Biosciences Division


Ryan McManamay, PhD

Ryan McManamay, PhD

Energy-Water Resources group
Aquatic Ecologist Environmental Sciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6407
Office: 865-241-8668
Cell: 540-808-8695


Professoinal Experience

Dr. Ryan McManamay is an aquatic ecologist with the Energy-Water Resources group at Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL). The scope of his research has encompassed multiple aspects of ecohydrology, hydrologic modeling, community and ecosystem ecology, restoration ecology, fluvial geomorphology, and conservation planning. His main research thrust, however, has been evaluating ecological responses to altered hydrology in streams, and how to incorporate these findings into broader frameworks to influence water policies. While at ORNL, he has researching methods to minimize the impact of energy development on aquatic resources. Prior to becoming staff within the Energy-Water resources group, Ryan was a post-doc at ORNL for 2 years. He received his Ph.D. in Fish and Wildlife Conservation in 2011 and his M.S. in Stream Ecology in 2007, both at Virginia Tech.


Ph.D. Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Virginia Tech
M.S. Biological Sciences (Stream Ecology), Virginia Tech
B.S. Biological Sciences, Clemson University

Curriculum Vitae