Patricia Glibert

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University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Horn Point Laboratory
2020 Horns Point Rd
Cambridge, Maryland 21601
Phone: 410-222-18422

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Research Disciplines: Research Interests:

eutrophication, harmful algal blooms, phytoplankton physiology, transformations of nitrogen, global changes

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Biographical Sketch

Pat Glibert is a Professor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), Horn Point Laboratory.  She received her Ph.D. from Harvard University and was a Postdoctoral Scholar and an Assistant Scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic before moving to the University of Maryland. Dr. Glibert also holds an Honorary Doctorate from Linnaeus University, Sweden, and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography. Pat’s research centers around questions related to nutrient dynamics, particularly the effects of eutrophication, and algal blooms. Her current work is focused on the linkages between changes in the amounts and forms of nutrient loading, harmful algal blooms (HABs), and changes in aquatic food web structure.

Selected recent publications include:

  • Glibert, P.M. and M.A. Burford. 2017. Globally changing nutrient loads and harmful algal blooms: Recent advances, new paradigms and continuing challenges. Oceanography 30(1): 44-55.
  • Glibert, P.M. 2017. Eutrophication, harmful algae and biodiversity- challenging paradigms in a world of complex nutrient changes. Mar. Poll. Bull. 124: 591-606.
  • Glibert, P.M., F.P. Wilkerson, R.C. Dugdale, J.A. Raven, C. Dupont, P.R. Leavitt, A.E. Parker, J.M. Burkholder and T.M. Kana. 2016. Pluses and minuses of ammonium and nitrate uptake and assimilation by phytoplankton and implications for productivity and community composition, with emphasis on nitrogen-enriched conditions. Limnol. Oceanogr. 61: 165-197


1974                BA      Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, Biology [Phi Beta Kappa]

1976                MS      University of New Hampshire, Earth Sciences

1982                PhD     Harvard University, Organismal and Evolutionary Biology

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