Taylor Edwards

Doctoral Candidate

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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.


  • 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