Tye L. Kindinger, PhD
Tye Kindinger co-leads the planning and execution of research cruises to conduct ecosystem surveys across the U.S. Pacific Islands as part of the National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP); she oversees and maintains the long-term fish dataset. Tye also works on a wide variety of research projects focused on nearshore ecosystems to meet the scientific needs of partners in management and conservation.
Tye earned a Ph.D. in Integrative Biology with a minor in Statistics from Oregon State University. Her dissertation research documented the direct and indirect ways in which the invasive Pacific lionfish alters native community interactions on Atlantic coral reefs. She then went on to study the effects of ocean acidification and warming on trophic interactions and marine communities as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Santa Cruz.