Host institution: West Pomeranian University of Technology, Department of Hydroengineering
Grant category: U.S. Student
Project: The Effects of Land Use on Sediment Load in the Odra River tributaries
Academic year: 2016-2017
Grant start date: October 1, 2016
Grant end date: June 30, 2017
Ryan is a 2016 graduate of Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Geophysics and has a particular interest in fluvial geomorphology and land management practices. Ryan’s project will utilize geographic records and sediment samplers to study erosional processes taking place in the Odra River. He will be stationed at the West Pomeranian University of Technology at Szczecin, under the guidance of Dr. Ryszard Ewertowski. He hopes this project will lead to a better understanding of how human use impacts environmental health and river sedimentation. Ryan is a 2015 GeoCorps America participant where he worked as a Karst Geoscience Research Assistant at Mammoth Cave National Park. Ryan has also spent time working with the United States National Forest Service at the Hoosier National Forest.