Deepwater Horizon Oil Exposure Effects on Marsh Fishes in At-Risk Habitats: Integrated Laboratory and Field Studies
Louisiana State University
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
In the years following the Exxon Valdez oil spill, it is evident that sub-lethal measures of toxicity, and integrated laboratory and field studies examining effects on different life stages, offered critically important insights into long-term population-level impacts on exposed organisms. Our goals are to identify integrated genomic, developmental, immunological, and physiological responses of marsh fishes to crude oil contamination. As we complete these goals, we will define the associated mechanisms of sensitivity to oil exposure during the time-course of ecological recovery.