Nick C. Parker, Ph. D.
Water, Food, and Fiber in the Third Industrial Revolution
During 32 years of government service, 28 as an aquaculturist and research scientist, Dr. Parker was provided the opportunity to travel throughout the US and the world to review aquaculture and other business and research operations. Much of this effort was to consult with, or advise, others on research or development of new sustainable businesses, including assisting Soviet nuclear scientists to develop new non-nuclear businesses. As an aquaculturist he has been a member (and life member) and officer in numerous professional organizations including the Amercian Fisheries Society and the World Aquaculture Society.
Dr. Parker’s experience has also included service as a professor and member of the graduate faculty at Texas Tech University and several other universities where he directed the research of graduate students.
Since retirement from federal service, including the US Geological Survey, US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Biological Survey, and the US Air Force, he has been focused on sustainable rural economic development and with reuse and recycling of resources, specifically the use and reuse of water. With his business partner, Nancy Hubbard, he operates High Plains Gardens which, prior to the drought of 2011, had over 70 species of bamboo. His complete vitae can be found at www.nickparkerllc.com.