University of West Alabama
Much uncertainty exists regarding the impact that oiling may have on the ecology of intertidal salt marsh systems. The Deepwater Horizon event provides a unique opportunity to assess the manner in which salt marsh communities respond to stressors of this nature. In addition, it provides an opportunity to evaluate the long-term response of the salt marsh community at several levels. In this work, we are investigating the impact of exposure to oil and dispersants from the Deepwater Horizon spill on intertidal salt marsh communities in Alabama and Louisiana.
This map shows the location of the primary institution tasked with implementing the project.↩