Defining Ecologically Relevant Sublethal Effects: How do Low Levels of Exposure to Oil and Dispersants Affect Performance and Survival of Larvae of Gulf Nekton?


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

GoMRI RFP-II: Investigator Grant

Project Location: Multiple States1

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2012

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Fish / Fish Habitats
Petroleum

Project Description

The goal of the proposed project is to address theme III. We will define ecologically relevant outcomes for the response of the early life history stages of GOM fish and invertebrate species to exposures of lethal and sub-lethal levels of oil under conditions that mimic natural scenarios in play during DWH. The objective is to provide a basis for better understanding impacts related to DWH for ecologically and economically important coastal species of nekton.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

East Carolina University, Louisiana State University, Pacific Lutheran University, Texas A&M University at Galveston


Project ID: 160
Project Name: Defining Ecologically Relevant Sublethal Effects: How do Low Levels of Exposure to Oil and Dispersants Affect Performance and Survival of Larvae of Gulf Nekton?
SourceUID: 223
Latitude: 29.25448062
Longitude: -90.66172589
Country: United States of America
State or Province: LA, NC, TX, WA
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): Fish / Fish Habitats
Targeted Resource(s): Petroleum
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2015
Implementing Organization: Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)
Implementing Organization Type: Consortium
Point of Contact – Name: Edward Chesney
Point of Contact – Phone: echesney@lumcon.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 985 851 2838
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: East Carolina University, Louisiana State University, Pacific Lutheran University, Texas A&M University at Galveston
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=223
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): 657945
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI RFP-II: Investigator Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 657945
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2012
Award Month: 10
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB


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