Aquatic and Fishery Sciences' Daniel Schindler.
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Aquatic and Fishery Sciences’ Daniel Schindler.

Daniel Schindler, a professor at the College of the Environment’s School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, is one of 14 UW scientists elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences in 2018. According to a statement released by the organization, the new members were selected for “their outstanding record of scientific achievement and willingness to work on behalf of the academy in bringing the best available science to bear on issues within the state of Washington.”

Schindler, an ecologist who studies the causes and consequences of dynamics in aquatic ecosystems and how they affect the goods and services that aquatic systems provide, was elected by current members of the Washington State Academy of Sciences.

In all, UW professors make up nearly half of the 29 new members, who will be formally inducted in September during an annual meeting at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.

Incorporated by legislation in 2007, the Washington State Academy of Sciences initially had just 105 members. With this new crop of members from UW and other institutions around the state, the academy’s total membership will rise to 286. The academy’s mission is “to provide expert scientific and engineering analysis to inform public policymaking in Washington, and to increase the role and visibility of science in the state.”

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