Phosphorus, Food and our Future

Pictured above: FOCA’s Executive Director, Terry Rees, was on the panel for the inaugural David Schindler Professor Lecture “For the Sake of Our Lakes” in 2011

The public are welcome at the upcoming 2015 Schindler Professorship Lecture

When: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Where: Trent University in Gzowski College (room 114), Peterborough

The 2015 lecture will be given by Dr. James Elser of Arizona State University. His talk is titled “Phosphorus, Food, and our Future.

Dr. Elser’s research involves the study of balance of energy and chemical elements in living systems, including both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems and biota. Dr. Elser’s field work has been done in the lakes, forests, and grasslands of the upper U.S. Midwest, lakes of the Arctic, desert springs in Mexico, and in Ontario’s Experimental Lakes Area.

This talk will discuss the phosphorus sustainability challenge, from expanding demand and rising fertilizer prices to widespread proliferation of toxic algal blooms due to the runoff of excess fertilizer.

More information:

Phosphorus, shoreline development, and water quality

About the Schindler Professorship

TED Talk featuring Biologist Mohamed Hijri on the looming “phosphorus crisis”

Terry ReesPhosphorus, Food and our Future