Curriculum Vitae

Education

Ph.D., Natural Sciences, ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), Zürich, Switzerland, Department of Limnology, EAWAG, 2002.

M.Sc., Zoology, University Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria, Department of Zoology, Institute of Limnology, 1997.

M.Sc., Biology Education, University Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria, Department of Biology, 1997.

Graduate studies in Biological Sciences, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, USA, 1996.

Research & Teaching Interests

Areas of research specialization include: aquatic ecology, climate impact research, plankton ecology, long-term ecological research, trophic interactions, food-web dynamics, ecological modelling, molecular biology.

Teaching interests include: ecology, aquatic ecology, zooplankton ecology, climate change, global change, ecosystem ecology, population biology, bio-physical interactions in aquatic systems.

Research Experience

Research Associate, University of California, Davis, John Muir Institute of the Environment, Tahoe Environmental Research Centre, 2005 – present.

Visiting Scientist, Ocean Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2006 - present.

Visiting Scientist, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Nov-Dec 2006

Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Washington, Seattle, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences and Department of Biology, 2002-2005.

Doctoral Student Researcher, EAWAG/ETH, Switzerland, 1998 – 2002.

Visiting PhD student, Max-Planck-Institute for Limnology, Plön, Germany, 2001.

Graduate Research, Department of Zoology, University Innsbruck, 1995-1997.

Graduate Research, Department of Zoology, University Innsbruck, 1996.

Graduate Research, Department of Zoology, University Innsbruck, 1995.

Research Technician, Arge Limnologie, Innsbruck, Austria, 1995–1996.

Research Grants, Fellowships & Awards

University of California , Pacific Rim Research Program, 2007 – 2008

Austrian National Science Foundation (FWF), Postdoctoral research grant, 2003 – 2004

Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), Postdoctoral research grant, 2002 – 2003

Deutscher akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), research grant, 2001

Best Student Poster, Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences, Antwerp, Belgium, 1999

Austrian Federal Fellowship, Grant for studies in a foreign country, 1996

Vorarlberger Fellowship, Grant for abroad studies and research, 1996

Austrian Federal Fellowship, Grant for excellent studies, 1993, 1995

Teaching Experience
Guest Lecturer, University of Washington, Seattle, 2002-2004
  • Limnology
Teaching Assistant, ETH Zürich, Switzerland, 1998-2001
  • Physics for Biology
  • Ecological Genetics
  • General and Applied Limnology
  • Introduction to data management programs
Teaching Assistant, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria, 1998–2000
  • Zooplankton Ecology
High School Teacher, Public and Private High School, Innsbruck, Austria, 1994–1998
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
Publications

Winder M, Cloern JE (2010) The annual cycles of phytoplankton biomass. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. in press.

Shurin JB, Winder M, Adrian R, Keller W, Matthews B, Paterson AM, Paterson MJ, Pinel-Alloul B, Rusak JA, Yan ND (2010) Environmental stability and lake zooplankton diversity – contrasting effects of chemical and thermal variability. Ecology Letters. 13: 453-463.

Winder M, Schindler DE, Essington TE, Litt AH, and Edmondson WT. 2009. Disrupted seasonal clockwork in the population dynamics of a freshwater copepod by climate warming. Limnology and Oceanography. 54: 2493-2505.

Adrian R, O'Reilly CM, Zagarese H, Baines SB, Hessen DO, Keller W, Livingstone DM, Sommaruga, Straile D., Van Donk E, Weyhenmeyer GA, Winder M (2009). Lakes as sentinels of climate change. Limnology and Oceanography. 54: in press

Winder, M. 2009. Photosynthetic picoplankton dynamics in Lake Tahoe: temporal and spatial niche partitioning among prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Journal of Plankton Research. 31: 1307-1320. DOI: 10.1093/plankt/fbp074

Rose, KC, Williamson CE, Schladow SG, Winder M, Oris JT (2009). Patterns of spatial and temporal variability of UV transparency in Lake Tahoe, California-Nevada. Journal of Geophysical Research. 114. DOI: 10.1029/2008JG000816

Winder M, Reuter JE, Schladow SG (2009) Climate warming favours small-sized pelagic diatoms. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 276: 427-435. This paper is featured in Nature's Research Highlights. Nature 455, 568 (2008).

