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STT = St. Thomas Campus,
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

STX = Albert A. Sheen Campus,
St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

STJ = St. John Academic Center,
St. John, US Virgin Islands

Jobsis, Paul, Ph.D.

Jobsis, Paul, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology
Director of Masters in Marine & Environmental Sciences Program
Acting Director of the Center for Marine & Environmental Studies
College of Science and Mathematics

Phone

STT:340-693-1235

Office

MSC 211

Expertise

Research area is sea turtle nesting and tracking. Other research interests are marine mammals, tissue oxigenation, near infrared spectroscopy, diving physiology, and multiphoton microscopy.

Area: Marine Biology - Biology of Higher Marine Vertebrates

Abstract of Research: My major professional achievements beyond teaching include publication of 11 peer-reviewed articles and 16 oral or poster presentations at national science conferences.  The topic of these papers and presentations represent the wide range of my research interests and includes the measurement of tissue oxygenation in diving harbor seals, multi-photon microscopy and the use of fluorescent indicator dyes, to the occurrence and biology of Humpback Whales and Green and Hawksbill Sea Turtles in the US Virgin Islands.  I have continue to be productive in my research whether working locally on sea turtles or taking UVI students to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to conduct research on cardiac physiology.

Marine Related Publications:   

  • Nutrient Transfer from Leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) Nesting Activities at Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge, St Croix USVI.  Poster presentation by Paul Jobsis and Clayton Pollock*. 2011 31st  Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. San Diego CA. USA
  • Pilot Study Shows Success in Relocation of Leatherback Sea Turtle ( Dermochelys coriacea) Nests Above the Backshore Beach at Sandy Point National Wildlife Reserve, St Croix USVI. Poster presentation by Paul Jobsis and Clayton Pollock*. 2011 31st  Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. San Diego CA. USA
  • Sea Turtle 101: Educating and Engaging a Local Community through an In-Water Sea Turtle Research Project at John Brewer’s Bay, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.  Oral Presentation. Kemit-Amon Lewis and Paul Jobsis.  2009 29th Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation.  Brisbane, Australia.
  • Jobsis PD, Ponganis P.J., Kooyman G.L. 2002. Effects of training on forced submersion responses in harbor Seals. J. Exp. Biol. 204, 3877-3885.
  • Ponganis, P.J., Kooyman, G., Satoris, T., Jobsis, P. (1992). Pinniped splenic volumes. Am. J. Physiol. 262: R322-R325.