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Graduate Program (M.Sc.) - Global Change Ecology

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Taylor Blair

Taylor Blair


At Global Change Ecology until 12/2020
e-Mail: taylor.blair(at)uni-bayreuth.de


2018 - present

Master of Science in Global Change Ecology
University of Bayreuth, Germany

2014 - 2017

Bachelor of Science in Integrated Studies, with emphasis in Environmental Studies and Social Sciences
Utah Valley University, Utah, USA

Thesis topic: Assessing the emerging climate-induced human displacement situation in light of contemporary international refugee law

Department of Integrated Studies

Mentors: Scott H. Abbott, Ph.D. & Thomas H. Bretz, Ph.D.

2008 - 2011

Associate of Science in Outdoor Recreation
Utah State University, Utah, USA

Leadership and Volunteering  

01/2019 - 01/2020 Student Board Member - GCE M.Sc. Program, University of Bayreuth
Bayreuth, Germany
08/2017 - 04/2018 Co-leader - Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Missoula Chapter
Montana, USA
07/2016 - 05/2017 Vice-president - Green Club, Utah Valley University
Orem, Utah, USA
08/2012 - 08/2014 Voluntary Mission Service
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Research and Work Experience  

04/2019 - present Student Assistant - Manuscript Proofreader, University of Bayreuth
Bayreuth, Germany
05/2017 Student Research Assistant, Utah Valley University
Commune of Djida Thiaroye Kao, Dakar, Senegal
02/2016 Law School Ambassador - Pre-law, Utah Valley University
Los Angeles/San Diego, California, USA
06/2009 - 08/2009 Outdoor Instructor, Camp Cherry Valley
Catalina Island, California, USA

Science Schools  

08/2019 Summer School on Democratic Innovations
UC Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
07/2019 Transdisciplinary Research Summer School
Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Kazbegi, Georgia
06/2019 Indo-German Centre for Sustainability Summer School on Smart Grids
TU Dresden / RWTH Aachen, Dresden, Germany
02/2019 Jyväskylä Winter School of Ecology
University of Jyväskylä, Konnevesi, Finland


10/2019 17th International Conference on Electricity Distribution (CIRED): Netzausbau ohne Ende?
Netzquartier 50Hertz, Berlin, Germany
04/2019 Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services - 7th Plenary Session
UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France
06/2017 Citizens’ Climate International Conference
Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington D.C., USA
02/2016 J. Reuben Clark Law Society Annual Conference
USD, San Diego, California, USA


04/2018 Water Access and Household Adaptation to Flooding in Djida Thiaroye Kao, Senegal
American Association of Geographers Annual Conference. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
03/2017 Climate Refugees: Implications of Anthropogenic Climate Change
Environmental Ethics Symposium at Utah Valley University. Orem, Utah, USA
03/2017 Environmental Injustice: How will Climate Migration be Handled?
Global Crises Global Change Conference at Westminster College. Salt Lake City, Utah, USA



Hungerford H, Smiley SL, Blair T, Beutler S, Bowers N, Cadet E. Coping with Floods in Pikine, Senegal: An Exploration of Household Impacts and Prevention Efforts. Urban Science. 2019; 3(2):54.

Hungerford H, Cadet E, Blair T, Jensen J, Beutler S, et al. Water Quality Assessment: Djida Thiaroye Kao, Senegal. Manuscript submitted for publication. 2018.

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