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The David Schindler Professorship in Aquatic Science Lecture

The David Schindler Professorship in Aquatic Science lecture series is hosted by Dr. Paul Frost as the David Schindler Professor in Aquatic Science at Trent. Professor Frost is an expert in the role of nutrients in aquatic foodwebs. He has previously studied a diverse range of topics in aquatic science from zooplankton in Lake Erie to light penetration in forested streams. His doctoral research examined lakefoodwebs at the Experimental Lakes Area in north-western Ontario. Upon completion of his Ph.D. at Arizona State University, he conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Notre Dame on nutrients in stream ecosystems.

Established in 2008, the David Schindler Endowed Professorship in Aquatic Science is the first-ever endowed professorship at the University, valued at $1 million. The endowment was given to the University by an anonymous donor who wished to honour the work of Dr. David Schindler, a former Trent professor and one of the world’s leading limnologists (a specialist in the study of freshwater lakes and rivers).

Exploring the Past to Protect Our Future

Using Lake Sediments to Study Water Quality Issues

A presentation by Dr. John P. Smol

Thursday, March 27, 2014

7:00 pm

Great Hall, Champlain College

Trent University

Dr. Smol will discuss how past changes in aquatic ecosystems can be studied through the use of proxy data archived in lake and river sediments. He will further show how these approaches are being used to understand current human impacts on lake ecosystems and challenges that lake managers face when dealing with multiple changing stressors. Dr. Smol is a Professor at Queen’s University in the Department of Biology where he also holds the Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change. He founded and currently co-directs the Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Lab (PEARL), which is dedicated to the study of global environmental change with a primary focus on changes in lake ecology.

This is a free event, open to the public

There will be a reception following the lecture

To register for this event, please call 705-748-1011 x7176 or email julieenglish@trentu.ca