Tyson L Swetnam

Research Interests

Tyson L. Swetnam Ph.D., is Research Assistant Professor of Geoinformatics in the BIO5 Institute. Dr. Swetnam's interests include the applied use of cyberinfrastructure for spatial analysis in the earth and life sciences. His broad and collaborative research portfolio spans dendrochronology, dendroecology, disturbance and landscape ecology, ecohydrology, geographic information systems, geoinformatics, geomorphology, natural resource management, and remote sensing. He is currently lead scientist for the development of spatial data infrastructure with CyVerse, a National Science Foundation (NSF) supported cyberinfrastructure project. Dr. Swetnam holds a joint faculty appointment in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment, where he originally received a Ph.D. and M.S. in Watershed Management. His current research involves funded projects with the NSF, Nature Conservancy, and USDA Agricultural Research Service. He an active member of Data7 Data Science Institute at UA; a volunteer instructor and lessons maintainer for The Carpentries teaching foundational coding and data science skills; and Research Bazaar Arizona, a digital literacy group emerging at the center of modern research.