Does the ‘Priming Effect’ Caused by the DWH Oil-spill Result in Increased Microbial and Zooplankton Consumption of Labile and Refractory Dissolved Organic Carbon? Phase II


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL)

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 States1

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2011

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Chemical Aspects Research
Environmental Research
Oil System Safety Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Microbial Communities

Project Description

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was unprecedented in the magnitude and extent of oil released into the water column. Regular two-week monitoring by the Fisheries Oceanography of Coastal Alabama (FOCAL) program as part of BP NGI Phase I funding, documented marked changes in labile carbon (C) pools, and in microbial and zooplanktonic processes in response to the presence of oil in coastal waters of Alabama.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Auburn University, Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, University of Quebec at Montreal, University of South Alabama, University of Southern Mississippi


Project ID: 76
Project Name: Does the ‘Priming Effect’ Caused by the DWH Oil-spill Result in Increased Microbial and Zooplankton Consumption of Labile and Refractory Dissolved Organic Carbon? Phase II
SourceUID: 151
Latitude: 30.2503634
Longitude: -88.07877409
Country: CAN, ESP, USA
State or Province: AL, GA, MS, CAN – QC, ESP – IB
County:
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Chemical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s): Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s): Oil System Safety Research
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Microbial Communities
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2012
Implementing Organization: Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL)
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Robert Condon
Point of Contact – Phone: rcondon@disl.org
Point of Contact – Email: 251-861-2141
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Auburn University, Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, University of Quebec at Montreal, University of South Alabama, University of Southern Mississippi
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=151
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): 274783
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI Year One Block Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 274783
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


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