Dr. Taylor is a scientist with over 30 years of experience in environmental and marine sciences. His projects in oil spill response include planning, regulatory compliance, spill exercises, response evaluation, technical support in environmental and shoreline assessment, baseline studies, sediment quality and transport, coastal processes and marine geology. Dr. Taylor has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in geology and oceanography. As an International Maritime Organization (IMO) expert consultant, he has been on teams conducting IMO model courses in oil spill response (OPRC) and has worked on regional and national planning initiatives. Dr. Taylor’s field experience encompasses river, lake, harbor, coastal and deep-sea programs and spill response technical support worldwide. His extensive field and laboratory research includes studies of onshore to offshore marine geology and oceanography. He his provided leadership and management to numerous multi-disciplinary programs that required coordinating project teams for both industry and international scientific programs.
Ph.D., 1984, Texas A & M University, College Station
Graduate Studies, 1977-79, University of California, San Diego
B.S., 1977, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, México
NAUI Advanced Open Water SCUBA
ICS 100, 200 and 320
Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Technique
40 hr. HAZWOPER
ENGLISH – Fluent
SPANISH – Fluent
Owens, E.H., TAYLOR, E., and Owens, T., 2022. The FAST Job Aid: Feasibility Analysis for Shoreline Treatment, a Decision Support Tool. In Proceedings of 44rd Arctic Marine OIlspill Conference (AMOP).
Yue, R., An, C., Ye, Z., Owens, E.H., TAYLOR, E., and Zhao, S. 2022. Green biomass-derived materials for oil spill response: recent advancements and future perspectives. Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering, v. 36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coche.2021.100767
Palace, V., Tomy, G., Peters, Rodriguez Gil, J.L., Black, Timlick, L., T., Shanoff, T., TAYLOR, E., 2021. Assessing the use of a shoreline cleaner for treating oil spills in Canada’s freshwater environments. Int J Environ Sci Nat Res. 2021; 29(2): 556257. DOI: 10.19080/IJESNR.2021.29.556257
Owens, E.H., Bunker, P.C., Dubach, H.C., and TAYLOR, E., 2021. Field Trials using Canines to Detect Deep Subsurface Weathered and Heavy Oils. In Proceedings of 43rd Arctic Marine OIlspill Conference (AMOP).
Owens, EH., TAYLOR, E., Sergy, G., An, C., Chen, Z., Lee, K., 2021. A Review of Response Options to Accelerate the Recovery of Oiled Shorelines. Jour. Environ. Informatics Letters, v. 5(1), p. 1-16. http://www.jeiletters.org/index.php?journal=mys&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=202100049
TAYLOR, E., Owens, E. H., Lee, K., An, C., and Chen, Z., 2021. A Review of Numerical Models for Oil Penetration, Retention, and Attenuation on Shorelines. Jour. Environ. Informatics Letters, v.5(1), p. 27-38. http://www.jeiletters.org/index.php?journal=mys&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=202100051
Owens, EH., TAYLOR, E., Sergy, G., Lee, K., An, C., and Chen, Z., 2021. A Practical Model of the Natural Attenuation of Oil on Shorelines for Decision Support. Jour. Environ. Informatics Letters, v.5(1), p. 48-60. http://www.jeiletters.org/index.php?journal=mys&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=202100053
Taylor, P.M., TAYLOR, E., Bjerkemo, O.K., and Chazot, C., 2021. Guidelines on the Implementation of the OPRC Convention and OPRC-HNS Protocol. In, Proc. International Oil Spill Conference
Owens, E., TAYLOR, E., An, C., Chen, Z., Danner, G., Gmur, S., and Lee, K., 2021. A Shoreline Response Program (SRP) Decision Support Tool based on the Geographic Variability in Attenuation and Weathering of Stranded Oil. In, Proc. International Oil Spill Conference. https://doi.org/10.7901/2169-3358-2021.1.1141234
Rios J.M., TAYLOR, E., Muthike, S., and Mbaru, M., 2021. Kenya’s National Framework to Enhance the Response Capability to Oil Spills. In, Proc. International Oil Spill Conference. https://doi.org/10.7901/2169-3358-2021.1.688957
Challenger, G., Gmur, S., and TAYLOR, E., 2021. A review of Gulf of Mexico coastal marsh erosion studies following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill and comparison to over 4 years of shoreline loss data from Fall 2010 to Summer 2015. Marine Pollution Bull., v. 164, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.111983
Wang, Z., An, C., Lee, K., Owens, E., Chen, Z., Boufadel, M., TAYLOR, E., and Feng, Q., 2020. Factors influencing the fate of oil spilled on shorelines: a review. Environ Chem Lett. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10311-020-01097-4
Boufadel, M., Geng, X., An, C., Owens, E., Chen, Z., Lee, K., TAYLOR, E., and Prince, R.C., 2019. A Review on the Factors Affecting the Deposition, Retention, and Biodegradation of Oil Stranded on Beaches and Guidelines for Designing Laboratory Experiments. Current Pollution Reports (2019), p. 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40726-019-00129-0
TAYLOR, E., Laforest, S, and Owens, E., 2017. Potential Dilbit Residence on Coarse-Sediment Shorelines. Proc. of the 40th Arctic Marine Oilspill Program (AMOP) Technical Seminar on Environmental Contamination and Response: October, 2017: Calgary (Alberta), Canada.
TAYLOR, E., Moyano, M., and Miranda, D., 2017. RETOS™: Use of an International Tool for Assessing Oil Spill Planning and Preparedness. In Proc.2017 International Oil Spill Conference, American Petroleum Institute, Washington, DC. http://ioscproceedings.org/doi/pdf/10.7901/2169-3358-2017.1.1
TAYLOR, E., Graham, A., Rios, J., Huet, JY, Page-Jones, L., and Ivaba, G., 2017. Angola Coastal Mapping and Tactics for Oil Spill Response. In Proc.2017 International Oil Spill Conference, American Petroleum Institute, Washington, DC. http://ioscproceedings.org/doi/pdf/10.7901/2169-3358-2017.1.850
Donohue, K., TAYLOR, E., Moyano, M., Miranda, D., 2017. A True Roadmap for Response Preparedness Capacity Building in Developing States. In Proc.2017 International Oil Spill Conference, American Petroleum Institute, Washington, DC. http://ioscproceedings.org/doi/pdf/10.7901/2169-3358-2017.1.822
TAYLOR, E., G. Challenger, J. Rios, J. Morris, M.W. McCarthy, and C. Brown, 2014. Dilbit Crude Oil Weathering on Brackish Water: Meso-scale Tests of Behavior and Spill Countermeasures. Proc. of the 35th Arctic Marine Oilspill Program (AMOP) Technical Seminar on Environmental Contamination and Response: June 3-5, 2014: Canmore (Alberta), Canada.
Michel, J, E.H. Owens, S. Zengel, A. Graham, Z. Nixon, T. Allard, W. Holton, P.D. Reimer, A. Lamarche, M. White, N. Rutherford, C. Childs, G. Mauseth, G. Challenger, E. TAYLOR, 2013. Extent and Degree of Shoreline Oiling: Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Gulf of Mexico, USA. PLOS One: http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0065087