BS in Environmental Science, Western Washington University
MS in Biological Sciences, Montana State University
PhD in Wildlife Science, Oregon State University
Tyler helps CLLC and its partners apply scientific tools to landscape-level conservation, with a focus on preserving landscape connectivity for wildlife populations and mitigating impacts of climate change.
Tyler has broad experience in landscape ecology, conservation biology, genetics, and wildlife disease ecology. He has conducted ecological research in many parts of the western U.S., from Alaska to Arizona. His doctoral research explored the effects of landscape structure and climate change on connectivity of desert bighorn sheep populations in the southwestern U.S., and is helping public land managers to prioritize conservation of populations and habitats in the face of landscape change. Previously, Tyler worked in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem testing management strategies to reduce disease transmission in elk populations on winter feedgrounds.
When he is not in the office, Tyler can usually be found hiking, skiing, fly fishing, walking his greyhound, or otherwise enjoying Montana’s great outdoors.