An Ecosystem Modeling Framework to Examine Ecological Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
University of Southern Mississippi
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
There is a need to examine broad ecosystem-level impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that may be indirect, synergistic, and may occur over a longer period than population-level impacts. The examination of ecosystem-level issues is well-suited to a modeling approach that is multi-disciplinary, collaborative, and makes maximum use of ongoing oil spill research.