Jason J. Taylor - Alaska Regional Chief of Natural Resources

Jason sits at the edge of a small stream on the Alaska tundra recording data.
Jason Taylor on the North Slope of Alaska in 2012 recording vegetation monitoring data.

Jason J. Taylor
Regional Chief of Natural Resources
National Park Service, Alaska Region
907-644-3571
Jason_J_Taylor@nps.gov

Alaska Region Natural Resources Team

Education
Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan - August 2008
Natural Resources and Environment (terrestrial resource ecology and management, avian landscape ecology, bioacoustics, and geospatial applications)

M.S., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan - August 2004
Natural Resources and Environment (terrestrial resource ecology and management, land-use policy, and geospatial applications)

B.S., University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, Michigan - April 1997
Biology

Certified GIS Professional (GISP), GIS Certification Institute
Certification Number 47280: Date Certified 1/25/2005-1/25/2010

Professional Experience
May 2016 - present, Regional Chief of Natural Resources, NPS Alaska Regional Office
June 2015 - May 2016, Landscape and Arctic Initiatives Coordinator, BLM Alaska State Office
Jan. 2013 - June 2015, Chief of Natural Resource Management and Science, NPS Cape Cod National Seashore
May 2010 - Jan. 2013, Landscape Ecologist/Monitoring Lead, BLM National Operations Center
Jan. 2011 - Apr. 2011, Deputy Director, North Slope Science Initiative
Nov. 2009 - May 2010, Renewable Resources Supervisor, BLM White River Field Office
Aug. 2008 - Nov. 2009, GIS Coordinator, BLM White River Field Office
2003-2009, Founder & Consulting Partner, North Arrow Technologies, Inc.

Recent Professional Affiliations
Member, Alaska Park Science Editorial Board; 2018-present
Instructor, NPS Interdisciplinary Resource Protection and Law (class); 2018-present
Member, NPS (national) Natural Resource Advisory Group; 2016 - present
Co-Lead, Arctic Council, Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna, Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program; 2016-2017
Co-Chair, Alaska CC Exec Roundtable, Alaska Long-term Monitoring Working Group; 2015-2016
Member, NPS Excellence in Science, Integrating Science into National Parks Workgroup; 2014-2016
U.S. Lead/Member, Arctic Council, Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna, Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program Terrestrial Steering Group; 2011-2016

Scientific Publications
2018. Trammell, E.J., S.K. Carter, T. Haby, and J.J. Taylor. Evidence and opportunities for integrating landscape ecology into natural resource planning across multiple-use landscapes. Current Landscape Ecology Reports 3(1):1-11.

2016. Taylor, J.J., C.A. Lepczyk, and D.G. Brown. Patch and matrix level influences on forest birds at the rural-urban interface. Landscape Ecology 31: 1005-1020.

2014. Karl, J.W., J. Taylor, and M. Bobo. A double-sampling approach to deriving training and validation data for remotely-sensed vegetation products. International Journal of Remote Sensing 35(5): 1936-1955.

2014. Haines, S.S., Diffendorfer, J.E., Balistrieri, Berger, Cook, DeAngelis, Doremus, Gautier, Gallegos, Gerritsen, Graffy, Hawkins, Johnson, Macknick, McMahon, Modde, Pierce, Schuenemeyer, Semmens, Simon, Taylor, and Walton-Day. A Framework for Quantitative Assessment of Impacts Related to Energy and Mineral Resource Development. Natural Resources Research 23(1): 3-17.

2011. Toevs, G.R., J.W. Karl, J.J. Taylor, C.S. Spurrier, M. Karl, M.R. Bobo, and J.E. Herrick. Consistent Indicators and Methods and a Scalable Sample Design to Meet Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring Information Needs Across Scales. Rangelands 33(4): 14-20.

2007. Taylor, J.J., D.G. Brown, and L. Larsen. Preserving natural features: A GIS-based evaluation of a local open-space ordinance. Landscape and Urban Planning 82(1-2): 1-16.

