«Education: Undergraduate: California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA B.A. (Geology) and B.S. (Biology), 1972 Graduate: California State ...»
Feb. 22, 2015
Current Position: Professor of Biology
(since Fall 1980) Department of Biology
Oral Roberts University
7777 S. Lewis
Tulsa, OK 74171
Phone Number: School: (918) 495-6942
Fax: (918) 495-6297
ORU Faculty Profile: http://webapps.oru.edu/new_php/academics/faculty_profile.php?id=9&k=
Undergraduate: California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA B.A. (Geology) and B.S. (Biology), 1972 Graduate: California State University, Hayward, CA M.S. (Environmental Biology) December, 1980 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI M.S. (Zoology) 1979; Ph.D. (Zoology) December, 1980 Postdoctorate: SINTEF Division of Applied Chemistry, Aquaculture Group, Trondheim, Norway (June 1987-July 1988, July 1993-June 1994)
Master's: "An in situ Study of the Effects of Zooplankton Grazing on Phytoplankton Productivity" Ph.D.: "Laboratory and Field Studies of Phytoplankton-Zooplankton Interactions"
A study of the physical, chemical, and biological factors influencing lake primary productivity under Dr. Barbara Collins (California Lutheran University, 1972) Field and laboratory investigations of the effects of zooplankton grazing on phytoplankton productivity with Drs. Michael Foster and Robert Main (California State University, Hayward, 1972-74) Laboratory and field investigations of zooplankton nutrient regeneration rates under Drs. Claire Schelske and Karen Porter (University of Michigan, 1975-76) Observations of the filter feeding mechanism of zooplankton using 16 mm cinematography with Drs. Karen Porter and Rudi Strickler (University of Michigan and Yale University, 1976) Scanning electron microscope study of the morphology of Daphnia pulex (1976-86) Laboratory investigations of the influence of grazing and nutrient regeneration by zooplankton on several species of phytoplankton with Drs. Karen Porter and John Lehman (University of Michigan, 1976-80) Field manipulation study of the influence of zooplankton grazing and nutrient regeneration on phytoplankton in Third Sister Lake, Michigan (University of Michigan, 1976-80)
Laboratory investigations of life history and feeding behavior of Brachionus plicatilis; larval fish feeding; aquaculture (Norway, 1987-88 and 1993-94) Current Research: Phytoplankton-zooplankton interactions in lakes; Nutrient regeneration by zooplankton and fish in lakes; Aquaculture, including rotifer and brine shrimp feeding and life history studies; larval fish ecology/production; Wetlands ecology; Lake management; Control of invasive aquatic macrophytes in lakes; use of algae for biofuels.
California Lutheran University:
General Geology lab—1970-71
University of Trondheim (AVH):
Live-Food for Marine Fish Production—Oct. 1993
ORU Math-Science Academy:
Co-Director 1992-2001 and on planning committee plus leading field trip to Oxley Nature Center (nearly every year since 2001)
Grant for Graduate Research, California State University at Hayward—1973 Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research—1973 University of Michigan Rackham Dissertation/Thesis Grant—1979 University of Michigan Block Grant—1979 Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research—1980 ORU Intramural Grants—1981-82, 1983-84, 1989-90, 1990-91, 1994-95 National Science Foundation Small-College Faculty Research Opportunity Award Grant—1983 Norwegian Marshall Fund Award (1987-88 and 1993-94; two awards each time) Royal Norwegian Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (NTNF) Fellowship (1987-88) ORU Summer Math-Science Academy, funded by the Oklahoma Regents for Higher Education (co-written with several other ORU faculty; 1993-2001) and participated in grants funded in 2004-07 and one to be submitted for 2008-11 Recent (last 5 years) Grant Proposals “Biofuels from Algae: Developing an Effective Protocol” $30,000 submitted as an Oklahoma Applied Research Support (OARS) grant to the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST) on Sept. 28, 2008 http://www.ok.gov/ocast/ - not funded.
“Tulsa Algae Biofuels Research Project” $1,150,000 submitted with Joe Moore at KBI to The Economic Development Generating Excellence (EDGE) on March 19, 2010 http://www.ok.gov/edge/ - not funded.
