- B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Ohio State University
Dr. Doug Kane began as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Science and Mathematics at Defiance College in the fall of 2007. His teaching at Defiance includes environmental science, introductory biology, botany, ecology, and restoration ecology. Research interests lie in plankton and benthic invertebrate ecology, as well as effects of invasive species on communities and ecosystems, causes and consequences of cultural eutrophication, and ecosystem integrity of Lake Erie. Recent research has focused on effects of the Sandusky River system on dissolved oxygen and phytoplankton dynamics in Lake Erie and the potential effect of Emerald Ash Borer on Lake Erie island forest tree communities Dr. Kane currently has more than 10 peer-reviewed publications in journals such as Freshwater Biology, Journal of Great Lakes Research, and the Ohio Journal of Science and recently has had two book chapters published in the Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management Society Checking the Pulse of Lake Erie monograph.
He served on the McMaster Symposium Committee in 2007-08, was a McMaster associate fellow for New Orleans for 2008-09 and has been a fellow during 2009-2011. He is currently past president of the Friends of Stone Lab and was elected to both Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. His non-academic interests include trivia, classic rock, and cheering for the Browns, Indians, Cavs, and Buckeyes.
Dr. Kane grew up in Westlake, Ohio. He graduated magna cum laude with honors in the liberal arts while obtaining a B.S. in Zoology with minors in Plant Biology and History of Art in 1999 from The Ohio State University. He also received his M.S. from Ohio State in Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology in 2002 and his Ph.D. in 2004. He took classes at Stone Lab, Ohio State University’s Lake Erie campus on Gibraltar Island, every summer between 1996 and 2002 and was a teaching assistant in 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2004. In 2002, he was elected president of the Graduate Evolution and Ecology Students at Ohio State and conducted research on Lake Erie aboard the USEPA’s RV Lake Guardian. He received an Outstanding Teaching Award from the Department of EEOB in 2003. He was a member of Ohio State’s Academic Team for nine years and was selected All-Region for his final tournament in 2004. During 2004-2006, he was a Visiting Instructor at Otterbein College and a Visiting Instructor and Visiting Assistant Professor at the Ohio State University. During the summers of 2005-2008, he taught Introduction to Ecology, Field Ecology, and Limnology at Stone Lab, as well as being a Visiting Scientist and mentoring students in the Research Experience for Undergraduates program. He spent 2006-2007 as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Ashland University, teaching non-majors Ecology and the Human Environment and a majors course in Limnology.
F.T. Stone Laboratory
American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management Society
International Association for Great Lakes Research
Ohio Academy of Science
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