Tyler R. Kartzinel, who earned his Ph.D. under the direction of Dorset Trapnell, has just accepted an offer to join the faculty at Brown University.  Tyler will have a split appointment as Assistant Professor of Conservation Biology in EEB and as a Fellow of the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society. 

While at UGA Tyler studied the influence of landscape heterogeneity and species interactions on the distribution of an epiphytic orchid and its genetic variation.  He subsequently joined Dr. Rob Pringle’s lab at Princeton University as a postdoctoral research associate, and more recently as a NatureNet Science Fellow, where he has been studying trophic interactions and ecological consequences of large mammal declines. Way to go, Tyler!