University of Hawaii

Brian N. Popp

Active Research Grants

1. Trophic Structure and Tuna Movement in the Cold Tongue-Warm Pool Pelagic Ecosystem of the Equatorial Pacific.  NOAA Pelagic Fisheries Research Program (NA17RJ1230).  Valerie Alain is PI/PD, Popp and 3 others co-PIs, January 15, 2003 – December 1, 2007, $484,969.

2. COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: Comparative Study of Alkenone Production and Productivity in Contrasting Surface Water Environments in the North Pacific Ocean, NSF Ocean Sciences, Marine Geology and Geophysics (OCE 0324299), B. N. Popp is PI/PD, October 15, 2003 – November 30, 2007, $243,000.

3. COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: Alkenone-specific hydrogen isotopic assessment of surface water salinity during the Black Sea’s Holocene evolution, NSF Ocean Sciences, Marine Geology and Geophysics (OCE 0602097), B. N. Popp is PI/PD, July 1, 2006 – June 30, 2008, $80,485.

4. COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: In situ quantification of sponge N cycling in coastal ecosystems, NSF Ocean Sciences, Chemical Oceanography (OCE 0624703), B. N. Popp is PI/PD, July 1, 2006 – June 30, 2009, $147,974.

5. Hawaii offshore aquaculture research program (HOARP) V: Understanding constraints to industry expansion, NOAA Marine Aquaculture Program, C. Helsley is PI/PD, Popp and 4 others are co-PIs, September 1, 2006 – October 30, 2008, $400,000.

6. Environmental Effects on Crustacean Physiology and Protein Metabolism, NSF EPSCOR II REAP, B. N. Popp is PI/PD, C. Holl (Oceanic Institute) co-PI, June 1, 2007-April 30, 2008, $29,325.

7. CRES 2007: Investigating the deep (50-100 m) coral reefs in Hawaii, NOAA, R. Pyle is PI/PD, Popp and 5 others are co-PIs, September 1, 2007 – August 31, 2010, $1,200,000.

8. COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: Controls on alkenone temperatures in subtropical and subpolar waters, NSF Ocean Sciences, Chemical Oceanography and Marine Geology and Geophysics (OCE 0726592), B. N. Popp is PI/PD, October 1, 2007 – September 30, 2010, $231,250.

9. COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: Nitrogen fixation and its coupling with denitrification in the eastern tropical North Pacific, NSF Ocean Sciences, Chemical Oceanography and Biological Oceanography (OCE 0726543), October 1, 2007 – September 30, 2010, $308,509.

Submitted Proposals

1. COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: Comparison of alkenone biogeochemistry in surface waters of Gulf of California with the adjacent eastern tropical Pacific, NSF Ocean Sciences, Marine Geology & Geophysics, March 1, 2008—February 28, 2011, $141,842.

2. Assessment of BMAA bio-magnification in SE US wetland ecosystems and potential risks to human health, National Institute of Health, July 1, 2008—June 30, 2010, $374,840.