Dr Gary Taylor

 Position Research Associate
 Org Unit Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
 Email gary.taylor@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 8347
 Location Floor/Room G 16 ,  Darling ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Research Associate, School of Earth & Environmental Sciences

    Core staff member, Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity

  • Research Interests

    Insect-plant and multitrophic interactions

    • Systematics and phylogenetic congruence between insect herbivores and the plant family Casuarinaceae
    • Systematics and biology of multitrophic systems (gall flies, entomophilic nematodes and the Myrtaceae)
    • Systematics and biology of Australian psyllids and lerp insects (Hemiptera: Psylloidea), including insect/host associations and biogeography 
    • Gall induction by insects and biological diversity associated with gall systems (including multitrophic interactions between gall inducers, parasitoids and hyperparasitoids).
  • Publications


    Gaskin, J.F., G.S. Wheeler, M.F. Purcell and G.S. Taylor (2009). Molecular evidence of hybridisation in Florida's sheoak (Casuarina spp.) invasion. Molecular Ecology (in press).

    Taylor, G.S., K.A. Davies, N. Martin  & T. Crosby (2007). First record of Fergusonina (Diptera: Fergusoninidae) and associated Fergusobia (Tylenchida: Neotylenchidae) forming galls on Metrosideros (Myrtaceae) from New Zealand. Systematic Entomology 32: 548-557.

    Ye, W, R.M. Giblin-Davis, K.A. Davies, M.F. Purcell, S.J. Scheffer, G.S. Taylor, E.D. Center, K. Morris,W.K. Thomas (2007). Molecular phylogenetics and the evolution of host plant associations in the nematode genus Fergusobia (Tylenchida: Fergusobiinae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 45: 123-141.

    Percy, D.M., G.S. Taylor & Kennedy, M. (2006). Psyllid communication: acoustic diversity, mate recognition and phylogenetic signal. Invertebrate Systematics 20: 432-445.

    Taylor, G.S. (2004). Revision of Fergusonina Malloch gall flies (Diptera: Fergusoninidae) from Melaleuca (Myrtaceae). Invertebrate Systematics 18: 251-290.

    Austin, A.D., D.K. Yeates, G. Cassis, M.J. Fletcher, J. La Salle, J.F. Lawrence, P.B. McQuillan, L.A. Mound, D.J. Bickel, P.J. Gullan, D.F. Hales and G.S. Taylor (2004). Insects 'Down Under' - Diversity, endemism and evolution of the Australian insect fauna: examples from select orders. Australian Journal of Entomology 43: 216-234.

    Giblin-Davis, R.M., B.J. Center, K.A. Davies, S.J. Scheffer, M. Purcell, G.S. Taylor, M.L. Lewis, J. Goolsby, and T.D. Center (2004). Histological comparisons of Fergusonina/Fergusobia induced galls on different myrtaceous hosts. Journal of Nematology 36: 249-262.

    Scheffer, S.J., R.M. Giblin-Davis, G.S. Taylor, K.A. Davies, M. Purcell, M.L. Lewis, J. Goolsby, and T.D. Center (2004). Phylogenetic relationships, species limits, and host specificity of gall-forming Fergusonina flies (Diptera: Fergusoninidae) feeding on Melaleuca (Myrtaceae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 97: 1216-1221.

    Taylor, G.S. and P.W. Miles (1994). Composition and variability of the saliva of coreids in relation to phytotoxicoses and other aspects of the salivary physiology of phytophagous Heteroptera. Entomologia experimentalis et applicata 73: 265-277.

    Taylor, G.S. (1990). Revision of the genus Schedotrioza Tuthill & Taylor (Homoptera: Psylloidea: Triozidae). Invertebrate Taxonomy 4: 721-751.




  • Professional Associations

    1993 Recipient of the Australian Entomological Society Inc. Phil Carne Prize for original research and scientific writing

    1997 Recipient of the Royal Society of South Australia Inc. Publication Medal, awarded for the best paper published by a scientist under the age of 40

    2004 Runner up in the University of Adelaide Postgraduate Student Association General Staff of the Year Award

    CSIRO Visiting Research Fellow, CSIRO Entomology, Indooroopilly, Brisbane 2004-

    Member, The Australian Entomological Societym 1982-

    • Honorary Secretary, The Australian Entomological Society 1995-1996
    • Regional Councillor, The Australian Entomological Society 1996-1999
    • Member, Conservation Committee, Australian Entomological Society 2008-

    Honorary Fellow, The Natural History Society of South Australia 1995-

    Member, The Royal Society of South Australia 1997-

    Member, Society of Australian Systematic Biologists 1997-

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