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Richard Zimmerman

Richard Zimmerman


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Ocean & Earth Sciences

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  • Expertise

    Oceanography
    plant physiology, photosynthesis, environmental optics, remote sensing, electronics, instrumentation, statistics
    Biology
    ecological plant physiology, systems ecology, marine biology
    Climate Change
    ocean acidification, global warming
    Environmental Issues
    water quality, climate change, ocean productivity
    Plants
    photosynthesis, physiology & ecology
    Remote Sensing
    ocean color, LIDAR, coastal ecosystems
  • 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.
  • 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

    Zimmerman, R. C.; Burdige, D. J. "Collaborative Research: Toward An Improved Understanding of Blue Carbon: The Role of Seegrasses In Sequestering Co2" $413,838. Federal. August 1, 2016 - July 31, 2019
    Zimmerman, R. C.; Burdige, D. J. "Collaborative Research: Toward an Improved Understanding of Blue Carbon: The Role of Seagrasses in Sequestering CO" $827,675. Federal. August 1, 2016 - July 31, 2019
    Zimmerman, R. C.; Hill, V. J.; Li, J.; Schaeffer, B. "Quantification of Blue Carbon Burial in Seagrass Ecosystems and the Impact of Projected Climate Change" $553,876. Federal. March 15, 2017 - March 14, 2019
    Zimmerman, R. C.; Hill, V. "Quantif Blue Carbon Burial in Seagrass Ecosys & Impact Projected Climate Change" $188,439. Federal. March 1, 2017 - February 28, 2018
    Zimmerman, R. C.; Hill, V.; Li, J. "Image Analysis of Biofouling Test Panels" $6,800. Commercial. August 26, 2016 - April 30, 2017
    Zimmerman, R. C.; Hill, V. J.; Li, J. "Image Analysis of Biofouling Test Panels" $20,000. Federal. October 15, 2016 - April 15, 2017
    Zimmerman, R. C. "Chesapeake Bay Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Habitat Requirement and Restoration Targets: A THIRD Technical Synthesi" $5,500. State. January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2016
    Zimmerman, R. C. "Collaborative Research: Toward an Improved Understanding of Blue carbon: The Role of Seagrasses in Sequestering CO2" $827,675. July 1, 2016
    Zimmerman, R. C.; Hill, V. J.; Klinck, J. M.; Dinniman, M. "Modeling the impacts of water quality on SAV and other living resources in the tidal Chesapeake Bay" $88,085. Federal. June 1, 2014 - May 31, 2016
    Zimmerman, R. C. "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" $517,631. Federal. October 1, 2012 - September 30, 2015
    Zimmerman, R. C.; Hill, V. J. "Collaborative Research: Impact Of Climate Warming and Ocean Carbonation On Eelgrass (Zostera marina)" $912,102. Federal. February 1, 2011 - January 31, 2015
    Zimmerman, R. C. "Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Photoprotective Mechanisms and Carbon Partitioning in Eelgrass (Zostera marina L.)" $80,000. Federal. June 1, 2012 - May 31, 2014
    Zimmerman, R. C. "Remote Assessment of Florida Seagrass Abundance, Bathymetry and Prop Scarring from WV2 Imagery – St George Sound" $53,118. State. March 1, 2012 - February 28, 2013
    Zimmerman, R. C.; Gallegos, C. L. "Integrated Modeling of SAV Habitat Requirements: Improving Predictions of Water Quality and Land Use Impacts on a Critical Marine Resource" $186,799. Federal. February 1, 2011 - January 31, 2013
    Zimmerman, R. C. "Construction and testing of an in situ LIDAR Instrument" $122,000. Federal. April 1, 2010 - April 1, 2011
    Zimmerman, R. C. "Remote Assessment of Giant Kelp Dynamics – The Engineer of California’s Nearshore Ecosystems" $180,000. Federal. April 1, 2007 - April 1, 2011
    Zimmerman, R. C. "Remote Assessment of Florida Seagrass Abundance, Bathymetry and Prop Scarring from WV2 Imagery Dekle Beach and St Joseph/’s Bay" $100,000. State. April 1, 2010 - March 31, 2011
    Zimmerman, R. C.; Hill, V. J.; Sukenik, C. I. "Statement of Work for CALIPSO-ROSES Proposal" $88,000. Federal. February 1, 2010 - October 31, 2010
    Zimmerman, R. C. "Evaluate the Utility of CALIPSO Data for Ocean Color Application" $130,000. Federal. October 1, 2008 - October 1, 2010
    Zimmerman, R. C. "Producing an updated synthesis of the Arctic’s marine primary production regime and its controls." $233,125. Federal. October 1, 2006 - October 1, 2009
    Zimmerman, R. C. "Bethnic Ecology from Space" $152,745. Federal. September 1, 2005 - September 1, 2008
    Zimmerman, R. C. "CI-CORE" $390,000. Federal. September 1, 2004 - September 1, 2008
    Zimmerman, R. C. "Sea-Truth Support for Hyperspectral Overflights of St. Joe's Bay, Florida" $20,000. Private. September 1, 2006 - September 1, 2007
    Zimmerman, R. C. "Carbonate Dissolution in Shallow Water Tropical Sediments" $206,000. March 1, 2002 - 2005
    Zimmerman, R. C. "Impact of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation on Radiative Transfer and Hyperspectral Remote Sensing in Optically Shallow Waters" $80,000. October 1, 2001 - 2003
    Zimmerman, R. C. "Envorinmental determinants of tropical seagrass meadow productivity and distribution" $94,000. March 1, 2002 - 2002
    Zimmerman, R. C. "Feasibility Study of an Ecoengineering-based Method to increase atmospheric CO2 fixation into a marine ecosystem" $200,000. January 10, 1999 - 2002
    , "Seagrass Restoration by Co2 Enrichment" $16,500. October 1, 2001 - 2001
    Zimmerman, R. C. "Adhesive Properties of Coatings Containing Surface-Immobolized Zosteric Acid and Analogs" $150,000. January 6, 2000 - 2001
    Zimmerman, R. C. "Radiative Transfer in Submerged Macrophyte Canopies" $330,000. January 10, 1999 - 2001
    Zimmerman, R. C. "Genetic Modification of Yeast cells for Genetic Transformation of Yeast for Biosensor Technology" $412,001. January 6, 1998 - 2001
    Zimmerman, R. C. "Seagrass Restoration by Co2 Enrichment" $16,500. October 1, 2000 - 2000
    Zimmerman, R. C. "Domoic Acid Biosynthesis in Marine Diatoms" $120,267. January 3, 1998 - 2000
    Zimmerman, R. C. "In Water Remote Sensing of Benthic Reflectance from Vegetated Environments " $84,882. January 1, 1999 - 1999
    Zimmerman, R. C. "Reflectance from Vegetated Enviroment" $7,350. January 11, 1999 - 1999
    Zimmerman, R. C. "Radiative Transfer in Submerged Seagrass Canopies" $375,000. January 10, 1996 - 1999
    Zimmerman, R. C. "Nontoxic Antifouling Properties of Zosteric Acid: Potential Biomedical Applications" $15,000. January 2, 1997 - 1997
    Zimmerman, R. C. "Nontoxic Antifouling Properties of Zosteric Acid: Potential Biomedical Applications" $15,000. January 9, 1997 - 1997
  • Intellectual Property

