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Jason Taylor Additional Information
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1997  BA       Biology                University of North Texas

2001  MS      Biology                 University of North Texas

2011  PhD    Biology                  Baylor University



1995-1997   Laboratory Technician, Water Research Field Station, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

1998-1999   Field Technician, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterways Experiment Station, Lewisville Aquatic Ecosystem Research Facility, Lewisville, TX

1998-2001   Graduate Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Biology, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

2001-2002   Research Scientist, Dept. of Biology, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

2002-2006   Aquatic Ecologist, The Nature Conservancy, Dublin, OH

2006-2009   Graduate Research Assistant, Dept. of Biology, Baylor University, Waco, TX

2008-2011   U.S. Environmental Protection Agency STAR Fellow, Dept. of Biology, Baylor University, Waco, TX

2011-2013   Postdoctoral Associate, NY Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Dept. of Natural Resources, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

2013-present Research Ecologist, USDA-ARS, National Sedimentation Lab, Water Quality & Ecology Research Unit, Oxford, MS



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Research Interests


Enhancing nutrient cycling and mitigation in freshwater agro-ecosystems: relationships between management and nutrient mitigation in agriculturally influenced freshwater habitats; factors influencing denitrification

Trophic interactions and nutrient fluxes in ecosystems: energy pathways; consumer-resource stoichiometry; consumer-mediated nutrient recycling

Freshwater conservation and management: development and application of science-based conservation and management strategies for freshwater ecosystems embedded in agricultural landscapes

Aquatic community ecology: relationships between community structure and novel environmental gradients (nutrient enrichment, habitat degradation, flow alteration); identifying community thresholds


Society Member    Society for Freshwater Science





Service Activities

2015-present          Society for Freshwater Science, Science and Policy Committee

2013-present          Mississippi Nutrient Criteria Technical Advisory Group

2012-2013               Delaware River Ecosystem Flow Study Technical Expert Group

2011-2013               New York Sustainable Flows Project Co-leader

2011-2013               Ohio River Basin Ecosystem Flows Project Technical Expert Group



Dr. Taylor's Google Scholar profile