Ryan Foley

Aquatic Biologist

Mr. Foley has conducted fish and freshwater mussel surveys since graduating from the University of Minnesota in 2009. He received his MS degree from Tennessee Technological University in 2014. He is experienced in leading freshwater mussel surveys, conducting surveys in Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and West Virginia. He is also experienced in sampling fish from large rivers to small streams using various techniques such as trawls, electrofishing, and netting. Additionally, he manages EcoAnalysts projects from preliminary proposal stages through client/agency coordination to project completion and report submittals. In this capacity, he designs survey methodology, leads field efforts, analyzes data using statistical programs and mapping software, including R, Systat, EstimateS, and ArcGIS, and is the lead author on technical reports, including Biological Assessments and Conservation Plans.  

Education 

MASTER OF SCIENCE, 2014
Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee
Thesis: Annulus Deposition and Intra-Annular Growth of Three Freshwater Mussels in the Duck River, Tennessee  

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, 2009
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota