College of Natural and Computational Sciences

Varis Grundmanis, Ph.D.

Varis Grundmanis, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor of Oceanography

Marine and Environmental Sciences Program

HPU E-mail: vgrundmanis@hpu.edu

Office Telephone and Fax: 808-236-5840;  FAX: 808-236-5880

Office Location: 249 Hawaii Loa Campus

Degrees and institutions, including postdoctoral experience:

Ph.D., Chemical Oceanography, University of Washington

M.S., Analytical Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

B.S., Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 

Publications:

Grundmanis, V. and Murray, J.W. (1982) Aerobic respiration in pelagic

marine sediments, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 46, 1101-11120.

Emerson, S., Grundmanis, V., and Graham, D (1982) Carbonate

chemistry in marine pore waters:  MANOP sites C and S, Earth and Planetary science Letters, 61, 220-232.

Jahnke, R, Heggie, D., Emerson, S., and Grundmanis, V. (1982) Pore

watersof the central Pacific Ocean: nutrient results, Earth and Planetaryscience Letters, 61, 233-256.

Murray, J.W. (1980) Oxygen consumption in pelagic marine sediments,

Science, 209, 1527-1530.

Murray, J.W., Grundmanis, V., and Smethie, W.M. (1978). Interstitial water

chemistry in the sediments of Saanich Inlet. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 42, 1011-1026.

Grundmanis V. and Murray, J.W. (1977). Nitrification and denitrification in

marine sediments from Puget Sound. Limnology and Oceanography, 22(5), 804-813.

Presentations (Past five years):

2006-2007           Grundmanis, V., Pupukea Marine Life Conservation District:  a Visual Exploration, Hawaii Pacific University College of Natural Sciences Seminar Series, November 9, 2006

2004-2005           Grundmanis, V., Pupukea Marine Life Conservation District Revisited, Hawaii Pacific University College of Natural Sciences Seminar Series, February 24, 2005

Service (Past five years):

2006-2007           Donated twenty marine life photographs for new administrative office suite for Hawaii Pacific University College of Natural Sciences

2006-2007           Hawaii Pacific University, College of Natural Sciences, Space Committee, member

2006-2007           Hawaii Pacific University, College of Natural Sciences, Laboratory Safety Committee, member

2002-2003           Hawaii Pacific University, College of Natural Sciences, Curriculum Committee, member

Courses Routinely Taught at HPU (Past five years):

MARS 2060         Oceanography

MARS 2061         Oceanography Laboratory

MARS 3060         Geological Oceanography

MARS 3061         Geological Oceanography Laboratory

MARS 3070         Chemical Oceanography

MARS 3071         Chemical Oceanography Laboratory

MARS 3080         Physical Oceanography

MARS 3081         Physical Oceanography Laboratory

CHEM 3054        Aquatic Chemistry

CHEM 2051        General Chemistry I Laboratory

CHEM 2053        General Chemistry II Laboratory

Grants, Contracts, and Awards (Past five years):

2005-2006           HPU Technology Enhancement Grant,  Development of Hawaiian Marine Life Web Site as an Educational Resource

2004-2005           HPU Technology Enhancement Grant, Photographic Documentation of Marine Life at Pupukea Marine Life Conservation District

Description of Research Interests:

Photographic documentation of marine life in Oahu Marine Life Conservation Districts.

Physical/chemical oceanography of Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaii.