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Ryan Boyles, Ph.D.

Dr. Ryan Boyles is the Senior Scientist for CASC Climate Adaptation Technical Support. He is an applied climatologist focused on using weather and climate science and data to support effective management of natural resources.

Ryan is an applied climatologist with emphasis on developing and delivering climate information and climate services relevant to decision making. His work is focused on how climate science can improve the understanding of impacts and adaptation for management of fish, wildlife, and ecosystems.

Ryan has lead development of climate datasets, web tools, and climate services targeted for use by human health, agriculture, and natural resource management sectors. These activities focus on the use of historical climate observations to assess the sensitivity of these sectors, experimental forecasting to provide short-term and seasonal guidance, and climate model downscaling to explore the potential changes in longer-term risk.  Ryan led the development of more than 40 online tools for climate data search, analysis, visualization and applied decision support. He received more than $11M in external grant funding between 2007-2016, authored dozens of scientific papers, and given hundreds of invited community and professional presentations. Prior to joining USGS, Ryan served as the State Climatologist for North Carolina and Extension Associate Professor in the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences at NC State University.

Ryan provides broader government scientific support as Lead Advisor for the Dept. of Interior’s Climate Science Applications Coordination Team and as Co-chair for the Interagency Council for Advancing Meteorological Services’ Sub-committee for Climate Services.