“Algae and Other Non-Food Biomass Depolymerization Process” $99,977 submitted with Joe Moore at KBI as a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant proposal to the U.S. to the Dept. of Energy on Nov. 15, 2010 file:///Users/jkorstad/Biofuels/Grants,%20Giving,%20and%20Other%20Funding/DOE/DOE%20-%20Science%20SBIR:STTR%2010.10.webarchive – not funded.
“Algae and Biomass Depolymerization (ABD) Project” $1,695,000 submitted with Joe Moore at KBI to The Economic Development Generating Excellence (EDGE) on May 17, 2011 http://www.ok.gov/edge/ - in review.
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Hydrobiologia National Science Foundation Journal of the Aquatic Plant Management Society Journal of Freshwater Ecology Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council (on Editorial Board) Research Council of Norway Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith (Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation) Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science Energy & Fuels Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews Several biofuels papers Several manuscripts by Norwegian scientists Several textbook publishers External examiner for Bhaskar Singh’s Ph.D. Committee, Aug. 2010
Oklahoma Academy of Science (Collegiate Academy)—1980-82 Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society—1982 to present National Fellowship of Christian Schools (ORUEF)—1983 to present Ecological Society of America—June 1985 Victory Christian School—-1986 to present Jenks Public School—1986-87 International Science and Engineering Fair—1990 (in Tulsa) Heritage Academy—1998 to present
Professional Talks Given:
"An in situ study of the effects of zooplankton grazing on phytoplankton productivity and species composition" presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Seattle, WA, 1974.
"Phytoplankton-zooplankton interactions" given by invitation of the Biology Department, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI, on October 5, 1975.
"An in situ study of the effects of zooplankton grazing on phytoplankton productivity" presented at the 1977 Annual Meeting of the Western Society of Naturalists, Santa Cruz, CA.
"Nutrient regeneration by zooplankton in southern Lake Huron" presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, January 1980, Los Angeles, CA.
"Life history of Daphnia pulex fed four species of algae" presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Knoxville, TN.
"In situ response of phytoplankton to grazing and nutrient regeneration by zooplankton." (ibid.) 3 "An SEM study of Daphnia filtering morphology" presented at the 44th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Milwaukee, WI, June 1981.
"In situ response of phytoplankton to grazing and nutrient regeneration by zooplankton" given by invitation of the Department of Natural Science, University of Tulsa on September 15, 1981.
"Current research on phytoplankton-zooplankton interactions" presented at the 70th Annual Technical Meeting at the Oklahoma Academy of Science, November 13, 1981, at Phillips University, Enid, OK.
(with R. Couch): "Effects of Sonar on coontail, water quality, and non-target organisms" presented at the Aquatic Plant Management Meeting in Jackson, MS, July 13-14, 1981.
(with S. Phippen): "A scanning electron microscope study of Daphnia filtering morphology" presented at the Collegiate Academy of the Oklahoma Academy of Science, February 1982, at University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.
"The role of zooplankton in regulating phytoplankton community structure" presented at the 9th Annual Great Plains Limnology Meeting, October 1982, at the University of Oklahoma Biological Station.
"Experimental design and use of enclosures in limnological research" presented at the 71st Annual Meeting of the Oklahoma Academy of Science, November 12, 1982, at University of Science and Arts in Chickasha, OK.
5 (with D. Blank): "Vertical distribution of zooplankton in Lake Bixhoma" presented at the Collegiate Academy of the Oklahoma Academy of Science, February 1983, at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.
"Response of phytoplankton to grazing and nutrient regeneration by zooplankton" given by invitation of the Biology Department, Baylor, University, Waco, TX, on March 25, 1983.
"Response of phytoplankton to grazing and nutrient regeneration by zooplankton" given by invitation of the Department of Ecology and Systematic Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, on April 14, 1983.
"Nutrient regeneration by fish and zooplankton" presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 1984.
"Alaska as seen through the eyes of a biologist" given as an invited talk at the Spring Field Meeting of the Oklahoma Academy of Science, April 27, 1985.
"The role of nutrient regeneration by fish and zooplankton in lakes" presented at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Oklahoma Academy of Science, November 15, 1985, at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, OK.
