Tyson Watson is an instructor in Texas Tech University's Department of Landscape Architecture. His focus is in Geographic Information Systems compiling Llano Estacado Big Data GIS datasets. Tyson believes that with the work being done to further understand the ecosystem functions and climate change effect that are apparent throughout the Texas High Plains/Llano Estacado regions with a focus on rural West Texas communities and the effect that this will have on their economies and ecosystems services moving from monochrome crops types to other agricultural practices that fit the region's changing climate.
Tyson worked at the United States the Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service (USDA ARS) as a Biological Science Aid before joining the Department of Landscape Architecture. Tyson is a recipient of the Landscape Architecture Foundation University Olmsted Scholars Program 2018, he also completed his master's thesis on Llano Estacado: Landscape Design Alternatives for Precipitation Management in the summer of 2019 before joining the department.
Tyson holds a Bachelor and Master of Landscape Architecture from Texas Tech University.