Robert R. Bidigare
Graduate faculty member
|Department of Oceanography,
University of Hawai`i at Manoa,
1680 East-West Road POST 105
Honolulu, HI 96822
|Phone: (808) 956-8146
Fax: (808) 956-9516
BS 1977 - Aquatic Biology, Eastern Michigan University
PhD 1981 - Oceanography, Texas A&M University
Biological-optical interactions in the upper ocean
Phytoplankton pigment biochemistry
Intermediary metabolism in marine plankton
Regulation of algal photosynthesis
Controls on carbon isotopic fractionation by marine phytoplankton
Ten Selected Publications
OCN 621 - Biological Oceanography
OCN 626 Microplankton Ecology
OCN 750 Bio-optical Oceanography
Koblizek, M., O. Béjà, R. R. Bidigare, S. Christensen,
B. Benitez-Nelson, C. Vetriani, P. G. Falkowski and Z. Kolber (submitted)
Isolation and characterization of Erythrobacter spp. strains from the upper
ocean. J. Bact.
Bidigare, R. R., C. Benitez-Nelson, C. L. Leonard, P. D. Quay,
M. L. Parsons, D. G. Foley and M. P. Seki (in press) Influence of a cyclonic
eddy on microheterotroph biomass and carbon export in the lee of Hawaii.
Kawachi, M., I. Inouye, D. Honda, C. J. O'Kelly, J. C. Bailey, R.
R. Bidigare and R. A. Andersen (2002) The Pinguiophyceae classis nova,
a new class of photosynthetic stramenopiles whose members produce large
amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. Phycol. Res., 50 31-47.
Bidigare, R. R., L. Van Heukelem and C. C. Trees. 2002. HPLC
phytoplankton pigments: Sampling, laboratory methods, and quality assurance
procedures. In Ocean Optics Protocols for Satellite Ocean Color Sensor,
Revision 3, Volume 2 (J. Mueller and G. Fargion, Eds.), Chapter 16, NASA
Technical Memorandum 2002-210004, pp. 258-268.
Ondrusek, M. E., R. R. Bidigare, K. Waters and D. M. Karl (2001).
A predictive model for estimating rates of primary production in the subtropical
North Pacific Ocean. Deep-Sea Res. II, 48 1837-1863.
Bidigare, R. R., K. L. Hanson, K. Buesseler, S. G. Wakeham, K.
H. Freeman, R. D. Pancost, F. J. Millero, P. Steinberg, B. N. Popp, M.
Latasa, M. R. Landry and E. A. Laws (1999) Iron-stimulated changes in 13C
fractionation and export by equatorial Pacific phytoplankton: Toward a
paleo-growth rate proxy. Paleoceanography, 14 589-595.
Bidigare, R. R. and M. E. Ondrusek. 1996. Spatial and temporal
variability of phytoplankton pigment distributions in the central equatorial
Pacific Ocean. Deep-Sea Res. II, 43 809-833.
Smith, R. C., B. B. Prezelin, K. S. Baker, R. R. Bidigare, N.
Boucher, T. Coley, D. Karentz, S. MacIntyre, H. A. Matlick, D. Menzies,
M. E. Ondrusek, Z. Wan and K. Waters (1992) Ozone depletion: Ultraviolet
radiation and phytoplankton biology in Antarctic waters. Science,
Bidigare, R. R., M. C. Kennicutt II, W. L. Keeney-Kennicutt and
S. A. Macko (1991) Isolation and purification of chlorophylls a and b for
the determination of stable carbon and nitrogen isotope compositions. Anal.
Chem., 63 130-133.
Bidigare, R. R., R. C. Smith, K. S. Baker and J. Marra (1987)
Oceanic primary production estimates from measurements of spectral irradiance
and pigment concentrations. Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 1
Department of Oceanography
National Science Foundation. "Acquisition of a High Performance Sorting
Flow Cytometer for Oceanographic and Marine Ecological Research", 1 July
2002 - 30 June 2005. $509,299 (PI: M. R. Landry; Co-PIs: R. R. Bidigare,
D. M. Karl, J. C. Leong and G. F. Steward). NSF Award No. OCE-0215817.
Project goal: Enumeration of marine microbes. Role: Flow cytometer user.
National Science Foundation. "Acquisition of a Stable Isotope Mass Spectrometer
for Ocean and Earth Science Research", 15 August 2001 - 14 August 2004.
$300,000 (PI: B. N. Popp; Co-PIs: C. Benitez-Nelson, R. R. Bidigare, J.
Dore and F. Sansone). NSF Award No. 0115958. Project goal: Determination
of the stable carbon isotopic compositions of marine microbes. Role: Mass
National Science Foundation. "Southern Ocean Iron Experiment (SOFeX): Mesoscale
Iron Fertilization Effects on Plankton Community Structure, Phytoplankton
Growth and Zooplankton Grazing", 1 July 2001 - 30 June 2004. $500,000 (PI:
M. R. Landry; Co-PI: R. R. Bidigare). NSF Award No. OCE-99122301. Project
goal: Determination of ecosystem responses to large-scale iron fertilization
in the Southern Ocean. Role: Co-PI.
National Science Foundation. "Controls on Carbon Isotopic Fractionation
in Emiliania huxleyi", 1 January 2001 - 31 December 2003. $392,128 (PI:
B. N. Popp; Co-PIs: R. R. Bidigare and E. A. Laws). NSF Award No. OCE-0094637.
Project goal: Develop a paleo-proxy for reconstructing phytoplankton growth
rates in the marine sedimentary record. Role: Co-PI.
National Science Foundation. "National Science Foundation. "Marine Bioproducts
Engineering Center", 1 November 1998 - 31 October 2003. $12,400,000
(R. R. Bidigare, Director). NSF Award No. EEC-9731725. Project goal: Build
the engineering and research foundations required for developing the marine
bioproducts industry, which will manufacure products for chemical, pharmaceutical,
nutraceutical, cosmetic, food, feed and life science industries. Role:
National Science Foundation. "Special Creativity Extension: The Hawai‘i
Ocean Time-series Program: JGOFS Component", 1 August 2001 - 31 July 2003.
$1,500,000 (PI: D. M. Karl; Co-PIs: R. R. Bidigare, J. E. Dore and M. R.
Landry). NSF Award No. OCE-0129507. Project goal: Assess climate-related
changes in phytoplankton community structure in the subtropical North Pacific
Ocean. Role: Co-PI.
Last modified: July 2006