Long-Term Impact, Recovery and Resilience: Wetland plant-microbial-benthic ecosystem responses to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and mitigation strategies promoting sustainability


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Louisiana State University

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

GoMRI RFP-V: Investigator Grant

Project Location: Multiple States

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2016

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation

Project Description

The goals of this research are to (1) document the long-term impacts of the DWH oil spill on the coastal marsh plant-microbial-benthic complex of Louisiana’s Mississippis River Delta, (2) quantify rates of, and controls on, long-term recovery, and (3) evaluate the potential and effectiveness of a restoration and remediation strategy for promoting and accelerating long-term sustainability. This research will provide a better scientific understanding of the oil spill effects and long-term recovery of the plant-microbial- benthic ecosystem as well as practical information concerning strategies for accelerating ecosystem recovery, and thus long-term sustainability, of oil impacted coastal wetlands.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Atkins North America, Inc., Nicholls State University


Project ID: 509
Project Name: Long-Term Impact, Recovery and Resilience: Wetland plant-microbial-benthic ecosystem responses to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and mitigation strategies promoting sustainability
SourceUID: 282
Latitude: 30.409058
Longitude: -91.183898
Country: United States of America
State or Province: FL, LA
County:
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): Submerged Aquatic Vegetation
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2018
Implementing Organization: Louisiana State University
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Qianxin Lin
Point of Contact – Phone: comlin@lsu.edu
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Atkins North America, Inc., Nicholls State University
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=282
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): 1525900
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI RFP-V: Investigator Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 1525900
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2016
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: P