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Ryan Toohey

Title: Physical Scientist
Address: 4210 University Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508-4626
Phone: (907) 865-7802
Fax: (907) 786-7021

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Education and/or Training

Joint Ph.D.2012University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza, Turrialba, Costa RicaEnvironmental Science (Hydrology/Agroforestry)
B.S.2000Western Washington University, Bellingham, WAEnvironmental Science (water quality) with minors in biology and chemistry

Areas of Specialization and/or Research Interests

Water Quality, Hydrology, Interdisciplinary Research, Community-Based Research, Indigenous Knowledge, GIS-based Hydrological Modeling, Data Visualization, Outreach and Science Communication

Professional Experience

2015 - PresentAffiliate Faculty with the University of Alaska Fairbanks International Arctic Research Center
2014 - PresentPhysical Scientist with the Alaska Science Center and the Climate Science Center
2010 - 2013Science Director for the Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council
2009 - 2010Research Professional and Adjunct Faculty with the Environmental Studies and Geography Department at the University of Alaska
2006 - 2009Environmental Protection Agency Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellow at the University of Idaho
2003 - 2006National Science Foundation Interdisciplinary and Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Fellow
2000 - 2003Crew Chief, Professional Chemist, and Physical Habitat Surveyor with Dynamac Corporation

Professional Activities and/or Memberships

Alaska Water Resources Association

Websites of Interest


Total pubs: 12

Koch, J. C., R. C. Toohey, and D. M. Reeves. 2017. Tracer-based evidence of heterogeneity in subsurface flow and storage within a boreal hillslope. Hydrological Processes 31(13):2453-2463. doi:10.1002/hyp.11205 [Details] [Full Publication]

Herman-Mercer, N. M., E. Matkin, M. J. Laituri, R. C. Toohey, M. Massey, K. Elder, P. F. Schuster, and E. A. Mutter. 2016. Changing times, changing stories: generational differences in climate change perspectives from four remote indigenous communities in Subarctic Alaska. Ecology and Society 21(3):28. doi:10.5751/ES-08463-210328 [Details] [Full Publication]

Toohey, R. C., N. M. Herman-Mercer, P. F. Schuster, E. A. Mutter, and J. C. Koch. 2016. Multidecadal increases in the Yukon River Basin of chemical fluxes as indicators of changing flowpaths, groundwater, and permafrost. Geophysical Research Letters 43(23):12,120-12,130. doi:10.1002/2016GL070817 [Details] [Full Publication]

Toohey, R. C., E. G. Neal, and G. L. Solin. 2014. Guidelines for the collection of continuous stream water-temperature data in Alaska. USGS Open-File Report 2014-1182, 34 p. doi:10.3133/ofr20141182 [Details] [Full Publication]

McCloskey, S. E., E. Jones, S. Paskvan, C. Moncrieff, K. Bodony, R. C. Toohey, and B. M. Jones. 2014. Mapping traditional place names along the Koyukuk River - Koyukuk, Huslia, and Hughes, Western Interior Alaska. USGS Fact Sheet 2014-3105, 2 p. doi:10.3133/fs20143105 [Details] [Full Publication]

Mulligan, B., R. C. Toohey, E. Matkin, J. Inkster, and C . Hasburgh. 2013. Water Quality Community Reports (30 different communities). Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council. Retrieved from [Details] [Full Publication]

Wilson, N., J. Inkster, R. C. Toohey, and S. Donovan. 2013. Integrating Indigenous Knowledge into a Community Contaminant and Climate Change Monitoring Program: (5 different communities). Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council. Retrieved from [Details] [Full Publication]

Donovan, S., K. Mock, J. Titre, R. C. Toohey, and R. Ballasteros-Lopez. 2013. The Chugach National Forest Forest Plan Revision: Early Engagement Process. US Forest Service 43. [Details]

Brown, G., S. Donovan, D. Pullar, A. Pocewicz, R. C. Toohey, and R. Ballasteros-Lopez. 2013. An empirical evaluation of workshop versus survey PPGIS methods. Applied Geography 48:42-51. [Details]

Toohey, R. C., L. Mackey, and C. Thomas. 2012. Water stewardship and climate impacts on the Yukon River. Yukon Territory Government, 181 p. [Details]

Lomax, T., D. Rinella, B. Maracle, and R. C. Toohey. 2012. Alaska Monitoring and Assessment Program, 2009 Yukon River Condition Summary. Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Water, Water Quality Standards, Assessment and Restoration, Anchorage, AK. [Details]

Toohey, R. C., M. Ramos, S. Donovan, E. Varón, E. Florian, A. Cárdenas, J. Jones, J. Boll, N. Bosque-Pérez, S. Eigenbrode, C. Harvey, L. Hilje, D. Stoian, and J. D. Wulfhorst. 2007. Integrating decision maker preferences and ecosystem services of coffee agroforestry systems within the Volcánica Central de Talamanca Biological Corridor, Costa Rica. Proceedings: 2nd International Symposium Multistrata Agroforestry Systems with Perennial Crops Session 2.2. [Details]

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