Our Research Team

Andrew T. Taylor, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

I am an Assistant Professor of Fisheries Biology at the University of Central Oklahoma, where I curate the ichthyology collection and am a member of the multidisciplinary Center for Wildlife Forensics and Conservation Studies. I earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in fisheries from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. in fisheries and aquatic ecology from Oklahoma State University. See my UCO bio page here.


Lab Members


Briant Nguyen

Undergraduate Researcher

Briant joined the lab in Fall 2019. His research is focused on quantifying fish community change in urbanized prairie streams and linking changes to natural and anthropogenic riverscape factors. He recently completed a summer internship with the ODWC Stream Survey program (see photo).

Alexis Peeper

Undergraduate Researcher

Alexis joined the lab in Spring 2020. She is investigating angler choice in tag-reporting methods, and how data quality varies across reporting methods.