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

Implementing Organization

University of Alabama

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$170,132

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

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).

Contact

Juila Cherry
205-348-8416
julia.cherry@ua.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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