Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

Christopher A Taylor
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Email: cataylor@illinois.edu
Title: Ichthyologist/Astacologist, Curator of Crustaceans
Mailing address:
1816 S. Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820
US
Office address:
607 E. Peabody Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
US
Address mailcode: 652
Office room:
Location: NRB
Phone: 217-244-2153
  
Fax: 217-244-0802

Activities:
 
Conduct field surveys for rare fishes and crustaceans as part of the IDOT Further Studies program. Prepare reports summarizing results of field surveys.
Research:
Systematics and ecology of North American crayfishes using both molecular and morphological techniques. Conservation of North American crayfishes and their habitats.
Message to students:
Recognition:
Professional affiliations:
Biological Society of Washington, International Association of Astacology
Selected publications:

Fetzner, J. W. and C. A. Taylor.  2018.  Two new species of freshwater crayfish (Decapoda: Cambaridae) of the genus Faxonius from the Ozark Highlands of Arkansas and Missouri. Zootaxa 4399(4): 491-520.

Rice, C. J., E. Larson, and C. A. Taylor. 2018.  Environmental DNA detects a rare large river crayfish but with little relation to local abundance.  Freshwater Biology DOI: 10.1111/fwb.13081.

Rhoden , C.M., W. E. Peterman, and C. A. Taylor.  2017.  Maxent-directed field surveys identify new populations of narrowly endemic habitat specialists.  PeerJ 5:e3632.

Stites, A. J., C. A. Taylor, and E. J. Kessler. 2017.  Trophic ecology of the North American crayfish genus Barbicambarus, evidence for a unique body size trophic position relationship.  Journal of Crustacean Biology 37(3): 263-271.

C. A. Taylor,C. M. Rhoden, and G. A. Schuster. 2016.  A new species of crayfish in the genus Orconectes (Decapoda: Cambaridae) from the Tennessee River drainage with comments on and a key to members of the O. juvenilis Species Complex.  Zootaxa 4208(2): 161-175.

Rhoden, C. M., C. A. Taylor, and W. E. Peterman.  2016. Highway to Heaven?  Roadsides as preferred habitat for two narrowly endemic crayfish. Freshwater Science 35(3): 974-983.

Taylor, C. A., G. A. Schuster, and D. B. Wylie.  2015.  Field Guide to Crayfishes of the Midwest.  Illinois Natural History Survey Manual No. 15.  145 pp.

Taylor, C. A. and D. J. Soucek. 2010. Re-examining the importance of fish in the diets of stream-dwelling crayfishes: implications for food web analyses and conservation. In press, American Midland Naturalist

Taylor, C. A. and G. A. Schuster. 2004. The Crayfishes of Kentucky. Illinois Natural History Survey Special Publication No. 28. 227 pp.


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Professional society involvement and activities:
Secretary, International Association of Astacology
 
Manuscript reviewer - Journal of Crustacean Biology, Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington
Education:

PhD, University of Illinois, 2003

MS, Zoology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1993

BS, Zoology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1991

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Illinois Natural History Survey

1816 South Oak Street, MC 652
Champaign, IL 61820
217-333-6880
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