A.B, William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri, 1956. Master of Science, University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy, University Missouri, Collumbia, 1966.
Senior biologist Parke, Davis & Company, Rochester, Michigan, 1956—1960. Assistant professor William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri, 1960—1962. Professor Baylor University, Waco, Texas, since 1966.
Consultant, Waco, Texas, since 1966.
Chair Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, 1973—2006. Fellow: Texas Academy of Science (president 1987-1988). Member: North American Lake Management Society (director 1989-1991), International Society of Limnology, American Society Limnology and Oceanography.
Married Laura Olivia Davalos-Lind, June 10, 1990. Children: Thomas, Richard.