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The Distribution of Residual Oil in Alabama Coastal Marshes and Its Impact of Marsh Vegetation

Implementing Organization

Auburn University

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$74,750

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

Physical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

The explosion of the BP oil rig Deepwater Horizon resulted in the single largest oil spill recorded in the Gulf of Mexico (Cleveland 2010). As a result, there are long-term concerns regarding the environmental health of the northern Gulf of Mexico (GOM) region (the Florida Panhandle to Texas). It is difficult to predict the effect of oil on marshes as there is little information on the spatial distribution of oil after the spill.

Contact

Chris Anderson
334-844-1033
andercj@auburn.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

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