Ryan Plummer is Director of the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre (ESRC), Professor in the Department of Tourism and Environment at Brock University (Canada), and is a Senior Research Fellow with the Stockholm Resilience Centre (Sweden). Additionally, he holds Adjunct/Graduate Faculty status with the Department of Environment and Resource Studies at the University of Waterloo, the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, and the Department of Geography at the University of Guelph.
His multi-faceted program of research broadly concerns the governance of social-ecological systems. In particular, he strives to advance knowledge of collaboration and adaptation within complex systems. Water resources are the context in which his research mainly occurs and he is a Faculty Investigator in the Water Policy and Governance Group and a Scientific Director of the Canadian Rivers Institute.