Abasiofiok Mark Ibekwe
United State Department of Agriculture
United State Salinity Laboratory, Agriculture Research Service, Lead Scientist and Research Microbiologist, USA
Dr.A.Mark Ibekwe has received his PhD from University of Maryland during the period of 1990-1995. Currently, he is working as Research Microbiologist in USDA-ARS, U S Salinity Lab. He is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals like Journal of Environmental Quality and The Open Microbiology Journal. He has authored 52 research articles/books. He is a member of American Society of Agronomy, American Society for Microbiology, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Soil Science Society of America, Gamma Sigma Delta, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, and International Society for Microbial Ecology. He has honored as WHO IS WHO in Science and Engineering, 1998-1999, Editors’s Citation for Excellence in Manuscript Review from the ‘Journal of Environmental quality (JEQ)’, 2004,WHO IS WHO in AMERICA, 2006-2007, and WHO IS WHO in Science and Engineering, 2006-2007.
Water Resource Research
Develop improved methodologies on detection, quantification, and characterization of pathogen survival in different environmental matrices.
Determine inactivation/survival rates and transport characteristics of fecal coliform and pathogens from manure sources to surface or ground water.
Determine sources of nonpoint fecal pollution to urban watershed using bacterial source tracking technology.
Quantify important mechanisms influencing the transport and retention of pathogenic microorganisms in subsurface environments.
Adapt and improve numerical models for simulating the environmental transport and fate of pathogenic microorganisms.
Use models to explore implications of various pathogen transport mechanisms and fate in heterogeneous systems, to develop best management practices, and to assess risk of contamination of food and water resources.