Tyler Grupa

| Resource GIS and Monitoring Analyst

Address: 135 Trafton Science Center South
Phone: 507-389-5492
Email: tyler.grupa@mnsu.edu

B.S. Minnesota State University, Mankato (Environmental Science) 2011
M.S. Minnesota State University, Mankato (Geography) 2016

Tyler became interested in natural resource work while performing vegetation analysis using remote sensing and GIS in the Tensleep Preserve in Wyoming in 2011. He continued his education as a graduate student focusing on GIS and earned his GIS certificate in 2012 and Masters degree in Geography 2016. He was a Teaching Assistant for numerous GIS classes in the Geography Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato and currently teaches Fundamentals of GIS at Gustavus Adolphus College.

At the Water Resources Center, Tyler focuses on developing databases and creating maps for a variety of projects including: Watonwan River Civic Engagement and Terrain Analysis, Le Sueur River Watershed Network, East Fork Des Moines Priority Zone Management, Citizen’s Guide to Drinking Water in the Minnesota River Basin, among others. He specializes in creating drone imagery, story maps and interactive maps. Tyler also performs water quality monitoring to support the Watershed Pollutant Load Monitoring Network. When not working, you may find Tyler golfing or at the dog park.

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