The Distribution of Residual Oil in Alabama Coastal Marshes and Its Impact of Marsh Vegetation


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Auburn 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: Alabama1

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2011

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Physical Aspects Research
Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Petroleum

Project Description

The explosion of the BP oil rig Deepwater Horizon resulted in the single largest oil spill recorded in the Gulf of Mexico (Cleveland 2010). As a result, there are long-term concerns regarding the environmental health of the northern Gulf of Mexico (GOM) region (the Florida Panhandle to Texas). It is difficult to predict the effect of oil on marshes as there is little information on the spatial distribution of oil after the spill.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 61
Project Name: The Distribution of Residual Oil in Alabama Coastal Marshes and Its Impact of Marsh Vegetation
SourceUID: 62
Latitude: 32.59553597
Longitude: -85.4924014
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Alabama
County: Lee
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Physical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s): Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s): Petroleum
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2011
Implementing Organization: Auburn University
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Chris Anderson
Point of Contact – Phone: andercj@auburn.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 334-844-1033
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=62
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): 74750
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI Year One Block Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 74750
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB


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