Analysis of Samples Collected to Measure Effects of Stressors on Coastal Wetlands


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Louisiana State University

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

GoMRI Year One Block Grant

Project Location: Multiple States1

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2010

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries

Project Description

We address scientific questions about community change resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and subsequent remediation efforts. We are examining standing stocks, growth, and elemental flow in dominant plants, microbes, common meiofaunal and macro-invertebrate consumers, and soil to test hypotheses about how salt-marsh ecosystems function under different stressors. Field efforts were supported by a NSF Rapid Grant with the explicit understanding that additional monies will be sought to complete analyses.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, University of Tennessee


Project ID: 124
Project Name: Analysis of Samples Collected to Measure Effects of Stressors on Coastal Wetlands
SourceUID: 95
Latitude: 30.41240716
Longitude: -91.17876066
Country: United States of America
State or Province: LA, SD, TN
County:
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2011
Implementing Organization: Louisiana State University
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: R. Eugene Turner
Point of Contact – Phone: euturne@lsu.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 225-578-6454
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, University of Tennessee
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=95
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 150000
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI Year One Block Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 150000
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2010
Award Month: 8
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB


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