Ryan McClure

Aquatic Ecologist



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About Ryan

Ryan is an aquatic ecologist working in the Aquatic Observation System team. His current work at NEON supports the fish and riparian data products. Ryan can help with all questions related to field collection protocols, external lab analyses, taxonomy updates, data quality and availability, and documentation for both the fish and riparian data products. 

Ryan has a B.S. in Organismal Biology from Montana State University (2012) and a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Virginia Tech (2020). His Ph.D. research examined how water quality management and oxygen depletion in drinking water reservoirs affected biogeochemical cycles and greenhouse gas fluxes from the water surface. Ryan also performed post-doctoral research at the Virginia Tech, which developed near-term iterative forecasts of water temperature across depth in the NEON lakes. He performed a second postdoc at Carnegie Institution for Science, evaluating the sources of uncertainty in global lake and reservoir methane emission estimates. Ryan is particularly interested in Ecological Forecasting and modeling and enjoys developing predictive tools that can generate guided decision-making for field scientists

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National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)