Ecologist Aldo Leopold once wrote, “To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering.”  Informing resource management and conservation efforts to sustain biodiversity is imperative for proper ecosystem functioning and, in turn, human livelihood.

The Taylor Fish Lab within the Biology Department at the University of Central Oklahoma conducts research to inform the management and conservation of our fisheries resources.  Our work is multi-faceted and collaborative, using a variety of approaches — including population genetics, riverscape modeling, and population dynamics — to best understand how biodiversity can be conserved within human-altered riverscapes.

Explore this website to get to know more about our research lab!