Ecological Society of America Honors Baylor Environmental Science Researcher with Sustainability Science Award

by Lori Fogleman, Baylor University

WACO, Texas (April 6, 2021) – Ryan A. McManamay, Ph.D., assistant professor of environmental science at Baylor University, is among the recipients of the Sustainability Science Award announced today by the Ecological Society of America (ESA).

The Sustainability Science Award is given to the authors of a scholarly work that makes the greatest contribution to the emerging science of ecosystem and regional sustainability through the integration of ecological and social sciences. One of the most pressing challenges facing humanity is the sustainability of important ecological, social and cultural processes in the face of changes in the forces that shape ecosystems and regions.

In September 2017, while at the Urban Dynamics Institute at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, McManamay and his coauthors from Oak Ridge, Northern Arizona University and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, published “US cities can manage national hydrology and biodiversity using local infrastructure policy” in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Science), one of the world’s most-cited and comprehensive multidisciplinary scientific journals.

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