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Craig Tweedie

 
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Craig Tweedie
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Professor, Biological Sciences - Environmental Science and Engineering - Environmental Science (College of Science) - Border Biomedical Research Center (BBRC) - Center for Environmental Resource Management (CERM) - Cyber-Share
Director, Environmental Science and Engineering Program

In the Systems Ecology Lab, my team examines how biophysical factors that control the movement of carbon, water, and energy across the land-atmosphere and land-ocean boundary, particularly in extreme environments. We use novel cyberinfrastructure (UAVs, sensor networks, photogrammetry, LiDAR, remote sensing, GIS, and 3d printing technologies, web mapping robotics etc), as well as both discipline-based and interdisciplinary approaches to examine how different ecosystem components function and how they may respond to environmental perturbation. We contribute data to national and international networks and use experimental, observational, gradient and retrospective methods. We currently work in the Arctic, the Chihuahuan Desert, and Indonesia and are passionate about coupling life-altering experiences to students working on research projects in the lab. Our work has implications for the validation and verification of satellite and other remote sensing data, parameterization of ecosystem models, knowledge of climate change impacts, and ecosystem management and policy development. At UTEP we work with colleagues spanning multiple departments, colleges, centers, and programsand nationally and internationally we work multiple research focused institutions, national labs, and non-for profit organizations. We are funded by NSF, USAID, BOEM/USFWS and have several industry partners.

KEYWORDS

  1. Arctic science
  2. Biogeochemical cycling
  3. Coastal erosion
  4. Cyberinfrastructure
  5. Desert ecology
  6. Environmental observatories

UTEP STRATEGIC AREAS

  1. Education for the 21st Century Demographic
  2. Energy & Environment
  3. Cross-cutting: Cyberinfrastructure and Collaborative Environments
  4. Cross-cutting: Emerging Technologies: Information Technology, Biotechnology & Nanotechnology
  5. Other