Kenneth A. Webb

Faculty Emeritus

Retired: 1998
Department: Biological Sciences
Email: [[webb]]

  • A.B., Antioch College
  • M.S., Ph.D., Ohio State University
Research Interests

My broad research interests are in interdisciplinary investigations related to energy flow and nutrient cycling in marine environments including: estuaries, salt marshes, seagrass systems and coral reefs. Additionally, I have interests in the physiology and nutrition of marine organisms, image analysis and remote sensing and in applying innovative technologies to marine science investigations.


Data analysis, synthesis, and interpretation of historical data sets of Chesapeake Bay and the Virginia tributaries with reference to chlorophyll, nutrients and associated factors.

Selected Publications

Fourqurean, J. W., K. L. Webb, J. T. Hollibaugh and S. V. Smith. l997. Contributions of the plankton community to ecosystem respiration, Tomales Bay, California. Est. Coast. Shelf Sci. 44:493-505.

Sieracki, M. E. and K. L. Webb. 1991. The applications of image analyzed fluorescence microscope for characterizing planktonic bacteria and protists. Pages 77-100 In P. C. Reid et al (eds.) Protozoa and their role in marine processes. NATO ASI Series, Vol. G25. Springer-Verlag Berlin.

Chu, F. L. E., K. L. Webb, and J. Chen. 1990. Seasonal changes of lipids and fatty acids in oyster tissues (Crassostrea virginica) and estuarine particulate matter. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 95A:385-391.