Joining DFWI in 1999, Dave Winkler serves as a research specialist for several of the Institute's ongoing projects and is also the director of the Keck Water Research Lab, a research arm of DFWI located on the RPI campus.
Graduating from Oswego State University with a BS in Geology and a minor in marine science, Dave is responsible for the water chemistry analysis and data distribution of DFWI's various research projects. In addition to his responsibilities in the lab, Dave has been conducting field work for over 12 years. His research interests include lake ecology, field research methodology, water chemistry, and stream dynamics. Dave just completed field and laboratory research on the AEAP/NYSERDA Project and is now involved in several of the ongoing projects at the Keck Water Lab. He is also currently involved in the diving portion of the ongoing research regarding the Asian Clam invasion in Lake George. His most recent work is with DFWI's research at Brooktrout Lake involving an in depth look at its previously unmapped tributary system.
A Long Island native, Dave is also a lifeguard instructor and an advanced open water diver, holding proficiencies in night, nav, research, nitrox, and search & recovery diving. When not found in the lab, Dave enjoys photography and also likes to hike, run, bike, and partake in an occasional triathlon.
Keck Water Research Lab, RPI
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