Taylor E. Shaw




since 2019    

PhD candidate within the ConFoBi Research Training Group (Faculty of Biology - Geobotany)

2017     MSc, Applied Ecology and Conservation, University of East Anglia


BA, Psychology, Colgate University


Current Research

I am interested in soundscape ecology as it pertains to terrestrial ecosystems, namely temperate and boreal forests with a degree of active or historic management. Specifically I focus on how acoustic diversity (1) can be quantified to reflect avian diversity; (2) can track phenological changes within avian communities, and (3) how that relates to management-driven forest structural elements important for biodiversity. 

Link to full project description here:  https://confobi.uni-freiburg.de/en/projects/b7-soundscapes

More generally my research explores how soundscapes can be quantified to reflect biodiversity in different contexts, and how acoustic monitoring can be effectively employed as a high-resolution biodiversity monitoring tool.


Peer-reviewed Publications

Shaw, T., Hedes, R., Sandstrom, A., Ruete, A., Hiron, M., Hedblom, M., Eggers, S., Mikusinski, G. (2021). Hybrid bioacoustic and ecoacoustic analyses provide new links between bird assemblages and habitat quality in a winter boreal forest. Environmental and Sustainability Indicators (11), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indic.2021.10014 1

Shaw, T., Müller, S., Scherer-Lorenzen , M(2021). Slope does not affect autonomous recorder detection shape: considerations for acoustic monitoring in forested landscapes. Bioacoustics, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09524622.2021.1925590 

Müller, S., Shaw, T., Güntert, D., Helm Bold, L., contactor, N., Thomas, L.,  Scherer-Lorenzen, M. (2020). Ecoacoustics of small forest patches in agricultural landscapes: acoustic diversity and bird richness increase with patch size. Biodiversity, 1-13.   https://doi.org/10.1080/14888386.2020.1733086

Shaw, TE (2019). Species diversity in restoration plantings: Important factors for increasing the diversity of threatened tree species in the restoration of the Araucaria forest ecosystem. Plant Diversity, 41 (2): 84-93. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pld.2018.08.002


Projects and Collaborations

ConFoBi : Conservation of Forest Biodiversity in Multiple-Use Landscapes of Central Europe

Dr. FOREST (Diversity of FORESTs affecting human health (BiodivERsA call 2018))


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