Studies of Microbial Communities Affected by the Deepwater Horizon Spill


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Alabama State University

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

GoMRI Year One Block Grant

Project Location: Multiple States

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
Microbial Communities
Petroleum

Project Description

The diversity of archaeal and bacterial communities in the coastal areas of the Gulf of Mexico has been reduced by the influx of oil. Some microorganisms will dominate in carbon-rich environments while others will be at a competitive disadvantage. Depletion of prokaryotic community diversity in coastal areas diminishes the resilience of the associated ecosystem. Our studies will establish linkage between contamination by oil and its effect on prokaryotic microbial communities.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Auburn University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of West Florida


Project ID: 55
Project Name: Studies of Microbial Communities Affected by the Deepwater Horizon Spill
SourceUID: 7
Latitude: 32.36399671
Longitude: -86.29135921
Country: United States of America
State or Province: AL, FL
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): Microbial Communities
Targeted Resource(s): Petroleum
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2011
Implementing Organization: Alabama State University
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Omar Oyarzabal
Point of Contact – Phone: oaoyarzabal@gmail.com
Point of Contact – Email: 334-229-8449
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Auburn University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of West Florida
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=7
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): 15000
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI Year One Block Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 15000
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB