Andrew D. Taylor, Department of Biology, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa



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Andrew D. Taylor

Associate Professor

Department of Biology
University of Hawai`i at Mānoa


office: Biomed T310

Department of Biology
2538 McCarthy Mall
University of Hawaii
Honolulu, HI 96822

(808) 956-4706


I regularly teach three courses, all of them graduate level:

  • Biometry (Zoology 631): An introduction to the practice of statistics, covering methods for data with single independent variables.

  • Advanced Biometry (Zoology 632): Linear models (regression and ANOVA) with multiple independent variables.

  • Population Biology (Zoology/Botany 652; co-taught with Curt Daehler of the Botany Department): Population ecology and some population genetics and behavioral ecology, with an emphasis on models.

I will teach Biometry in spring 2019, probably for the last time, and likely will not teach the other courses again.

For more information on these courses and my other teaching, and links to the web sites for the Biometry courses, see my Courses page.


I am interested generally in the population dynamics of species interactions. Much of my research has been on the dynamics of parasitoid-host interactions, and how these are affected by parasitoid characteristics and by population spatial structure. More recently I have been involved in studies of plant-pollinator interaction networks, and most recently, plant-fungus interactions.

I also collaborate on a wide variety of research projects by providing statistical assistance. In some cases this has led me to do research on statistical methods, including both developing new methods and evaluating the effectiveness of existing methods.

For descriptions of ongoing projects, go to my Research page.

Prospective Students:

I will not be taking new students.


last revised November 2016