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

118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, MS  39406

GoMRI Funded Projects

Year 8-10 Research Grants (RFP-VI)

Deep-Pelagic Plankton Communities of the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Trophic Ecology, Assemblage Dynamics, and Connectivity with the Upper Ocean

Designing Nanoparticle-based Dispersants with Improved Efficiency and Biocompatibility

Integrating Teleost Transcriptomes to Identify Ecologically Meaningful Responses Following Oil Exposure

Resuspension, Redistribution and Deposition of Deep Water Horizon (DwH) Recalcitrant Hydrocarbons to offshore Depocenters

Year 5-7 Consortia Grants (RFP-IV)

Aggregation and Degradation of Dispersants and Oil by Microbial Exopolymers (ADDOMEx)

Coastal Waters Consortium II (CWC II)

Consortium for Oil Spill Exposure Pathways in Coastal River-Dominated Ecosystems (CONCORDE)

Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs to the Gulf-2 (ECOGIG-2)

Littoral Acoustic Demonstration Center - Gulf Ecological Monitoring and Modeling (LADC-GEMM)

Year 3-5 Investigator Grants (RFP-II)

Development of Cost-Efficient and Concentration-Independent Dispersants for Improved Oil Spill Remediation

Resolving Deepwater Horizon Impacts on Highly Variable Ichthyoplankton and Zooplankton Dynamics in the Northern Gulf of Mexico

The Combined Effect of Environmental and Anthropogenic Stressors on Fish Health

Year 2-4 Consortia Grants (RFP-I)

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)

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

Bridge Grants (RFP-III)

Floating Sargassum Communities of the Gulf of Mexico: Data Collection for the Continued Assessment of Associated Faunal Assemblages, Trophic Interations and Habitat Function in the Wake of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Sampling of Oil and/or Dispersal-Related Contamination on Mississippi Marsh Ecosystem Functioning

Year One Block Grant - Florida Institute of Oceanography

Early Warning 4-D Remote Sensing System to Assess Synoptic Threats to Coastal Ecosystems of Florida and of Adjacent States and Nations

Year One Block Grant - The Alabama Marine Environmental Science Consortium

An Examination of Pre- and Post-Spill Ichthyoplankton Assemblage Dynamics

Recovery: Plankton

Year One Block Grant - The Northern Gulf Institute

A Comprehensive Assessment of Oil Distribution, Transport, Fate and Impacts on Ecosystems and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Release

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

Chemical Effects Associated with Leaking Macondo Well Oil in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Phase II

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

Evaluating Changes in Fluorescence EEM and Size Spectra During the Degradation of Crude Oil and Dispersant in Seawater

Extend Sulis Toolkit

Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on the Health and Growth of Estuarine Fish and Ecosystem Functionality

NIUST Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Multi-Task Research Proposal

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

Responses of Benthic Communities and Sedimentary Dynamics to Hydrocarbon Exposure in Neritic and Bathyal Ecosystems: Phase II


Department of Biological Sciences

Albin, Tyler
Barry, Jacob
Boyette, Jerrid
Curran, Stephen S.
Davis, Micheal
Eaves, Jessica
Flowers, Knox
Keim, Joseph
Kuehn, Kevin
Schaefer, Jacob

Department of Chemistry

Bentz, Kyle

Department of Community Health Sciences

McGuire, James
Mitra, Amal K.

Department of Geography and Geology

Loeffler, Joel
Mallett, Candis

Department of Polymer Science

McCormick, Charles L., III
Pickett, Phillip
Siefker, David
Wan, Wen-Ming

Division of Coastal Sciences

Angelina, Meghan
Culpepper, Carla
Deary, Alison
Evans, Anne
Franks, James S.
Haffey, Eric
Heidenreich, Kristin
Hernandez, Frank, Jr
Herrmann, Jana
Hoover, Angie
Hunt, Lizz
Lestrade, Olivia
Muffelman, Sarah
Pugh, Rachel
Ransom, John
Simning, Danielle
Vasquez del Mercado, Lanora
Vick, Page
Wise, James
Zapfe, Carley
Zapfe, Glenn

Division of Marine Science

Abrams, Don
Arnone, Robert (Bob)
Asper, Vernon L.
Barbor, Kenneth
Bernard, Landry
Bouchard, Courtney
Box, Hannah
Boyette, Adam
Bregy, Josh
Brizzolara, Jennifer
Brunner, Charlotte A.
Cambazoglu, Mustafa (Kemal)
Chen, Yinghao
Chiaverano, Luciano
Church, Ian
Cruz, Valerie
Davis, James (Jamie)
Dike, Clayton
Fortner, Carlo
Gilbert, Melissa (Missy)
Graham, William (Monty)
Greenhow, Danielle
Greer, Adam
Gundersen, Kjell
Guo, Laodong
Hamm, Elizabeth (Liz)
Hansen, Janice
Hartmann, Valerie
He, Huijun
Ho, Peng
Hode, Laura
Howden, Stephan
Jones, Brooke
Joung, DongJoo
Lohrenz, Steven
Lovejoy, Diana
Martin, Kevin
Miller, Kim
Milroy, Scott
Mitra, Kusumica
Mojzis, Allison (Allie)
Moody, Amy
OBrien, Stephan
Orcutt, Karen M.
Quas, Lauren
Roberts, Hannah
Rosenfield, David
Seymour, Amanda
Shiller, Alan M.
Shivarudrappa, Shivakumar
Soto Ramos, Inia
Thompson, Lindsay
Vandermeulen, Ryan
Wheeler, Samantha
Wiggert, Jeremy (Jerry)
Williamson, Maxwell
Zhou, Zhengzhen

Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

Bailey, Binnaz
Biber, Patrick
Boube, Idrissa
Brewton, Rachel
Brown-Peterson, Nancy
Comyns, Bruce
Dillon, Kevin
Dippold, Heather
Ells, Samantha
Filbrun, Jesse
Fulford, Richard
Griffitt, Robert J.
Grimes, Darrell J.
Heard, Richard W.
Hoffmayer, Eric R.
Johnson, Donald
Kastler, Jessica (Jessie)
Lamey, Aaron
Mickle, Paul
Overstreet, Robin
Perry, Harriet M.
Peterson, Mark
Rakocinski, Chet
Waller, Richard
Wu, Wei

Marine Mammal Behavior and Cognition Laboratory

Ames, Audra
Kuczaj, Stan A.

National Institute for Undersea Science and Technology

Diercks, Arne R.
Jarnagin, Roy
Woolsey, Max

School of Polymers and High Performance Materials

Janisse, Andrew
Keller, Chris
Savin, Daniel A.
VanDeVoorde, Kristen
Walley, Susan

School of Social Work

Bougere, Alan
Osowski, Tom
Rehner, Tim