Alabama Center for Ecological Resilience (ACER)
Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL)
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
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.