Researcher Profile

Rod Bollman

Job Title: Associate Professor and Chair of Biology
Employer: University of Winnipeg
Place of Birth: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Public School attended: Manitou Elementary
High School attended: Winnipegosis High School
Further Education: University of Manitoba (B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario, Northwest Territories.

Brief synopsis of current research:
I am working with a team of three other scientists studying the impact of Ultraviolet radiation (A and B) on freshwater aquatic food chains. We have examined algae, daphnids, rotifers and fish in single organism systems, combined organism systems, lab microcosms and are beginning a study at the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) using limnocorrals. We are starting to develop a predictive model on the community structure change at the high end of the ecologically meaningful UV-B intensities. We generally employ 4 to 6 summer students and 1 - 2 students throughout the year.