Joining DFWI in 1999, Dave Winkler serves as a research specialist based with the DFWI facilities located on the RPI campus. He also assists in several of the Institute's ongoing projects on Lake George and New York's Adirondack regions.
Graduating from Oswego State University with a BS in Geology and a minor in marine science, Dave has extensive laboratory experience at both the research and management level. His laboratory experience includes methodoligies in several types of analytical chemistry, mainly focused on freshwater ecology. In addition to his skills in the lab, Dave has been conducting field work for over 15 years. His research interests include fresh water ecology, invasive species research, and water chemistry as it pertains to fresh water lakes and streams. Dave was heavily involved in field and laboratory research on the AEAP/NYSERDA Project, an 18 year study on the affects of acid rain on lakes and their biota in western adirondack park that concluded in 2014. He is now involved in several of the ongoing projects funded by the Helen V. Froehlich foundation including the ongoing research regarding the Asian Clam invasion in Lake George.
A Long Island native, Dave is a lifeguard instructor and has also been an active SCUBA diver for over 20 years holding an advanced open water diver rating with proficiencies in night, navigation, 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.
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