Ryan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources and leads the Ecohydrology and Watershed Science group at NC State. His interests are interdisciplinary, rooted in hydrologic science but spanning plant and soil ecology, atmospheric science, and other environmental sciences. With expertise in field observation, numerical modeling, remote sensing, and more, he and his team pursue wide ranging research questions that explore links between climate change, water, ecosystems, and people. Ryan is an enrolled citizen of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and works with Native communities and organizations to promote STEM education and environmental understanding. He holds a B.S. in Geology from Duke University and both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia. Learn more about his work at go.ncsu.edu/water.