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.
February 2014: Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Jessica Henkel for winning the James D. Watkins Student Award for Excellence in Research at the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Conference! This award was sponsored by the Consortium for Ocean Leadership. Pictured left: Jessica accepting her award from Bob Gagosian, President/CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership.
January 2014: Lab members Sarah Giltz, Jessica Henkel, Joanna Gyory, Caz Taylor and Susan Chiasson attended tthe Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Science Conference in Mobile, AL, where they experienced the rare Gulf Coast snowfall.
December 2013: This Western sandpiper (Calidris mauri) was sighted on fall migration in Dauphin Island, AL – the same place it was banded on spring migration by Ph.D. student, Jessica Henkel. So far, 10 out of 141 banded birds have been re-sighted in Dauphin Island.
February 2014: Post-doc Joanna Gyory and Ph.D. candidate Sarah Giltz will be presenting their work at the ASLO Ocean Science Meeting in Hawaii.
March 2014: Caz Taylor will be teaching at the PostDoctorate Course in Spatial Ecology in Doowerth, Netherlands.
March 2014: Ph.D. students Alex Ameen, Sarah Giltz and Jessica Henkel will be presenting their work at the State of the Coast Conference in New Orleans, LA.