Dr. Ryan McManamay is an Assistant Professor within the Department of Environmental Sciences at Baylor University. Previously, he was a research scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for 6 years. Ryan is a spatial ecologist that studies large-scale impacts of humans on natural landscapes, particularly the impacts of anthropogenic stressors, especially energy development, on aquatic ecosystems. His research also evaluates natural and human-induced patterns in biodiversity, spans a number of scales, and includes both field and modeling analysis at ecosystem, community, and population levels. One of his specific interests is how to design sustainable future cities with respect to changes to land cover, shifts in regional to global water budgets, and changes in biodiversity. He is a member of the American Geophysical Union and the American Fisheries Society and serves as an Associate Editor of Transactions of the American Fisheries. He has authored over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He received his Ph.D. in Fisheries and Wildlife and his M.S. in Biological Sciences, both from Virginia Tech. He earned his B.S. in Biological Sciences from Clemson University.