Biological Surveys - Aquatic Systems


Chris Taylor (BS, MS, PhD)

Crustacean Biologist 

University of Illinois - Illinois Natural History Survey


Office Address:

1816 S Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Telephone: (217) 244-2153
INHS Staff Page



  • B.S., Zoology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, 1991
  • M.S., Zoology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, 1993
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, 2003

About Me:

My primary interest is for the conservation of North American crayfishes and thier habitats. In addition to conducting field surveys for rare fishes and crustaceans for the Biological Surveys and Assessment Program, I also research the systematics of North American crayfishes using both molecular and morphological techniques. I am the curator of crustaceans and fish for the INHS collections and also serve as a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Crustacean Biology and for Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington.