Douglas Kane, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology

Programs: Biology, Forensic Science, Molecular Biology, Restoration Ecology

Phone: 419-783-2593

Email: dkane@defiance.edu

Doug Kane

 

TEACHING INTERESTS

Introductory biology, ecology and restoration ecology, field botany and field zoology, fisheries and wildlife management, geographic information systems

RESEARCH EXPERIENCES

Eutrophication and invasive species in Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, linkages between great lakes tributaries and the great lakes, plankton dynamics of subtropical reservoirs in Brazil

PUBLICATIONS

Chaffin, J.D., Mishra, S., Kane, D.D., Bade, D.L., Stanislawczyk, K., Slodysko, K.N., Jones, K.W., Parker, E.M., and Fox, E.L. 2019. Cyanobacterial blooms in the central basin of Lake Erie: Potentials for cyanotoxins and environmental drivers. Journal of Great Lakes Research. In Press.

Pomari, J., Kane, D.D., Ferreira, R.A.F., and Nogueira, M.G. 2019. A new tool to assess
ecosystem health in large subtropical reservoirs: development and validation of a Planktonic Index of Biotic Integrity (P-IBI). Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management. In Press.

Chaffin, J.D., Kane, D.D., Stanislawczyk, K., and Parker, E. M. 2018. Accuracy of data buoys
for measurement of cyanobacteria, chlorophyll, and turbidity in a large lake (Lake Erie, North America): Implications for estimation of cyanobacterial bloom parameters from water quality sonde measurements. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 25: 25175–25189. doi: 10.1007/s11356-018-2612-z.

Pomari, J., Kane, D.D., and Nogueira, M.G. 2018. Application of multiple-use indices to assess reservoirs water quality and the use of plankton community data for biomonitoring purposes. International Journal of Hydrology 2: 173-184.

Conroy, J.D., Kane, D.D., Quinlan, E.L. Edwards, W.J., and Culver, D.A. 2017. Abiotic and
biotic controls of phytoplankton biomass dynamics in a freshwater tributary, estuary, and large lake ecosystem: the Sandusky Bay (Lake Erie) chemostat. Inland Waters 7: 473-492. doi: 10.1080/20442041.2017.1395142.

Perello, M.M., Kane, D.D., Golnick, P., Hughes, M.C., Thomas, M.A, and Conroy, J.D. 2017.
Effects of local weather variation on water-column stratification and hypoxia in the western, Sandusky, and central basins of Lake Erie. Water 9, 279. doi:10.3390/w9040279.

Simpson, K.E., Edwards, W.J., and Kane, D.D. 2016. Population dynamics of Leptodora
kindtii in the island region of western Lake Erie before and after the invasion of the predacious cladoceran Bythotrephes longimanus. Ohio Journal of Science 116: 51-58.

Kane, D.D., Ludsin, S.A., Briland, R.D., Culver, D.A., and Munawar, M. 2015. Ten+ years
gone: Continued degradation of offshore planktonic communities in U.S. waters of Lake Erie's western and central basins (2003–2013). Journal of Great Lakes Research 41: 930-933. doi:10.1016/j.jglr.2015.06.002.

Perello, M.M., Simon, T.P., Thompson, H.A., and Kane, D.D. 2015. Feeding ecology of the
invasive round goby, Neogobius melanostomus (Pallas 1811), based on laboratory size
preference and field diet associated depth differences in the western basin of Lake Erie. Aquatic Invasions 10: 463-474.

Conroy, J.D., Kane. D.D., Briland, R.D., and Culver, D.A. 2014. Systemic, early-season
Microcystis blooms in western Lake Erie and its agricultural tributaries (Maumee and Sandusky rivers). Journal of Great Lakes Research 40: 518-523. doi: 10.1016/j.jglr.2014.04.015.

Kane, D.D., Conroy, J.D., Richards, R.P., Baker, D.B., and Culver, D.A. 2014. Re-
eutrophication of Lake Erie: correlation of tributary nutrient loads and phytoplankton biomass. Journal of Great Lakes Research 40: 496-501. doi: 10.1016/j.jglr.2014.04.004.

Bridgeman, T.B., Chaffin, J.D., Kane, D.D., Conroy, J.D., Panek, S.E., and Armenio, P. 2012.
From river to lake: phosphorus and algal transformations in western Lake Erie. Journal of Great Lakes Research 38: 90-97. doi:10.1016/j.jglr.2011.09.010.

Kutovaya, O.A., McKay, R.M.L., Beall, B., Wilhelm, S.W., Kane, D.D., Chaffin, J.D.,
Bridgeman, T.B., and Bullerjahn, G.S. 2012. Evidence against fluvial seeding of recurrent toxic blooms of Microcystis spp. in Lake Erie’s western basin. Harmful Algae 15: 71-77.
 doi:10.1016/j.hal.2011.11.007.

Munawar, M., Fitzpatrick, M., Munawar, I.F., Niblock, H., and Kane, D. 2012. Assessing
ecosystem health impairments using a battery of ecological indicators: Bay of Quinte, Lake
Ontario example. Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management 15:430-444.
doi:10.1080/14634988.2012.731367.

