Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Doubek in the Department of Biological Sciences, for passing his Ph.D. defense on Thursday, April 26, 2018 in Derring Hall. His dissertation seminar was titled “The effects of hypoxia on zooplankton communities in lakes and reservoirs”.

Jon joined the IGC program and the Carey Lab in Fall 2013, as a Ph.D. candidate studying freshwater biology. His primary research focus is quantifying how multiple stressors (e.g. land use changes, climate change, invasive species and nutrient loading) affect lake planktonic communities, which have resulting consequences for lake water quality and human use. He combines field research, laboratory experiments, and ecosystem modeling to examine how each of these aspects individually influences lake food webs, but also how these different stressors can interact for combined effects.

Cayelan Carey (Advisor), Jon Doubek, and Kathleen Weathers (GLEON Co-Chair)

Jon also graduates as a Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON) Fellow. The GLEON Fellowship Program trains small cohorts of graduate students from around the world to analyze large and diverse data sets, operate effectively in diverse international teams, and communicate science to researchers, the public, and managers.

Congratulations Jon – we are very proud of your accomplishments and grateful of your contributions to the IGC and GCC communities!

Click here to view a few more photos from Jon’s defense seminar.