Ecology and systematics of fresh-water algae
Dr. Schumacher joined the faculty of Binghamton University in 1953. During his tenure he served as Chair of the department for eleven years and for two years he was Associate Vice-Provost for Graduate Studies where he was responsible for the operation of the academic programs and administrative process of the Graduate School. His research has centered around fresh-water ecology. He has authored or co-authored papers dealing with the algae of such diverse habitats as the St. Lawrence River, some Washington lakes and in the Antarctic. He as also co-authored a book describing the algae of the eastern United States. His research has been sponsored by the U.S. Public Health Service, the Atomic Energy Commission, the N.Y.S. Science Service and State Museum, The Delaware River Basin Commission and the N.Y.S. Department of Environmental Conservation. Along with the algae, his interests have included the systematics, ecology and taxonomy of seed plants and he has taught a wide variety of courses dealing with these subjects. Since retiring from full-time service in 1990, he continues to teach on a part-time basis and serves as a consultant to several environmental engineering companies.
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