ABOUT ME

Publications

Below, you'll find a list of my published research. Click on the links to find the papers online. If you would like to read any of these papers and don't have access to the journal, please email me for a pdf. To see my popular science articles, visit the Science Communication page. 

You can download my full, up to date CV here.

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Published

2019  Adams, CIM, Knappp M, Gemmell NJ, Jeunen GJ, Bunce M, Lamare MD, and Taylor HR Beyond Biodiversity: Can Environmental DNA (eDNA) Cut It as a Population Genetics Tool?  Genes 10: 192

2019 Taylor HR, Nelson NJ and Ramstad KM The first recorded interaction between two species separated for centuries suggests they were ecological competitors New Zealand Journal of Ecology 43: 3361

2019 Jeunen GJ, Knapp M, Spencer H, Lamare M, Taylor HR, Stat M, Bunce M and Gemmell NJ Environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding reveals strong discrimination among diverse marine habitats connected by water movement Molecular Ecology Resources 19: 426-438

2019 Jeunen GJ, Knapp M, Spencer H, Taylor HR, Lamare M, Stat M, Bunce M and Gemmell NJ Species-level biodiversity assessment using marine environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding requires protocol optimization and standardization Ecology and Evolution 9: 1323-1335 

2018 Dussex N, Taylor HR, Stovall WR, Rutherford K, Dodds KG, Clarke SM and Gemmell NJ Reduced representation sequencing detects only subtle regional structure in a heavily bottlenecked, rapidly recolonized marine mammal species Ecology and Evolution 8: 8736–8749

2018 Hogg CJ, Taylor HR, Fox S and Grueber CE Response to Britt et al. 2018 "The importance of non-academic authors in bridging the conservation genetics gap" Biological Conservation 218 118-123


2018 Stovall WR, Taylor HR, Black M, Grosser S, Rutherford K and Gemmell NJ Genetic sex assignment in wild populations using GBS data: a statistical threshold approach Molecular Ecology Resources 18 179-190 (From the cover paper, featured on the front cover with associated News and Views article)

2018 Dussex N, 
Taylor HR, Irestedt M and Robertson BC When genetic and phenotypic data do not agree: the conservation implications of ignoring inconvenient taxonomic evidence New Zealand Journal of Ecology 42 1-7

2017 Lamb SD, 
Taylor HR, Holtmann B, Santos ESA, Tamayo JH, Johnson SL and Nakagawa S Coprophagy in dunnocks (Prunella modularis): A frequent behavior in females, infrequent in males, and very unusual in nestlings Wilson Journal of Ornithology 129: 615-620

2017 
Taylor HR, Dussex N and van Heezik Y De-extinction needs consultation Nature Ecology and Evolution 1: 0198

2017 
Taylor HR*, Dussex N* and van Heezik Y Bridging the conservation genetics gap by identifying barriers to implementation for conservation practitioners Global Ecology and Conservation 10:231-242 (*joint first authors)
 

2017 Taylor HR, Colbourne RM, Robertson HA, Nelson NN, Allendorf FW and Ramstad KM Cryptic inbreeding depression in a recovering long-lived species, the little spotted kiwi (Apteryx owenii) Molecular Ecology 26: 799-813
(Featured on the front cover)


2016 Kardos M, Taylor HR, Ellegren H, Luikart G and Allendorf FW Genomics advances the study of inbreeding depression in the wild Evolutionary Applications 9: 1205-1218

​2016 
Taylor HR* & Soanes K* Breaking out of the echo chamber: missed opportunities for genetics at conservation conferences​ Biodiversity and Conservation 25:1987-1993 (*joint first authors)

2016 
Taylor HR & Gemmell NJ Emerging Technologies to Conserve Biodiversity: Further Opportunities via Genomics Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 31 171-172

2015 
Taylor HR The use and abuse of genetic marker based estimates of relatedness and inbreeding Ecology and Evolution 5 3140-3150

2015 Weeks AR, Moro D, Thavornkanlapachai R, 
Taylor HR, White NE, Weiser EL and Heinze D Conserving and enhancing genetic diversity in translocation programmes, in Advances in Reintroduction Biology of Australian and New Zealand Fauna Editors: Armstrong DP, Hayward MW, Moro D, Seddon PJ CSIRO Publishing: Collingwood, VIC, Australia. p. 127-139

2015 
Taylor HR, Kardos MK, Ramstad KM and Allendorf FW Valid estimates of individual inbreeding coefficients from marker-based pedigrees are not feasible in wild populations with low allelic diversity Conservation Genetics 16 901-913

2014 
Taylor HR, Nelson NJ and Ramstad KM Chick Timer™ software proves an accurate, disturbance-minimizing tool for monitoring hatching success in little spotted kiwi (Apteryx owenii) New Zealand Journal of Zoology 41 139-146

2012 
Taylor HR and Harris WE An emergent science on the brink of irrelevance: a review of the past 8 years of DNA barcoding Molecular Ecology Resources 12 377-388

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