David Schindler is Killam Memorial Professor
of Ecology at the University of Alberta,
Edmonton. From 1968 to 1989, he founded and directed the Experimental
Lakes Project of the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans near
Kenora, Ontario, conducting interdisciplinary research on the effects of
eutrophication, acid rain, radioactive elements and climate change on boreal
ecosystems. His work has been widely used in formulating ecologically
sound management policy in Canada, the USA and in Europe.
His current research interests include
the study of fisheries management in mountain lakes, the biomagnification
of organochlorines in food chains, effects of climate change and UV radiation
on lakes, and global carbon and nitrogen budgets.
Dr. Schindler teaches limnology,
the philosophy, sociology and politics of science/science and public policy
in Canada, and environmental decision making.