John Ryan is a biological oceanographer with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. His research explores a variety of oceanic life forms, from microscopic plankton to gigantic whales, and the ecosystem processes that shape their lives. More detailed bio John Ryan received the B.S. degree in biology from the University of Massachusetts in 1988. He worked in ocean science and terrestrial wildlife biology before pursuing graduate studies. John received the Ph.D. degree in biological oceanography from the University of Rhode Island in 1998. His graduate research focused on phytoplankton ecology in the northwestern Atlantic and was supported by fellowships from the Office of Naval Research and NASA. John began a postdoctoral fellowship at Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in fall 1998, working across biological and chemical oceanography research labs. He was awarded a NASA New Investigator grant during his postdoctoral research. Appreciating the strong science / engineering collaborations at MBARI, John remained there and is now Senior Research Specialist. His research focus is on relationships between ecosystem processes and marine life — from plankton to whales.
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