B.S., Biology, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois,
PhD, Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography,
University of California, San Diego, 1967-1973
TEACHING AND RESEARCH AREAS
Teaching effort emphasizes plankton ecology. One major research
thrust examines how Protist behavior and physiology influence the
ecology of selected species. As a participant in the ECOHAB: Florida
Project, we are investigating how Karenia brevis uses cues related
to its circadian rhythms, its internal physiological/biochemical
state and its external environmental exposure to determine cell
location in the water column and thus to transporting current regimes
on the west Florida shelf. Other ECOHAB funding support associated
laboratory work using mesocosms and field work using a programmable
Lagrangiun drifter termed the K. breve population mimic. Pfiesteria
project, we are investigating how cells may use chemotaxis to locate
fish prey. A second major research thrust is to develop a capability
to monitor plant nutrients in the world ocean using remotely sensed
temperature and to apply this capability to an improved interpretation
of phytoplankton biomass and production based on remotely sensed
Yamazaki, A.K. and Kamykowski, D. 2000. A dinoflagellate adaptive
behavioral model: response to internal biochemical cues. Ecological
Modelling 134: 59-72.
Liu, G., Janowitz, G.S. and Kamykowski, D. 2001a. A biophysical
model of population dynamics of he autotrophic dinoflagellate Gymnodinium
breve. Marine Ecology Progress Series 210: 101-124.
Liu, G., Janowitz, G.S. and Kamykowski, D. 2001b. The influence
of environmental nutrient condition on Gymnodinium breve (Dinophyceae)
population dynamics: A numerical study. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 213,
Liu, G., Janowitz, G.S., Kamykowski, D. 2002. Influence of current
shear on Gymnodinium breve (Dinophyceae) Population Dynamics. Mar.
Ecol. Prog. Ser. 231: 47-66.
Kamykowski, D., Zentara, S-J., Morrison, J.M., and Switzer, A.C.
2002. Dynamic Global Patterns of Nitrate, Phoshate, Silicate, and
Iron Availability and Phytoplankton community Composition From Remote
Sensing Data. Global Biogeochemcial Cycles (In Press).
January 7, 2004