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Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Impacts and Recovery in Louisiana Coastal Wetlands: Long-Term Effects on Plant-Soil-Benthic Systems

Implementing Organization

Louisiana State University

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$249,822

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program

Details

Project Category

Science

Project Actions

Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

An estimated 4.9 million barrels of oil from the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) blowout have affected the nation's largest and most productive wetland-estuarine environment. Healthy plant-soil-benthic communities are vital to sustaining marsh structure and function and to promote important wetland services. Although the immediate short-term impacts of the DWH oil spill on coastal wetland vegetation are obvious, the long-term ecological impacts and recovery from this oil spill are virtually unknown.

Contact

Qianxin Lin
225-578-8889
comlin@lsu.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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