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Tyson Ochsner

Professor, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences




Tyson is a native of Chattanooga, Oklahoma. He earned a B.S. in Environmental Science at OSU in 1998. He then studied Soil Science and Water Resources at Iowa State University, earning a M.S. in 2000 and a Ph.D. in 2003. From 2003 through 2008, he worked as a soil scientist for the USDA Agricultural Research Service in St. Paul, Minnesota. Since then, he has served as assistant, associate, and full professor of applied soil physics in the department of Plant and Soil Sciences at Oklahoma State University. Tyson and his group work to discover and communicate new ways to enrich and protect people’s lives through improved monitoring of soil water and more effective use of soil water information. Much of their research has focused on multi-scale soil moisture monitoring and improved utilization of soil moisture data for drought monitoring, wildfire danger ratings, streamflow forecasting, and groundwater recharge estimation. 





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