Kyle McKay

Scientific Review Committee Member

Dr. Kyle McKay is a research civil engineer with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Environmental Laboratory. Kyle’s research focuses broadly on examining ecological effects of water resources infrastructure with applications related to stream and watershed restoration, fish passage improvement, environmental flow management, and sustainability policy. His recent publications focus on geospatial suitability tools, prioritizing removal of stream barriers, assessing environmental flows, data sets for environmental restoration decisions, and aligning model development with restoration planning. Kyle received an MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a PhD from the University of Georgia's Odum School of Ecology. Kyle served on SESYNC’s Scientific Review Committee. 

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2019 - 2021
Areas of Expertise
integrated water resource management
river engineering
freshwater ecology
Research Interests
ecosystem restoration
water management
natural infrastructure
dam removal
disaster management
water policy
Methods of Expertise
ecological modeling
structured decision making
hydrologic modeling
water resource planning