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Investigating the effect of oil spills
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Melanie J. Beazley

The University of Alabama

Department of Biological Sciences

Box 870344
Tuscaloosa , AL  35487  

Project List:

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

Year One Block Grant - The Alabama Marine Environmental Science ConsortiumRole: Post-Doc

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 2

2013

Mortazavi, B., Horel, A., Beazley, M. J., & Sobecky, P. A. (2013). Intrinsic rates of petroleum hydrocarbon biodegradation in Gulf of Mexico intertidal sandy sediments and its enhancement by organic substrates. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 224-245, 537–544.

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 - 8

2012

Mortazavi, B., Horel, A., Sobecky, P., Powell, J., & Beazley, M. (2012). Naturally occurring marine organic substrates enhance microbial degradation of Macondo well crude oil. In American Chemical Society Meeting. San Diego, CA, March 25-29, 2012.
Mortazavi, B., Horel, A., Sobecky, P., Powell, J., & Beazley, M. (2012). Naturally occurring marine organic substrates enhance microbial degradation of Macondo well crude oil. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2012. Salt Lake City, UT: 02/19/12-02/24/12.

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.
Mortazavi, B., Horel, A., Sobecky, P., Powell, J., & Beazley, M. (2011). Naturally occurring marine organic substrates enhance microbial degradation of Macondo well crude oil. In Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Conference. Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach, FL, November 6-10, 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.