Tyler Scott

Associate Professor

Dr. Tyler A. Scott is the co-director of the UCD Center of Environmental Policy and Behavior. Tyler's research aims to understand how governance institutions shape management choices and policy implementation, and in turn, environmental outcomes. Tyler focuses primarily on three questions: (1) How does institutional complexity affect individual and collective behavior?; (2) How can collaborative governance overcome fragmentation problems to support effective and equitable policy implementation?; and (3) How are scientific research and local knowledge used to make difficult environmental decisions? Tyler's work uses data science tools and automated text analysis to collect and develop novel data, computational methods such as statistical network analysis and agent-based modeling to model complex institutional systems, and econometric methods for causal inference using observational data. Tyler is a faculty member of the UCD graduate groups in Environmental Policy and Management, Ecology, Geography, Hydrology, Energy, and Transportation Technology and Policy.