Ralph E.H. Smith

Professor

Ralph E.H. Smith carries out research on water quality and food web function in lakes with special attention to primary producers (phytoplankton, attached algae), nutrients, and the environmental processes behind issues of current concern (lake anoxia, problem blooms, shoreline fouling, etc.).Ralph Smith

New and emerging tools and technologies for assessing the distribution and ecological functioning of phytoplankton and benthic algae are central objects of attention. The Smith lab is a centre of expertise in the use of spectral and variable fluorescence in aquatic science.

Contact information
Office: B2 250A
Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 32468
Email: rsmith@uwaterloo.ca

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo

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