Kibler works on a variety of harmful algal bloom (HAB) related issues at Beaufort Laboratory in North Carolina. He is currently working on a number of externally and internally funded HAB forecasting projects in the Gulf of Maine, Puget Sound, and especially, Alaska.
Kibler’s highly varied work history includes jobs at a state mental hospital, a tree and shrub nursery, a sewage treatment plant, running a busy delicatessen in the Hamptons, sampling ballast water from large bulk transport vessels for the Smithsonian, monitoring water quality for the Chesapeake Bay Program, developing a satellite education module for NASA, and teaching earth science and biology at a catholic high school. He has been working on HABs at the Beaufort Lab since 2000.
Kibler has a B.S. in Marine Biology from Long Island University, NY and a M.S. in Biological Oceanography from Old Dominion University, VA