Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil/Dispersant Pollution on Ecosystem Functioning: Assessing C and N Dynamics in Salt Marshes along an Exposure Gradient


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
The University of Alabama

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

GoMRI Year One Block Grant

Project Location: Alabama

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
Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries

Project Description

Our goal is to provide a comprehensive, multi-scale approach to understand the oil/dispersant impacts on vegetated coastal marshes along an oil-exposure gradient from western Mississippi to Alabama at the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR), MS (highest exposure), Point Aux Pines, AL (intermediate exposure), and Dauphin Island, AL (lowest exposure).

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 182
Project Name: Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil/Dispersant Pollution on Ecosystem Functioning: Assessing C and N Dynamics in Salt Marshes along an Exposure Gradient
SourceUID: 2
Latitude: 33.21562015
Longitude: -87.5403941
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Alabama
County: Tuscaloosa
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): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2011
Implementing Organization: The University of Alabama
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Juila Cherry
Point of Contact – Phone: julia.cherry@ua.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 205-348-8416
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=2
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): 170132
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI Year One Block Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 170132
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB