Dr. Schindler is a Killam Memorial Professor of Ecology at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He founded and directed the Experimental Lakes Project of the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans in Ontario, conducting interdisciplinary research on the effects of eutrophication, acid rain, radioactive elements and climate change on ecosystems. His work has been widely used in formulating ecological management policy in Canada, the USA and Europe.
Dr. Schindler is the author of over 200 scientific publications and has received a number of prestigious research awards. He was presented the Stockholm Water Prize by the Queen of Sweden in August, 1991. His more recent awards include the Manning Award of Distinction for Innovation in Science, the first Romanowski medal of the Royal Society of Canada, and the Walter Bean-Canada Trust Award for Environmental Science.
The presentation is sponsored by the UMD Department of Biology, and is free and open to the public.