Christy Tyler

Assistant Professor

The Tyler Aquatic Ecology Lab @RIT

Contact Information

OfficeROS A186
Phone(585) 475-5042

Mailing Address

Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences
Rochester Institute of Technology
85 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623

B.S. Cornell University - Biological Sciences
M.S. University of Virginia
Ph.D. University of Virginia

Job Responsibilities

Director, Graduate Program in Environmental Science

Research Interests

aquatic ecology, biogeochemistry, invasion biology, wetlands, biodiversity - ecosystem function, 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.