Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

Steven J Taylor
Title: Conservation Biologist
Mailing address:
1816 S. Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Office address:
Address mailcode: 652
Office room:
Location: Room 229 NRSA
Phone: 217-714-2871

Cave and karst biology, conservation, and management; Bats; Biology, ecology, and taxonomy of True Bugs (Heteroptera)
Biota of caves and other subterranean environments in relation to conservation, management, groundwater quality, invasive species, and human impacts; Bat conservation and management; Life history, biology, taxonomy, and distribution of True Bugs (Heteroptera).
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Fellow of the National Speleological Society; The Kudo Award for Outstanding Thesis or Dissertation, Department of Zoology, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1996; The Richard E. Blackwelder Award, Department of Zoology, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1992; Dissertation Research Award, The Graduate School, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1991
Professional affiliations:
Société Internationale de Biospéologie, Entomological Society of America, American Entomological Society, Florida Entomological Society, Michigan Entomological Society, New York Entomological Society, North American Benthological Society, Illinois State Academy of Science, National Speleological Society, International Heteropterists' Society.
Selected publications:
Katz, A.D., S.J. Taylor, F.N. Soto-Adames, A. Addison, G.B. Hoese, M.R. Sutton, T. Toulkeridis. 2016. New records and new species of springtails (Collembola: Entomobryidae, Paronellidae) from lava tubes of the Galápagos Islands (Ecuador). Subterranean Biology 17: 77–120.
Weckstein, J.D., K.P. Johnson, J.D. Murdoch, J.K. Krejca, D.M. Takiya, G. Veni, J.R. Reddell and S.J. Taylor. 2016. Comparative phylogeography of two codistributed subgenera of cave crickets. Journal of Biogeography 43: 1450–1463
Taylor, S.J., J.K. Krejca, M.L. Niemiller, M.J. Dreslik, and C.A. Phillips. 2015. Life history and demographic differences between cave and surface populations of the Western Slimy Salamander Plethodon albagula (Caudata: Plethodontidae), in central Texas. Herpetological Conservation & Biology 10(2): 740–752.
Yanahan, A.D. and S.J. Taylor. 2014. Vegetative communities as indicators of ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) diversity. Biodiversity and Conservation 23(6): 1591–1609.
Soto-Adames, F.S. & S.J. Taylor. 2013. Chaetotaxy and character evolution in Trogolaphysa (Collembola, Entomobryoidea, Paronellidae), with descriptions of two new species from caves in Belize. Zookeys 323: 35–74.
Taylor, S.J., A. Addison, and T. Toulkeridis. 2012. Biological potential of under-studied cave fauna of the Galapagos Islands. Revista Geoespacial 8: 13–22.

Slay, M.E., and S.J. Taylor. 2012. Brackenridgia ashleyi (Isopoda: Trichoniscidae): range extension with notes on ecology. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies 73(3): 197
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Program affiliates:
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
Professional society involvement and activities:
Council of the Société Internationale de Biospéologie, Board of Directors, Karst Waters Institute (April 2011-April 2014); Associate Editor for Speleobiology Notes (October 2008 - present); Board of Directors, Subterranean Ecology Institute (January 2011 - present); Taxonomic Expert, Hemiptera for the Taxonomic Certification Program of the North American Benthological Society (December 2004 - December 2009, November 2010 - present)

PhD, Zoology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1996

MS, Biology, Texas A&M University, College Station, 1987

BA, Biology, Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas, 1983

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Illinois Bat Conservation Program

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