Christy Tyler

Job Title: 
Assistant Professor/Faculty Affiliate
College of Science
(585) 475-5042

Director, Graduate Program in Environmental Science

Tyler received her B.S. in Biological Sciences from Cornell University, her M.S. from the University of Virginia, and her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.

Her research interests include aquatic ecology, biogeochemistry, invasion biology, wetlands, biodiversity - ecosystem function, and aquatic plants.


Selected Publications

McLenaghan, N.A., A.C. Tyler, U. Mahl, R. Howarth, R. Marino. 2011.  Benthic macroinvertebrate diversity regulates nutrient and algal dynamics in a shallow estuary.  Marine Ecology Progress Series. 426: 171-184.
Tyler, A.C. & E.D. Grosholz. 2011. Spartina invasion changes intertidal ecosystem metabolism in San Francisco Bay.  In:  Ayres, DR, DW Kerr, SD Ericson and PR Olofson, Eds. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Invasive Spartina (San Francisco, CA), San Francisco Estuary Invasive Spartina Project of the State Coastal Conservancy (California), Cambridge Publications Limited, Cambridge, UK.

Christian, R.R., C.M. Voss, C. Bondavalli, P. Viaroli, M. Naldi, A.C. Tyler, I.C. Anderson, K.J. McGlathery, R.E. Ulanowicz & V. Camacho-Ibar.  2010.  Ecosystem Health Indexed through Networks of Nitrogen Cycling. In:  Paerl, H.W. and M. J. Kennish (eds).  Coastal Lagoons:  Systems of Natural and Anthropogenic Change.  CRC Press.  Boca Raton, FL.

Grosholz, E. D., L. A. Levin, A. C. Tyler, and C. Neira. 2009 Changes in community structure and ecosystem function following Spartina alterniflora invasion of Pacific estuaries. In: B. R. Silliman, E. D. Grosholz and M. D. Bertness, eds. Human Impacts on Salt Marshes: A Global Perspective. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.
Tyler, A.C., J.G. Lambrinos & E.D. Grosholz.  2007.  Nitrogen inputs promote the spread of an invasive marsh grass.  Ecological Applications.  17:  1886-1898.