Dr. Carrie Tyler

( University of Nevada, Las Vegas )


(702) 481-6884
  • Institution:University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Departments: geoscience
  • Research Fields: Paleontology, Marine Ecology, Invertebrates
  • Disciplines: Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Physical Sciences
  • Location:Clark County
  • Funding:EPSCoR - Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, NSF - National Science Foundation


I have mentored 10 graduate students and 31 undergraduate students.


Global climate change and human activities continue to create an urgent need for effective conservation and management strategies, which require a thorough understanding of how and why ecosystems respond to extreme structural changes. My research on marine invertebrate communities, therefore, includes two main themes: (1)investigations assessing the quality and biases of the fossil record and identifying the limits of its applicability to paleoecology and conservation, and (2) understanding processes driving ecosystem structure and functioning, and community response to past disturbances.