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Tyler Evans

Tyler S. Evans


  • BS West Virginia University 2012


Originally from Salem, OH, I earned my B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Resources from West Virginia University in May 2012, and I am currently using GIS to develop a surveillance plan for chronic wasting disease (CWD) under the direction of Dr. W. David Walter in the Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. When I am not in the office, I prefer to spend the majority of my time outdoors either hunting in the Ohio hardwoods or fishing. Additionally, I tend to watch my fair share of Mountaineer (WVU) and Nittany Lion football.

Research Interests

I enjoy working with GIS to model spatial changes across the landscape, including the spread of disease through natural dispersal behaviors.

Research Publications

  • Evans, T.S., K.L. Schuler, W.D. Walter. 2014 Surveillance and monitoring of white-tailed deer for chronic wasting disease in the northeastern United States. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 5(2):387-393.

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 9

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 19

Scientific Publications: 69

Presentations: 97


Contact Information

Tel: (814) 865 - 4183


Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
  2. Pennsylvania Game Commission
  3. Pennsylvania State University
  4. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  5. U.S. Geological Survey
  6. Wildlife Management Institute