MRM, RPBio – Environmental Scientist
Ryan Stevenson is a senior environmental scientist and Registered Professional Biologist (BC) with 20 years of experience in consulting and government. He has a strong and varied background in quantitative and interpretive methods for environmental risk assessment (human health and ecological), water and sediment quality investigation, ecotoxicity studies, and aquatic effects monitoring. Ryan’s experience includes all phases of mining and resource extraction projects, pulp and paper facilities, municipal wastewater discharges, contaminated sites, ports and industrial facilities, and chemical safety assessment studies in western Canada, NWT and internationally.
Prior to joining Azimuth, Ryan was the risk assessment lead for a study of chemical bioaccumulation in marine food webs near municipal wastewater outfalls, and collaborated with BC Ministry of Environment, two local First Nations and other consultants to develop site specific water quality targets and a continuous improvement framework for a mine in central BC. He is also an expert in weight of evidence (WOE) integrative approaches for risk assessment and aquatic effect monitoring with a recent journal article describing a WOE framework for distinguishing toxicity from enrichment impacts in aquatic effects data.
Ryan is an effective communicator and collaborator with an ability to develop innovative environmental solutions that balance regulatory compliance and effective stakeholder engagement with fiscal responsibility and operational constraints.
When he’s not working, Ryan can be found outside on his bike, in the mountains, or in the waves. He has also been volunteering his time as a yoga teacher since 2012.