Dr. Kashian's research focuses on the role of disturbance, including invasive species, climate change, and contaminants, on aquatic communities and ecosystems of the Great Lakes. Her work specifically focuses on how multiple disturbances impact toxicity.

Her work involves multidisciplinary collaborations incorporating science, policy, engineering, sociology, and industry professionals in addressing complex environmental issues. She strives to develop an understanding of interactions among organisms, the environment, and humans at local and even global scales.

Dr. Kashian is also a Visiting Scientist of the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory/NOAA. Get more information about her research here: GLERL – Donna Kashian


Dr. Kashian's Education Experience 

  • Postdoctoral Associate, Colorado State University, 2003-2006
  • Ph.D., Zoology. 2002. University of  Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin
  •  M.S., Fisheries and Wildlife. 1998. Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
  •  B.S., Biology and Earth Science (double major). 1993. Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan


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