M.S., Ecology, University of Georgia, 2015
B.S., Biology, Concord University, 2012
Melanie works with Mac Callaham studying soil macroinvertebrates at the Calhoun CZO.
Soil fauna responses to natural disturbances, invasive species, and global climate change: Current state of the science and a call to action. Coyle, D.R., U.J. Nagendra, M.K. Taylor, J.H. Campbell, C.E. Cunard, A.H. Joslin, A. Mundepi, C.A. Phillips, and M.A. Callaham, Jr. (2017): Soil Biology and Biochemistry 110:116-133
Trophic dynamics in a simple experimental ecosystem: Interactions among centipedes, Collembola and introduced earthworms. Gao, Meixiang, Melanie K.Taylor, and Mac A. Callaham Jr. (2017): Soil Biology and Biochemistry 115: 66-72
Papers and books that explicitly acknowledge a CZO grant are highlighted in PALE ORANGE.
The shovel – a surprisingly effective, but often overlooked tool for soil biodiversity discovery. Callaham, M.A., Jr., R. Carrera-Martínez, S.W. James, B.A. Snyder, and M.K. Taylor (2018): Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, August 5-10, 2018, New Orleans, Louisiana
Opening a can of worms: Uncovering the diversity of native semiaquatic earthworms from the Southern Appalachian Piedmont of the US. Carrera-Martínez, R., M.K. Taylor, and M.A. Callaham, Jr. (2018): Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, August 5-10, 2018, New Orleans, Louisiana
Past, present and future earthworm-related research at the Calhoun CZO. Callaham, Mac, Roberto Carrera-Martínez, Zach Brecheisen, Melanie Taylor, Dan Markewitz, and Dan Richter (2017): Calhoun CZO 2017 Summer Science Meeting, Union, SC, 17-18 May 2017
Do non-native earthworms influence trophic dynamics in experimental soil ecosystems?. Gao, M., M.K. Taylor, and M.A. Callaham, Jr. (2016): International Visitors Program Science Leadership Forum, Washington, DC, October 2016