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).
Shale Gas: The Wrong Energy Choice for the 21st Century
A presentation by Dr. Robert Howarth
Ecosystem Ecologist, Cornell University
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Wenjack Theatre, Otonabee College
This is a free event, open to the public
A reception will follow the lecture
Natural gas trapped in shale rock is being extracted across the US and parts of Canada by hydraulic fracturing (fracking), which involves using pressurized water and chemicals to release otherwise unobtainable natural gas deposits. Dr. Howarth will examine the risks to the environment, including water and local air quality but focusing on global change, posed by fracking and show how future energy needs can be met without this or other types of fossil fuels.
For more information please contact Julie English 705-748-1011 ext. 7176 or firstname.lastname@example.org