Government Reports
2016. Bennetts, R.E., N. Chambers, J. Comiskey, K. James, J. Lawler, K. Legg, E. Matthews, L. Mazzu, R. Ohms, C. Schreier, and J.J. Taylor. 2016. Integration of science and park management: a framework for partnership. Natural Resource Report NPS/NRSS/NRR—2016/1230. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

2016. Kasischke, E., J.G. Dennis, R. Loehman, D. McKnight, and J.J. Taylor. Research Goal 7: Advance an Integrated, Landscape-scale Understanding of Arctic Terrestrial and Freshwater Ecosystems and the Potential for Future Change in Arctic Research Plan 2017-2021, Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC), National Science and Technology Council, Executive Office of the President, Washington, DC, 76 pp.

2014. Taylor, J.J., E.J. Kachergis, G.R. Toevs, J.W. Karl, M.R.. Bobo, M. Karl, S. Miller, and C.S. Spurrier. 2012. AIM-Monitoring: A Component of the BLM Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring Strategy. BLM Technical Note 445. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, National Operations Center, Denver, CO.

2011. Toevs, G.R., J.J. Taylor, C. Spurrier, W.C. MacKinnon, and M. Bobo. BLM National Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring Strategy. U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management, Washington, D.C.

2011. Mackinnon W.C., J.W. Karl, G.R. Toevs, J.J. Taylor, M. Karl, C.S. Spurrier, and J.E. Herrick. BLM Core Indicators and Methods. BLM Technical Note 440. U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management, National Operations Center, Denver, CO.

2011. Boone R.B, J.J. Taylor, D.M. Swift, P.H. Evangelista, and E. Hollowed. Developing a Resource Management and Monitoring Protocol for Semiarid Landscapes with Extensive Energy Extraction Potential. BLM Technical Note 439. U.S. Department of the Interior. Bureau of Land Management, National Operations Center, Denver, Colorado.

Other
2018. Reynolds, J.H., E.J. Trammell, and J.J. Taylor. Migration’s Foundation: Ecological Intactness of Alaska’s Ecosystems. Alaska Park Science 17(1): 85-91.

2017. Welling, L., J. Taylor, D. Payer, L. Phillips, and T. Jones. National Park Service Participation in the Arctic Council. Alaska Park Science 16(1): 100-105.

2013. Christensen, T., J. Payne, M. Doyle, G. Ibarguchi, J. Taylor, N.M. Schmidt, M. Gill, M. Svoboda, M. Aronsson, C. Behe, C. Buddle, C. Cuyler, A.M. Fosaa, A.D Fox, S. Heiðmarsson, P. Henning Krogh, J. Madsen, D. McLennan, J. Nymand, C. Rosa, J. Salmela, R. Shuchman, M. Soloviev, and M. Wedege. Arctic Terrestrial Biodiversity Monitoring Plan. CAFF Monitoring Series Report No. 7. CAFF International Secretariat, Akureyri, Iceland. ISBN 978-9935-431-26-4.

2012. Svoboda, M., T. Christensen, E.T. Jorgenson, J.J. Taylor, J.F. Payne, N.M. Schmidt, M. Doyle, J. Madsen, J. Nymand, and D. Walker. Terrestrial Biodiversity Monitoring Group: Designing an arctic terrestrial biodiversity monitoring plan: 1st workshop, Hvalsø, Denmark, October 11-13, 2011. CAFF International Secretariat, CAFF Proceedings Series Report No. 7. ISBN: 978-9935-431-17-2.

2011. Christensen, T., J.F. Payne, N.M. Schmidt, J. Madsen, J.J. Taylor, M. Doyle, M. Gill, J. Nymand, M. Svoboda, C. Rosa, R. Shuchman, M. Soloviev, M. Aronsson, E. Paakko, A.M. Fosaa, S. Heidmarsson, and B.Ø. Solberg. Terrestrial Expert Monitoring Plan – background paper. A supporting publication to the CBMP Framework Document. CAFF International Secretariat, CAFF Monitoring Series Report No. 6. ISBN 978-9935-431-11-0.

2011. Streever, B., R. Suydam, J.F. Payne, R. Shuchman, R.P. Angliss, Greg Balogh, J. Brown, J. Grunblatt, S. Guyer, D.L. Kane, J.J. Kelley, G. Kofinas, D.R. Lassuy, W. Loya, P. Martin, S. Moore, W.S. Pegau, C. Rea, D.J. Reed, T. Sformo, M. Sturm, J.J. Taylor, T. Viavant, D. Williams, D. Yokel. Environmental Change and Potential Impacts: Applied Research Priorities for Alaska’s North Slope. Arctic (InfoNorth) 64(3): 390-397.