Douglas Haffner

Dr. Doug Haffner








Professor Emeritus
Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Great Lakes Research

Phone: 519-253-3000 ext. 3449
Office: GLIER Rm 234
email:  Doug Haffner


Aquatic ecology
Developing models of energy/carbon and contaminant dynamics
Speciation in Ancient Lakes

Research Interests:

Our research team is currently investigating the coupling of the benthic and pelagic food webs as measured through persistent organic chemicals and stable isotopes. Although our current studies emphasize PCBs and PAHs, future research will consider modern pesticides and their effects on amphibian populations.


Ph.D. University of London, London, United Kingdom
B.Sc. Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Academic Positions:

Professor Emeritus, GLIER, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada
Founding Director of the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research
Head, Canadian National Water Quality Program, Environment Canada


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