The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Taylor Edwards

Doctoral Candidate
Bachelor of Arts in Zoology (1992) the University of California, Santa Barbara
Master of Science with a major in Wildlife and Fisheries Science (2003) School of Renewable Natural Resources at the University of Arizona
Office Location: 
University of Arizona Genetics Core Bio5/Keating Building, room 111
Mailing Address: 
1657 E. Helen Street
Tucson, Arizona 85721
Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology
My research is focused on the biogeographic evolution of the Desert Tortoise. I am using a genomic approach to better understand what evolutionary processes were responsible for shaping the genetic diversity observed across the range of the species.
I am a co-instructor (along with Dr. Hans-Werner Herrmann and Dr. Tom Wilson) for the Desert Ecology and Conservation Biology in Namibia program (RNR 495A/595A) offered through the UA Office of Study Abroad and Student Exchange.
Research Topics: 
Conservation Biology
Genetics and Molecular Ecology
Wildlife Ecology and Management