Effects of the BP Oil Spill on Diatoms, Nannoplankton, and Related Protists at the Base of the Food Chain in the NE Gulf of Mexico of the food chain in the NE Gulf of Mexico


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

GoMRI Year One Block Grant

Project Location: Multiple States1

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
Benthic Zone / Sea Floor
Microbial Communities

Project Description

Calcareous nannoplankton and benthic and planktonic or pelagic diatoms are major photosynthetic, skeletal-secreting prosists at the base of the food chain. Major impacts on their populations by spill oil and dispersants will be felt throughout the trophic system up to the vertebrate level. We propose to extend baseline studies of these and related groups previously carried out in the NE Gulf of Mexico off Florida, from inland bays and estuaries to the shelf and slope.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Valdosta State University


Project ID: 91
Project Name: Effects of the BP Oil Spill on Diatoms, Nannoplankton, and Related Protists at the Base of the Food Chain in the NE Gulf of Mexico of the food chain in the NE Gulf of Mexico
SourceUID: 54
Latitude: 30.44443235
Longitude: -84.30180269
Country: United States of America
State or Province: FL, GA
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): Benthic Zone / Sea Floor
Targeted Resource(s): Microbial Communities
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2012
Implementing Organization: Florida State University
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Sherwood Wise
Point of Contact – Phone: swise@fsu.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 850-644-6265
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Valdosta State University
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=54
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): 177853
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI Year One Block Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 177853
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2010
Award Month: 8
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB


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