I grew up in Beverley, East Yorkshire where I attended Hymers College, Hull. I then studied Geography (BSc) at the University of Nottingham before receiving an MPhil degree in Polar Studies at the University of Cambridge. I completed my PhD in Geography at Aberystwyth University in 2018 and was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society (IBES) for four years. I started at the University of Oregon in in Sep 2021.  

My research aims to understand how the cryosphere and climate interact so that we can better forecast the societal consequences of Arctic warming through the 21st century. I approach this goal using a combination of satellite and UAV remote sensing and targeted fieldwork campaigns.  See Research and Methods pages for more information about my ongoing projects.


Dr. Johnny Ryan

Department of Geography

University of Oregon

Eugene, OR 97403