Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil/Dispersant Pollution on Ecosystem Functioning: Assessing C and N Dynamics in Salt Marshes along an Exposure Gradient
University of Alabama
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program
Human and/or Institutional Capacity
Our goal is to provide a comprehensive, multi-scale approach to understand the oil/dispersant impacts on vegetated coastal marshes along an oil-exposure gradient from western Mississippi to Alabama at the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR), MS (highest exposure), Point Aux Pines, AL (intermediate exposure), and Dauphin Island, AL (lowest exposure).