The International Institute for Sustainable Development Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) has announced its new Head Research Scientist, Vince Palace.

Palace is an aquatic toxicologist with 25 years of experience in determining exposure, evaluating potential impacts and developing mitigation strategies related to chemical and non-chemical aquatic stressors. Working with industry, government and community stakeholders, he has led projects on the impacts of agriculture, hydroelectric power, the oil and gas industry, and mining on aquatic ecosystems.

Additionally, Palace has extensive project experience with multi-level examinations of wastewaters from mines, pulp and paper mills and municipal effluents. He brings considerable experience with Canada’s regulatory framework for Environmental Effects Monitoring to IISD-ELA.

He is an active adjunct professor and Lecturer at the University of Manitoba in the departments of Biological Sciences and Environment and Geography. His expert opinion and testimony have been sought by national and international clients including the United Nations Environment Program, Environment Canada, Health Canada, Natural Resources Canada, the US EPA, World Fisheries Trust, among others.



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