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Dane Ward

Dane Ward, PhD

Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science
Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science
Office: PISB 315
Phone: 215.895.2266

Additional Sites:


  • PhD, Environmental Science, Drexel University
  • BS, Environmental Science, Drexel University

Research Interests:

  • Urban Ecology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Pine Barrens Ecology
  • Marine Ecology
  • STEM Diversity & Inclusion
  • International Education
  • International STEM Mentorship


Dane Ward is an assistant teaching faculty in the Department of Biodiversity, Earth, and Environmental Science at Drexel University. Dane has a wide range of research experiences broadly rooted in conservation biology where he utilizes various methods including; population genetics, spatial analyses and field data collection to develop meaningful conservation methods for species of conservation interest (both domestic and internationally). Dane’s research also focuses on urban landscapes where he is intrigued by factors driving urban biodiversity, ecological stability and urban resilience. Additionally, Dane partners with colleagues to examine the interaction between urban environments and human public health outcomes including mental health, nutrition and access to green spaces.

While Dane maintains a diverse suite of research interests he is strongly committed to teaching and mentorship. Currently, Dane is working to continue building access, engagement and diversity among Drexel’s STEM students in applied research.

Current Funding

  • Morphology and thermal tolerance of Melipona beecheii in Cuba
  • Urban Ecology – examining Philadelphia’s Biodiversity
  • Northern pine snake, Pituophis m. melanoluecus, conservation genetics