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Dr. Deidre Gibson

  • Deidre-Gibson

    PROJECT DIRECTOR (Hampton University)

    Associate Professor & Chair in Marine & Environmental Science
    Hampton University (HU)

    Phone: (757) 727 5588 | Email: deidre.gibson@hamptonu.edu 


    Website | Curriculum Vitae 


    Science Advisor - Southeast Care Coalition, Newport News, VA

    Mentor - ASLO-Multicultural Program and the MSPHD programs (2001 to present)

    Project Director - NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center.

    EDUCATION


    University of Georgia (2000)
    Ph.D. Marine Science 
    University of Washington (1991)
    B.S. Oceanograpy

    RESEARCH INTERESTS

    1. Communicating ocean sciences to informal audiences (COSIA)
    2. Ocean science education (COSEE)
    3. Research involving zooplankton dynamics and feeding behaviors.
       

    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

    1. Walters, Tina, Gibson, Deidre, Frischer, Marc. Cultivation of the Marine Pelagic Tunicate Dolioletta gegenbauri (Uljanin 1884) for Experimental Studies. JoVE- Video, In production
    2. Walters, Tina, Gibson, Deidre, Frischer, Marc. Cultivation of the Marine Pelagic Tunicate Dolioletta gegenbauri (Uljanin 1884) for Experimental Studies. JoVE 59832
    3. Walters, T.L., Lamboley, L.M., Lopez-Figueroa, N.B., Rodriguez-Santiago, A.E., Gibson, D.M. and Frischer, M.E. (2019). Diet and trophic interactions of a circumglobally significant gelatinous marine zooplankter, Dolioletta gegenbauri (Uljanin, 1884). Molecular Ecology, 28:176–189.
    4. Gibson, D.M. (2006). Bookreview: Leaving the Lectern by Dean McManus, L&O Bulletin, 15(2): 37-38.
    5. Gibson, D.M. (2005). Autobiographical Sketches of Women in Oceanography, Oceanography, 18:122.
    6. Gibson, D.M. (2003). “Plankton”, In Water: Science and Issues, ed. E. Julius Dasch. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, Volume 3, pp186-190.
    7. Gibson, D.M. and Paffenhöfer, G.A. (2002). Asexual reproduction rates of the doliolid, Dolioletta gegenbauri Uljanin (Tunicata, Thaliacea), J of Plankton Res., 24: 703-712.
    8. Paffenhofer, G.A. and 39 co-authors (2001). Marine Zooplankton Colloquium 2. Future Marine Zooplankton Research – A Perspective. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 222: 297-308.
    9. Gibson, D.M. and Paffenhöfer, G.A. (2000). Feeding and Growth Rates of the doliolid, Dolioletta gegenbauri Uljanin (Tunicata, Thaliacea), J of Plankton Res., 22: 1485-1500.
    10. Gibson, D.M. (2000). Dissertation. Feeding and Growth Rates of the doliolid, Dolioletta gegenbauri Uljanin (Tunicata, Thaliacea), University of Georgia.
    11. Paffenhöfer, G.A. and Gibson, D.M. (1999). Determination of generation time and asexual fecundity of doliolids (Tunicata, Thaliacea), J. Plankton Res. 21: 1183-1189.
    12. Williams, S.C. et al. (1998). Distinguishing between living and nonliving bacteria: Evaluation of the vital stain propidium iodide and its combined use with molecular probes in aquatic samples, Journal of Microbiological Methods, 32: 225-236.

    BIOSKETCH


    Dr. Deidre Gibson is the Chair of the Department of Marine and Environmental Science at Hampton University. She earned her B.S. in Oceanography from the University of Washington, and her Ph.D. in Marine Science from the University of Georgia/Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. She is a broadly-trained biological oceanographer with research interests centered on the trophic ecology, reproductive biology, and population dynamics of gelatinous zooplankton. Her research utilizes multidisciplinary and comparative approaches that integrate laboratory, field, and specimen-based techniques, using microscopy, molecular, and husbandry tools to provide insights into relationships between form, function, and the environment.

    Dr. Gibson is the Director of numerous grants and funded Diversity programs, including the LMRCSC, DREAMS I & II and two Centers for Ocean Science Education Excellence (COSEE). Dr. Gibson currently serves as a member-at-large, and ex-officio chair/member of the Diversity Committee on the Board of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO); she is the first African American scientist to ever serve on the board of this prestigious organization. 



  • NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center
    University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Lead Institution)
    (410) 651-7870
    Award numbers: FY 2016 Award #NA16SEC4810007 
    Funding Agency: NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI)
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