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).

Phosporus, Food and Our Future

A presentation by Dr. James J. Elser

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

7:30 pm

Room 114, Gzowski College

Trent University

Dr. James Elser is the Regents’ Professor & Parents Association Professor in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. Professor Elser’s research focuses on integrating biological stoichiometry with evolutionary and genomic perspectives to investigate a wide range of topics in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. He has conducted field research in lakes, forests, grasslands, deserts, coastal ecosystems, and high latitude ecosystems. He has extended biological stoichiometry to fields such as astrobiology and medicine. He is a member of Arizona State University’s NASA-funded Astrobiology project “Follow the Elements” and is a co-organizer of Sustainable Phosphorus Initiative.

This is a free event, open to the public

To register for this event, please call 705-748-1011 x6433 or email alisonscholl@trentu.ca