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Coastal Waters Consortium III (CWC III): Oil Spills as Stressors in Coastal Marshes - The Legacy and the Future

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Austin Peay State University


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Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

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Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative GoMRI Grant Program


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Chemical Aspects Research

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We propose to build upon the previous Coastal Waters Consortium (CWC) grants with this final two-year grant. CWC-II will address three themes identified in RFP VI of determining the physical distribution, dispersion and distribution of petroleum (theme 1), the chemical evolution and biological degradation and interactions with ecosystems (theme 2) and the environmental effects (theme 3) in the Gulf of Mexico within a broad context of improving fundamental understanding of the dynamics of such events and the associated environmental stresses. Our fundamental goal is to improve society’s ability to understand, respond to, and mitigate, the impacts of petroleum pollution and related stressors of coastal ecosystems in the northern Gulf of Mexico region.


Nancy N. Rabalais
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