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Long-Term Impact, Recovery and Resilience: Wetland plant-microbial-benthic ecosystem responses to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and mitigation strategies promoting sustainability

Implementing Organization

Louisiana State University

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$1,525,900

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 goals of this research are to (1) document the long-term impacts of the DWH oil spill on the coastal marsh plant-microbial-benthic complex of Louisiana's Mississippis River Delta, (2) quantify rates of, and controls on, long-term recovery, and (3) evaluate the potential and effectiveness of a restoration and remediation strategy for promoting and accelerating long-term sustainability. This research will provide a better scientific understanding of the oil spill effects and long-term recovery of the plant-microbial- benthic ecosystem as well as practical information concerning strategies for accelerating ecosystem recovery, and thus long-term sustainability, of oil impacted coastal wetlands.

Contact

Qianxin Lin
None
comlin@lsu.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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