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Assistant Professor


Andrew T. Taylor currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Fisheries Biology and Curator of the UCOMNH Ichthyology Collection. In this role, Andrew teaches, advises, and mentors students in the Biology Department and related programs. He engages both undergraduate and M.S. students in research, particularly within the following areas of interest:  fisheries management, biodiversity conservation, population genetics, riverscape modeling, aquatic invasive species, and ichthyology. 

Originally from Georgia, Andrew has lived in Oklahoma since 2013.

Education and Certifications

Ph.D. - Oklahoma State University

M.S. - University of Georgia

B.S. - University of Georgia, Magna Cum Laude

Classes Taught

BIO 3454:  Vertebrate Zoology + Lab

BIO 1225:  Biology For Majors - Diversity (Plant and Animal) + Lab

BIO 1114:  General Biology (non-majors)


Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

Selected Publications:  (*student mentee author)

--Please check my ResearchGate profile for regular updates--

  • Taylor, A. T., J. M. Long, R. A. Snow, and M. J. Porta. In press. Hybridization and population genetics of Alligator Gar in Lake Texoma. North American Journal of Fisheries Management.
  • Taylor, A. T., J. M. Long, M. D. Tringali, and B. L. Barthel. 2019. Conservation of black bass diversity: an emerging management paradigm. Fisheries 44(1):20–36. 
  • Taylor, A. T., and S. M. Sammons. 2019. Bridging the gap between scientists and anglers: the Black Bass Conservation Committee’s social media outreach efforts. Fisheries 44(1):37–41.
  • Taylor, A. T., M. Papeş, and J. M. Long. 2018. Incorporating fragmentation and non-native species into distribution models to inform fluvial fish conservation. Conservation Biology 32(1):171–182.
  • Taylor, A. T., J. M. Long, M. R. Schwemm, and S. K. Brewer. 2018. Hybridization and genetic structure of Neosho Smallmouth Bass in the Ozark Highlands. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 38(6): 1226–1240.
  • Long, J. M., C. T. Holley*, and A. T. Taylor. 2018. Evaluation of ageing accuracy with complementary non-lethal methods for slow-growing, northern populations of Shoal Bass. Fisheries Management and Ecology 25(2):150–157. 
  • Taylor, A. T., H. von Schmeling, and J. M. Long. 2018. Photographs of wading bird depredation events to monitor invasion extent of Asian Swamp Eel (Monopterus albus). Southeastern Naturalist 17(3):N72–N76. 
  • Taylor, A. T., M. D. Tringali, S. M. Sammons, T. R. Ingram, P. M. O’Rouke, D. L. Peterson, and J. M. Long. 2018. Genetic population structure of Shoal Bass within their native range. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 38(3):549–564.
  • Taylor, A. T., M. D. Tringali, P. M. O’Rouke, and J. M. Long. 2018. Shoal Bass hybridization in the Chattahoochee River Basin near Atlanta, Georgia. Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 5:1–9.
  • Taylor, A. T., and D. L. Peterson. 2015. Movement, homing, and fates of fluvial-specialist Shoal Bass following translocation into an impoundment. Southeastern Naturalist 14(3):425–437. 
  • Taylor, A. T., and D. L. Peterson. 2014. Shoal bass life history and threats: a synthesis of current knowledge of a Micropterus species. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 24:159–167. 

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