Investigating the effect of oil spills
on the environment and public health.
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Auburn University

23 Samford Hall
Auburn, AL  36849

GoMRI Funded Projects

Year 6-8 Investigator Grants (RFP-V)

Investigation of Mechanisms for Reproductive Failure in the Aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill to Understand Population Recovery Scenarios for Cetaceans

Year 2-4 Consortia Grants (RFP-I)

Consortium for the Molecular Engineering of Dispersant Systems (C-MEDS)

Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs to the Gulf (ECOGIG)

Bridge Grants (RFP-III)

Emergency Funds to Continue Monitoring DHOS Effects within a Heavily-Oiled Gulf of Mexico Salt Marsh- Barataria Bay, LA

Year One Block Grant - The Alabama Marine Environmental Science Consortium

Analysis of hydrocarbons (PAHS) in sediment samples

Assessment of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Degradation Using Mineralization Assay and Functional Gene Analysis

Biomarker Prospecting: Detection of Impacts of DHOS-related Hydrocarbon & Dispersant Discharge in North-Central Gulf of Mexico Estuaries Using Gulf Killifish, Fundulus Grandis, As an Aquatic Vertebrate Sentinel

Chemical Engineering Applications to Study the Chemical Evolution and Biological Degradation of the Oil-Dispersant Systems and Subsequent Interaction with the Marine and Coastal Ecosystems

Gene Quantification to Elucidate Intrinsic Bioremediation Potential and Efficacy in the Oil Impacted Gulf Sediment

Measuring Direct and Indirect Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Coastal Low Salinity Fauna

Photochemical degradation and ozonation of persistent BP oil compounds in the spill-affected Alabama coast water and sedimentPenetration, Accumulation and Degradation of BP DWH Oil in Florida Sandy Beaches

Physical Model Investigation on the Mixing of Oil-Dispersed Substances in Mobile Bay Navigation Canal

Recovery: Benthic Meiofauna Survey

Recovery: Plankton

Recovery: Sentinel Macrofauna

Recruitment Patterns of Reef Fishes and the Recent Gulf Oil Spill

Studies of Microbial Communities Affected by the Deepwater Horizon Spill

The Distribution of Residual Oil in Alabama Coastal Marshes and Its Impact of Marsh Vegetation

Wetland and Shoreline Recovery

Year One Block Grant - The Northern Gulf Institute

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