Tyler Smith

First Name: 
Tyler
Last Name: 
Smith
Academic Year: 
AY2011-12
Advisor: 
Graduate Program: 
Ecology & Environmental Sciences PhD
College/University: 
Montana State University
Research/Scholarly Work: 
My research attempts to address the issue of water resources analysis across data-poor and data-rich applications. I am implementing multiple innovative approaches for addressing uncertainty in hydrologic predictions, including Bayesian algorithms for hydrologic model error, new models of watershed behavior, and multi-model case studies for predictions in ungauged watersheds. Through these diverse case studies, I am developing broadly applicable tools for hydrologic inference and addressing questions related to the value of hydrologic observations for constraining predictive uncertainty; these questions are of vital importance to the state of hydrologic science today as we attempt to reconcile experimental hydrologic theory with practical watershed modeling and water resources management.

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