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A Multidisciplinary Analysis of Linkages among Wetland Vegetation, Rhizosphere Microbial Communities and Soil Stability and Decreased Coastal Wetland Sustainability in Response to Oiling

Implementing Organization

Louisiana State University

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$800,000

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

Spartina alterniflora is a critical component of Louisiana's salt marsh-estuarine complexes, the health of which determines the sustainability of near-shore Gulf coast ecosystems and human uses thereof. The health and resilience of S. alterniflora marshes are strongly influenced by, and exert strong feedbacks on, hydrology, the physical matrix of the soil, soil stability and its associated animal and microbial communities (Howes et al. 2010).

Contact

Gary M. King
225-578-1901
gking@lsu.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

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