Leszek A. Bledzki, born in Gdansk, Poland, holds a Ph.D. (1989) in Natural Sciences and a M.S. (1978) in Environmental Sciences, both from the Nicholas Copernicus University in Torun and a Forestry Engineer (Forest Management) diploma (1972) from the Forestry High School at Goraj. Since 1995, he has been working at Mount Holyoke College as a Research Assistant, Research Associate, Visiting Assistant Professor, and Senior Research Associate in the the MW Center for the Environment, Environmental Studies and Department of Biology. His research interests range from ecology, limnology, biostatistics and modeling, through ecosystems functioning, global climate change, nitrogen and carbon cycling in temperate peatlands to taxonomy, ecology and biogeography of Rotifera, Cladocera and Copepoda. Dr. Bledzki is the author of over 90 peer-reviewed and popular-press articles and several books.
- Limnology, Hydrobiology
- Wetlands & Peatlands