"Nature is the best teacher. Laughter is the best medicine."
In 2001 I was named Senior Canada Research Chair in Aquatic Toxicology at GLIER.
Our research team is currently focussing on the exposure and effects of chemicals in aquatic ecosystems, both in the Great Lakes and elsewhere. We are, for example, developing benthic and pelagic system models that will eventually be integrated to form a comprehensive ecosystem model of energy/carbon and contaminant dynamics. And we are studying the conservation of ancient lakes in Indonesia.
In recent years I have attracted more than $3.5 million in external research funding and almost $400,000 in equipment funding from government and industry.
I am currently supervising 1 post-doctoral fellow, 2 doctoral and 3 master's students. I have recently completed the supervision of 7 post-doctoral fellows, 3 doctoral and 13 master's students.
Doug Haffner with first GLIER graduate, Jocelyn Leney, July 2005