Audrey Taylor

Associate Professor
Department of Geography & Environmental Studies
BMH 208

(907) 786-6854


Dr. Taylor became interested in Environmental Science while taking a course in the subject as a high school senior, after which she started an "Environment Club" to increase understanding and awareness of the plight of non-human organisms affected by a changing environment. She has pursued this dream through a B.S. in Natural Resources from Cornell University, a M.S. in Wildlife Biology from Colorado State University, and a Ph.D. in Wildlife Biology and Conservation from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Through her field-based research, she has focused in turn on bats, fish, large mammals, and birds in far-flung corners of the world: Central and South America, China, the Gulf Coast and Great Basin of the U.S., and the North Slope of Alaska, mostly with an eye toward understanding the impacts that human decisions and activities have or could have on the species she studies. She is also interested in seeing science communicated broadly to interested stakeholders, applying science directly to real-world management and conservation problems, and working with citizen scientists to collect relevant data on a local scale. Her favorite organisms are shorebirds, and her current research examines the impacts of climate change and industrial development on shorebirds, their habitats, and their amazing migrations to and from Alaska. When not chasing shorebirds around on mudflats, she enjoys trail running, mountain biking, kayaking, gardening, and fly

Teaching Responsibilities

  • ENVI A211
  • ENVI A211L
  • ENVI A490

Research Interests

  • Wildlife
  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Arctic-Breeding Shorebird Populations