Baseline and Oil Spill Impacted Marine Sponge Microbial Communities and Gene Expression Analysis with Metagenomics


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Nova Southeastern University (NSU)

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program

Project Location: Multiple States

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 Microbial Communities Corals / Coral Reefs

Project Description

The primary aim of this project is to characterize and monitor physiological and genetic baseline parameters in marine sponges and their associated microbial symbionts using modern molecular methods, before and after exposure to petroleum products. This project will develop sponges and their microbes as potential “sentinel” species to assess the impact of past and potential oil contamination on reef habitats.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, Ocean Ridge Biosciences, The University of Chicago – Argonne National Laboratory, Valdosta State University


Project ID: 173
Project Name: Baseline and Oil Spill Impacted Marine Sponge Microbial Communities and Gene Expression Analysis with Metagenomics
SourceUID: 46
Latitude: 26.08056468
Longitude: -80.24211952
Country: United States of America
State or Province: FL, GA, IL
County: Unknown Multiple Counties,
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): Corals / Coral Reefs
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2012
Implementing Organization: Nova Southeastern University (NSU)
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Jose V. Lopez
Point of Contact – Phone: Joslo@Nova.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 954-262-3665
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, Ocean Ridge Biosciences, The University of Chicago – Argonne National Laboratory, Valdosta State University
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=46
Project Comments: www.nova.edu/ocean/overview/faculty-staff-profiles/jose_lopez.html
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): 219004
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 : 219004
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2010
Award Month: 8
Total Amount Leveraged: 0