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Stephen Russell (Steve) Carpenter is a leader of whole-ecosystem experiments and adaptive ecosystem management focused on freshwaters. Topics include trophic cascased and their effects on production and nutrient cycling, contaminant cycles, freshwater fisheries, eutrophication, nonpoint pollution, ecological economics of freshwater, and resilience of ecosystems and social-ecological systems. Carpenter serves as the Director of the Center for MLimnology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is the Stephen Alfred Forbes Professor of Zoology. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, A Fellow of the American ACademy of Arts and Sciences, and a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Carpenter is the 2011 laureate of the Stockholm Water Prize. Other notable awards include a PEw Fellowship in Cosnervation and Environment, the G. Eveyln Hutchinson Medal of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, the Robert H. MacArthur Award from the Ecological Society of America, the Excellence in Ecology Prize from the Ecology Institute, and the Naumann-Thienemann medal of the International Scoiety for Limnology. Carpenter is Chair of the Science Committee for the Program on Ecosystem Change and society of the International Council of Science. He is the co-Editor in Chief of Ecosystems, and a member of the governing board for the Stockholm Resilience Center. He received a B.A. from Amherst College (19740, M.S From Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison (1976, and Ph.D. from U.W.-Madison (1979). From 1979-1989 he served as Assistant and Associate Professor at the Unviersity of Notre Dame. He joined the U.W.-Madision faculty in 1989.