Tyler is a PhD candidate in the Silver Lab and a 2018 Delta Science Fellow. He is broadly interested in understanding how differences in soil mineralogy across managed peatland soil differentially cycle carbon and nitrogen and how these soils respond to management activity and climate change. Particularly his research is focused on understanding the dynamics of soil nitrous oxide (N2O) and methane (CH4) emissions from managed peatland ecosystems. He is currently using multiple automated flux chamber systems to continuous measure carbon dioxide (CO2), CH4, and N2O fluxes across managed peatlands in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in California. He is also utilizing stable isotope pool dilution experiments to better constrain the production and consumption pathways of CH4, and N2O in these managed ecosystems.
He received his B.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from Chapman University in 2014. His undergraduate research was two-fold, including the investigation of how various physicochemical characteristics affect the bioaccessibility of arsenic in abandoned mine waste as well as the role of pre-restoration vegetation on organic carbon and nitrogen storage in restored salt marshes.