Sampling of Oil and/or Dispersal-Related Contamination on Mississippi Marsh Ecosystem Functioning

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
University of Southern Mississippi

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program

Project Location: Mississippi

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

Once funding is secured we will begin placement of respiration plots in marshes and begin sampling biomass. Data and samples will be collected until September 30. Nutrient analyses of collected soil and tissue samples will continue through October. Data will be analyzed and distributed by November.

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Project ID: 255
Project Name: Sampling of Oil and/or Dispersal-Related Contamination on Mississippi Marsh Ecosystem Functioning
SourceUID: 168
Latitude: 31.33053909
Longitude: -89.33522583
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Mississippi
County: Franklin
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: University of Southern Mississippi
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Micheal Davis
Point of Contact – Phone:
Point of Contact – Email: 601-266-5419
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
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: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 100000
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 : 100000
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 7
Total Amount Leveraged: 0