Investigating the effect of oil spills
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Louisiana State University

130 David Boyd Hall
Baton Rouge, LA  70803

GoMRI Funded Projects

Year 6-8 Investigator Grants (RFP-V)

Chemical evolution and plant-microbe degradation of petroleum in saline marsh plants and soils

Long-Term Impact, Recovery and Resilience: Wetland plant-microbial-benthic ecosystem responses to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and mitigation strategies promoting sustainability

The Design of Synergistic Dispersant and Herding Systems using Tubular Clay Structures and Gel Phase Materials

Toxicological Properties of Specific Aromatic Hydrocarbons Isolated from Fresh and Aged Crude Oil from the Deepwater Horizon Spill

Understanding Resilience Attributes for Children, Youth, and Communities in the Wake of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Year 5-7 Consortia Grants (RFP-IV)

Alabama Center for Ecological Resilience (ACER)

Coastal Waters Consortium II (CWC II)

Consortium for Resilient Gulf Communities (CRGC)

Year 3-5 Investigator Grants (RFP-II)

Accelerating Recovery after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Response of the Plant-Microbial-Benthic Ecosystem to Mitigation Strategies Promoting Wetland Remediation and Resilience

Analysis of Continental Shelf Meiofauna in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Investigated during a Long Term Community Study (2007 - 2016)

Characterizing the Composition and Biogeochemical Behavior of Dispersants and Their Transformation Products in Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ecosystems

Defining Ecologically Relevant Sublethal Effects: How do Low Levels of Exposure to Oil and Dispersants Affect Performance and Survival of Larvae of Gulf Nekton?

Year 2-4 Consortia Grants (RFP-I)

Coastal Waters Consortium (CWC)

Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE)

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

Deepsea to Coast Connectivity in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico (DEEP-C)

Bridge Grants (RFP-III)

Biodegradability of MC252 Oil-Sand Aggregates on Rapidly Eroding Coastal Beach Environments

Louisiana State University Agricultural Center: Oil-Contaminated Sample Collection in Louisiana Coastal Areas: Toward an Optical Sensor for Quick Detection and Quantification

Year One Block Grant - Louisiana State University

A Multidisciplinary Analysis of Linkages among Wetland Vegetation, Rhizosphere Microbial Communities and Soil Stability and Decreased Coastal Wetland Sustainability in Response to Oiling

Acquisition of a Towed, Zooplankton Imaging System for Use in Quantifying the Distribution and Abundance of Zooplankton in the Waters around the MC252 Incident Site

An Interdisciplinary Topic Map for Understanding the Impact of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Incident

Analysis of Massive In Situ Data from Moorings and Ships for Fate of Oil Spills and Dispersant and for Supporting Model Validation

Analysis of Samples Collected to Measure Effects of Stressors on Coastal Wetlands

Assessing the Fate of Hydrocarbons, Heavy Metals and Dispersants in Louisiana Marsh Soil and Development of Bioremediation Strategy

Biodegradation Processes in Oiled Marshes: Remediation and Recovery in Rapidly Eroding Coastal Systems

Biological Impacts of Oil and Dispersants on the Fish Fauna of Deep Waters: Assessing Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Event

BP Research Program Management

Collection of Near-Shore Sediment Samples Associated with Potential Fishery Impacts

Coping with Natural and Technological Disasters: Human Adaptive Capacities after Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Decision Making in Post-Catastrophe Uncertainty: An Examination of Impacts of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill on Local Businesses in Coastal Louisiana

Deepwater Horizon Oil Exposure Effects on Marsh Fishes in At-Risk Habitats: Integrated Laboratory and Field Studies

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Impacts and Recovery in Louisiana Coastal Wetlands: Long-Term Effects on Plant-Soil-Benthic Systems

Development of A High Sensitivity, Lab-on-Chip Instrument for On-site Monitoring of Spilled Oil in Coastal Water

Developmental Toxicity of Weathered Water-in-Oil Emulsions in Fish Embryos

Dispersant Surfactants: Effect on Oil & Oil Soot Constituent Bioaccumulation and Developmental Toxicity in the Fish Embryo

Documenting Impacts of the Subsea Plume Using Gulf SERPENT ROV Surveys

Elementally Resolved Chemistry of the Evolution of the Oil Spill

Fates and Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on the Ecological Structure and Function of Coastal Wetland Ecosystems

Functional Design and Sizing for Subsea Capping System

Integrated Laboratory and Field Studies on effects of Oil on Key Wetland Soil/Sediment Biogeochemical Processes.

