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Tyler Kohler

Tyler Kohler

PhD 2015

Departments / Academic Programs


  • BS: Kansas State University, 2007
  • MS: University of Nebraska, 2010
  • PhD: University of Colorado, 2015

Research Programs, Labs, and Groups

Contact Information


Stream ecology

Research Interests

I am interested in how freshwater microbial communities are influenced by abiotic and biological factors through time, and using this information to make informed predictions about past and present ecosystem structure and function. I am particularly interested in links between biofilm structure and biogeochemical cycles, and how these relationships will evolve given climate destabilization, land-use change, and ever-increasing socio-economic disparities.


I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at Charles University in Prague investigating Arctic microbial communities from subglacial sediments. Learn more about the project and the newly formed CryoEco group here:


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