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Scholarly Interest Report
         
Frank M. Fisher
Professor of Biology, Director of Wetland Studies
 
e-mail:fisher@rice.edu
 
  • B.A. (1953) Hanover College
  • M.S. (1958) Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
  • Ph.D. (1961) Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
 
Primary Department
   Department of BioSciences
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Research Areas
 Wetland biology, biogeochemical cycles, trace gas processes, invertebrate physiology, parasitology
 
Research Statement
 Wetlands and estuaries are the "breadbasket" of the coastal ecosystem and represent a natural laboratory for biogeochemical and trace gass processes. The diverse fauna of these ecosystems afford endless opportunities for the study of comparative physiology and animal associations.
 
Teaching Areas
 animal biology and physiology
 
Selected Publications
 Refereed articles
 

Sass, R., Fisher, F., J. A. Andrews, Aiju Ding "Spatial and temporal variability in methane emissions from rice paddies: Implications for assessing regional methane budgets." Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems: 2002.In Press

 
 

Sass, R., Fisher, F., Kelly Redeker, Jeffrey Andrews, Ralph Cicerone "Inter- and Intra-Field Variability of Methyl Halide Emissions from Rice Paddies." Global Biogeochemical Cycles (2002) In Press

 
 

Sass, R., Fisher, F., Kelly Redeker, S. Meinardi, Ralph Cicerone, Don Blake "An Extensive Survey of Gaseous Emissions from Flooded Rice Paddy Agriculture." Global Biogeochemical Cycles (2003) In Revision

 
 

Sass, R., Fisher, F., Yao Huang, J. Yan, L. Zong, Q. Zhou "Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Wheat Growing Season with Eighteen Chinese Soils: An Outdoor Pot Experiment." Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems (2003) In Press

 
 

Sass, R., Jeff Andrews, Fisher, F. "Spatial Variability in Methane Emissions from a Texas Rice Field with Some General Implications." Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 16 (2002) : 1029/2000GB001355.

 
 Other
 

J.A. Andrews, R. L. Sass, A. Ding, and F.M. Fisher, Jr. "Spatial and temporal variability in methane emissions from the rice paddies: Implications for assessing regional methane budgets." Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems (accepted)

 
 

Sass, R.L., Fisher, F.M., Jr. and Andrews, J.A. "Spatial Variability in Methane Emissions from A Texas Rice Field with Some General Implications." Global Biogeochemical Cycles (in press)

 
 

Y. Huang, J. Jiang, L. Zong, R. L. Sass and F. M. Fisher ""Comparison of Field Measurements of Methane Emission from Rice Cultivation in Nanjing, China and in Texas, USA." Advances in Atmospheric Sciences , 18 (2001) : 1121-1130.

 
 

Y. Huang, Jiang, J., Sass, R.L., Fisher, F.M., and Zong, L. "Seasonal Determination of Methane Emission from Rice Paddies in Nanjing, China and Texas, USA." Global Biogeochemical Cycles (submitted)

 
 

Y.Huang, L. Zong, Q. Zhou, R. L. Sass, F. M. Fisher "Influence of Planting Density and Precipitation on Nitrous Oxide Emission from a Winter Wheat Field ." Environmental Science (in Chinese), 22 (2001) : 20-23.

 
 

Byrd, G., F.M. Fisher, Jr., and R. Sass "Relationships between methane production and emission to lacunal methane concentrations in rice." Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 14 (2000) : 73-83.

 
 

Huang, Y., R.L. Sass, and F.M. Fisher, Jr. "Contribution of Rice Biomass Production in CH4 Emission from Irrigated Paddy Soils." Agro-environmental Protection, 18 (2000) : 150-154.

 
 

Bilek, R. S., S. C. Tyler, R. L. Sass and F. M. Fisher "Differences in CH4 Oxidation and Pathways of Production between Rice Cultivars Deduced from Measurements of CH4Flux, and 13C of CH4 and CO2." Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 13 (1999) : 1029-1044.

 
 

Byrd, G., F. M. Fisher and R. L. Sass "Relationships Between Methane Production and Emission to Lacunal Methane Concentrations in Rice." Global Biogeochemical Cycles (submitted)

 
 

Ding, A., C. R. Willis, R. L. Sass and F. M. Fisher "Methane Emissions from Rice Fields: the Effect of Plant Height Among Different Cultivars." Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 13 (1999) : 1045-1052.

