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Dr. Ken Deacon

Dr. Ken Deacon Ph. D. (Zoology), University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand (1980)
M. Sc. (Biology), University of Waterloo (1975)
B. Sc. (Agr.) (Entomology), University of Guelph (1972)

Dr. Ken Deacon has worked as an aquatic entomologist since 1972. He has been based in Thunder Bay since 1981 and has focused on the aquatic macroinvertebrates of northwestern Ontario. He is the author/co-author of 22 papers/reports. His research projects have recently focused on aquatic macroinvertebrates as indicators of water quality and on West Nile Virus in the Thunder Bay District. Dr. Deacon has been involved in aquatic macroinvertebrate community baseline studies in Thunder Bay harbour, North Trout Creek, Lake Nipigon, the Nipigon River, Clearwater Creek, Dona Lake, the Namakan River, and Lac Des Iles. He has worked on the recovery of aquatic communities in Nipigon Bay, Lake Superior and on the water chemistry in the lakes of northwestern Ontario as affected by acid deposition, pulp and paper mills, or mine effluent.

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