Research Projects

R. Taylor

Broadly, I combine genomics with fine-scale field data to explore how humans are shifting the course of evolution for backyard songbirds.

Current & Completed Research Projects

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Disturbance-mediated hybridization

A growing body of literature is documenting hybridization between species that naturally co-occur, but historically have not hybridized, in human transformed ecosystems (e.g., disturbance-mediated hybridization). Though widespread, we know little about how disturbances break reproductive isolation because disturbance-mediated hybridization has only recently garnered attention in the genomic era.

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Boulder Chickadee Study

For my dissertation work, I founded and directed the Boulder Chickadee Study, along with my advisor, Dr. Scott Taylor.

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