PhD Candidate in Biology, Carleton University

Taylor is currently in his third year as a PhD Candidate at Carleton University, working in the Fish Ecology and Conservation Physiology Lab with Dr. Steven Cooke. Taylor has contributed extensively to field research programs in Canada’s freshwater and marine environments, as well as with interdisciplinary teams in the Brazilian Amazon. His thesis examines how variation in predator ecology influences population resilience in the presence of introduced competitors, using bull and lake trout in the Peace River basin as a model. This research can provide recommendations for hydroelectric resource management directly, and also contributes to an emerging scientific philosophy centered on managing ecosystems at multiple scales.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate in Biology, Carleton University


  • 2014 
    Carleton University, Biology