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Rodrigo Almeda

The University of Texas at Austin

Department of Marine Science

Marine Science Institute
750 Channel View Drive
Port Aransas, TX  78373  

roal@aqua.dtu.dk

Project List:

Dispersion Research on Oil: Physics and Plankton Studies (DROPPS)

Year 2-4 Consortia Grants (RFP-I)Role: Task Co-Lead, Task Data Contact, Post-Doc

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 8

2016

Almeda, R., Connelly, T. L., & Buskey, E. J. (2016). How much crude oil can zooplankton ingest? Estimating the quantity of dispersed crude oil defecated by planktonic copepods. Environmental Pollution, 208, 645–654.
Almeda, R., Harvey, T. E., Connelly, T. L., Baca, S., & Buskey, E. J. (2016). Influence of UVB radiation on the lethal and sublethal toxicity of dispersed crude oil to planktonic copepod nauplii. Chemosphere, 152, 446–458.

2014

Almeda, R., Baca, S., Hyatt, C., & Buskey, E. J. (2014). Ingestion and sublethal effects of physically and chemically dispersed crude oil on marine planktonic copepods. Ecotoxicology, 23(6), 988–1003.
Almeda, R., Bona, S., Foster, C. R., & Buskey, E. J. (2014). Dispersant Corexit 9500A and chemically dispersed crude oil decreases the growth rates of meroplanktonic barnacle nauplii (Amphibalanus improvisus) and tornaria larvae (Schizocardium sp.). Marine Environmental Research, 99, 212–217.
Almeda, R., Connelly, T. L., & Buskey, E. J. (2014). Novel insight into the role of heterotrophic dinoflagellates in the fate of crude oil in the sea. Sci. Rep., 4, 7560.
Almeda, R., Hyatt, C., & Buskey, E. J. (2014). Toxicity of dispersant Corexit 9500A and crude oil to marine microzooplankton. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 106, 76–85.

2013

Almeda, R., Wambaugh, Z., