Daniel Schindler - “From brown water to brown bears: how geomorphic features affect the ecological functioning of landscapes”
1:30 - 2:20p.m.
College of Natural Resources Room 10
Daniel Schindler is a Professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington where he has been on the faculty since 1997. He is a principal investigator of the UW Alaska Salmon Program which has studied the ecology of salmon and their watersheds in western Alaska since 1946. His research is focused on freshwater ecosystems and their watersheds, addressing questions ranging from understanding basic ecological and evolutionary processes, to the effects of climate change, watershed development, and fisheries on natural resources. He received a BSc with Honours from the University of British Columbia, and a MS and PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has published over 180 peer-reviewed scientific papers and serves as an editor of the journals Ecology, Ecosystems, and FACETS. He is a previous recipient of the Frank Rigler Award from the Society of Canadian Limnologists, the Carl R. Sullivan Fishery Conservation Award from the American Fisheries Society, and was elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences in 2018. He spends over 3 months of the year in the field in western Alaska, and has provided professional service to a wide variety of governmental and non-governmental organizations.