Ryan is a freshwater biogeochemist broadly interested in using models and near real-time data to predict how freshwater carbon fluxes will change in the future, and to co-develop the models so they are more easily accessible to ecologists. Ryan joined the Carey Lab as a postdoc in September 2020 and is developing workflows for freshwater ecological forecasting. Currently, he is calibrating a one-dimensional physical-water quality model for all NEON lake sites to generate daily forecasts of water temperature and dissolved oxygen.
As a former PhD student in the Carey Lab, Ryan is also involved in a concurrent project studying how ecosystem-level dissolved oxygen manipulations affect in-lake carbon processing and greenhouse gas emissions. To find out more, please visit his website (ryanmclake.weebly.com) or contact him via email (email@example.com).