Quantitative Studies of the Effects of Oil Exposure on the Pelagic Microbial Community and Sheepshead Minnow, Using a Global Proteomics Approach

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Mississippi State University

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program

Project Location: Mississippi

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2011

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity Microbial Communities Fish / Fish Habitats

Project Description

This project contributes to answering the question whether the Macondo 252 Oil Spill resulted in large-scale perturbation of the northern Gulf of Mexico ecosystem structure and function, by elucidating molecular responses of microbial communities and fish to the oil spill and to consequent decontamination efforts. Proposed research will address the Observe and Understand components of the NGI project clusters, providing a deeper understanding of the complex interplay within microbial communities, as well as delayed, chronic and indirect toxic effects on the marine fauna.

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Project ID: 165
Project Name: Quantitative Studies of the Effects of Oil Exposure on the Pelagic Microbial Community and Sheepshead Minnow, Using a Global Proteomics Approach
SourceUID: 142
Latitude: 33.46483563
Longitude: -88.79588359
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Mississippi
County: Oktibbeha
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): Fish / Fish Habitats
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2012
Implementing Organization: Mississippi State University
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Mariola J. Edelmann
Point of Contact – Phone: mje100@mafes.msstate.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 662-325-7611
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=142
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: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 749181
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program
DWH Dollar Amount : 749181
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0