Drew Tyre

Drew Tyre

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  • Interests
  • Grants
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  • Courses Taught
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Title SNR Teaching Coordinator
Address 416 Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
68583-0974
Phone 402-472-4054
FAX 402-472-2946
E-mail atyre2@unl.edu
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Hi, I'm Andrew (Drew) Tyre, professor of wildlife ecology and human dimensions in the School of Natural Resources. I arrived at UNL in 2003.

My main area of interest revolves around helping people to make good wildlife management decisions, especially when very little is known about the wildlife population. We often know particularly little about threatened and endangered species, and we must make many decisions about such species. I like to try and frame these problems to identify "robust" decisions that ensure good outcomes, even when we use inaccurate information.

Drew Tyre flies an aerial camera mounted on a kite to observe lizard habitat in South Austrialia.
Drew flies an aerial camera mounted on a kite to observe lizard habitat in South Australia. Drew operates the camera by a remote control device he holds.

Right now, I'm working on using very simple, "prototype" models of habitat and population dynamics, to guide decisions about habitat management for Interior Least Terns, Piping Plovers, and other threatened and endangered species. I build these models together with small groups of managers and stakeholders to directly incorporate their objectives into the modeling process. By involving the decision makers in the process of predicting the consequences of their decisions, they accept the recommendations emerging from the decision support process much more readily.

Selected Publications

Cohen, J. B., Hecht, A., Robinson, K. F., Osnas, E. E., Tyre, A. J., Davis, C., Kocek, A., Maslo, B., Melvin, S. M. 2016. To exclose nests or not: structured decision making for the conservation of a threatened species. Ecosphere, 7(10). Online
Hiller, T. L., Mcfadden-Hiller, J. E., Jenkins, S. R., Belant, J. L., Tyre, R. 2015. Demography, prey abundance, and management affect number of cougar mortalities associated with livestock conflicts. The Journal of Wildlife Management. 79(6):978–988. Online

Educational Background

  • BS - University of Alberta, Zoology (1991)
  • MS - Simon Fraser University, Behavioral Ecology (1994)
  • PhD - University of Adelaide, Spatial Population Ecology (1999)

Awards

  • 2006 – Junior Faculty Award for Research Excellence awarded by Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, UNL 

SNR Mission Area(s)

  • Applied Ecology

Professional Organizations

  • Ecological Society of America
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  • Society for Conservation Biology
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  • The Wildlife Society
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Notable Websites

Areas of Interest

  • Statistical ecology
  • Simulation modeling
  • Population dynamics/ecology
  • Ecosystem ecology/resilience
  • Wildlife ecology/habitat
  • Structured Decision Making
  • Parapatric boundaries
  • Optimal monitoring strategies
  • Decision making under uncertainty
  • Problem based learning, mathematics in ecology
  • Adaptive Management
  • Population Dynamics, Distribution
  • Biodiversity
  • Endangered Species
  • Game, Wildlife
  • Invasive Species
  • Resilience
  • Wildlife Damage Management

Currently this page only displays grants that were awarded on 1/1/2009 to the present. If a grant was awarded prior to 1/1/2009 and is still active, it will not be displayed on this page.

Grant Title Structured Decision Making
Starting Date 5/26/2016
Principal Investigators
Drew Tyre
Ending Date 12/31/2016
Funding Level $8,909.00
Funding Source DJ Case and Associates

 
Grant Title Global Analysis of Plant and Animal Demography
Starting Date 6/22/2016
Principal Investigators
Drew Tyre
Ending Date 6/24/2016
Funding Level $800.00
Funding Source IANR Travel Funds

 
Grant Title Mule Deer Population Model
Starting Date 7/15/2012
Principal Investigators
Drew Tyre
Ending Date 6/30/2013
Funding Level $25,000.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title IGERT: Resilience and Adaptive Governance in Stressed Watersheds (additional funding)
Starting Date 7/18/2012
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Co-PIs
Sherilyn Fritz
Ashok Samal
Alan Tomkins
Drew Tyre
Ending Date 7/31/2013
Funding Level $646,993.00
Funding Source National Science Foundation

