Dr Ryan Meyer

Dr Ryan Meyer


I have more than a decade of intellectual and practical experience in the field of science and technology policy, with specific focus on the challenge linking science with environmental policy and management. I have worked on climate science, climate adaptation research, ocean resource management, and rural farming systems.

I am based in Oakland, California, at the Ocean Science Trust, an independent nonprofit dedicated to promoting a constructive role for science in natural resource management. We work closely with state and federal agencies, scientists, citizen scientists, tribes, fishermen, NGOs, and many others. We're working hard on the intellectual and practical challenge of integrating science and decision making.

I lead OST’s Citizen Science Initiative, focused on expanding the ways that citizen science programs can link with coastal and marine policy and management. I also oversee the design and implementation of partnerships-based monitoring of California’s MPAs in the Central Coast and South Coast regions, and a NOAA-funded, multi-institution effort to incorporate sea level rise into floodplain management and other coastal planning processes.

I hold a PhD from Arizona State University. I'm a Fulbright Scholar (I was based at Melbourne University from 2009-2011), a University Fellow in the Research Institute for Environment and Livelihoods at Charles Darwin University, and an affiliate of the Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes at Arizona State University.

You can view my publications here.