Philip is originally from England. He had a successful technology career in the U.K., primarily in hardware and software engineering, and in the wireless industry, leading business improvement initiatives. After moving to Arizona in 2001, he returned to full-time education at Arizona State University, completing a B.S. in Conservation Biology and a M.N.S. in Biology and Geographical Information Science. Philip's research focuses on the effective re-use of research data through publication, discovery and access. He currently leads Arizona State University's research data management initiatives. He also serves as the Privacy Officer for the Arizona Secure Research Environment (ASRE). Philip combines his science, technology and business expertize with colleagues regionally, nationally and internationally to promote the sustainable use of research data: "use, preserve, re-use".
Philip's current responsibilities focus on the effective use of information technology to support research activities, particularly the effective management of the research products such as data, models, code, etc. He explores new and innoivative ways to achieve this goal. His academic research has focused on the Life Sciences, particularly primary productivity remote sensing and raptor conservation.
Cynthia Parr, Corinna Gries, Margaret O'Brien, Robert R. Downs, Ruth Duerr, Rebecca Koskela, Philip Tarrant, Keith E. Maull, Nancy Hoebelheinrich, Shelley Stall. 2019. A Discussion of Value Metrics for Data Repositories in Earth and Environmental Sciences. Data Science Journal. DOI: 10.5334/dsj-2019-058
Tarrant, P. E., J. A. Amacher and S. Neuer. 2010. Assessing the potential of MERIS and MODIS data for monitoring total suspended matter in small and intermediate sized lakes and reservoirs. Water Resources Research 46:W09532.
Tarrant, P. E. and S. Neuer. 2009. Monitoring algal blooms in a southwestern U.S. reservoir system. EOS Transactions 90(5):38-39.