Investigating the effect of oil spills
on the environment and public health.
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Giovanna McClenachan

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  


Project List:

Coastal Waters Consortium II (CWC II)

Year 5-7 Consortia Grants (RFP-IV)Role: Graduate Student - PhD Level

Coastal Waters Consortium (CWC)

Year 2-4 Consortia Grants (RFP-I)Role: Graduate Student - PhD Level, GoMRI Scholar

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

Year One Block Grant - Louisiana State UniversityRole: Graduate Student - PhD Level

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

Year One Block Grant - The Northern Gulf InstituteRole: Graduate Student - PhD Level

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

Year One Block Grant - The Northern Gulf InstituteRole: Graduate Student - PhD Level

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 4


Turner, R. E., McClenachan, G., & Tweel, A. W. (2016). Islands in the oil: Quantifying salt marsh shoreline erosion after the Deepwater Horizon oiling. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 110(1), 316–323.


Hooper-Bui, L. M., Rabalais, N. N., Engel, A. S., Turner, R. E., McClenachan, G., Roberts, B., et al. (2014). Overview of Research into the Coastal Effects of the Macondo Blowout from the Coastal Waters Consortium: A GoMRI Consortium. International Oil Spill Conference Proceedings, 2014(1), 604–617.
Turner, R. E., Overton, E. B., Meyer, B. M., Miles, M. S., McClenachan, G., Hooper-Bui, L., et al. (2014). Distribution and recovery trajectory of Macondo (Mississippi Canyon 252) oil in Louisiana coastal wetlands. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 87(1-2), 57–67.


McClenachan, G., Turner, R. E., & Tweel, A. W. (2013). Effects of oil on the rate and trajectory of Louisiana marsh shoreline erosion. Environ. Res. Lett., 8(4), 044030.

Conference Presentations - 2


Turner, R. E., & McClenachan, G. (2016). Marsh Health from before the BP Oil Spill to 2015. In Restore America's Estuaries – The Coastal Society Summit 2016. New Orleans, LA : 12/10/16-12/15/16.


McClenachan, G., & Turner, R. E. (2015). Rate and trajectory of erosion along the Louisiana coast after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation 2015. Portland, OR : 11/08/15-11/12/15.