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David William Schindler OC, D.Phil., FRSC, FRS (born August 3, 1940) is an American/Canadian limnologist. He holds the Killam Memorial Chair and is Professor of Ecology in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.
 Early life
Schindler was born August 3, 1940 in Fargo, North Dakota and grew up in Minnesota lake country. He holds dual citizenship in Canada and the USA.
After completing his bachelor's degree in zoology from North Dakota State University in 1962 he studied aquatic ecology at Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar. He worked first under Nikolaas Tinbergen. But it was while working under Charles Sutherland Elton, one of the founders of ecology, who also established and led Oxford University's Bureau of Animal Population, that he began formulating an interdisciplinary ecosystem approach to study water and ecology. He received his Ph.D in ecology in 1966 from Oxford University. For two years he was an assistant professor in the Biology Department at Trent University. From 1968 to 1989, he directed the newly created Experimental Lakes Area of the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans near Kenora, Ontario. This long-term study of freshwater is part of Schindler's large body of scientific work which has influenced freshwater management policies including the regulation of toxins and the limitation of eutrophication (excessive algal blooms) and acid rain in Canada, the USA and Europe.
As Killam Memorial Chair Dr. Schindler has continued his research. In 2010 he co-authored a report on contaminants in fresh water systems in the area affected by the oil sands development entitled "Oil sands development contributes elements toxic at low concentrations to the Athabasca River and its tributaries." 
 Selected Publications
- Kelly, Erin N.; Schindler, David W.; Hodson, Peter V.; Short, Jeffrey W.; Radmanovich, Roseanna; Nielsen, Charlene C. 2010-08-24. "Oil sands development contributes elements toxic at low concentrations to the Athabasca River and its tributaries.". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
- Schindler, David W. Donahue, W. F. 2006-05-09. "An impending water crisis in Canada's western prairie provinces." 103:19:7210–7216. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA).
- Tilman, D.J. Farglione, B. Wolff, C. D'Antonio, A. Dobson, R. Howarth, D. Schindler, W. Schlesinger, D. Simberloff, and D. Swackhamer. 2001. "Forecasting agriculturally-driven global environmental change." Science 292: 281-284.
- Schindler, D.W. 2001. The cumulative effects of climate warming and other human stresses on Canadian freshwaters in the new millennium. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 58: 18-29.
- Schindler, D.W. 2000. "Aquatic problems caused by human activities in Banff National Park." Ambio 29: 401-407.
- Wilhelm, F.M. and Schindler, David W. 2000. "Reproductive strategies of Gammarus lacustris (Crustacea: Amphipoda) along an elevation gradient." Functional Ecology. 14: 413-422.
- Hudson, J.J., W.D. Taylor and David W.Schindler. 2000. "Phosphate concentration in lakes." Nature 406: 54-56.
- Wilhelm, F.M., B.R. Parker, D.W. Schindler and D.B. Donald. 2000. Seasonal food habits of bull trout from a small alpine lake in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Trans. Amer. Fish. Soc. 128: 1176-1192.
- Campbell, L.M., D.W. Schindler, D.B. Donald and D.C.G. Muir. 2000. Organochlorine transfer in the food web of subalpine Bow Lake, Banff National Park. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 57: 1-12.
- Hudson, J.J., W.D. Taylor, and David W. Schindler. 1999. Planktonic nutrient regeneration and cycling efficiency along a trophic gradient of temperate lakes. Nature 400: 659-661.
- Schindler, David W. 1999. From acid rain to toxic snow (Volvo Environmental Prize Lecture). Ambio 28: 350-355.
- Donald, D.B., J. Syrgiannia, R.W. Crosley, G. Holdsworth, D.C.G. Muir, B. Rosenberg, A. Sole, and D.W. Schindler. 1999. Delayed deposition of organochlorine pesticides at a temperate glacier. Environ. Sci. Technol. 33: 1794-1798.
- McNaught, A.S., David W. Schindler, B.R. Parker, A.J. Paul, R.S. Anderson, D.B. Donald and M. Agbeti. 1999 Restoration of the food web of an alpine lake following fish stocking. Limnol. Oceanogr. 44: 127-136.
- Wilhelm, F.M. and D.W. Schindler. 1999. Effects of Gammarus lacustris (Crustacea: Amphipoda) on plankton community structure in an alpine lake. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 56: 1401-1408.
- Blais, J.M., David W. Schindler, D.C.G. Muir, D.B. Donald and B. Rosenberg. 1998. Accumulation of persistent organochlorine compounds in mountains of western Canada. Nature 395: 585-588.
- Schindler, David W. 1998. Replication versus realism: the need for ecosystem-scale experiments. Ecosystems 1: 323-334.
- Schindler, David W. 1998. A dim future for boreal waters and landscapes. BioScience 48: 157-164.
- Schindler, David W. 1997. Widespread effects of climatic warming on freshwater ecosystems. Hydrologic Processes. 11: 1043-1067.
- Leavitt, P., R.D. Vinebrooke, D.B. Donald, J.P. Smol, and David W. Schindler. 1997. Past ultraviolet radiation environments in lakes derived from fossil pigments. Nature 388: 457-459.
- Schindler, David W. and P.J. Curtis. 1997. The role of DOC in protecting freshwaters subjected to climatic warming and acidification from UV exposure. Biogeochemistry 36: 1-8.
