Tyler Brasington

Tyler Brasington
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point | UWSP · College of Natural Resources

Masters in Natural Resource Management

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Introduction
Tyler Brasington is a graduate student (masters) within the College of Natural Resources at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Current research interests pertain to wildlife conservation and management, specifically pertaining to grizzly and black bears (spatial ecology, population monitoring, demographics).
Additional affiliations
November 2020 - present
National Park Service
Position
  • Technician
Description
  • Assist in the collection and processing of cervid (elk) samples (Chronic wasting disease) collected via hunters participating in the elk reduction (ERP) program in Grand Teton National Park. Other duties include investigating grizzly bear carcass cluster sites, roadkill removal, hunter and bear education for the public.
April 2020 - November 2020
National Park Service
Position
  • Lead Park Ranger - Wildlife Management (Bear Mangement Office)
Description
  • Serve as a lead to other federal employees (volunteers) (20+ people). Manage the human wildlife interface between the general public and grizzly and black bears in Grand Teton National Park. Other duties include research trapping (Grizzlies) management and relocation of nuisance or conflict bears from developed areas (black and grizzly) and educating the public [university presentations on wildlife management, bear management, and professional development and career advice]
October 2019 - May 2020
United States Department of Agriculture
Position
  • Office Administration - Vegetable Crops Research Unit
Description
  • Arranges and prepares travel authorizations and processing vouchers in Concur. Uses Agricultural Research Information Service (ARIS) platform to enter AD-115’s (request to publish manuscript) for scientists, ensuring accuracy in format, grammar, and spelling. Serves as a timekeeper working with employees & supervisors ensuring timecards are validated and certified with accuracy. Prepares AD-700’s in CRIS Allocation Tracking System (CATS II) and secures signature approvals; procurement requests.
Education
January 2019 - December 2022
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
Field of study
  • Natural Resource Management
August 2011 - May 2017
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
Field of study
  • Environmental Science

Publications

Publications (24)
Technical Report
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The intent and purpose of this document is to summarize and synthesize preceding research and analysis providing a comprehensive policy analysis of Yellowstone grizzly bears, the Endangered Species Act and 2016 Conservation Strategy for Grizzly Bear in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The goal for this document is: (a) to provide a policymakers w...
Preprint
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This study and project intends to provide supplementary data and analysis to federal agencies to aid in bear management decisions within Yellowstone National Park. Additionally, we hope to provide insight on the effectiveness of home range estimators on visual observation datasets for grizzly bears utilizing citizen science.
Technical Report
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The goal of this summary is to highlight new and developing non-invasive technologies and techniques which may offer broader applicability, better efficiency and effectiveness, and address multiple research questions simultaneously, while reducing the need to capture and handle bears in the field. https://wildlifecaptureandcare.com/the-future-in-b...
Presentation
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Presentation on human-bear interactions in Grand Teton National Park given to Parks & Protected Areas Management course at Colorado State University instructed by Jennifer Solomon, PhD.
Presentation
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Focus on the forest health issues surrounding whitebark pine communities within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) with a particular emphasis on white pine blister rust and mountain pine beetles. Relevant management recommendations and how these issues are currently being addressed.
Poster
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Monitoring and surveillance are superb applications for citizen science, requiring little technical or specialized equipment. Yellowstone National Park provides a unique opportunity to utilize citizen science, given its dedicated local community, wildlife-watching community, and continual accessibility. Integrating citizen science with federal agen...
Presentation
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Presentation on Greater Yellowstone Grizzly Bears: Research, Recovery, and Conservation presented to the Biology Department: Biology Forum/Colloquium at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater instructed by Andrea Romero, PhD.
Presentation
Presentation on Grizzly bear management organized and constructed by D. Kolenberg. Presented to the University of Texas - Austin (Parks & Protected Areas Management class) during October 2020. Lecture facilitated via WebEx by D. Kolenberg & T. Brasington
Article
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BOOK REVIEW: P.J. White is the Branch Chief of Wildlife and Aquatic Resources at Yellowstone National Park. In his book "Can't Chew the Leather Anymore," White attempts to advance wildlife conservation in the Yellowstone area by providing the reader most recent and up-to-date scientific, social, and political issues both surrounding and influencing...
Data
A logic model is a graphic depiction that presents the shared relationships among resources, activities, outputs, outcomes and impacts for a program. This specific logic model is focusing on Evaluating team Leadership, Communication and Conflict Resolution for Grizzly Bear Management in our National Parks.
Data
A logic model is a graphic depiction that presents the shared relationships among resources, activities, outputs, outcomes and impacts for a program. This specific logic model is focusing Grizzly Bear Management in Grand Teton National Park.
Presentation
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Presentation focus: grizzly bears, and some select topics on their ecology and discussing the work of the interagency grizzly bear study team. Selected topics include basic bear biology, nutrition and diet, movements and range, denning ecology, bear monitoring and population trend, population statistics, captures & known fate monitoring, mortality,...
Technical Report
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This paper focuses on large ecological concern (e.g., land use change, climate change, invasive species, etc.) and its impact on ecosystems. In particular, there is a focus on how connections between aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems and interactions between abiotic and biotic characteristics have been altered & will change under future scenarios.
Thesis
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Research on endocrine disrupting compounds has been extremely limited, specifically on what levels are safe in the environment. This type of research takes considerable time and experience to conduct. Detecting presence of endocrine disrupting compounds, however, is a much less complex process. It was the aim of this study to, in the scope of our a...
Technical Report
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Abstract [Spatial Relationships and Demographics of Grizzly Bears in Yellowstone National Park] and conference program from the 31st National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) at the University of Memphis.
Poster
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Poster presented at the 2017 National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR) at the University of Memphis.
Book
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This short condensed study looks at the distribution of grizzly bear sightings in Yellowstone National Park from February 23 - June 6, 2016. Emphasis is placed on locating and following females with cubs within the northern range.

Questions

Questions (3)
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I recently had a piece go into the International Bear News, ISSN #1064-1564 for the International Association for Bear Research and Management and I cannot find that listed? Suggestions?
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I am looking for recommendations for high impact citizen science journals. Suggestions?
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I am looking for recommendations for the best academic journals to publish citizen science (wildlife). This would be a collaborative effort between field technicians and citizen scientists for wildlife monitoring.

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Projects

Projects (4)
Project
A compilation of university and invited guest lecture presentations materials.
Project
Various reviews of wildlife management material, ecology, and biology.
Project
Using citizen science combined with agency data to chart unique females with cubs-of-the-year (COY) inside of Yellowstone National Park.