Kyla Dahlin

Kyla  Dahlin
  • Associate Professor
  • Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences
  • Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior




I'm an ecogeographer with interests in remote sensing, GIS, and Earth system modeling and an assistant professor in the Department of  Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences at MSU. I am also an affiliated faculty member in the interdisciplinary program in ecology, evolutionary biology, and behavior (EEBB) and the environmental science and policy program (ESPP). In addition to my time in academia, I've worked as an urban forester in New York City, a restoration ecologist and GIS tech in San Francisco, and on a number of field projects around the US and abroad. When I'm not being a scientist I still spend a lot of time thinking about plants, as well as riding bicycles, crafting, and hanging out with my family.


  • Remote sensing, GIS and Earth system modeling
  • Lanscape and plant ecology