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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, Taylor 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, Taylor 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 4910/5910:  Ichthyology + Lab
  • BIO 3454:  Vertebrate Zoology + Lab
  • BIO 1225:  Biology For Majors - Diversity (Plant and Animal) + Lab
  • BIO 1114:  General Biology (non-majors)
  • BIO 1211: University Life Science Lab 

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

Selected Publications:

--Please check my ResearchGate profile at the link above for regular updates--


Peer-Reviewed Journals 

24.   Taylor, A. T., A. Peeper*, B. Chapagain, O. Joshi, and J. M. Long. Accepted - online early. Modern reporting methods for angler tag-return studies: trends in data quality, choice of method, and future considerations. North American Journal of Fisheries Management.

23.   Joshi, O., B. Chapagain, J. M. Long, B. York, and A. T. Taylor. 2021. Estimating the effects of fish quality and size on the economic value of fishing in Oklahoma streams and rivers: a revealed preference and contingent behavior approach. Fisheries Research 244.

22.   Hafen, T.*, A. T. Taylor, D. A. Hendrickson, D. R. Stewart, and J. M. Long. 2021. Environmental conditions associated with occurrences of the threatened Yaqui Catfish in the Yaqui River basin, Mexico. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 41 (S1) Special Issue: Catfish 2020, Communicating Catfish Science: Proceedings of the Third International Catfish Symposium:S54–S63.

21.  Bartnicki, J.*, R. Snow, A. T. Taylor, and C. Butler. 2021. Critical thermal minima of Alligator Gar (Atractosteus spatula, [Lacépède, 1803]) during early life stages. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 37(4):572–577.

20.  Bartnicki, J.*, R. Snow, A. T. Taylor, and C. Butler. 2021. An alternative, low-cost method to chill water for critical thermal minima trials. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 37(4):615–622.

19.  Parks, M. B., E. P. Hendryx, and A. T. Taylor. 2021. The study of stream litter accumulation as a model for cross-disciplinary, transformative, affordable, and scalable undergraduate research experiences in STEM. Interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental and Science Education 17(3):e2245.

18.   Chapagain, B., J. M. Long, A. T. Taylor, and O. Joshi. 2021. Variation in black bass angler characteristics by stream size and accessibility in Oklahoma’s Ozark Highland streams. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 41(3):585–599.

17.   Taylor, A. T., M. R. Bangs, and J. M. Long. 2021. Sibship reconstruction with SNPs illuminates the scope of a cryptic invasion of Asian Swamp Eels (Monopterus albus) in Georgia, USA. Biological Invasions 23:569–580.

16.  Long, J. M., A. T. Taylor, and V. Buonaccorsi. 2021. Development of a SNP panel for identification of Smallmouth Bass lineages with emphasis on Interior Highlands populations. Conservation Genetics Resources 13:47–59.

15.  Johnson, J. R., A. T. Taylor, and J. M. Long. 2020. Estimating the invasion extent of Asian Swamp Eel (Monopterus: Synbranchidae) in an altered river of the southeastern United States. Marine and Freshwater Research 72(6):811–822.

14.   Gunn, J. C., L. K. Berkman, J. Koppelman, A. T. Taylor, S. Brewer, J. M. Long, and L. S. Eggert. 2020. Complex patterns of genetic and morphological differentiation in the Smallmouth Bass subspecies (Micropterus dolomieu dolomieu and M. d. velox) of the Central Interior Highlands. Conservation Genetics 21(5):891–904.

13.   Taylor, A. T., J. M. Long, R. A. Snow, and M. J. Porta. 2020. Hybridization and population genetics of Alligator Gar in Lake Texoma. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 40(3):544–554. Special Section: Alligator Gar.

12.   Taylor, A. T., A. Gonzalez, T. Hafen*, C. T. Holley*, and J. M. Long. 2020. Spatial sampling bias and model complexity in stream-based species distribution models: a case study of Paddlefish (Polyodon spathula) in the Arkansas River basin, U.S.A. Ecology and Evolution 10(2):705–717.

11.   Adams, K. M., A. T. Taylor, R. A. Snow, and M. J. Porta. 2019. #GARWEEK: insights from a social media outreach campaign about Alligator Gar in Oklahoma.  Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science 99:31–40.

10.   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. Featured article.

9.     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. Featured article.

8.     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.

7.     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.

6.     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.

5.     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.

4.     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.

3.     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.

2.     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.

1.     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.


Refereed Book Chapters

2.     Alvarez, A. C., D. L. Peterson, A. T. Taylor, M. D. Tringali, and B. L. Barthel. 2015. Distribution and amount of hybridization between Shoal Bass and the invasive Spotted Bass in the lower Flint River, Georgia. Pages 503–521 in M. D. Tringali, J. M. Long, T. W. Birdsong, and M. S. Allen, editors. Black bass diversity: multidisciplinary science for conservation. American Fisheries Society, Symposium 82, Bethesda, Maryland. 

1.     Freeman, B. J., A. T. Taylor, K. J. Oswald, J. Wares, M. C. Freeman, J. M. Quattro, and J. K. Leitner. 2015. Shoal Basses: a clade of cryptic identity. Pages 449–466 in M. D. Tringali, J. M. Long, T. W. Birdsong, and M. S. Allen, editors. Black bass diversity: multidisciplinary science for conservation. American Fisheries Society, Symposium 82, Bethesda, Maryland.


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