About the speaker:
Ryan Walter received his B.S. degree from Cornell University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University in Environmental Engineering. His research interests are in the field of environmental fluid mechanics, and involve the application of fluid mechanics principles to the study of flow and transport processes in the environment. His research focuses on the interdisciplinary nature of environmental fluid mechanics, specifically how various physical processes affect ecosystem health and biological processes in coastal systems. His current research projects include investigating shallow water internal wave dynamics, circulation and transport processes in upwelling bays, nearshore dissolved oxygen dynamics, scenarios for offshore wind energy along the California coast, and the role that estuarine hydrodynamics play in shaping seagrass systems in a local estuary. He also runs an ocean observing network along the Central California Coast.