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Investigating the effect of oil spills
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Sean Graham

Louisiana State University

Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences

School of the Coast and Environment
1002-Y Energy, Coast and Environment Building
Baton Rouge , LA  70803  

sgraham@lsu.edu

Project List:

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

Year 3-5 Investigator Grants (RFP-II)Role: Research Staff

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

Year One Block Grant - Louisiana State UniversityRole: Research Staff

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

Year One Block Grant - The Northern Gulf InstituteRole: Research Staff

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 2

2016

Lin, Q., Mendelssohn, I. A., Graham, S. A., Hou, A., Fleeger, J. W., & Deis, D. R. (2016). Response of salt marshes to oiling from the Deepwater Horizon spill: Implications for plant growth, soil surface-erosion, and shoreline stability. Science of The Total Environment, 557-558, 369–377.

2014

Judy, C. R., Graham, S. A., Lin, Q., Hou, A., & Mendelssohn, I. A. (2014). Impacts of Macondo oil from Deepwater Horizon spill on the growth response of the common reed Phragmites australis: A mesocosm study. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 79(1-2), 69–76.

Conference Presentations - 5

2016

Cagle, G., Song, Y., Lin, Q., Mendelssohn, I. A., Fleeger, J., Dies, D., et al. (2016). The effects of planting and fertilization on native soil microbial community in Louisiana coastal marshes affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Gulf Estuarine Research Society Fall 2016 Meeting. Pensacola Beach, FL : 11/03/16-11/05/16: Poster.
Hou, A., Lin, Q., Mendelssohn, I. A., Graham, S., Fleeger, J. W., & Deis, D. R. (2016). Responses of Indigenous Microbial Communities to the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill in Louisiana Saltmarshes: a 5-Year Study. In 8th National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration. New Orleans, LA : 12/10/16-12/15/16.
Lin, Q., Mendelssohn, I. A., Graham, S., Fleeger, J. W., Hou, A., & Deis, D. R. (2016). Long-term Response of Coastal Salt Marsh Vegetation to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
Lin, Q., Mendelssohn, I. A., Graham, S., Fleeger, J. W., Hou, A., & Deis, D. R. (2016). Vegetation Recovery of Coastal Salt Marshes Impacted by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. In 8th National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration. New Orleans, LA : 12/10/16-12/15/16.

2015

Lin, Q., Mendelssohn, I., Graham, S., Hou, A., Fleeger, J., & Deis, D. (2015). Recovery of structure, function and sustainability of coastal salt marshes impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in northern Barataria Bay. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.