Investigating the Potential Ecological Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and the Biologically-mediated Mechanisms of Removal of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)

Long-term Site Selection and Analysis of Biota to Determine the Effect of Oil, Dispersant, and Remediation-related Human Activities on Marsh Plants and Associated Insects and Mollusks

Microbial Community Responses to Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Pre-Spill Background Assessment

Modeling, Data and Visualization of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Monitoring Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Exposure in Seafood with Imaging Mass Spectrometry

Novel Nanomaterials for Absorption and Decomposition of Oil and Dispersed Oil

Observations and Modeling to Advance a Louisiana Coastal Circulation and Oil Spill Prediction System

Oyster Health and Reproduction One Year After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Physiological Effects of Deepwater Horizon Oil on Phytoplankton and Microbial Communities from the Coastal/nearshore Waters of Louisiana

Psychosocial and Health Consequences After Disaster: Human Adaptive Capacities and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Recovery and Remediation of Emulsified Oil in Contaminated Marshes: Biostimulation and Natural Recovery

Satellite Remote Sensing of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Providing a Context for Shipboard Measurements

The Dynamics of Social Influence: A Longitudinal Look at Socially Structured Disaster Response

The Influence of Oil Dispersants on the Biodegradation of South Louisiana Crude Oil and the Resulting Toxicological, Molecular and Physiological Effects on the Gulf Killifish

Tracking Community Resilience in the Wake of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster: Assessing the Evidence

Tracking Community Resilience in the Wake of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster: Developing Infrastructure for Analyzing the Human Impact on Coastal Communities

Understanding the Phase Behavior of Oil/ Dispersant/ Water System at Different Salinities, Temperature and Pressure

Understanding the Social Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Context of Community Vulnerability and Resiliency

Water Column Characterization of Selected Metals Associated with Crude Oil as a Tracer for Plume Movement from the Deepwater Horizon Site

Year One Block Grant - The Alabama Marine Environmental Science Consortium

Modeling of Circulation and Physical Transport for the Alabama Coastal Waters to Assess Transport and Distribution of Oil-Derived Substances

Wave and Surge Simulations for Spilled-Oil Redistribution By Gulf of Mexico Tropical Cyclones

Year One Block Grant - The Northern Gulf Institute

An Ecosystem Modeling Framework to Examine Ecological Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Aquatic Primary Productivity and Spatial/Temporal Water Quality Variations of the Breton Sound Estuary and Impacts of Oil Pollution

Effects of Oil, Dispersant, and Remediation-related Human Activities on Marsh Plants and Associated Insects and Mollusks

Extend Sulis Toolkit

Field Observation and Modeling of the Impact of Oil Spill on Marsh Erosion in Southern Louisiana

Impact of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on the Louisiana Coastal Environments

Macondo 252 Oil Spill Impacts in Louisiana Coastal Wetlands: Effects on Soil-Microbial-Plant Systems

OIL: Community Earth Modeling System for the Northern Gulf of Mexico

Post Macondo Well Oil Spill Water Quality Sampling - Barataria, Lake Pontchartrain, and Coastal Waters. Part 2


