Creating a Predictive Model of Microbially Mediated Carbon Remediation in the Gulf of Mexico
University of Chicago Argonne National Laboratory
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
The proposed project aims to address the third major research theme, "Environmental effect of the petroleum/dispersant system on the sea floor, water column, coastal waters, beach sediments, wetlands, marshes, and organisms; and the science of ecosystem recovery". Specifically, this study will focus on creating a microbial assemblage model that uses environmental parameters measured at the time of community isolation combined with metagenomic sequence data to generate a predictive environment in silico.