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S. Kyle McKay

S. Kyle McKay


S. Kyle McKay is a research civil engineer with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Environmental Laboratory (EL). He received a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from Colorado State University, an M.S. in Civil Engineering from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and a Ph.D. at the University of Georgia’s Odum School of Ecology. His research focuses broadly on examining ecological effects of water resources infrastructure with applications related to urban ecosystem restoration, ecological models, dam operations and decommissioning, and flood risk management. He is stationed in New York City to facilitate cooperative research between the ERDC, local U.S. Army Corps of Engineers offices, the City University of New York, and other local partners. He is adjunct faculty at the University of Georgia and Brooklyn College and is registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of Georgia.


UGA-02: Developing and Implementing a Holistic Framework for Monitoring Natural and Nature Based Solutions

UGA-03: Factors enabling or restraining system-scale use of nature-based solutions

UGA-06: Paired Extremes, Avoided Losses – Pre/Post Disaster Monitoring of Natural and Nature Based Features

UGA-07: Risk perception as a driver of adoption and use of nature-based solutions 

UGA-10: The role of social equity in executing nature-based solutions

UGA-11: Engineering for biodiversity and ecosystems

UGA-12: Education and Outreach