Tyler M. Harms

Contact Information

Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Boone Wildlife Research Station
1436 255th Street
Boone, Iowa  50036

Phone:  (515) 777-5378
Email:  tyler.harms AT dnr.iowa.gov
Skype:  tmharms
Twitter:  @Nature_Ty

I am currently the Wildlife Research Biometrician for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and working towards my Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology and Statistics at Iowa State University. 

My research interests lie primarily in avian ecology and quantitative ecology and much of my current and past research evaluates questions on these topics as they relate to wildlife and habitat management.  Recently, I've become more involved with examining how all wildlife (not just birds) respond to habitat restoration and management activities across Iowa. I'm currently evaluating questions such as "How does landscape configuration affect site occupancy and movement dynamics of odonates?", and "Which habitat characteristics affect site occupancy of reptiles and amphibians in Iowa?" I have been converted to more of a Vertebrate Ecologist rather than an Ornithologist and am enjoying every minute.  However, birds will always be my main interest.  See my Research page for an update on my current topics or my Blog for some of my recent popular science communications.


Ph.D. Wildlife Ecology (In progress) - Iowa State University

M.S. Wildlife Ecology (2011) - Iowa State University

B.S. Animal Ecology (2009) - Iowa State University

A.S. Liberal Arts (2006) - North Iowa Area Community College