University of Alabama at Birmingham
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2011
The diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) is a top carnivore and keystone species in salt marsh habitats throughout areas of the northern Gulf of Mexico that were impacted by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Due to their ecology and physiology, the diamondback terrapin represents an optimal model for documenting the impact of oil contamination on a higher trophic level predator in the salt marsh.