The David Schindler Professorship in Aquatic Science Lecture

Established in 2008, the David Schindler Endowed Professorship in Aquatic Science is the first-ever Endowed Professorship at Trent University. The endowment was given to the University to honour the work of Dr. David Schindler, a former Trent professor and one of the world's leading environmental scientists. 


Thursday, March 12, 2020
7:30 p.m.
Enwayaang, Gzowski College, room 114

What is the future of our aquatic ecosystems? In this lecture, we will explore the challenges facing our lakes, rivers, and wetlands including climate change, invasive species, pollution, over-fishing, and development of the surrounding lands. For each challenge our waters face, there are socio-economic drivers and a range of effects on aquatic ecosystems. Assessing and understanding these threats is central to sound management now and in the future. New research tools coupled to ecological frameworks are the basis of innovative aquatic research and promise to deepen and expand our understanding of aquatic ecosystems and their sensitivity to human-driven change. Deep understanding of ecosystems can lead to wiser, more effective, and more cost-efficient solutions. Together, we will show the importance of innovative and sound science to addressing the diverse challenges facing our waterbodies.

About the Speakers

Dr. Paul Frost, David Schindler Professor of Aquatic Science, Department of Biology, Trent University

Professor Frost is an aquatic ecologist who studies diverse topics including ecological stoichiometry, invertebrate nutrition, and water quality.

Dr. Marguerite A. Xenopoulos, Department of Biology, Trent University

Professor Xenopoulos is a professor of biology and Tier 1 CRC nominee in Global Change of Freshwater Ecosystems at Trent. She is an ecosystem ecologist whose research expertise centers on understanding how human activities are affecting freshwater ecosystems.

Dr. Graham Raby ‘05, Department of Biology, Trent University

Dr. Graham Raby will be joining Trent in July 2020 as a new tenure-track faculty member specializing in fish ecology. His recent research involves trying to better understand the migrations, habitat use, and thermal biology of fish in the Great Lakes like walleye, Chinook salmon, and lake trout.

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