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Richard Zimmerman

  • Richard Zimmerman
  • Professor
  • Ocean, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
  • 337 OceanographyandPhysics Bldg
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-5991
  • rzimmerm@odu.edu
  • Web Page
  • Education

    University Of Southern California, 1983
    Major: Biological Sciences
    Degree: Ph. D.
    University of Southern California, 1979
    Major: Biological Sciences
    Degree: M.S.
    University of Southern California, 1975
    Major: Biological Sciences
    Degree: B.S.
  • Research Interests

    Ecological physiology of marine photosynthesis, metabolic regulation of carbon and nutrient dynamics in marine ecosystems, radiative transfer and remote sensing of optically shallow waters, ecosystem productivity and numerical modeling.
  • Expertise

    Oceanography
    plant physiology, photosynthesis, environmental optics, remote sensing, electronics, instrumentation, statistics
    Biology
    ecological plant physiology, systems ecology, marine biology
  • 2007: Elected to Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Kappa Phi
  • 1998: Visiting Professor, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
  • 1981: A.R.C.S. Scholar, A.R.C.S.
  • 1981: Elected to Sigma Xi, Sigma Xi
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Modeling the impacts of water quality on SAV and other living resources in the tidal Chesapeake Bay
    Sponsoring Organization: US Environmental Protection Agency
    Date: June 1, 2014 - May 31, 2016
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Zimmerman, R. C.; Hill, V. J.; Klinck, J. M.; Dinniman, M.
    MRI Acquisition of a Hybrid Mass Spectrometer System for the Next Generation of Multidisciplinary Geosciences Research, Student Education and Training Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: October 1, 2012 - September 30, 2015
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Zimmerman, R. C.
    Collaborative Research: Impact Of Climate Warming and Ocean Carbonation On Eelgrass (Zostera marina)
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: February 1, 2011 - January 31, 2015
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Zimmerman, R. C.; Hill, V. J.
    Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Photoprotective Mechanisms and Carbon Partitioning in Eelgrass (Zostera marina L.)
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Sea Grant
    Date: June 1, 2012 - May 31, 2014
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Zimmerman, R. C.
    Remote Assessment of Florida Seagrass Abundance, Bathymetry and Prop Scarring from WV2 Imagery – St George Sound
    Sponsoring Organization: Florida DNR/ Florida Environmental Research Institute
    Date: March 1, 2012 - February 28, 2013
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Zimmerman, R. C.
    Integrated Modeling of SAV Habitat Requirements: Improving Predictions of Water Quality and Land Use Impacts on a Critical Marine Resource
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Sea Grant
    Date: February 1, 2011 - January 31, 2013
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Zimmerman, R. C.; Gallegos, C. L.
    Construction and testing of an in situ LIDAR Instrument
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA/SSAI/SAIC
    Date: April 1, 2010 - April 1, 2011
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Zimmerman, R. C.
    Remote Assessment of Giant Kelp Dynamics – The Engineer of California’s Nearshore Ecosystems
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: April 1, 2007 - April 1, 2011
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Zimmerman, R. C.
    Remote Assessment of Florida Seagrass Abundance, Bathymetry and Prop Scarring from WV2 Imagery Dekle Beach and St Joseph/’s Bay
    Sponsoring Organization: Florida DNR/Florida Environmental Research Institute
    Date: April 1, 2010 - March 31, 2011
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Zimmerman, R. C.
    Statement of Work for CALIPSO-ROSES Proposal
    Sponsoring Organization: SSAI
    Date: February 1, 2010 - October 31, 2010
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Zimmerman, R. C.; Hill, V. J.; Sukenik, C. I.
    Evaluate the Utility of CALIPSO Data for Ocean Color Application
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: October 1, 2008 - October 1, 2010
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Zimmerman, R. C.
    Producing an updated synthesis of the Arctic’s marine primary production regime and its controls.
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF
    Date: October 1, 2006 - October 1, 2009
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Zimmerman, R. C.
    Bethnic Ecology from Space
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: September 1, 2005 - September 1, 2008
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Zimmerman, R. C.
    CI-CORE
    Sponsoring Organization: NOAA
    Date: September 1, 2004 - September 1, 2008
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Zimmerman, R. C.
    Seat-Truth Support for Hyperspectral Overflights of St. Joe's Bay, Florida
    Sponsoring Organization: FERI
    Date: September 1, 2006 - September 1, 2007
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Zimmerman, R. C.