Professor David Schindler Lecture

Professor David Schindler
Killam Memorial Professor of Ecology
University of Alberta

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on March 7, 2009 at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.


The Environmental Impacts of Exploiting the Alberta Tar Sands


A graduate of North Dakota State University and Oxford University, Professor Schindler 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 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. A Fellow of the Royal Society, Dr. Schindler has received numerous awards and honours for his outstanding research work.

Photo credit: Creative Services, University of Alberta