 
Grant Title Developing a Stochastic Population Reconstruction Method for Cougar Populations in Oregon
Starting Date 10/3/2011
Principal Investigators
Drew Tyre
Ending Date 7/31/2012
Funding Level $40,650.00
Funding Source Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

 
Grant Title IGERT: Resilience and Adaptive Governance in Stressed Watersheds (additional funding)
Starting Date 7/14/2011
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Co-PIs
Sherilyn Fritz
Ashok Samal
Alan Tomkins
Drew Tyre
Ending Date 7/31/2012
Funding Level $650,212.00
Funding Source National Science Foundation

 
Grant Title Salmonid Benefits Project
Starting Date 5/16/2011
Principal Investigators
Drew Tyre
Ending Date 9/30/2011
Funding Level $15,113.00
Funding Source PNNL

 
Grant Title Assessing Completing Research Hypothesis in an Adaptive Management Process
Starting Date 7/1/2010
Principal Investigators
Drew Tyre
Ending Date 4/30/2011
Funding Level $24,798.00
Funding Source Platte River Recovery Implement

 
Grant Title IGERT: Resilience and Adaptive Governance in Stressed Watersheds (additional funding)
Starting Date 6/22/2010
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Co-PIs
Drew Tyre
Sherilyn Fritz
Alan Tomkins
Ashok Samal
Ending Date 7/31/2011
Funding Level $649,126.00
Funding Source National Science Foundation

 
Grant Title U.S. Geologic Service Missouri River Adapative Management (additional funding)
Starting Date 4/1/2009
Principal Investigators
Drew Tyre
Co-PIs
Craig Allen
Ending Date 4/30/2011
Funding Level $163,754.00
Funding Source US Department of the Interior - Geological Survey

 
Grant Title IGERT: Resilience and Adaptive Governance in Stressed Watersheds
Starting Date 8/15/2009
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Co-PIs
Drew Tyre
Sherilyn Fritz
Alan Tomkins
Drew Tyre
Ashok Samal
Ending Date 8/14/2014
Funding Level $2,966,035.00
Funding Source National Science Foundation

 
Grant Title IGERT: Resilience and Adaptive Governance in Stressed Watersheds
Starting Date 8/15/2009
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Co-PIs
Drew Tyre
Sherilyn Fritz
Alan Tomkins
Drew Tyre
Ashok Samal
Ending Date 8/14/2014
Funding Level $2,966,035.00
Funding Source National Science Foundation

 
Grant Title Quantifying Uncertainity in Missouri River Adaptive Management Processes
Starting Date 4/1/2009
Principal Investigators
Drew Tyre
Co-PIs
Erkan Istanbulluoglu
Ending Date 12/31/2009
Funding Level $247,104.00
Funding Source US Department of the Interior - Geological Survey - USACE

 
Grant Title Analysis of Survey Data of Staging Sandhill Crane Along the Platte River, NE
Starting Date 1/1/2010
Principal Investigators
Drew Tyre
Ending Date 12/31/2012
Funding Level $46,686.00
Funding Source Whooping Crane Maintenance Fund

 

Undergraduate Majors Bachelor of Science in
  • Fisheries & Wildlife
Graduate Program(s)

Master of Science in Natural Resource Sciences


including specializations in
  • Adaptive Management
  • Applied Ecology

Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Resource Sciences


including specializations in
  • Adaptive Management
  • Applied Ecology

Courses Taught
Course Number Course Title Fall Even Years Fall Odd Years Spring Even Years Spring Odd Years Summer Session Cross Listing
NRES 101 Natural Resources Orientation X X None
NRES 222 Ecology Laboratory X X X X BIOS/NRES 222
NRES 450 Biology of Wildlife Populations X X BIOS/NRES 450/850
NRES 803 Ecological Statistics X NRES/STAT 803
NRES 850 Biology of Wildlife Populations X X BIOS/NRES 450/850
NRES 898 Special Topics - Ecological Statistics X n/a