 
 

Huang, Y., R. L. Sass and F. M. Fisher "Modeling Methane Emission from Rice Paddy Soils: I. Model Develoopment." Pedosphere , 9(1) (1999) : 1-10.

 
 

Huang, Y., R. L. Sass and F. M. Fisher "Modeling Methane Emission from Rice Paddy Soils: II. Model Validation and Application." Pedosphere , 9(1) (1999) : 11-24.

 
 

Sass, R. L., F. M. Fisher and Y. Huang "Modeling Methane Emissions from Irrigated Rice Fields." Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems (in review)

 
 

Sass, R. L., F. M. Fisher, A. Ding and Y. Huang "Exchange of Methane from Rice Fields: National, Regional and Global Budgets." Journal of Geophysical Research, Atmospheres, 104 (1999) : 26,943-26,952.

 
 

Bilek, R. S., S. C. Tyler, R. L. Sass and F. M. Fisher, Jr. "Differences in CH4 oxidation and pathways of production between rice cultivars deduced from measurements of CH4 flux and 13C of CH4 and CO2." Global Biogeochemical Cycles, submitted (1998)

 
 

Ding, A., C. R. Willis, R. L. Sass and F. M. Fisher, Jr. "Methane emissions from rice fields: the effect of plant height among different cultivars." Global Biogeochemical Cycles, submitted (1998)

 
 

Ding, A., R. L. Sass and F. M. Fisher, Jr. "A 9-year continuous study of methane emission from Texas rice fields." Global Biogeochemical Cycles, submitted (1998)

 
 

Huang, Y., R. L. Sass and F. M. Fisher, Jr. "A semi-empirical model of methane emission from flooded rice paddy soils." Global Change Biology, 4 (1998) : 247-268.

 
 

Huang, Y., R. L. Sass and F. M. Fisher, Jr. "Methane emissions from Texas rice paddy soils. 2. Seasonal contribution of rice biomass production to CH4 emission." Global Change Biology, 3 (1997) : 491-500.

 
 

Huang, Y., R. L. Sass and F. M. Fisher, Jr. "Methane emissions from Texas rice paddy soils: 1. Quantitative multi-year dependence of CH4 emission on soil, cultivar and grain yield." Global Change Biology, 3 (1997) : 479-489.

 
 

Huang, Y., R. L. Sass and F. M. Fisher, Jr. "Model estimates of methane emission from irrigated rice cultivation of China." Global Change Biology, 4 (1998) : 809-822.

 
 

Sass, R. L. and F. M. Fisher, Jr. "Methane from irrigated rice cultivation." Global Environment Chemistry (1998) : 77-94.

 
 

Sass, R. L., F. M. Fisher, Jr. and Y. Huang "Modeling methane emissions from irrigated rice fields." Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, submitted (1998)

 
 

Sass, R. L., F. M. Fisher, Jr., A. Ding and Y. Huang "Exchange of methane from rice fields: A model system for wetland emission modeling." Journal of Geophysical Research, Atmospheres, submitted (1998)

 
Presentations
 Other
 

"The History of Rice: The Ecology of Rice Campus." Rice Continuing Education Department, (Spring 2001)

 
 

"Apparent Sea Level Rise and Galveston Bay." Galveston Bay Estuary Program, University of Houston. (April 28, 1999)

 
 

"Galveston Bay Research Needs." Galveston Bay Estuary Program, Convenor, University of Houston. (July 21, 1999)

 
 

"Is there enough fresh water for Galveston Bay?." Freshwater Inflow Group, Houston, Texas. (June 21, 1999)

 
 

"Pesticides Then and Now." Environmental Science and Engineering, Rice University, Houston, Texas. (October 12, 1999)

 
 

"The Arctic Snow Goose Decline." Central Flyway Council, US Fish and Wildlife Service and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Waterfowl Conference, Wharton, Texas. (February 19, 1999)

 
 

"The Biology of the Rice University Campus -- Then and Now." Faculty Women's Club, O'Connor House, Rice University. (September 8, 1999)

 
 

"The Dead Zone." Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council/Habitat Protection Committee, New Orleans, Louisiana. (January 22, 1999)

 
 

"Whose Wetlands, Fish or Fowl?." Habitat Protection Panel, Texas; Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, Houston, Texas. (September 21, 1999)

 
Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 Member, Habitat Protection Committee, Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council, National Marine Fisheries Service, U. S. Department of Commerce,

 Member, Habitat Protection Committee, Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council , National Marine Fisheries Service, U.S. Department of Commerce