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Dr. Jimmy Taylor

Supervisory Wildlife Biologist

Dr. Jimmy Taylor is the Field Station and Project Leader for the USDA APHIS Wildlife Services, National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC) in Corvallis, Oregon. Dr. Taylor is also a courtesy faculty member in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University, an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Portland State University, and an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University.

Dr. Taylor has been stationed in Corvallis since 2010. Prior to that, he supervised the same project in Olympia, Washington from 2006 until that site was inactivated. His current research focuses on improving strategies to reduce damage by forest and aquatic mammals, integrating his experience with forestry, herbivory, habitat selection, animal movement, and behavior.. His areas of expertise include social behavior, habitat utilization, trophic interactions, and non-lethal management tools with aquatic furbearers, bears, cervids, corvids, gallinaceous birds, and rodents.

From 2002-2006, Dr. Taylor was a research wildlife biologist at the NWRC Mississippi Field Station where his research focused on identifying and reducing impacts of fish-eating birds on aquaculture and recreational fisheries. In addition to his current research with forest and aquatic mammals, he continues to collaborate with scientists on ecology and management of avian species.

Research Project: Improving Management Strategies to Reduce Damage by Forest and Aquatic Mammals

Current Research

  • Understanding beaver-salmonid relationships in the Pacific Northwest
  • Quantifying the economic impact of black bear peeling in Pacific Northwest forests
  • Improving techniques to reduce herbivory during forest stand initiation
  • Quantifying the effects of ravens on greater sage-grouse nest success


  • Ph.D., Mississippi State University, "Dynamics of amphibian, avian, and small mammal diversity on Department of Defense land in east-central Mississippi "
  • M.S., Mississippi State University, Wildlife Science, "Northern bobwhite habitat use and reproductive success in managed oldfield habitats in Mississippi"
  • B.S., Mississippi State University, Forestry and Wildlife Management


Contact Information

  • Address: Wildlife Services, NWRC Corvallis, Oregon, Field Station, 321 Richardson Hall, 3180 SW Jefferson Way, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331
  • Telephone: 541-737-1353
  • E-mail:

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