Molecular Diagnostics of Coral Exposed to Oil and Dispersants: A Holobiont Approach to Investigate Potential Effects on the Host Corals, Symbiotic Algae, and Mucus Associated Microbial Communities


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Florida Atlantic 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
Microbial Communities
Algae

Project Description

Toxic contaminants from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill are currently threatening nearby coral reef ecosystems, such as the Florida Keys. Given the ecological and economic importance of coral reefs in Florida and worldwide, understanding the acute and chronic impacts of oil and dispersants on coral health is critical for developing management strategies to reduce or mitigate coral loss. The goal of this project is an integrated assessment of oil and dispersant impacts on Florida’s reef building corals.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology, Mote Marine Laboratory


Project ID: 81
Project Name: Molecular Diagnostics of Coral Exposed to Oil and Dispersants: A Holobiont Approach to Investigate Potential Effects on the Host Corals, Symbiotic Algae, and Mucus Associated Microbial Communities
SourceUID: 33
Latitude: 26.37380627
Longitude: -80.10177511
Country: United States of America
State or Province: FL, GA
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): Microbial Communities
Targeted Resource(s): Algae
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2012
Implementing Organization: Florida Atlantic University
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Sara Edge
Point of Contact – Phone: sedge4@fau.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 772-242-2261
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology, Mote Marine Laboratory
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=33
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): 285346
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI Year One Block Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 285346
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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