Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

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

Conduct field surveys for rare fishes and crustaceans as part of the IDOT Further Studies program. Prepare reports summarizing results of field surveys.
Systematics of North American crayfishes using both molecular and morphological techniques. Conservation of North American crayfishes and their habitats.
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Professional affiliations:
Biological Society of Washington, International Association of Astacology
Selected publications:
Taylor, C. A. 2001. Taxonomy and Conservation of Native Crayfish Stocks. Chap. 6, pp. 236-257 in Biology of Freshwater Crayfish, D. M. Holdich (ed.). Blackwell Science Ltd., Oxford, UK.

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

Taylor, C. A., G. A. Schuster, J. E. Cooper, R. J. DiStefano, A. G. Eversole, P. Hamr, H. H. Hobbs III, H. W. Robison, C. E. Skelton, and R. F. Thoma. 2007. A reassessment of the conservation status of crayfishes of the United States and Canada: the effects of 10+ years of increased awareness. Fisheries 32(8): 372-389.

Schuster, G. A., C. A. Taylor, and J. Johansen. 2008. An annotated checklist and preliminary designation of drainage distributions of the crayfishes of Alabama. Southeastern Naturalist 7 (3): 493-504.

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.
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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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