The marine microbiome as a sentinel for ecological health and resiliency
University of Texas Medical Branch
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
The U.S. Department of Treasury
The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 5: Centers of Excellence Research Grant Program
Establish a base line of diversity and species composition in microbial communities, microscopic populations of bacteria, fungi, algae, and other microorganisms, in near-shore Gulf of Mexico environments, and to monitor changes associated with oil pollutants.
Cornelis Elferink, Antonietta Quigg, Yuriy Fofanov
Grant funds to support a study to establish the base line of diversity and species composition in microbial communities resident in near-shore Gulf of Mexico environs, and to monitor changes in the microbiomes associated with petrogenic pollutants.