Pyle, Tyler


My name is Tyler Pyle and I am a senior biology major graduating in the spring of 2016. As a freshmen I conducted research on Mantled Howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata) in Costa Rica. I investigated the relationship between body size of adults and locomotive behavior. As a sophomore, I joined the Siefferman lab while conducting my honors thesis where I've focused on the influence of similarity in pair behavior on the reproductive success in wild breeding tree swallows. After graduation, I plan to move to South Dakota to research the effect of the Bubonic Plague (Yersinia pestis) on the conservation of prairie dogs, black-footed ferrets, and other small mammals.