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Biodegradation of the Deepwater Horizon Oil in Florida Marsh Ecosystems and Exploration of Novel Passive Remediation Strategies

Implementing Organization

University of Florida

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$188,407

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

Chemical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

Marshes represent perhaps the most critical habitat to maintaining the ecological and economic health of Florida's Gulf Coast. They are also among the most sensitive to damage from Deepwater Horizon (DH) oil contamination. Paradoxically, more damage may be done by misguided efforts at oil removal from the marsh than by the oil itself. Other options such as microbial treatment carry large; costs and fertilization can lead to eutrophication in some cases.

Contact

Andrew Zimmerman
352-392-0070
azimmer@ufl.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

www.clas.ufl.edu/users/azimmer/research_other.htm

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