Joining DFWI in 1999, Dave Winkler serves as a research specialist for several of the Institute's ongoing projects and is also the director of the Keck Water Research Lab, a research arm of DFWI located on the RPI campus.
Graduating from Oswego State University with a BS in Geology and a minor in marine science, Dave is responsible for the water chemistry analysis and data distribution of DFWI's various research projects. In addition to his responsibilities in the lab, Dave has been conducting field work for over 12 years. His research interests include lake ecology, field research methodology, water chemistry, stream dynamics, and field photography. Dave just wrapped up field and laboratory research on the AEAP Project and now heads up the field component and analysis of water samples for the NYSERDA Aquatic Biota Study. He is also currently involved in the diving portion of the ongoing research regarding the Asian Clam invasion in Lake George. His most recent work is with DFWI's research at Brooktrout Lake involving an in depth look at its previously unmapped tributary system.
A Long Island native, Dave is also a lifeguard instructor and an advanced open water diver, holding proficiencies in night, nav, research, nitrox, and search & recovery diving. When not found in the lab, Dave likes to hike, run, bike, and partake in an occasional triathlon.
Keck Water Research Lab, RPI
Ph (518) 276-4128
Cell (518) 225-4955