Melanie K. TaylorEcologist
Athens, GA 30602-2044
Forest ecosystem response to changes in tree species composition; Disturbance effects on fauna and nutrient-cycling of forest soils; restoration of degraded soils; Controls on root litter decomposition and the fate of decomposed products
- M.S. in Ecology, 2015
- University of Georgia
- B.S. in Biology, 2012
- Concord University
- Ecologist, USDA-FS-SRS
- Carpenter, Dana; Taylor, Melanie; Callaham, Mac; Hiers, J. Kevin; Loudermilk, E. Louise; O'Brien, Joseph; Wurzburger, Nina. 2020. Benefit or Liability? The Ectomycorrhizal Association May Undermine Tree Adaptations to Fire After Long-term Fire Exclusion.
- Blackmon IV, James H.; Taylor, Melanie K.; Carrera-Martinez, Roberto ; Snyder, Bruce A.; Callaham Jr., Mac A. 2019. Temperature affects hatching success of cocoons in the invasive Asian earthwork Amynthas agrestis from the southern Appalachians.
- Ulyshen, Michael D.; Shefferson, Richard; Horn, Scott; Taylor, Melanie K.; Bush, Bryana; Brownie, Cavell; Seibold, Sebastian; Strickland, Michael S. 2017. Below- and above-ground effects of deadwood and termites in plantation forests.
- Coyle, David R.; Nagendra, Uma J.; Taylor, Melanie K.; Campbell, J. Holly; Cunard, Chelsea E.; Joslin, Aaron H.; Mundepi, Abha; Phillips, Carly A.; Callaham, Mac A. 2017. Soil fauna responses to natural disturbances, invasive species, and global climate change: Current state of the science and a call to action.
- Gao, Meixiang; Taylor, Melanie K.; Callaham, Mac A. 2017. Trophic dynamics in a simple experimental ecosystem: Interactions among centipedes, Collembola and introduced earthworms.
- Taylor, Melanie K.; Lankau, Richard A.; Wurzburger, Nina; de Vries, Franciska. 2016. Mycorrhizal associations of trees have different indirect effects on organic matter decomposition.
- Symbiotic Fungal Associations of Trees Have Differing Effects on Soil Carbon Content (2016)
- The relationships between trees and soil fungi can affect the speed of decomposition in soils around those trees, report Forest Service scientists. The symbiotic fungal associations can also affect the amount of carbon stored in those soils.