Prof Michael Pace
Michael Pace's research focuses on aquatic ecosystems with an emphasis on food webs and biogeochemistry. He works in a variety of environments including temperate lakes, rivers and coastal lagoons. He is currently conducting research on leading indicators of regime shifts, the importance of terrestrial organic matter in aquatic ecosystems, effects of invasive species, and harmful algal blooms. His work considers questions about the structure and function of aquatic ecosystems and the causes and consequences of environmental change.
Michael received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia. He did his graduate work at the University of Georgia receiving an MS in Zoology and PhD in Ecology. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at McGill University and an Assistant Professor of Oceanography at the University of Hawaii. Prior to joining the University of Virginia in 2008, Michael Pace was a Senior Scientist and Assistant Director at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York. He is currently a Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia. He was recognised by the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography with the G. Evelyn Hutchinson Medal in 2009 and by the International Society of Limnology with the Naumann-Thienemann Medal in 2016.