Professor Douglas Oliver

Professor Douglas Oliver

Biology (USA)

J. Douglas Oliver BSc and MSc (Zoology, Univ. of Toronto, Canada) and PhD (Ecology, Univ. of Georgia, USA), is a Professor of Biology, Dept. of Biology and Chemistry, and Associate Director, Center for Creation Studies, Liberty University (USA).

His research interests include the ecology of freshwaters such as lakes, rivers and wetlands; the effect of humans on the resident organisms of such habitats; and the general effect of humans, both good and bad, on ecosystems as a whole. For example, he has researched and published papers on the effects of warm water from a nuclear power plant on smallmouth bass (a popular sport fish in the North American Great Lakes). He has also published on the potential effects of nutrients from water birds and humans on aquatic plants and fish in Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia; and on the effect of such substances (both positive and negative) on water quality, algae, aquatic invertebrates, fish, etc. in such habitats. He has also worked for government environmental protection departments in the U.S. and Canada.

Prof. Oliver is also an outspoken Christian and biblical creationist. See our interview.

Papers (including Creation Articles)

  • Burgess, S.C., R. Lock, J. Wang, E. Sattler, and J.D. Oliver. In prep. Analysis of the energy savings produced by the 4-bar parallelogram mechanism in the forearm of bird wings. In final prep.
  • Oliver, J.D. and Burgess, S.C., Atheism, evolutionism and families: analysis of a recent popular psychology article, 17 January 2013.
  • Gillen, A.L. and J.D. Oliver. 2012. Antony van Leeuwenhoek: Creation ‘magnified’ through his magnificent microscopes. Answers In Depth (AiG) Online Article, 9-15-12.
  • Burgess, S.C., J. Wang, A.C. Etoundi, R. Vaiyanathan and J.D. Oliver. 2011. A functional analysis of the jaw mechanism in the sling-jaw wrasse. Internat. J. Design & Nature and Ecodynam. 6:258–271.
  • Gillen, A.L. and J.D. Oliver. 2010. The Genesis of pathogenic E. coli. AnswersInGenesis.org Online Article, 10-6-10.
  • Gillen, A.L., J.D. Oliver, J.D. and F. Sherwin. 2010. Koch, creation and the specificity of germs. AnswersInGenesis.org Online Article, 4-7-10.
  • Gillen, A.L. and J.D. Oliver, J.D. 2009. Creation and the germ theory. AnswersInGenesis.org Article, 7-27-09.
  • Oliver, J.D. 2008. A case for intelligent design in Canadian and American schools. Evang. Christian (Canada), Jun–Jul:14–15.
  • Oliver, J.D. 2007. Some evidence and hope that secular publishers may provide creation information. AnswersInGenesis.org Article, 6-27-07.
  • Oliver, J.D. 1996. Mile-a-minute weed, an invasive vine in natural and disturbed sites. Castanea 61:244–251.
  • Oliver, J.D. and N.C. Coile. 1994. Polygonum perfoliatum L. (Polygonaceae). Fla. Dept. Agric. Consum. Serv., Botan. Circ. 29.
  • Oliver, J.D. 1994. Hippo grass: an invasive warm-region aquatic grass. Aquatics 16(2):10–13.
  • Oliver, J.D. 1994. Mile-a-minute weed. Palmetto, Summer:17.
  • Oliver, J.D. 1993. A review of the biology of giant salvinia. J. Aquat. Plant Manage. 31:227–231.
  • Oliver, J.D. 1993. Carrotwood: An invasive plant new to Florida. Aquatics 14(3):4–9.
  • Oliver, J.D. 1993. Ipomoea aquatica and I. fistulosa. Fla. Dept. of Natural Resour., Bur. Aquat. Plant Manage. Publ., 15 pp.
  • Oliver, J.D. 1992. A review of the literature: Cupaniopsis anacardioides. Fla. Dept. of Natural Resour., Bur. Aquat. Plant Manage. Publ., 6 pp.
  • Oliver, J.D. 1992. Should Ipomoea fistulosa be listed as a prohibited aquatic plant? Aquatics 14(1):4,6.
  • Oliver, J.D. 1992. A review: Vossia cuspidata. Fla. Dept. of Natural Resour., Bur. Aquat. Plant Manage. Publ., 8 pp.
  • Oliver, J.D., A.J. Leslie, and W.M. Bartodziej. 1991. Drop-box technique for quantitative sampling of macrofauna and aquatic plants at restored and natural wetlands. Restor. Manage. Notes. 9:116–117.
  • Oliver, J.D. 1991. Limnocharis flava: Should it be listed as a prohibited aquatic plant? Aquatics 13(3):4–6,8.
  • Oliver, J.D. 1991. Consumption rates, evacuation rates and diets of pygmy killifish, Leptolucania ommata, and mosquitofish, Gambusia affinis in the Okefenokee Swamp. Brimleyana 17:89–103.
  • Oliver, J.D. 1990. Critical evaluation. BioScience 40:421.
  • Oliver, J.D. and S.A. Schoenberg. 1989. Residual influence of macronutrient enrichment on the aquatic food web of an Okefenokee Swamp abandoned bird rookery. Oikos 55:175–182.
  • Oliver, J.D., M.J. Van Den Avyle and E.L. Bozeman, Jr. 1989. Species profiles: life histories and environmental requirements of coastal fishes (South Atlantic— bluefish). U.S. Fish Wildl. Serv. Biol. Rep. 82(11).
  • Stewart, T.J. and J.D. Oliver. 1989. Smelt abundance and growth in western Lake Ontario. Rep. to Lake Ontario Commit., Great Lakes Fish. Comm., Buffalo.
  • Oliver, J.D. and T. Legovic. 1988. Okefenokee marshland before, during and after nutrient enrichment by a bird rookery. Ecol. Modelling 43:195–223.
  • Schoenberg, S.A. and J.D. Oliver. 1988. Temporal dynamics and spatial variation of algae in relation to hydrology and sediment characteristics in the Okefenokee Swamp. Hydrobiologia 162:123–133.
  • Oliver, J.D. 1987. Effects of biogenic and simulated enrichment on fish and other components of Okefenokee Swamp marshes. Ph.D. Diss., Supervis. Dr. BC Patten; Head of Reading Committ. Dr. Eugene P. Odum, Univ. Georgia.
  • Oliver, J.D. 1985. A system for examining the response of aquatic ecosystems to gradual chemical inputs, and field application. Arch. Hydrobiol. 102:415–423.
  • Freeman, B.J., H.S. Greening and J.D. Oliver. 1984. Comparison of three methods for sampling fishes and macroinvertebrates in a vegetated wetland. J. Freshwat. Ecol. 2:603–609.

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