Fates and Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on the Ecological Structure and Function of Coastal Wetland Ecosystems


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: Louisiana

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
Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries

Project Description

The Deepwater Horizon event has oiled large portions of the Louisiana coast including Phragmites australis marshes at the mouth of the Mississippi River, some of the Spartina alterniflora marshes behind barrier islands and within the estuaries, as well as 250 miles of Louisiana shoreline. Healthy wetland vegetation is vital to sustain marsh structure and to promote important wetland services, such as high biological productivity, fisheries’ support, wildlife habitat, storm mitigation, shoreline protection and water quality enhancement.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 117
Project Name: Fates and Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on the Ecological Structure and Function of Coastal Wetland Ecosystems
SourceUID: 88
Latitude: 30.41240716
Longitude: -91.17876066
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Louisiana
County: East Baton Rouge
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: 2012
Implementing Organization: Louisiana State University
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Qianxin Lin
Point of Contact – Phone: comlin@lsu.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 225-578-8889
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=88
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): 149573
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI Year One Block Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 149573
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2010
Award Month: 8
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB