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John P. Smol

Job Title: Professor; Editor, J. Paleolimnology
Employer: Queen's University
Place of Birth: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
High School attended: Rosemere High School
Further Education: McGill University (B.Sc.), Brock University (M.Sc.), Queen's University (Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: BC, Sask, Ont, NWT, Nuvaut, Yukon, USA, Norway, Iceland, Greenland

Brief synopsis of current research:
Using primarily paleolimnological approaches to track long-term environental changes (e.g. acidification, eutrophication, climatic change).

Websites:
darwin.biology.queensu.ca/~pearl/
www.umanitoba.ca/geoscience/paleolim/jopl.html

Recent Publications:

Stoermer, E.F. and Smol, J.P. [Editors]. 1999. The Diatoms: Applications for the Environmental and Earth Sciences. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge. 484 pp.

Smol, J.P. 1992. Paleolimnology: An important tool for effective ecosystem management. Journal of Aquatic Ecosystem Health 1: 49-58.

Douglas, M.S.V., Smol, J.P., and Blake, W., Jr. 1994. Marked post-18th century environmental change in high Arctic ecosystems. Science 266: 416-419.

Duff, K.E., Zeeb, B.A., and Smol, J.P. 1997. Chrysophyte cyst biogeographical and ecological distributions: A synthesis. J. Biogeography 24: 791-812.

Smol, J.P., Cumming, B.F., Dixit, A.S., and Dixit, S.S. 1998. Tracking recovery patterns in acidified lakes: A paleolimnological perspective. Restoration Ecology 6: 318-326.