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Alabama Center for Ecological Resilience (ACER)

Implementing Organization

Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL)

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$6,497,050

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 Alabama Center for Ecological Resilience (ACER) team will focus its investigations on critical living resources that underpin the extraordinary productivity of the northern Gulf of Mexico's (nGoM ) "fertile crescent." We will use our existing in-depth understanding of the ecology of this economically vital region, along with an integrated program of sampling and experimentation to evaluate the role of biological diversity (ranging from genotype to ecosystem) in determining how the nGoM ecosystem can resist and recover from disturbance and stress produced by exposure to oil and dispersants.

Contact

John Valentine
662-325-2809
jvalentine@disl.org
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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