Deepwater Horizon Oil Exposure Effects on Marsh Fishes in At-Risk Habitats: Integrated Laboratory and Field Studies


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
Fish / Fish Habitats

Project Description

In the years following the Exxon Valdez oil spill, it is evident that sub-lethal measures of toxicity, and integrated laboratory and field studies examining effects on different life stages, offered critically important insights into long-term population-level impacts on exposed organisms. Our goals are to identify integrated genomic, developmental, immunological, and physiological responses of marsh fishes to crude oil contamination.As we complete these goals, we will define the associated mechanisms of sensitivity to oil exposure during the time-course of ecological recovery.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Clemson University, Texas State University, University of North Texas


Project ID: 128
Project Name: Deepwater Horizon Oil Exposure Effects on Marsh Fishes in At-Risk Habitats: Integrated Laboratory and Field Studies
SourceUID: 100
Latitude: 30.41240716
Longitude: -91.17876066
Country: United States of America
State or Province: LA, SC, TX
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): Fish / Fish Habitats
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2012
Implementing Organization: Louisiana State University
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Andrew Whitehead
Point of Contact – Phone: andreww@lsu.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 225-578-8210
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Clemson University, Texas State University, University of North Texas
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=100
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): 149967
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI Year One Block Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 149967
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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