The marine microbiome as a sentinel for ecological health and resiliency


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
University of Texas Medical Branch

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

The U.S. Department of Treasury

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 5: Centers of Excellence Research Grant Program

Project Location: Texas1

Funding Source: Transocean and Anadarko
Controlling Document: The RESTORE Act
Year Awarded: 2016

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Environmental Research Monitoring and Observations

Targeted Resources

Microbial Communities

Project Description

Establish a base line of diversity and species composition in microbial communities, microscopic populations of bacteria, fungi, algae, and other microorganisms, in near-shore Gulf of Mexico environments, and to monitor changes associated with oil pollutants.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Cornelis Elferink, Antonietta Quigg, Yuriy Fofanov

Affiliated Institutions

Texas A&M University at Galveston


Project ID: 586
Project Name: The marine microbiome as a sentinel for ecological health and resiliency
SourceUID:
Latitude: 29.31465614
Longitude: -94.77776977
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Texas
County:
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s): Monitoring and Observations
Additional Project Action(s): Environmental Research Monitoring and Observations
Targeted Resource(s): Microbial Communities
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Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2018
Implementing Organization: University of Texas Medical Branch
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Larry McKinney
Point of Contact – Phone: Larry.McKinney@tamucc.edu
Point of Contact – Email: (361) 825-2070
Other Partners: Cornelis Elferink, Antonietta Quigg, Yuriy Fofanov
Affiliated Institutions: Texas A&M University at Galveston
Link: None
Project Comments: Grant funds to support a study to establish the base line of diversity and species composition in microbial communities resident in near-shore Gulf of Mexico environs, and to monitor changes in the microbiomes associated with petrogenic pollutants.
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
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Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
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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:
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 186224
DWH Funder: The U.S. Department of Treasury
DWH Funder Type: Federal
DWH Funding Program: The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 5: Centers of Excellence Research Grant Program
DWH Dollar Amount : 186224
DWH Source: Transocean and Anadarko
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: The RESTORE Act
Award Year: 2016
Award Month: 8
Total Amount Leveraged: 0


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