Office: Rowe Science Building, Office 105
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 the Emerald Ash Borer on Lake Erie Island forest tree communities.
Dr. Kane grew up in Westlake, Ohio. His non-academic interests include trivia, classic rock, and cheering for the Browns, Indians, Cavs, and Buckeyes.
Professional involvement includes:
Recent Publications, Presentations and Creative Works
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.
Dr. Kane has had two book chapters published in the Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management Society Checking the Pulse of Lake Erie monograph.
Pictures of some of my students.