Dr. Grant works with the Monarch Butterfly working group as a postdoctoral research associate. Dr. Grant's original interest was in herpetology, leading to a M.S. project on flat-tailed horned lizards. During work on flat-tailed horned lizards, Dr. Grant became interested in quantitative methods for ecology, such as mark-recapture methods and occupancy estimation. After 4 years working for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service working with endangered species, Dr. Grant moved to Iowa to obtain a PhD in Wildlife Ecology. His project involved restoring wetland functionality on the Missouri River floodplain using amphibians as an indicator. Dr. Grant is now involved in modeling monarch butterfly movement on the Iowa landscape with an agent-based model. This model will be used to determine the best locations to create habitat for monarch butterflies, which have been declining for 20 years.
Dr. Tyler J Grant
Postdoctoral Research Associate
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B.S., Biology, Utah State University, 2001
M.S., Wildlife Biology, Colorado State University, 2005
PhD, Wildlife Ecology, Iowa State University, 2015