Microbial Community Responses to Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Pre-Spill Background Assessment


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Louisiana State University

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

GoMRI Year One Block Grant

Project Location: Multiple States

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2010

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Microbial Communities

Project Description

This project leverages a set of samples obtained in March, 2010 prior to the DWH oil spill to determine the composition and structure of bacterial communities in the northern Gulf of Mexico. DNA extracts from bacterioplankton collected along nearshore to off-shore transects and from 2 m to 1700 m depth have been used in PCR amplifications of 16S rRNA genes. Amplification has used a bar-coding protocol to enable high throughput pyrosequencing, resulting in more than 220,000 reads over 44 distinct samples.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

University of Florida, University of Georgia, University of Miami


Project ID: 112
Project Name: Microbial Community Responses to Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Pre-Spill Background Assessment
SourceUID: 81
Latitude: 30.41240716
Longitude: -91.17876066
Country: United States of America
State or Province: FL, GA, LA
County:
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): Microbial Communities
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2012
Implementing Organization: Louisiana State University
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Gary M. King
Point of Contact – Phone: gking@lsu.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 225-578-1901
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: University of Florida, University of Georgia, University of Miami
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=81
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: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 179937
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI Year One Block Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 179937
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2010
Award Month: 7
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB