David Schindler is the Killam Memorial Chair and a professor emeritus at the University of Alberta’s Department of Biological Sciences. He was the founding director of the Experimental Lakes Area, where he helped to develop international policies to control algal blooms and acid rain. He has won thirty-six national awards, including the NSERC Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering; and nineteen international awards, including the Stockholm Water Prize, the Volvo Environment Prize, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, and the NatureServe Conservation Award.
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