    Environmentally Benign Crop Protection Agents
    Patent/Copyright: Patent
    Type: Regular
    Patent Nationality: United States
    Inventors:
    Alberte, R. S.
    Zimmerman, R. C.
    Safe and effective biofilm inhibitory compounds and health-related uses thereof
    Patent/Copyright: Patent
    Type: Regular
    Patent Nationality: United States
    Inventors:
    Alberte, R. S.
    Zimmerman, R. C.
    Grasslight, a biophysical simulation model of submerged aquatic vegetation
    Patent/Copyright: Copyright
    Inventors:
    Zimmerman, R. C.
    Phenolic acid sulfate esters for prevention of marine biofouling Abstract
    Patent/Copyright: Patent
    Inventors:
    Zimmerman, R. C.
    Alberte, R. S.
    Todd, J. S.
    Crews, P.
    Phenolic acid sulfate esters for prevention of marine biofouling Abstract
    Patent/Copyright: Patent
    Patent Nationality: United States
    Inventors:
    Zimmerman, R. C.
    Alberte, R. S.
    Todd, J. S.
    Crews, P.
    SIM, a program for analyzing genetic similarities from DNA fingerprint data, for MS-DOS computers. Regents of the University of California
    Patent/Copyright: Copyright
    Inventors:
    Zimmerman, R. C.
    CRUNCH, a data analysis and statistical package for CP/M computers
    Patent/Copyright: Copyright
    Inventors:
    Zimmerman, R. C.
    Kremer, J. N.