Aquaculture Research Station

Green, Christopher
Kuhl, Adam
Weindorf, David
Zhu, Yuanda

Cain Department of Chemical Engineering

Avij, Paria
Bell, Joe
Chen, Yuwu
Dugas, Victoria
Ehrenhauser, Franz
Huang, Allen
Huang, He
Hung, Francisco R.
Liyana-Arachchi, Thilanga
Mishra, Amit
Nandakumar, K.
Pham, Andrew
Rao, Abhijit
Reddy Guntaka, Rupesh Kumar
Rodriguez, Paul
Shu, Xin
Thibodeaux, Louis
Valsaraj, Kalliat T
Woodson, Isaiah
Zhang, Xujun
Zhang, Zenghui

Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices

Ham, Kyuingmin
Kizilkaya, Orhan
Lichtenberg, Henning
Merchan, Gregory
Morikawa, Eizi
Roy, Amitava

Center for Computation and Technology

Benger, Werner
Harhad, Farid

Coastal Ecology Institute

Day, John

Coastal Studies Institute

Jose, Felix

College of the Coast and Environment

Liang, Junhong

Comparative Biomedical Sciences

Bui, Allen
Kleinow, Kevin
Penn, Arthur
Perveen, Zakia
Xiao, Rui

Department of Biological Sciences

Bhattacharyya, Nabanita
Boardman, Elena
Bodinier, Charlotte
Bogran, Mitch
Brown, Charles
Brown, Kenneth M.
Carman, Kevin
Coe, Brian
Crane, Kaitlin
Day, Britton
De Mahy, Donald
Fleeger, John
Galvez, Fernando
Hall, Amber
Harris, Tyler
Judd, Craig
Kay, Jenessa
King, Gary M.
Riggio, Maria (Rita)
Roach, Jennifer
Schwank, Daniel
Smith, C.
Vozzo, Maria
Weckhorst, Jessica
Whitehead, Andrew
Wilson-Roman, Jayla

Department of Chemistry

Balamurugan, Sreelatha
Blalock, Brad
Cook, Robert
Hayes, Juaneka
Huberty, Wayne
Murray, Kermit K.
Pham, Michael
Rosu, Cornelia
Salla, Venkatesulu
Yu, Tianyi
Zhang, Donghui

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Akudo, Chris
Alt, Daniel
Bouanchaud, James
Boudreaux, Jacques
Bramlet, Olivia
Chen, Q. Jim
Coronel, William
Decell, Matt
Elango, Vijai
Gager, Kahlia
Hu, Kelin
Jadhav, Ranjit
Lemelle, Kendall
Pant, Hem
Pardue, John
Parker, Kyle
Perrin, Rhine
Rodrigue, Matt
Sebastian, Kristina
Urbano, Marilany
Zhang, Guoping (Gregg)

Department of Environmental Sciences

Ackoury, Kris
Adhikari, Puspa
Afzal, Sumaiyav
Arenas, Helbert
Armbrust, Kevin
Ashton-Meyer, Buffy
Bowes, Andrew
Bui, Linda M.
Cagle, Grace
Callicott, Kara
Divan, Gourav
Hess, Corwin
Hesson, Brooke
Hou, Aixin
Johnson, Crystal
Judy, Chad
Kassenga, Joyce
Lam, Nina
Laws, Edward
Layne, Michael
Li, Jie
McCord, Carson
Miles, M. Scott
Navarre, Lauren
Norris, Brianne
Norris, David
Olson, Greg M.
Overton, Edward
Pangeni, Deepa
Peterson, Stacy
Placid, Fabienne
Portier, Ralph
Reams, Margaret
Rogers, Bridget
Roy, Caroline
Roy, Ryan
Saal, Erin
Sokolov, Igor
Strecker, Rachel Marie
Zhang, Rui

Department of Finance

Pace, Kelley
Zhu, Shuang

Department of Geology and Geophysics

Gupta, Axita
Liu, Chang

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Acharya, Sumanta
Pokharel, Pranaya
Roy, Somnath
Sims, Trisha
Wang, Wanjun
Wang, Ying (Jane)

Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences

Aepelbacher, Tom
Anderson, Erin
Ates, Sibel Bargu
Baltz, Donald
Bam, Wokil
Benfield, Mark
Blake, Rachael
Bodker, John Edward
Bordelon, Ambrose
Bosu, Somiddho
Breaux, John
Brown, Seth
Ceresnak, Natalie
Cook, Stuart
Cui, Linlin
D'Elia, Christopher
D'Sa, Eurico
DiMauro, Rosana
Du, Yi
Fry, Brian
Gambrell, Robert
Graham, Sean
Green, Lindsey
Hollis, Lauris
Hotard, Abbey
Hu, Chengting
Huang, Haosheng
Johnson, Jessica
Justic, Dubravko
Kenny, Sean
Lai, Yun-Hui
Lamb, Katelyn
Lane, Robert
Lee, Jim
Li, Chunyan
Li, Yao
Lin, Lin
Lin, Qianxin
Liu, Baozhu
Loebig, Cameron
Lundberg, Chris
Maiti, Kanchan
Manya, Neha
Mariotti, Giulio
Martin, Charles W.
Mathurin, Jamal
Mauney, Michael (Tyler)
McClenachan, Giovanna
Mendelssohn, Irving A.
Milan, Charles
Moerschbaecher, Matt
Payandeh, Alireza
Peterson, Gary
Pilley, Chet
Pino, Jordan
Polito, Michael J.
Powell, Christina
Raghunathan, Vandana
Riekenberg, Phillip
Robinson, Elizabeth
Rose, Kenneth A.
Stephens, Chris
Sutor, Malinda
Swenson, Erick
TaRyan, Lloyd
Tessier, Rachael
Turner, R. Eugene
Tweel, Andrew
Valentine, Kendall
Walker, Nan
Wang, Lixia
Warner, Tiffany
Welsh, Susan
White, John R.
Winston, Joseph
Xing, Qinghui
Xing, Wei

Department of Petroleum Engineering

Abdelrahim, Mohamed
Bourgoyne, Darryl
Johnson, David W.
Langlinais, Julius
Mathews, Kyle J.
Pattee, Lauren E.
Perkins, Austin W.
Perkins, Bradley C.
Pines, Alex O.
Rao, Dandino N.
Smith, John Rogers
Smith, Louise M.
Tyagi, Mayank
Zulqarnain, Muhammad

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Kurtz, Richard

Department of Political Science

Bratton, Kathleen
Goidel, Robert
Kenny, Christopher
Weber, Christopher

Department of Psychology

Augustin, Hazel
Cacamo, Ashley
Cherry, Katie
Holland, Kayla
Nezat, Pamela

Department of Sociology

Adams, Chelsea
Bankston, William
Becker, Sarah
Bell, Nicole
Blanchard, Troy
Boyd, Crystal
Cope, Michael
Cutright, Elizabeth
Drakeford, Leah
Dumais, Susan
Fernandez, Nikki
Keating, Kathryn
Lee, Matthew R.
Nero, Aspen
Parks, Vanessa
Peak, Katherine
Rodgers, Judith
Shatz, Nicole
Slack, Tim
Smith, Jordan Carlee
Tinkler, Justine
Watson, Shannon
Young, Rosa

Information Technology Services

Crochet, Susan

LSU Agricultural Center

Kongchum, Manoch

Office of Research and Economic Development

Molina, Crissie

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Ayyala, Issac
Srivastava, Ashok

School of Human Ecology

Marks, Loren

School of Library and Information Science

Wu, Yejun

School of Renewable Natural Resources

Allen, Alexis
Bartlett, Amanda
Chow, April
DiNunzio, Liana
Elbers, Jean
Evans, Anna
Gao, Heng
Gibbons, Richard
Gilbert, Connor A.
Herse, Mark
Leeson, Ryan Elizabeth
Nierman, Jena
Nyman, Andy
Rodriguez, Andrew Javier
Simmons, April
Slaton, Bonnie
Stouffer, Phillip
Taylor, Sabrina

Wetland Biogeochemistry Group

DeLaune, Ronald
Joseph, Baustian