Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Idaho
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Idaho Staff Member


J. Tyrell Styhl

Ty Styhl

PhD
Email: tys@uidaho.edu

Education

  • BS University of Idaho 2018

Biography

A 5th generation Idahoan, I grew up in and around the mountains of southeastern Idaho. In 2015, I earned an A.S. in biology with an emphasis in natural resources from the College of Western Idaho (CWI) and a B.S. in ecology and conservation biology with minors in wildlife resources and statistics in 2018 from the University of Idaho (UI).

Research Interest

Currently I am pursuing a Ph.D. at UI and am co-advised by Dr. Dave Tank in the Department of Biological Sciences and Dr. Courtney Conway in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences. For my doctoral research, I am using DNA metabarcoding to study the ontogenetic shifts in diet of greater sage-grouse, and how dietary shifts influence and help explain seasonal changes in habitat use. When I am not conducting research, I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking, hunting, carpentry, and gardening.

Presentations Presentation Date
Zuniga, Z., E. Cook, J. T. Styhl, K. Vierling, and C. J. Conway. 2020. Is habitat selection impacted by ant density? Ecology and Conservation Biology Senior Thesis Forum. Moscow, ID. 10 Dec 2020. December 2020
Zuniga, Z., E. Cook, J. T. Styhl, K. T. Vierling, and C. J. Conway. 2019. Ant mound density estimation in greater sage-grouse habitat. Moscow Outdoor Science School, McCall, ID. 26 Jul 2019. July 2019
Cook, E., Z. Zuniga, J. T. Styhl, K. T. Vierling, and C. J. Conway. 2019. Watching the grass grow: measuring the growth rates of common sagebrush-steppe grass species. Moscow Outdoor Science School, McCall, ID. 26 Jul 2019. July 2019