Hunter DA, Winder M (2008) Long-term changes of the chrysophyte population in Lake Tahoe. Verhandlungen Internationale Vereinigung für theoretische und angewandte Limnologie. 30: 1051–1055

Winder M, Hunter DA (2008) Temporal organization of phytoplankton communities linked to chemical and physical forcing. Oecologia. 156: 179–192

Kamenir Y, Winder M, Schladow G (2008) Lake Tahoe vs. Lake Kinneret phytoplankton: comparison of long-term taxonomic size structure consistency. Aquatic Sciences. 70: 195-203

Shurin JB, Arnott SE, Hillebrand H, Longmuir A, Pinel-Alloul B, Winder M, Yan ND (2007) Diversity-stability relationship depends on latitude in zooplankton. Ecology Letters, 10: 127-134.

Winder M, Schindler DE, Moore JW, Johnson SP, Palen WJ (2005) Do bears facilitate transfer of salmon resources to aquatic macroinvertebrate? Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 62: 2285-2293.

Jeppesen E, Sondergaard M, Jensen AP, Havens K, and 27 others (2005) Lakes' response to reduced nutrient loading - analysis of contemporary data from 35 European and North American long term studies. Freshwater Biology, 50: 1747-1771.

Winder M, Schindler DE (2004) Climate change uncouples trophic interactions in a lake ecosystem. Ecology, 85: 2100–2106.

Winder M, Schindler DE (2004) Climatic effects on the phenology of lake processes. Global Change Biology, 10: 1844–1856.

Arhonditsis GB, Winder M, Brett MT, Schindler DE (2004) Uncovering patterns and mechanisms of phytoplankton variability in Lake Washington. Water Research, 38: 4013–4027.

Winder M, Spaak P, Mooij WM (2004) Trade offs in Daphnia habitat selection. Ecology, 85: 2027–2036.

Winder M, Bürgi HR, Spaak P (2003) Factors regulating zooplankton succession in a high-mountain lake. Freshwater Biology, 48: 795-809.

Winder M, Boersma M, Spaak P (2003) On the cost of vertical migration: are feeding conditions really worse at deeper depth? Freshwater Biology, 48: 383-393.

Winder M, Spaak P, Buergi HR (2003) Seasonal vertical distribution of phytoplankton and copepods in a high-mountain lake. Archiv für Hydrobiologie, 158: 197-213.

Winder M, Spaak P (2002) Effects of natural UV radiation on the life history of alpine Daphnia. Verhandlungen Internationale Vereinigung für theoretische und angewandte Limnologie, 28: 355-359.

Winder M, Monaghan MT, Spaak P (2001) Have human impacts changed alpine zooplankton diversity over the past 100 years? Arctic Antarctic and Alpine Research, 33: 467-475.

Winder M, Spaak P (2001) Carbon as an indicator of Daphnia condition in an alpine lake. Hydrobiologia, 442, 269-278.

Winder M, Pehofer HE, Füreder L (2000) Distribution patterns of benthic crustaceans in a formerly meromictic lake with changing trophic conditions (Lake Piburg, Tyrol, Austria). Archiv für Hydrobiologie, 147: 519-533.

Book Contribution

Winder M (2006) Sunfishes. In: Invasive Species in the Pacific Northwest. Boersma DP, Reichard SH, Van Buren AN (eds). The University of Washington Press, Seattle and London.

Popular Articles

Spaak P, Engeler L, Winder M (2004) Überlebensstrategien der Wasserflöhe in Bergseen: Störfaktor Mensch (Survival strategies of water fleas in alpine lakes). Cratschla 2: 21-23.

Winder M, Spaak P (2003) Genetische Diversität von Daphnien in alpinen Seen (Genetic diversity of Daphnia in alpine lakes). EAWAG News 56:22-23.

Winder M, Spaak P (2001) Der Einfluss von Umweltfaktoren auf die Vertikalwanderung von Daphnien in Bergseen (The effects of environmental factors on the diel vertical migration of Daphnia in alpine lakes). EAWAG Annual Report.

