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Long-term Site Selection and Analysis of Biota to Determine the Effect of Oil, Dispersant, and Remediation-related Human Activities on Marsh Plants and Associated Insects and Mollusks

Implementing Organization

Louisiana State University

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$249,999

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program

Details

Project Category

Science

Project Actions

Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

The PIs and their collaborators at several institutions are conducting coordinated efforts to address hypotheses about community change in coastal marshes resulting from presumed stressors linked to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and response efforts. The coastal marshes impacted by this spill, and the effects of the spill itself, are complex both spatially and temporally. A means to accurately locate and assess lingering areas of impact require more than coarse-scale tools such as publicly available maps (i.e., GeoPlatform).

Contact

Linda Hooper-Bui
None
lhooper@agctr.lsu.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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