Early-Career Research Fellow – Diego Figueroa


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
The National Academies of Sciences – Gulf Research Program (NAS – GRP)

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

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Funding Organization

The National Academies of Sciences Gulf Research Program (NAS - GRP)

Funding Program

NAS Gulf Research Program - Fellowships

Project Location: Texas

Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2016

Project Details

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Project Description

Dr. Figueroa is an assistant professor in the School of Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He received his B.S. in marine biology from the University of Alaska Southeast and his M.S. and Ph.D. in biological oceanography from Oregon State University. Dr. Figueroais work focuses on establishing a baseline of oceanographic and biological characteristics of the near-shore region of the South Texas Gulf Coast, one of the least-studied areas in the entire Gulf of Mexico, to serve as a foundation for long-term oceanographic monitoring. His research focuses on how oceanographic processes, anthropogenic effects, and climate change impact the biodiversity and connectivity of marine habitats. Dr. Figueroa works with zooplankton in coastal and open ocean environments and with corals in the deep sea. Dr. Figueroa uses multivariate tools for community analyses and a wide range of molecular methods to answer ecological and evolutionary questions.

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Affiliated Institutions

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley


Project ID: 572
Project Name: Early-Career Research Fellow – Diego Figueroa
SourceUID: 572
Latitude: 25.89300882
Longitude: -97.4868706
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Texas
County: Unknown
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Education and Outreach
Additional Project Action(s): Environmental Research
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Targeted Resource(s): Nearshore / Littoral Zone
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Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2017
Implementing Organization: The National Academies of Sciences – Gulf Research Program (NAS – GRP)
Implementing Organization Type: Private
Point of Contact – Name: Maggie Walser
Point of Contact – Phone: mwalser@nas.edu
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Link: http://www.nationalacademies.org/gulf/fellowships/early-career/current-and-past-fellows/index.htm
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
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Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
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Additional Acreage: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 76000
DWH Funder: The National Academies of Sciences Gulf Research Program (NAS – GRP)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NAS Gulf Research Program – Fellowships
DWH Dollar Amount : 76000
DWH Source: BP and Transocean
Fund Origin: Criminal Settlement
Controlling Documents: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Award Year: 2016
Award Month: 0
Total Amount Leveraged: 0