Ryan Anderson

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PhD Candidate


Doctor of Philosophy
PhD, in Progress, Forestry, The University of Montana
Master's Degree
MSc, 2007, Forestry, The University of Minnesota
Undergraduate Degree
BS, 2005, Environmental Science, Denver University



I am a Ph.D. student in Dr. Steve Running's Lab at the University of Montana. I primarily work on the development, testing, and application of processed-based computer simulation models of terrestrial ecosystems. My research focuses on improving the algorithms used to model the response of ecosystem carbon and water cycles to potential changes in climate. Prior to coming to the University of Montana, I was an MS student at the University of Minnesota under Paul Bolstad. There I worked on developing spatial models of forest biomass and productivity based on LiDAR and high resolution satellite data.


Regional to Global Scale Carbon Cycles
Process Based Ecosystem Simulation Modeling
Improving Gridded Estimates of Biophysical Climatology
Remote Sensing of Carbon Storage and Flux
Improving Applicability of Climate Sensitive Models to Forest Managers
Data Assimilation and Inverse Methods
Application of Parallel Computing Techniques to Ecological Models

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