Impact of Hydrocarbon Oil Spill on Coastal Plant Community

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Jacksonville State University

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program

Project Location: Alabama

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2011

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries

Project Description

This project was designed to evaluate the impact of oil contamination on the plant community of the costal marshland area of Mobile Bay and adjacent area. The initial step was to identify several contaminated sites as well as several uncontaminated sites. Additionally, two key contaminated elements, Vanadium and Lead, will be determined from both soil and plant samples to examine the extent of the impact of these elements on the plants.

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Project ID: 100
Project Name: Impact of Hydrocarbon Oil Spill on Coastal Plant Community
SourceUID: 61
Latitude: 33.82314082
Longitude: -85.76634262
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Alabama
County: Calhoun
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and/or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2011
Implementing Organization: Jacksonville State University
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Safaa Al-Hamdani
Point of Contact – Phone:
Point of Contact – Email: 256-782-5801
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 12650
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program
DWH Dollar Amount : 12650
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0