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Joseph Koonce, PhD

Professor of Biology

Research Interests

Joseph F. Koonce is a Professor of Biology at Case Western Reserve University with a secondary appointment as Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer and Science. He received his B.A. Degree from Dartmouth College and M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in Zoology. Dr. Koonce has broad research interests in aquatic systems ecology. He has served on a number of Boards and advisory committees for the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, the International Joint Commission, National Research Council, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He served as the Ecosystem Partnership Coordinator for the Great Lakes Fishery Commission (1992-1993) and as U.S. Co-chair of the Habitat Advisory Board of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission (1997-1999). Currently, Dr. Koonce is the leader of the Lake Erie Ecological Modelling Project a co-director of the Center for the Environment of Case Western Reserve University.

Contact Information

Office:308 Clapp Hall
Phone:(216) 368-3561


BIOL 251: Introduction to Organismal and Population Systems
BIOL 531: Seminar in Experimental Ecology
BIOL 550C: Seminar in Experimental Biology