Dr. Amanda Taylor

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Postdoc
email: amanda.taylor[at]uni-goettingen.de
phone: +49-(0)551-39-10728

Research Interests
I am interested in understanding large-scale species distribution patterns using plants as model organisms. Specifically, I am interested in the role of biotic species interactions (i.e. plant-pollinator, epiphyte-host tree) in driving global plant biodiversity patterns. I gained my PhD from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, where I studied south-temperate epiphyte floras.

Publications

Taylor, A. and Burns, K.C. 2016. Radial distributions of air plants: a comparison between epiphytes and mistletoes. Ecology 97: 819-825. pdf

Taylor, A. and Burns, K.C. 2015. Epiphyte community development throughout tree ontogeny: an island ontogeny framework. Journal of Vegetation Science 26: 902-910. pdf

Taylor, A. and Burns, K.C. 2015. Plant composition patterns inside an endemic birds nest fern (Asplenium goudeyi) on Lord Howe Island: effects of fern size, fern isolation and plant dispersal abilities. Journal of Tropical Ecology 31: 413-421. pdf

Taylor, A., Saldaña, A., Zotz, G., Kirby, C., Díaz, I., and Burns, K.C. 2016. Composition patterns and network structure of vascular epiphyte assemblages in Chilean and New Zealand temperate forests. NZ Journal of Botany (in press).

Academic qualifications

PhD in Ecology and Biodiversity 2016: Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Master of Conservation Biology 2010: The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
BSc in Geology (major) and Environmental Studies (minor) 2006 ? 2009: Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand


Scholarships and awards

Science Faculty strategic research grant - $2,500 2015
First place, best oral presentation by a student NZES conference - $400 2014
Doctoral submission scholarship - $6,000 2015
Royal Society conference grant - $500 2015
Wellington Botanical Society student grant - $600 2014
New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women PhD Scholarship - $100,000 2013
Wellington Botanical Society student grant - $400 2012