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Creating a Predictive Model of Microbially Mediated Carbon Remediation in the Gulf of Mexico

Implementing Organization

University of Chicago Argonne National Laboratory

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$238,780

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

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.

Contact

Jack A. Gilbert
630-915-2383
gilbertjack@uchicago.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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