"Practical aspects of statistics" given by invitation of the Department of Pharmacology and Graduate Student Council, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, February 12, 1986.
"Further comparisons of nutrient regeneration by fish and zooplankton" presented as a poster at the 49th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Kingston, Rhode Island, June 1986.
"How to present a science fair" presented as an invited speaker at the 4th Annual Meeting of the Oral Roberts University Educational Fellowship, Tulsa, OK, July 1986.
"Further Comparisons of nutrient regeneration by fish and zooplankton" presented as a poster at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Oklahoma Academy of Science, November 14, 1986, at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK.
"An ecologist's view of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems." Given by invitation of the Biology Club at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater on April 21, 1987.
Several talks on my research interests and current project at various institutions in Norway (1987-88).
(with Y. Olsen and O. Vadstein): "Life history of Brachionus plicatilis fed different algae" presented at the 5th International Rotifer Symposium, September 1988, at Gargnano, Italy.
(with O. Vadstein and Y. Olsen): "Feeding kinetics of Brachionus plicatilis fed Isochrysis galbana." Ibid.
"Aquaculture Research in Norway" presented at the 77th Annual Technical Meeting of the Oklahoma Academy of Science, November 11, 1988, at University of Science and Arts, Chickasha, OK.
"Aquaculture Research in Norway"—several talks in 1988-89 at ORU, Northeastern State University in Tahlequah and Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.
(with E. Nelson): "Sensitizing Teacher Education Candidates to Environmental Education" presented at the National Science Teachers Association Area Convention, October 26-28, 1989, in Tulsa, OK.
"Field Research Opportunities in Freshwater Biology" (two talks) presented at the Oklahoma Junior Academy of Science Scientific Research Day at ORU on September 23, 1989, and the Annual Meeting on November 10, 1989, at Central Oklahoma State University in Edmond.
(with G. Polen) "Feeding biology of the marine rotifer Brachionus plicatilis" presented at the 78th Annual Meeting of the Oklahoma Academy of Science, November 10, 1989, at Central State University in Edmond, OK.
(with R. Turner) "Feeding biology of the brine shrimp Artemia salina" ibid.
"Comparison of feeding kinetics of Artemia salina and Brachionus plicatilis on marine algae" presented at the World Aquaculture 90 meeting, June 10-14, 1990, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
(with P. Bell) "Preliminary studies of the feeding kinetics and life history of Artemia salina" presented at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Oklahoma Academy of Science, November 9, 1990, at Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK.
(with C. Fortey) "Feeding kinetics of the rotifer Brachionus plicatilis and the brine shrimp Artemia salina fed different algae" (ibid.) (with R. Isaac) "Brachionus plicatilis (Rotifera)--various aspects of its feeding biology" (ibid.) (with J. Su) "Comparison of feeding kinetics of Artemia salina at different age groups" (ibid.) (with S. Toal) "Assimilation rate and efficiency of Brachionus plicatilis fed different algae" (ibid.) (with R. Mangual, R. Couch, and M. Fram) "Performance of hybrid tilapia fed a commercial ration vs. algae" presented at the World Aquaculture 91 meeting, June 16-20, 1991, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
(with A. Neyts et al.) "Use of swimming speed and egg ratio as predictors of the status of rotifer cultures in aquaculture" presented at the 7th International Rotifer Symposium, June 1994, at Mikolajki, Poland.
Several aquaculture talks given in Norway during my 1993-94 stay.
"Fish Culture in Norway" presented at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Oklahoma Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, September 8, 1995, in Stillwater.
"Life in Norway" presented to the International Club of Tulsa, October 26, 1996.
"Lake Ecology—Integrative Session," presented at the AuSable Environmental Institute, July 25, 1996.
"Aquaponics—A Combination of Aquaculture and Hydroponics," presented at the Fall Field Meeting of the Oklahoma Academy of Science on September 19, 1997.
"Aquaponics: Merging of Aquaculture and Hydroponics," presented at the Fall Technical Meeting of the Oklahoma Academy of Science on November 7, 1997, in Chickasha.
"The Summer Math-Science Academy Program at ORU," given as an invited talk to the Broken Arrow Rotary Club, October 4, 1999 and Feb. 2001.