Dr. Doug Kane - Defiance College

Doug Kane





Dr. Doug Kane

Professor of Biology

Office:  Rowe Science Building, Office 105
Phone:  419-783-2593
Email:  dkane@defiance.edu
Website: Research Gate Profile - Google Scholar Profile - Scopus Profile


Dr. Doug Kane began as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Science and Mathematics at Defiance College in the fall of 2007. He was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor in 2012, and further promoted to Professor in 2016. His research broadly includes aquatic and terrestrial ecology, and more narrowly includes biology and ecology of phytoplankton, zooplankton, benthic macroinvertebrates, terrestrial insects, and forest tree communities. 

He is interested in applied issues dealing with human-induced changes to aquatic and terrestrial communities, ecosystems, and landscapes, including causes and consequences of eutrophication on river and lake ecosystems and invasive species’ effects on lake and forest communities and lake ecosystems. His major research systems for which he has secured research funding have been the Maumee and Sandusky River watersheds, Lake Erie’s western, central, and eastern basins, and islands, specifically looking at harmful algal blooms, along with watershed-river and lake interactions. He has led service-learning projects dealing with ecological restoration in the Lake Pontchartrain/ Maurepas ecosystem.

Dr. Kane grew up in Westlake, Ohio. His non-academic interests include trivia, classic rock, and cheering for the Browns, Indians, Cavs, and Buckeyes.




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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.

He has had two book chapters published in the Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management Society Checking the Pulse of Lake Erie monograph.


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