Daniel Shryock


Daniel Shryock is a quantitative plant ecologist with research broadly focused on species and community-level responses to changing environmental conditions in arid ecosystems. Recent projects have included demographic, landscape genetic, and habitat distribution models for various taxa, as well as community-level modeling of plant functional types. His work is interdisciplinary and applied in nature, and often focuses on developing support tools for land management. 

Representative studies include: using landscape genetics to derive spatial decision support tools for ecological restoration with native plants; population viability analyses for rare plants; habitat models for various arid-land taxa; and modeling post-fire vegetation dynamics to understand long-term changes in burned desert vegetation.


  • Restoration of Arid Lands
  • Landscape Genetics
  • Demographic and Habitat Modeling
  • Effects of Anthropogenic Disturbance
  • Fire Ecology
  • Decision-support tools


  • M.S., Natural Resources, Humboldt State University, 2010
  • B.A., English, Grinnell College, 2006


  • Ecologist, USGS, Western Ecological Research Center, Henderson Field Station, 2012-Present
  • Biological Science Technician, USGS, Western Ecological Research Center, Henderson Field Station, 2011-2012