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Ralph Garono

Professional title

Research Associate


Research interests are aquatic ecosystem responses to nutrient cycling and food web dynamics; characterization of CDOM and interactions with nitrogen and phosphorus; invertebrates as bioindicators and biocontrol agents; invasive species; and remote sensing and spatial modeling.


  • Ph.D. Aquatic Ecology, Kent State University, 1993
  • M.S. Biology, Youngstown State University, 1986
  • B.S. Biology, Kent State University, 1982
  • B.A. French, Kent State University, 1982