Chaffin, J.D., and Kane, D.D. 2010. Burrowing mayfly (Ephemeroptera: Ephemeridae:
Hexagenia spp.) bioturbation and bioirrigation: a source of internal phosphorus loading in Lake Erie. Journal of Great Lakes Research 36: 57-63.

Kane, D.D., Gordon, S.I., Munawar, M., Charlton, M.N., and Culver, D.A. 2009. The
Planktonic Index of Biotic Integrity (P-IBI): a new technique for assessing lake ecosystem
health. Ecological Indicators 9: 1234-1247.

Conroy, J.D., Kane, D.D., and Culver, D.A. 2008. Declining Lake Erie ecosystem health?
Evidence from a multi-year, lake-wide, plankton study. Pp. 369-408. In: M. Munawar and R. Heath (eds.), Checking the Pulse of Lake Erie. Ecovision World Monograph Series.

Kane, D.D., Gordon, S.I., Munawar, M., Charlton, M.N., and Culver, D.A. 2008. A Planktonic
Index of Biotic Integrity (P-IBI) for Lake Erie: a new technique for checking the pulse of Lake Erie. Pp. 347-367. In: M. Munawar and R. Heath (eds.), Checking the Pulse of Lake Erie.; Ecovision World Monograph Series.

Conroy, J.D., Quinlan, E.L., Kane, D.D., and Culver, D.A. 2007. Cylindrospermopsis in Lake
Erie: testing its association with other cyanobacterial genera and limnological parameters. Journal of Great Lakes Research 33: 519-533.

Conroy, J.D., Kane, D.D., Dolan, D.M., Edwards, W.J., Charlton, M.N., and Culver, D.A.
 2005. Temporal trends in Lake Erie plankton biomass: roles of external phosphorus loading and dreissenid mussels. Journal of Great Lakes Research 31 (Supplement 2): 89-110.

Conroy, J.D., Edwards, W.J., Pontius, R.A., Kane, D.D., Zhang, H., Shea, J.F., Richey, J.N.,
and Culver, D.A. 2005. Soluble nitrogen and phosphorus excretion of exotic freshwater mussels (Dreissena spp.): potential impacts for nutrient remineralisation in western Lake Erie. Freshwater Biology 50: 1146-1162.

Kane, D.D., Gannon, J.E., and Culver, D.A. 2004. The status of Limnocalanus macrurus
(Copepoda: Calanoida: Centropagidae) in Lake Erie. Journal of Great Lakes Research 30(1): 22-30.

Kane, D.D., Haas, E.M., and Culver, D.A. 2003. The characteristics and potential ecological
effects of the exotic crustacean zooplankter Cercopagis pengoi (Cladocera: Cercopagidae), a recent invader of Lake Erie. Ohio Journal of Science 103(4): 79-83.  COVER ARTICLE.

Therriault, T.W., Grigorovich, I.A., Kane, D.D., Haas, E.M., Culver, D.A., and MacIsaac, H.J.
2002. Range expansion of the exotic zooplankter Cercopagis pengoi (Ostroumov) into western Lake Erie and Muskegon Lake. Journal of Great Lakes Research 28(4): 698-701.

Kane, D.D. 2002. Science in the art of the Italian Renaissance I: Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise-linear perspective and space. Ohio Journal of Science 102(5): 110-112.

Kane, D.D. 2002. Science in the art of the Italian Renaissance II: Leonardo DaVinci’s
representations of animals in his works. Ohio Journal of Science 102(5): 113-115.

AWARDS & HONORS

Dr. Richard W. Stroede Distinguished Faculty Citation, Defiance College (2017)
5 Years and 10 Years of Service Award, Defiance College
Fellow, Ohio Academy of Science (elected 2014)
Recipient of International Association of Great Lakes Research "Certificate of Appreciation" for service to the IAGLR Board of Directors (2014-2016), (2016)
Early Career Travel Award, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (2011) Aquatic Sciences meeting in Puerto Rico
Gibraltar Island Honorary Deed (2), Friends of Stone Laboratory
Highly Cited Author Award (2005-2009), Journal of Great Lakes Research for Conroy, J.D., Kane, D.D., Dolan, D.M., Edwards, W.J., Charlton, M.N., and Culver, D.A. 2005. Temporal trends in Lake Erie plankton biomass: roles of external phosphorus loading and dreissenid mussels. Journal of Great Lakes Research 31 (Supplement 2): 89-110.
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Graduate Honoraries: Phi Kappa Phi
Undergraduate Honoraries: Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Eta Sigma, Golden Key, Helix, Ohio State’s Biological Sciences Honorary
Recipient of International Association of Great Lakes Research Travel Grant (2003)
Recipient of Raymond C. Osborn Memorial Graduate Fellowship (Summer Quarter 2002)
Winner of EEOB Outstanding Teaching Award (2002) Nominee for Award (2000 and 2001)

ACADEMIC DEGREES

Ph.D. in Philosophy in Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology from The Ohio State University
M.S. in Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology from The Ohio State University
B.S. in Zoology from The Ohio State University