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Investigating the effect of oil spills
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Suja Rajan

The University of Alabama

Department of Biological Sciences

Box 870344
Tuscaloosa , AL  35487  

srajan@crimson.ua.edu

Project List:

Alabama Center for Ecological Resilience (ACER)

Year 5-7 Consortia Grants (RFP-IV)Role: Post-Doc

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

Year One Block Grant - The Alabama Marine Environmental Science ConsortiumRole: Graduate Student - PhD Level

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Article - 1

2012

Beazley, M. J., Martinez, R. J., Rajan, S., Powell, J., Piceno, Y. M., Tom, L. M., et al. (2012). Microbial Community Analysis of a Coastal Salt Marsh Affected by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. PLoS ONE, 7(7), e41305.

Conference Presentations - 9

2017

Flournoy, N. Y., Rajan, S., Taylor, C., Crawford, P., Mortazavi, B., & Sobecky, P. (2017). Microbial Community Response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill: Metagenomic Insights into Northern Gulf of Mexico Saltmarsh Ecosystems. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.
Michael, H. L., Crawford, P., Rajan, S., Sobecky, P., & Mortazavi, B. (2017). Enrichment of Marine Microbial Mats associated with Salt Marsh Plants Exposed to Oil Amendments. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.
Rajan, S., Crawford, P., Kleinhuizen, A., Tatariw, C., Mortazavi, B., & Sobecky, P. A. (2017). Predicted Disturbance-Driven Impacts on Ecosystem Services in Coastal Wetlands. In 2017 Alabama Water Resources Conference. Orange Beach, AL : 09/06/17-09/08/17: Poster.

2016

Flournoy, N. Y., Rajan, S., Taylor, C., Crawford, P., Mortazavi, B., & Sobecky, P. A. (2016). Metagenomic insights into microbial communities response to oiling events in Northern Gulf of Mexico saltmarsh ecosystems. In 2016 Alabama Water Resources Conference. Orange Beach, AL : 09/08/16-09/09/16.

2011

Beazley, M., Martinez, R., Rajan, S., Powell, J., Piceno, Y., Tom, L., et al. (2011). Microbial community analysis of an Alabama coastal salt marsh impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA, December 5-9, 2011.
Beazley, M., Martinez, R., Rajan, S., Powell, J., Piceno, Y., Tom, L., et al. (2011). Microbial Community Responses in a Coastal Alabama Marsh to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. In International Symposium of Subsurface Microbiology Annual Meeting. Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, September 11-16, 2011.
Powell, J., Rajan, S., Beazley, M., Martinez, R., Piceno, Y., Andersen, G., et al. (2011). Assessing seasonal and potential hydrocarbon influences on coastal Alabama Vibrio population dynamics. In American Society for Microbiology Meeting. New Orleans, LA, May 2011.
Rajan, S., Beazley, M., Powell, J., Martinez, R., Piceno, Y., Andersen, G., et al. (2011). Coastal AL Microbial Responses to Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. In American Society for Microbiology Meeting. New Orleans, LA, May 2011.
Sobecky, P., Beazley, M., Martinez, R., Rajan, S., Powell, J., Piceno, Y., et al. (2011). Coastal Alabama Bacterial Community Responses to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. In American Society for Microbiology Meeting. New Orleans, LA, July 24-28, 2011.