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Paul V Zimba

Paul V Zimba

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, USA

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
USA

Biography

Dr. Zimba joined the Center for Coastal Studies from the Agricultural Research Service ARS agency of the United States Department of Agriculture USDA where he served as a Research Microbiologist in Stoneville Mississippi since 1999. Dr. Zimbas work at the USDA assisted in the analysis of flavor metabolites being produced by algae in aquaculture systems Prior to that Dr. Zimba worked as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Fisheries at the University of Florida. He is an adjunct at the University of Mississippi and the State University of New York SUNY and has also served as an Adjunct Faculty member at Loyola University of New Orleans. His research interests include aquatic ecosystem ecology algal toxin assessment harmful algae wetlands aquaculture microalgal taxonomy and physiology carbon fixation assessment remote sensing aquatic ecosystem stressors and cyanobacteria secondary metabolitesDr Zimbas educational pursuits began at Virginia’s Wesleyan College There he earned a BA in Biological Sciences in 1979 In 1985 he completed a Masters Degree in Biology from Old Dominion University In 1990 Dr Zimba achieved his PhD from Mississippi State UniversityDuring his academic and professional career Dr. Zimba has been responsible for securing more than 59 million in contracts and grants while also ascending to the level of senior scientist in the ARS He has presented at the Gordon Conference on Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins and served on the editorial board of two international journals as well as the Board of Trustees of the Phycological Society of America

Research

Distribution and ecology of biotic communities Phytoplankton EcologySystematics, distribution, and ecology of Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) species