- Schindler, David W., P.J. Curtis, S.E. Bayley, B.R. Parker, K.G. Beaty and M.P. Stainton. 1997. Climate-induced changes in the dissolved organic carbon budgets of boreal lakes. Biogeochemistry 36: 9-28.
- Schindler, David W., S.E. Bayley, B.R. Parker, K.G. Beaty, D.R. Cruikshank, E.J. Fee, E.U. Schindler and M.P. Stainton. 1996. The effects of climatic warming on the properties of boreal lakes and streams at the Experimental Lakes Area, Northwestern Ontario. Limnol. Oceanogr. 41: 1004-1017.
- Schindler, David W., P.J. Curtis, B. Parker, and M.P. Stainton. 1996. Consequences of climate warming and lake acidification for UV-b penetration in North American boreal lakes. Nature 379: 705-708.
- Kidd, K.A., David W. Schindler, D.C.G. Muir, W.L. Lockhart, and R.H. Hesslein. 1995. High toxaphene concentrations in fish from a subarctic lake. Science 269: 240-242.
- Carpenter, S.R., S.W. Chisholm, C.J. Krebs, David W. Schindler, R.F. Wright. 1995. "Ecosystem experiments." Science. 269: 324-327.
- Schindler, David W., K.A. Kidd, D. Muir, and L. Lockhart. 1995. "The effects of ecosystem characteristics on contaminant distribution in northern freshwater lakes." Sci. Tot. Environ. 160/161: 1-17.
- Kidd, K.A., David W. Schindler, R.H. Hesslein and D.C.G. Muir. 1995. "Correlation between stable nitrogen isotope ratios and concentrations of organochlorines in biota from a freshwater food web." Sci. Tot. Environ. 160/161: 381-390.
- Schindler, David W., K.H. Mills, D.F. Malley, D.L. Findlay, J.A. Shearer, I.J. Davies, M.A. Turner, G.A. Linsey and D.R. Cruikshank. 1985. "Long-term ecosystem stress: The effects of years of experimental acidification on a small lake." Science. 28: 1395-1401.
- Schindler, David W., K.G. Beaty, E.J. Fee, D.R. Cruikshank, E.D. DeBruyn, D.L. Findlay, G.A. Linsey, J.A. Shearer, M.P. Stainton and M.A. Turner. 1990. "Effects of climatic warming on lakes of the central boreal forest." Science. 250: 967-970.
- Schindler, David W. 1977. "Evolution of phosphorus limitation in lakes: Natural mechanisms compensate for deficiencies of nitrogen and carbon in eutrophied lakes." Science. 195: 260-262.
- Schindler, David W. 1974. "Eutrophication and recovery in experimental lakes: Implications for lake management." Science. 184: 897-899.
 Selected Awards and Honours
- Royal Canadian Institute’s Sandford Fleming Medal for Public Communication of Science (2009)
- Alberta Order of Excellence (2008)AB. Members Profile David W. Schindler. Alberta Order of Excellence.
- Co-recipient, Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement (2006)
- American Society of Limnology and Oceanography Ruth Patrick Award (2006)
- Alberta Centennial Medal (2005)
- Officer of the Order of Canada (2004)
- Lifetime Achievement Award, Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy (2004)
- Killam Prize, Canada Council for the Arts (2003)
- Elected Foreign Member, Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (2003)
- Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal, Office of the Governor General of Canada (2002)
- City of Edmonton, Award of Distinction (2002)
- Elected Member, National Academy of Sciences (USA) (2002)
- Environment Canada, EcoLogo/Natural Marine Environmental Award (2002)
- R.A. Vollenweider Lectureship, National Water Research Institute (2001)
- Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (Canada) (2001)
- Canadian Nature Federation’s Douglas Pimlott Award for Conservation (2001)
- Award of Excellence, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (Canada) (2001)
- Fellow of the Royal Society (2001)
- NSERC Award of Excellence (2000)
- Co-recipient, Volvo Environment Prize (1998)
- First Romanowski Medal, Royal Society of Canada (1994)
- Manning Award of Distinction for Innovation in Science (1993)
- First Stockholm Water Prize, Stockholm Water Foundation (1991)
- Hutchinson Medal, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (1985)
- Naumann-Thienemann Medal of the International Limnological Society (1988)
- Frank Rigler Award of the Canadian Limnological Society (1984)
- Outstanding Achievement Award of the American Institute of Fisheries Biologists (1984)
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (1983)
- Rhodes Scholarship, 1962–1966
- ^ AB. Members Profile David W. Schindler. Alberta Order of Excellence
- ^ Kelly, Erin N.; Schindler, David W.; Hodson, Peter V.; Short, Jeffrey W.; Radmanovich, Roseanna; Nielsen, Charlene C. 2010-08-24. "Oil sands development contributes elements toxic at low concentrations to the Athabasca River and its tributaries.". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
- ^ Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). Profile David W. Schindler.
 External links
- Schwartz, Daniel. "Profile: David Schindler: Five decades of doing science, advocating environmental policy." CBC News, last updated Oct. 18, 2010.
- AB. Members Profile David W. Schindler. Alberta Order of Excellence.
- McGill University Water 2010. Profile of David W. Schindler.
- Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). Profile David W. Schindler.
- Trent University News Release. "Trent University Announces David Schindler Endowed Professorship in Aquatic Science." May 5, 2008.
- University of Alberta Department of Biological Sciences. "Profile of David W. Schindler."
- Zagorski, Nick. "Profile of David W. Schindler." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, May 2, 2006.
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