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Investigating the effect of oil spills
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Buffy Ashton-Meyer

Louisiana State University

Department of Environmental Sciences

School of the Coast and Environment
1271 Energy, Coast and Environment Building
Baton Rouge , LA  70803  

bashton@lsu.edu

Project List:

Coastal Waters Consortium II (CWC II)

Year 5-7 Consortia Grants (RFP-IV)Role: Task Co-Lead, Research Staff, Graduate Student - PhD Level

Coastal Waters Consortium (CWC)

Year 2-4 Consortia Grants (RFP-I)Role: Research Staff, 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: Research Staff

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: Research Staff

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 5

2017

Olson, G. M., Gao, H., Meyer, B. M., Miles, M. S., & Overton, E. B. (2017). Effect of Corexit 9500A on Mississippi Canyon crude oil weathering patterns using artificial and natural seawater. Heliyon, 3(3), e00269.

2016

Overton, E. B., Wade, T. L., Radovic, J., Meyer, B. M., Miles, M. S., & Larter, S. R. (2016). Chemical Composition of Macondo and other Crude Oils and Compositional Alterations during Oil Spills. Oceanog, 29(3), 50–63.

2014

Ramsey III, E., Meyer, B. M., Rangoonwala, A., Overton, E., Jones, C. E., & Bannister, T. (2014). Oil source-fingerprinting in support of polarimetric radar mapping of Macondo-252 oil in Gulf Coast marshes. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 89(1-2), 85–95.
Turner, R. E., Overton, E. B., Meyer, B. M., Miles, M. S., & Hooper-Bui, L. (2014). Changes in the concentration and relative abundance of alkanes and PAHs from the Deepwater Horizon oiling of coastal marshes. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 86(1-2), 291–297.

2012

Gao, H., Miles, M. S., Meyer, B. M., Wong, R. L., & Overton, E. B. (2012). Assessment of cyclodextrin-enhanced extraction of crude oil from contaminated porous media. J. Environ. Monit., 14(8), 2164.

Conference Presentations - 8

2017

Adhikari, P. L., Overton, E. B., Miles, M. S., & Meyer, B. M. (2017). Effects of tropical storms in distribution and redistribution of Deepwater Horizon oil residues in the coastal Louisiana marshes. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Meyer, B. M., & Overton, E. B. (2017). Chemometric differentiation of MC252 oil weathering patterns in coastal marsh sediments. In 9th International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments. New Orleans, LA : 01/09/17-01/12/17: Poster.
Overton, E. B., Meyer, B. M., Miles, M. S., Olson, G., & Adhikari, P. L. (2017). Weathering patterns of forensic biomarker compounds and PAHs in coastal marsh sediments since the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.

2016

Meyer, B. M., & Overton, E. B. (2016). Chemometric Analysis of Coastal Marsh Sediments Collected from 2010-2015. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.

2015

Overton, E. B., Miles, M. S., Meyer, B. M., Hooper-Bui, L., Olson, G., & Turner, G. (2015). Oil source fingerprinting in heavily weathered residues and coastal marsh samples. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Overton, E. B., Miles, M. S., Meyer, B. M., Hooper-Bui, L., Olson, G. M., & Turner, R. E. (2015). The weathering and distribution of petroleum hydrocarbons along coastal Louisiana following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.

2014

Meyer, B. M., Overton, E. B., & Turner, R. E. (2014). Oil source identification using diagnostic biomarker ratios. In 2014 International Oil Spill Conference. Savannah, GA : 05/05/14-05/08/14.
Overton, E. B., Gao, H., Meyer, B. M., Miles, M. S., & Turner, R. E. (2014). Oil source fingerprinting of heavily weathered residues in coastal marsh samples. In 2014 International Oil Spill Conference. Savannah, GA : 05/05/14-05/08/14.