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d_taylorDr. Derek J. Taylor

Office: Hochstetter 208
Office Hours: Thursday 2:00 – 4:00pm
Tel: (716) 645-2880

Ph.D. University of Guelph
Postdoctoral Research at University of Michigan

Research Summary

The research area of my lab is molecular evolution. Specifically, we aim to address problems and make discoveries in speciation biology, hybridization, species introductions, and paleovirology. We use a variety of complementary approaches to gain this knowledge including the tools of molecular, genomic, experimental, comparative, and historical biology.

Selected Publications

  • Ishida, S., & Taylor, D. J. 2006. Quatemary diversification in a Holartic sexual zooplankter, Daphnia galeata. Molecular Ecology in press.
  • Kotov, A. A., Ishida, S., & Taylor, D. J. 2006. A new species in the Daphnia curvirostris (Crustacea: Cladocera) complex from the eastern Palearctic with molecular phylogenetic evidence for the independent origin of neckteeth. Journal of Plankton Research Society in press.
  • Kim, K., Kotov, A. A., & Taylor, D. J. 2006. Hormonal induction of undescribed males resolves cryptic species of cladocerans. Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences. 273: 141-147.
  • Ishida, S., Kotov, A. A., & Taylor, D. J. 2006. A new divergent lineage of Daphnia (Cladocera: Anomopoda) and its morphological and genetical differentiation from Daphnia curvirostris Eylmann, 1887. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 146: 385-405.
  • Taylor, D. J., Sprenger, H. L., & Ishida, S. 2005. Geographic and phylogenetic evidence for dispersed introgression in a daphniid with sexual propagules. Molecular Ecology 14: 525-537.

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