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Robin Tyser

Office hoursBy appointment
Specialty area(s)Conservation Biology
Brief biographyRob Tyser earned an M.S. at Oregon State and a PhD in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has taught at UW-La Crosse since 1978 and is an active member in sustainability organizations on campus and in the La Crosse community.

Dr. Tyser serves as faculty advisor for students majoring in the Biology -Environmental Science Concentration.
Current courses at UW-LBIO 321 Ornithology
BIO 419/519 Quantitative Methods in Ecology
BIO 491 Senior Capstone
Research and publishingDr. Tyser's research interests have included foraging behaviors in alpine mammals, distribution patterns of marsh birds and owls, control of invasive plants, and ecological applications of GIS technology. He is currently investigating bioaccumulation of mercury in Red-winged Blackbirds in Voyageurs National Park.
EducationPh.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison (Zoology), 1978
Major - Animal Ecology
Minor - Plant Ecology

M.S. Oregon State University (General Biology), 1974
Major - Population Biology
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