Ryan Rykaczewski, PhD

Job Title
Central Pacific OceanWatch Node Manager
NOAA Fisheries PIFSC Ecosystem Sciences Division
Node - OceanWatch Central Pacific
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Ryan Rykaczewski is the Node Manager for OceanWatch - Central Pacific.  He is based at the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center in Honolulu, Hawaii where he leads the Pelagic Research Program in the center's Ecosystem Sciences Division.  Ryan's scientific work focuses on understanding the sensitivity of marine biogeochemical cycles, ecosystem structure, and fisheries production to changing ocean climate.  He is particularly interested in better understanding how changes in oceanic and atmospheric dynamics can influence the composition, and distribution of planktonic organisms and pelagic fish.  Ryan earned his PhD in Biological Oceanography from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 2009