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

719 University Boulevard
Tuscaloosa, AL  35487

GoMRI Funded Projects

Year 5-7 Consortia Grants (RFP-IV)

Alabama Center for Ecological Resilience (ACER)

Year One Block Grant - The Alabama Marine Environmental Science Consortium

Analysis of the Biodegradative Microbial Population and their Genes in Deepwater Horizon Oil Contaminated Water and Sediments of Coastal Alabama

Assessing the Impact of Oil/Dispersant on Marine Sponges and their Symbiotic Communities

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

Biorenewable Seafood Wastes for Removal or in Situ Remediation of Complex Oil Or Oil/Dispersant Mixtures in the Gulf of Mexico

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

Determining the Degradation Rate Constants of the Hydrocarbons from the Macondo Well and Weathered Oil in Alabama Beaches and Marshes

Environmental Chemistry of the BP Oil Spill

Geophysical Characterization of the Water Column and Seafloor on the Alabama Continental Shelf

Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil/Dispersant Pollution on Ecosystem Functioning: Assessing C and N Dynamics in Salt Marshes along an Exposure Gradient

Microbial Responses to Hydrocarbon and Dispersant-Lab and Field-based Studies

Recovery: Benthic Meiofauna Survey

Recovery: Plankton

Recovery: Sentinel Macrofauna

Year One Block Grant - The Northern Gulf Institute

Impacts of the Deep Horizon Oil Spill on Ecosystem Structure and Function in Alabama's Marine Waters