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Pat Glibert

Faculty

Pat Glibert

Professor
Faculty
Pat Glibert
Professor
Horn Point Laboratory

Bio

I am a phytoplankton ecologist broadly interested in effects of nutrients and algal blooms. My work ranges from the global, addressing such questions as how are nutrient loads changing with changing land use/fertilizer use practices, to the physiological, investigating such questions as how do different species of phytoplankton respond to different forms and loads of nutrients and why. In my work, I apply laboratory experiments, field observations, and modeling approaches. My work currently centers around issues related to nutrients and harmful algal blooms in Chesapeake Bay, Florida Bay, and in various waters of China.

UMCES Professor Pat Glibert, who is working to understand harmful algal blooms to minimize their effects, explains why we need to know about this phenomena and what we can do to help.

Areas of Expertise

  • Nutrients in aquatic systems; eutrophication
  • Algal production, including harmful algal blooms
  • Stable isotopes

Education

  • Harvard University, 1982, Ph.D., Organismal and Evolutionary Biology
  • University of New Hampshire, M.S., Earth Sciences
  • Skidmore College, B.S., Biology