Chris Solomon is the newest addition to the Cary Institute’s scientific staff. Chris is an aquatic ecologist whose research program focuses on the ecology and management of lakes and other inland freshwaters. His ongoing projects include conserving lake trout in the Adirondacks, understanding the role that lakes play in the global carbon cycle, revealing how watershed inputs influence lake food webs, and managing shorelines for healthy fisheries.
Chris received his PhD in zoology from the University of Wisconsin and his BS from Cornell University. Before coming to the Cary Institute, he was a tenured professor in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences at McGill University in Montreal, Québec. Prior to that, he spent two years as a Postdoctoral Research Associate for the Global Lakes Ecological Observatory Network.