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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

Implementing Organization

Mississippi State University

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$99,741

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

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.

Contact

Deepak R. Mishra
662-268-1032 x233
dmishra@gri.msstate.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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