Tyler helps the Center 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 systematic conservation planning. He has conducted ecological research in many parts of the western U.S., from Alaska to Arizona. Examples of his research include: exploring effects of landscape structure on connectivity of desert bighorn sheep in national parks; examining the role of national monuments in the U.S. protected areas network; modeling wildlife movement corridors to inform management plans for national forests; predicting impacts of climate change on vegetation phenology and wildlife populations in desert grasslands; and establishing priority locations for mitigating wildlife-vehicle collisions in Montana and Alberta.
When he is not in the office, Tyler can often be found hiking, cross-county skiing, fly fishing, walking his greyhound, or otherwise enjoying Montana’s great outdoors.
- Ph.D. in Wildlife Science, Oregon State University
- M.S. in Biological Sciences, Montana State University
- B.S. in Environmental Science, Western Washington University