Former member (Lecturer / Post-doc (2021-2022))
My research investigates the causes and consequences of biodiversity loss, focusing on how ecological communities respond to human impacts. My work is solution-oriented and interdisciplinary, integrating field data, human dimensions, and statistical and spatial analyses to inform ecosystem management. Birds are my favorite taxa to work with.
My current research takes place in southern Chile and the San Francisco Bay Area and falls into three major topics:
• Biodiversity in managed forests
• Spatial ecology of species interactions
• Combined effects of climate change and land-use on biodiversity
I love mentoring students and am passionate about environmental education at all levels. At Stanford I teach Ornithology (BIO 121/221), am developing a new course in Applied Wildlife Ecology, and co-founded an afterschool outdoor education program for high school English Language Learners (www.meroscience.org).
I am currently a Lecturer in the Biology department and postdoctoral researcher housed in the Dirzo Lab. Previously I completed my PhD in the Dirzo Lab in 2021 and a B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences from Oregon State University in 2014.
Posts by Tyler McFadden
- Reconnecting People + Nature in the Anthropocene (YouTube videos)
- A Dirzo Podcast on mass biological loss is now uploaded onto YouTube & audio platforms
- New paper: Restoration of plant-animal interactions in terrestrial ecosystems
- New paper: Trophic rewilding benefits a tropical community through direct and indirect network effects
- New paper: Phenotypic plasticity in plant defense across life stages: Inducibility, transgenerational induction, and transgenerational priming in wild radish