Welcome to the Griffis-Kyle Lab

Wetland ecology lab  Dr Griffis-Kyle     Desert Bighorn

My research and that of my students is focused on how anthropogenic disturbance influences (1) wildlife habitat relationships at the population and community levels, and (2) the sensitivity and vulnerability of natural resources to environmental change. We specialize in wetland ecology and desert and grassland ecology. My lab's ultimate goal is to improve our ability to effectively manage natural resources.

 I strongly believe that human diversity is critical for creating innovative solutions to the complex problems we are facing in natural resources management. Therefore, I am committed to increasing the recruitment, retention, and success of underrepresented groups in science through a lab culture of dignity, inclusion, and empowerment.

Classes Taught

NRM 3407 Wildlife Techniques  Cleaning up after small mammal trapping NRM 3407 2012

NRM 2307 Diversity of Life (3 credits)
Principles of evolution, genetics, and biodiversity as related to the conservation and management of natural resources. This course will examine issues of biodiversity from the level of the genes to the level of the biosphere. Fulfils Texas Tech University General Education Requirement. Offered in Spring Sememsters and occasionally in the first summer semster.

NRM 3407 Plant Inventory and Wildlife Techniques (4 credits)
Basic methodology of practical of plant and wildlife sampling and research. Offered every Fall semester

NRM 4324 Tropical Ecology and Conservation (3 credits)
Survey of tropical ecology and conservation in Costa Rica - offered some summers.

NRM 4301 Tropical Avian Ecology (3 credits)
Study of the birdlife of tropical ecosystems. Focus on recording observations in a field notebook, identification and behavior. Some summers.

NRM 5307 Wetland Ecology (3 credits)
Advanced study in the structure and functioning of wetland ecosystems; including current literature on ecology and management of wetlands. Fall odd years

Lab Activites and Updates

TWS Portland 2012  Rasika Ramesh graduating with her MS 2012  2012 Crew members BMGR

Dr Matt Vanlandeghem recieving a COW from WT-AWIS Dr Griffis-Kyle and the Texas Brigades

Field trip to the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument

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