Tyler Pavlowich, Ph.D.
- Ph.D. Ecology, Evolution, Ecosystems, and Society, Dartmouth College, 2017
- B.Sc. Biology, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, 2005
Tyler is a fisheries ecologist who works closely with fishermen so that his research addresses the most important issues relevant to fishery management. For his Ph.D., Tyler studied the ecological and social aspects of a highly-exploited coral reef fishery in the Dominican Republic. He connected with the fishing community to assess the status of the resource, identify problems with fishing and fishery management, and explore potential solutions that could achieve ecological-sustainability goals in socially reasonable ways. Tyler is now applying the same approach to flatfish fisheries in New England. He is managing a project focused on using fishermen's observations of flatfish populations and distributions to address elements of uncertainty that may help inform stock assessments. Current focal topics include the ways climate-driven changes in habitat use, the timing of migration, spatial use conflicts, and regulation affect both scientific fishery-independent surveys and fishermen's catch and perception of target species populations.