Tracing the Intrusion of the GOM-2010 Oil Spill on Coastal and Marine Food Webs Radiocarbon and Stable Isotope


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Florida State University

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program

Project Location: Florida1

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2010

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity Fish / Fish Habitats Nearshore / Littoral Zone

Project Description

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the northern Gulf of Mexico (GOM) is effectively a large-scale tracer release. The isotopic signature of the carbon entering the marine environment from the spill will provide a means of tracing the immediate and long term effects of the spill on coastal food webs. Our preliminary data indicates that this pulse of carbon will be assimilated into coastal food webs.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Florida A&M University, University of West Florida


Project ID: 87
Project Name: Tracing the Intrusion of the GOM-2010 Oil Spill on Coastal and Marine Food Webs Radiocarbon and Stable Isotope
SourceUID: 29
Latitude: 30.44443235
Longitude: -84.30180269
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Florida
County: Leon
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s): Environmental Research
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Fish / Fish Habitats
Targeted Resource(s): Nearshore / Littoral Zone
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2012
Implementing Organization: Florida State University
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Jeffrey Paul Chanton
Point of Contact – Phone: jchanton@fsu.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 850-644-7493
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Florida A&M University, University of West Florida
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=29
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:
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 266250
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program
DWH Dollar Amount : 266250
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2010
Award Month: 8
Total Amount Leveraged: 0


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