2011 - Assistant Professor of Biology
Ph.D, University of Arkansas, '13
M.S., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill '06
Pg.Dip.Sci., University of Otago - New Zealand '02
B.A., Hendrix College '01
DW Reynolds Room 413
BIOL 101 - Concepts in Biology
BIOL 102 - Natural History
BIOL 104 - Environmental Biology
BIOL 150 - Cell Biology
BIOL 220 - General Zoology
BIOL 300 - Comparative Animal Behavior
BIOL 365 - Ecology & Evolution
BIOL 375 - Conservation Biology
LBST 150 - The Engaged Citizen: The Engaged Listener
I am broadly interested in wildlife behavior and ecology,
particularly as they relate to anthropogenic disturbance. Humans have an
incredible impact on ecosystems through development and resource management.
Identifying the responses of wildlife to these actions is both an ethical
responsibility and a scientific opportunity.
My current research addresses issues in animal
communication and community dynamics. Recent field projects include
investigating the influence of chronic noise from gas extraction on bird song
and breeding bird numbers, and the impacts of noise on honey bee waggle dance communication, fish-algae trophic relationships, and waterfowl habitat selection. I also collaborate with Dr. Matthew Moran on questions regarding land-use and ecosystem services, especially as they relate to oil and gas development across the United States. Undergraduates are an integral
part of my research, and I enjoy providing opportunities for field research to
students interested in ecology.
(*denotes undergraduate co-authors)
Taylor NT*, Davis KM*, Abad
H*, McClung MR, Moran MD. In press. Ecosystem services of the Big
Bend region of the Chihuahuan Desert. Ecosystem Services.
Moran MD, Taylor NT*,
Mullins TF*, Sardar SS*, McClung MR.
2017. Land-use ecosystem services costs of unconventional oil and gas in the
United States. Frontiers in Ecology and
the Environment 15(5): 237-242.
Cox AB*, Taylor NT*, Rebein
KA*, Song MS*, Moran MD, McClung MR.
2017. Land use changes from
unconventional gas development in public lands of the Fayetteville Shale.
Natural Areas Journal 37(2): 233-239.
Bradley CE*, McClung MR. 2015. Vocal divergence and
discrimination of long calls in tamarins: a comparison of allopatric
populations of Saguinus fuscicollis
nigrifrons and S. f. lagonotus. American Journal of Primatology 77(6):
Moran MD, Cox AB*, Wells
RL*, Benichou CC*, McClung MR. 2015.
Habitat loss and modification due to gas development in the Fayetteville Shale.
Environmental Management 55(6):