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Oil: Comprehensive Study of the Impact of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on the Health and Productivity of Gulf Coast Salt Marshes

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Mississippi 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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Environmental Research

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Project Description

Most post-spill assessments of coastal salt marsh status will be limited to habitat delineation and documentation of change in area. However, to address the central question about the large scale perturbations of the northern Gulf of Mexico wetland ecosystem structure and function due to the Macondo 252 oil spill, assessment of marsh health before-during-after the spill is essential.


Deepak R. Mishra
662-268-1032 x233
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