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About Me

Tyler Hardy
M.S. Student - Coastal Science/Quantitative Ecology
University of Southern Mississippi - Gulf Coast Research Lab

My current research at GCRL uses Bayesian Belief Networks to create predictive/validation models for the ecosystem services provided by the Northern Gulf of Mexico, given a variety of management plans and climate influences.

I am interested in using geospatial analysis to determine landscape ecological interactions. I am also interested in using these interactions as priors for creating informed management and conservation plans. Geospatial analysis offers itself as a strong method for conservation analysis and action, as it suggested that habitat loss is the current leading cause of extinction1. Thus, I want to be able to use geospatial analysis to further conservation action.

Click here to view samples of my work.