Professor Bill Last, Editor Emeritus (1993-2006)

Bill Last joined Professor Smol as co-editor of Journal of Paleolimnology in 1993. Bill is a sedimentologist at University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. After receiving his B.Sc. degree from University of Wisconsin in 1971, he emigrated to Canada and worked as a petroleum geologist with Shell Canada Ltd. in Calgary, Alberta. His postgraduate research dealt with the sedimentology and geochemistry of Lake Manitoba, a large remnant of glacial Lake Agassiz. This began a long involvement and on-going interest in lacustrine sediments and geolimnology. Before joining the faculty University of Manitoba, Bill was a Research Scientist with the Tar Sands Division of the Alberta Research Council. In 1980 he moved to Winnipeg where he is now Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences. His research efforts are directed mainly at the sedimentology and geochemistry of salt lakes, with projects currently underway in Canada, United States, Australia, central Asia, and South America.

Bill is on the editorial boards of Sedimentary Geology, Saline Systems, International Journal of Lakes and Rivers, Environmental Reviews, and several other journals, and was series co-editor of the book series Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research. He is a Professional Geologist and a Fellow of the Geological Society of America.

Bill can be reached at:

Department of Geological Sciences
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 2N2
Office telephone: (204) 474-8361
Fax number: (204) 474-7623
Email address:
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