Paul B. Hamilton received his master’s in freshwater aquatic biology from Waterloo University in 1983 and an undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario. Paul’s Arctic research has focused on freshwater microscopic biodiversity, contaminants and paleo-climate reconstructions using diatoms. He is currently working on diatom biodiversity using single cell DNA gene analysis. Other biodiversity and contaminant projects outside North America include projects in Bolivia, western India, Indonesia and China. Paul and coauthored have published over 130 scientific papers, described 60 new taxa, produced five books on diatom taxonomy and ecology, and he has five species named in his honour. Paul has personal interests in history, natural history and a love of canoeing and kayaking.
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