Tyler Flockhart, PhD

Population Ecologist and Conservation Biologist

DC Cat Count

Dr. Tyler Flockhart is a population ecologist and conservation biologist interested in understanding the factors that influence changes in animal populations and applying decision theory to design optimal management strategies for species of concern in the face of global change. In the field, he has worked on understanding the behavior of feral cats, the abundance and distribution of both free-roaming cats and birds in cities and developing techniques to measure the impacts of cats on birds. He is working on developing evidence-based population models for cats and birds to make optimal decisions to both improve cat welfare and reduce the impacts of outdoor cats on birds. He often watches birds through his window with his cat, Stitch.