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David Schindler
Born (1940-08-03)August 3, 1940
Died March 4, 2021(2021-03-04) (aged 80)
Brisco, British Columbia
  • American
  • Canadian
Alma mater
Known for Experimental Lakes Area
Scientific career
  • University of Alberta
Thesis Energy Relations at Three Trophic Levels in an Aquatic Food Chain (1966)

David William Schindler, OC AOE FRSC FRS, (August 3, 1940 – March 4, 2021) was 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, Alberta. He was known for "innovative large-scale experiments" on whole lakes at the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA). He was also known for his research on acid rain.

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