Winder M (2002) Limnologisches Projekt am Obersee abgeschlossen (Limnological project at the Obersee is finished). Arosa Zeitung, Local newspaper.

Winder M (2000) Riesen ‚Experimentgläser’ im Obersee (Enormous ‘experimental tubes’ in the Obersee). Arosa Zeitung, Local newspaper.

Winder M, Lass S, Spaak P, Bürgi HR (1999). Einfluss von Fischkairomonen auf die Vertikalwanderung von Daphnien (The influence of fish kairomones on Daphnia vertical migration). EAWAG Annual Report.

Winder M (1999) Wieviel Enten verträgt der Obersee? (How many ducks can the Obersee tolerate?) Arosa Zeitung, Local newspaper.

Winder M (1998) Limnologisches Projekt am Aroser Obersee (Limnological project at the Aroser Obersee). Arosa Zeitung, Local newspaper.

Media Outreach – Features About My Research
Print
Radio
  • National Public Radio, Puget Sound (July 12, 2004)
Invited Seminars & Presentations

Imperial College of London, UK, Department of Biological Sciences, Nov 2006.

Simon-Fraser University, Department of Biological Sciences, Burnaby BC, May 2006

University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, Feb 2006.

ETH-EAWAG (Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology), Switzerland, Department of Limnology, Jul 2005.

Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NOAA-NMFS, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport, OR, May 2005.

Florida Atlantic University, Davie, FL, Apr 2005.

ASLO (American Society of Limnology and Oceanography), Salt Lake City, UT, Feb 2005.

Michigan State University, Kellogg Biological Station, MI, Jan 2005.

University of Warschau, Poland, Jan 2001.

Presentations At Scientific Meetings

Winder M, Hunter D., Schladow G. Phytoplankton community responses to physical forcing in Lake Tahoe. ASLO, Victoria, 2006.

Winder M, Essington TE, Litt AH, Schindler DE. Climatic effects on copepod population dynamics. ASLO, Salt Lake City, 2005.

Winder M, Essington TE, Litt AH, Schindler DE. Climatic effects on Leptodiaptomus population dynamics. ESA, Portland, OR, August 2004.

Winder M, Schindler DE. Climatic effects on trophic interactions in aquatic ecosystems. Climate change and aquatic ecosystems, Plymouth, UK, July 2004.

Winder M, Schindler DE, Hampton SE. Climate impact on the phenology of lake processes. ASLO, Salt Lake City, UT, February 2003.

Winder M, Schindler DE. Aquatic responses to environmental changes in Lake Washignton, LIMPACS workshop, Silkeborg, Denmark, January 2003.

Winder M, Spaak P. Local adaptation of alpine zooplankton. ESEB, Aarhus, Denmark, August 2001.

Winder M, Spaak P. Diel vertical migration: not a predator avoidance strategy in alpine lakes? SIL Congress, Melbourne, Australia, February 2001.

Winder M, Spaak P. Occurrence and clonal variation of Daphnia in Alpine lakes. International Symposium: High mountain lakes and streams: indicators of a changing word, Innsbruck, Austria, September 2000.

Winder M, Spaak P. Behavioural adaptation of Daphnia galeata to changing fish biomass in an alpine lake. 6th Annual Meting of Ph.D. Students in Evolutionary Biology, Leuven, Belgium, February 2000.

Winder M, Spaak P, Bürgi HR. Diel vertical migration of daphnids in relation to changing fish biomass in an alpine lake. ASLO, Kopenhagen, Denmark, June 2000.

Winder M, Bürgi HR, Spaak P. The influence of diel vertical migration on the condition of daphnids in an alpine lake. International Symposium on Cladocera, Plön, Germany, September 1999.

Winder M, Spaak P, Bürgi HR. Diel vertical migration of Daphnia in relation to fish biomass and food distribution in an alpine lake. Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences, Antwerp, Belgium, August 1999.

Services

Undergraduate Advisor, ETH, Switzerland, 2000 - 2002

Societies: American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), Ecological Society of America (ESA).

Reviewer: Freshwater Biology, Hydrobiology, Journal of Plankton Research, Limnology and Oceanography, Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, Functional Ecology, Aquatic Sciences, Canadian Journal of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, Australian Ecology, Ecology.