Tyler_headshot2Carrie Tyler

Assistant Professor

Paleoecology, Marine Ecosystems, Invertebrates, Food Webs, Predation, Taphonomy

Office: LFG 214,
Phone: 702-895-4615,
Email: carrie.tyler@unlv.edu

Personal website
Tyler CV


Ph.D. Virginia Tech, USA (2012)
M.S.  San Diego State University, USA (2007)
B.A.  University of Colorado at Boulder, USA (2000)

Research interests:

Dr. Tyler’s research focuses on understanding the evolution of marine ecosystems, particularly how marine food webs respond to dramatic change, and the relationship between biodiversity and the robustness and stability of marine food webs on evolutionary timescales. Dr. Tyler also examines the effects of changes in predation intensity on ecosystems, particularly in the modern rocky intertidal, as well as assessing the quality of the fossil record and identifying the limits of its applicability to paleoecology and conservation. Her lab group uses a range of computational approaches and modeling to construct and analyze modern and ancient marine food webs, typically using the R programming language.

Selected Publications (*advisees):

Petsios, E., Portell, R.W., *Farrar, L., Tennakoon, S., Grun, T.B., Kowalewski, M., Tyler, C.L., 2021. An Asynchronous Mesozoic Marine Revolution: The Cenozoic Intensification of Predation on Echinoids. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 288(1947):20210400. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2021.0400

*Kempf, H.L., *Castro, I.O., Dineen, A.A., Tyler, C.L., Roopnarine, P.D., 2020. Comparisons of Ecosystem Dynamics Before and After the Richmondian Invasion Reveal Consequences of Invasive Species in Benthic Marine Paleocommunities. Paleobiology 46(3): 32-336. https://doi.org/10.1017/pab.2020.26

Tyler, C.L., Molinaro, D.J., Mendonca, S.E., Schneider, C.L., Leighton, L.R., 2019. Repair Scars Preserve Decadal Patterns of Predation Intensity Despite Short-term Ecological Disturbances. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 29:2018-2025. https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.3202

Tyler, C.L., Schneider, C.L. (Eds.), 2018. Marine Conservation Paleobiology (Topics in Geobiology). Springer Verlag, Cham. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-73795-9