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Sharon K Taylor, DVM, PhD

Sharon Taylor is Center Director of the Fort Collins Science Center. 


  • Ph.D. Wildlife (Diseases and Toxicology), Zoology and Physiology Department, University of Wyoming, 1998
  • D.V.M. College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, 1991
  • B.S. Animal Science, Colorado State University, 1985

Professional Experience

  • Center Director, U.S. Geological Survey, Fort Collins Science Center, Fort Collins, CO, 2016 - Present
  • Water, Environmental, and Ecosystems Division Chief, Bureau of Reclamation, Technical Service Center, Denver, CO, 2014-2016
  • Fisheries and Wildlife Resources Group Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, Technical Service Center, Denver, CO, 2011-2014
  • Division Chief, Environmental Contaminants Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office, Carlsbad, CA, 2007-2011
  • Senior Wildlife Ecologist, United States Environmental Protection Agency, National Center for Environmental Assessment - Washington D.C., 2001-2007
  • Wildlife Health Section Leader and Wildlife Diagnostic Veterinary Manager, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Bureau of Wildlife Diversity Conservation, Gainesville, FL, 1996-2001
  • Graduate Student and Teaching Assistant Instructor, University of Wyoming, Zoology and Physiology Department, and Veterinary Sciences Department, Laramie, WY, 1993-1996
  • Wildlife Veterinarian and Natural Resources Biologist, National Park Service, Division of Wildlife and Vegetation, Washington, D.C. 1991-1993
  • Wildlife Health Research Extern, National Zoological Park/Smithsonian Institute, 1991-1993
  • Research Assistant, San Diego Zoo - Center for Reproduction of Endangered Species, San Diego, CA, 1989
  • Endangered Species Recovery Teams
    • Florida Panther Recovery Team, 1996-1999
    • Wyoming Toad Recovery Team, 1991-1993
    • Colorado - Boreal Toad Recovery Team, 1992-1993            
  • Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration Trustee Councils
    • Buena Vista Lagoon and Creek Restoration Spill Trustee Council – FWS Trustee 2008-2011
    • Montrose Settlements Restoration Program Trustee Council: FWS Trustee 2011, Alternate Trustee 2002-2010
    • American Trader Oil Spill Trustee Council – FWS Alternate 2008-2011

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