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Taylor Lab: People

Steve Taylor

Principal Investigator

Current Website

Role Prior to Retirement from University of Illinois:

Senior Conservation Biologist
Illinois Natural History Survey
Prairie Research Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1816 S. Oak Street (MC-652)
Champaign  IL  61820-6953  USA

Email: sjtaylor@illinois.edu

Affiliations:

Department of Entomology, University of Illinois
Department of Animal Biology, University of Illinois
Program in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology (PEEC), University of Illinois
Department of Zoology, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
Google Scholar Profile
Orcid
ResearchGate
LinkedIn

 

 

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 Aron D. Katz

Doctoral Candidate (co-advising with Felipe N. Soto-Adames)

Department of Entomology
aron.d.katz@gmail.com

Research: Springtail systematics and biogeography
    Dissertation project: Comparative phylogeography and molecular divergence of Collembola: Patterns in marine littoral and cave-inhabiting springtails
    Masters Thesis (completed May 2014, under Dr. Felipe N. Soto-Adames): A contribution to species delimitation and taxonomy of North American Entomobrya (Collembola: Entomobryidae)

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 Dan Swanson 

Doctoral Student (co-advising with Sam Heads)

Department of Entomology
drswans2@illinois.edu

Research: Heteroptera-Reduviidae
    Dissertation project: Evolution and systematics of annulate New World Harpactorinae (Heteroptera: Reduviidae)
    Masters Thesis (completed April 2016):Dead bugs do tell tales: implications of a new fossil assassin bug (Heteroptera: Reduviidae) for the evolutionary history and systematics of an extant lineage

ResearchGate

 

 

 

Daniel R. Swanson 

Matthew Safford

Masters Student

Department of Entomology
safford3@illinois.edu

Research: Insects & bats

 

 

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Tara Hohoff

Bat Survey & Monitoring Coordinator

Thesis, Eastern Illinois University (advised by Jill Deppe): "Quantifying Bat Detection Survey Methods and Activity Patterns" (2016). Masters Theses. 2514.

Research: Bat ecology, especially bat acoustics & landscape ecology

 


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Mary Best

Lab Technichian

Illinois Natural History Survey

Research: Conducting research in molecular lab related to various projects.

 

 

Paul Stevens

Undergraduate Researcher

Illinois Natural History Survey

Research: Conducting research on cave invertebrate communities.

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Alumni

 Matthew L Niemiller

former Postdoctoral Research Associate (now a Research Scientist at INHS)

Illinois Natural History Survey
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1816 S. Oak Street (MC-652)
Champaign  IL  61820-6953  USA

mniemill@illinois.edu

Research: Cave & karst biology, conservation, & management

Website

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Scott D. Cinel 

Masters Student (graduated July 2016)

Department of Entomology
cinel1@illinois.edu

Thesis: Transcriptional effects of predator cues in the brain of Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) moths exposed to bat ultrasound

Website

 

 

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Alan Yanahan  

Masters Student (graduated July 2013)

Department of Entomology
now: yanahan@email.arizona.edu

Thesis: Vegetative communities as indicators of Ground Beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) diversity

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Maminirina Randrianandrasana

Masters Student (graduated 2007)

Department of Entomology

Thesis: Feeding habits in immature stages of Isoperla nana Walsh (Insecta: Plecoptera: Perlodidae) in Jordan Creek (Vermilion County, Illinois)

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Aubrey Engel

Undergraduate Researcher / Lab Technician

Illinois Natural History Survey

Research: Conducting research in molecular lab related to groundwater amphipod studies, bats & other cave fauna.

 

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 Ellen Andrews

Undergraduate Researcher / Lab Technician

Illinois Natural History Survey

Research: Technician in molecular lab, research related to groundwater amphipod studies& other cave fauna.

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Current & Recent Collaborators

Aaron Addison - University GIS Coordinator, Washington University in St. Louis  
Jason Bond- Department of Biological Sciences and Auburn University Museum of Natural History
Jill Deppe - Wildlife Ecology Lab, Department of Biological Sciences, Eastern Illinois University
Mike Dreslik - Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois
Dan Fong - American University
Tom Gilleland - MineGates Inc., Arizona
Sam W. Heads - Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois
Chris Hobson- Virginia natural Heritage Program
Ed Heske - Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois
Jeyaraney Kathirithamby - Oxford University, United Kingdom
Walt Kelly - Illinois State Water Survey, University of Illinois
Jean K. Krejca - Zara Environemntal LLC, Texas
Charles Lydeard - Biology and Chemistry Department, Morehead State University
Nohra Mateus-Pinilla - Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois
J.E. McPherson - Department of Zoology, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Joe Merritt - Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois
Andy Miller - Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois
Jim Nardi - Department of Entomology, University of Illinois
Matt Niemiller - Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois
Wil Orndorf - Virginia Natural Heritage Program
Sam Panno - Illinois State Geological Survey, University of Illinois
Chris Phillips - Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois
Megan Porter - University of Hawaii at Manoa
Will Reeves - U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory
Dmitry Sidorov - Institute of Biology and Soil Science, Russian Academy of Sciences - Far East Branch
Michael E. Slay - Ozark Karst Program Director, The Nature Conservancy, Arkansas
Felipe N. Soto-Adames - Curator of Thysanoptera and Collembola, Florida State Collection of Arthropods
Theofilos Toulkeridis -  Escuela Politécnica del Ejército (ESPE), Sangolquí, Ecuador
Jeremy Tiemann - Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois
Bob Weck - Southwestern Illinois College
Jim Wiker - Lepidopterist, Illinois
Tony Yannarell - NRES, University of Illinois
Jamie Zanheiser - Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois
Kirk Zigler - The University of the South


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