Kane, Dr., Michael

Mike Kane grew up in Rhode Island and attended the University of Rhode Island where he earned a Bachelors degree in Plant Sciences in 1974 and later a Masters Degree of Science in Botany studying aquatic plants. After receiving his Masters, he was employed for several years as an environmental planner for the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Coucil in St. Petersburg, Forida, before returning to the University of Rhode Island to pursue a Doctorate in Biological Sciences (aquatic plant developmental physiology). Since 1985, he has been on the faculty at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he currently serves as Professor and Assistant Chair of Environmental Horticulture, and directs the Plant Restoration, Conservation, and Propagation Biotechnology Program.  The goal of his research is to develop ecologically sound and commercially viable plant tissue cultre procedres for production of aquarium, wetland, and coastal plants and endangered orchids. Programs: Aquatic Plant Propagation by Tissue Culture