!!

Sarah Giltz presented a talk at the Benthic Ecology meeting in Quebec City on Effects of oil and ocean acidification on the survival and condition of blue crab larvae.

January 2015: Congratulations to lab member Jessica Henkel on beginning the Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship offered through the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC!

December 2014: Ph.D. candidate Jessica Henkel has a new publication, “Oiling rates and condition indices of shorebirds in the northern Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill” in the Journal of Field Ornithology.

October 2014: Congratulations to lab members Alex Ameen, Susan Chiasson, and Maggie MacPherson on advancing to candidacy!

September 2014: Lab members Andrew Laughlin, Jessica Henkel, and Caz Taylor presented at the AOU/COS/CSO conference in Estes Park, CO.

August 2014:  CazLab welcomes Rosalyn Rael as a new post-doc in the lab!

Lab member, Andrew Laughlin presented at the International Society for Behavioral Ecology in New York, NY.

Lab members, Jessica Henkel  and Caz Taylor presented at the Ecological Society of America in Sacramento, CA.





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