Post Doctoral Associate

Dr. Carrie Tyler

Dr. Carrie Tyler

Invertebrate Paleontology
289 Dickinson Hall
1659 Museum Road
Gainesville, FL 32611
(352) 273-1947
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Ph.D., 2012, Virginia Tech
M.S., 2007, San Diego State University

Research Interests

Paleoecology, taphonomy, conservation paleobiology, predation, mollusks, brachiopods, macroevolution, predation, quantitative methods, morphometrics and functional morphology.

Recent Publications

Tyler, C.L., and Kowalewski, M., In review. The utility of marine benthic associations as a multivariate proxy for paleo-bathymetry. PLOS ONE.

Tyler, C.L., Stafford, E.S., and Leighton, L.R., In review. The utility of wax replicas as a measure of crab attack frequency in the rocky intertidal. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.

Collins, B., Tyler, C.L., and Leighton, L.R., In review. Extending geometric morphometric techniques: Three-dimensional Bookstein shape coordinates. Palaeontologica Electronica.

Stafford, E.S., Tyler, C.L., and Leighton, L.R., In review. Shell repair frequency tracks predator abundance in intertidal gastropods. Oikos.

Tyler, C.L., Leighton L.R., Carlson, S.J., Huntley, J.W., and Kowalewski, M., In press. Predation on modern and fossil brachiopods: Assessing chemical defenses and palatability. Palaios (Accepted August 21st, 2013).

Tyler, C.L., Leighton, L.R., and Kowalewski, M., 2014. The effects of limpet morphology on predation by adult cancrid crabs. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 451: 9-15.

Tyler, C.L., and Schiffbauer, J.D., 2012. The fidelity of microstructural drilling predation traces and gastropod radula morphology: Paleoecological applications. Palaios 27: 658-666.

Tyler, C.L., and Leighton, L.R., 2011. Detecting competition in the fossil record: Support for character displacement among Ordovician brachiopods. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 307: 205-217.

Yanes, Y., and Tyler, C.L., 2009. Drilling predation intensity and feeding preferences by Nucella (Muricidae), on limpets inferred from a dead-shell assemblage. Palaios 24: 273-279.

Schiffbauer, J.D., Yanes, Y., Tyler, C.L., Kowalewski, M., and Leighton, L.R., 2008. The Microstructural Record of Predation: A New Approach for Identifying Predatory Drill Holes. Palaios 23: 810-820.