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T.L. Swetnam, Ph.D.

About Me




  • Co-principal investigator CyVerse, collaborating with diverse groups of data scientists in life and earth sciences.


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Mountain topographic control over forest carbon reservoirs (Swetnam et al. 2017)

Personal research interests include applied use of cyberinfrastructure for geospatial analysis, data science best practices for reproducible research, as well as metadata and ontology in information science.

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Education, Outreach, & Training

My team at CyVerse supports a broad community of life scientists, earth scientists, astronomers, and social scientists through our Learning Center and External Collaborative Partnerships.


Spring 2020 Foundational Open Science Skills Cohort

As a research professor, I am not required to teach credit courses at the University. Currently, we teach workshops on foundations of open science and digital literacy via the Learning Center.

My team and I are members of The Carpentries and Research Bazaar Arizona.

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We collaborate with The University of Arizona's Data Science Institute and their Fellows program.

Land Acknowledgement

We respectfully acknowledge the University of Arizona is on the land and territories of Indigenous peoples. Today, Arizona is home to 22 federally recognized tribes, with Tucson being home to the O’odham and the Yaqui. Committed to diversity and inclusion, the University strives to build sustainable relationships with sovereign Native Nations and Indigenous communities through education offerings, partnerships, and community service.

Data & Code

Search or reuse my published & community released research data sets, or peruse the open source software projects I'm active with.