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Scott A. Taylor

Scott Taylor, formerly of Cornell's Lab of Ornithology, teaches in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado at Boulder and leads the Taylor Lab on hybridization, speciation, and natural history.

Scott Taylor joined Cornell's Lab of Ornithology in 2012 as a Fuller Evolutionary Biology Postdoctoral Fellow and was recently awarded Canada's prestigious Banting Fellowship to continue his work at the lab on avian hybridization and speciation.

Scott earned his PhD from Queen's University in Kingston, Canada, where he studied the ecology and evolution of South American seabirds, including the charismatic blue-footed and Peruvian boobies. He also spent a few months in Peru and Chile living on the Guano Islands.

Scott has worked extensively as a naturalist, introducing groups of all ages to the diversity of forest, wetland, and ocean life. He has co-taught field courses on topics ranging from amphibian and reptile diversity to avian conservation biology.

Scott is an enthusiastic and dedicated scientist and educator and a passionate natural historian at heart. And speaking of hearts (as well as minds), he earned rave reviews from CAU participants on our recent month-long cruise aboard the Corinthian from Sierra Leone via Ascension Island to Patagonia.

Cornell's Lab of Ornithology

The Lab of Ornithology, a Cornell and national treasure, works to interpret and conserve the earth's biological diversity through research, education, and citizen science.