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David B. Scott

Job Title: Director
Employer: Dalhousie University
Further Education: University of Washington (B.Sc.), Western Washington University (M.Sc.), Dalhousie University (Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: Great Lakes, lakes in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland salt marshes all over the country including Hudson's Bay lowland Coastal embayments all over-currently have a project with several other researchers in a fjord on Vancouver Island to compare climate vs fish stocks. Internationally we research on both coasts of the US up and down many of the coastal marshes and into the Gulf of Mexico where we did work on both the salt marshes and freshwater environments of the Mississippi Delta. Have published faunal studies of marsh material from Alaska, Japan, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Greece. many of these studies included freshwater components. We are also the first to look in the Antartic dry valley lakes for rhizopods.

Brief synopsis of current research:
We use testate rhizopods to reconstruct paleoenvironments in variety of situations from sea-level studies to pollution studies. We have recently finished a book that describes how to use these organisms as environmental indicators in caostal areas (with Cambridge Press). We have published some of the first studies on distributions of thecamoebians in N. American lakes that enables their use as paleoindicators. We have also looked at extreme environments such as the dry valley lakes of Antarctica for thecamoebians.

Mailing address:
Centre for Marine Geology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H3J5 Canada
Phone: (902)494-3604; Fax: (902)494-3877, 6889