Kyle McKay is a research civil engineer with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Environmental Laboratory (EL). 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. His research focuses broadly on examining ecological effects of water resources infrastructure with applications related to urban ecosystem restoration, nature-based solutions, ecological models, dam operations and decommissioning, and flood risk management. He received a B.S. in environmental engineering from Colorado State University, an M.S. in Civil engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and a Ph.D. in ecology at the University of Georgia. Dr. McKay is a licensed civil engineer in the State of Georgia and adjunct faculty at the University of Georgia and Brooklyn College.