William D. Taylor

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Aquatic Ecology and Limnology

William Taylor.William Taylor's research interests cross over several areas of aquatic ecology, including nutrient cycles, the fate of aquatic bacteria, the ecology of protozoa, and human effects on water quality. His most recent research concerns the freshwater phosphorus cycle.

He was best known for his work on the "nearshore phosphorus shunt hypothesis" which explained how zebra mussels are re-engineering the Great Lakes' aquatic ecosystem.

Professor Taylor retired from academia and as Department Chair in September 2016.

Contact information
Email: wdtaylor@uwaterloo.ca

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo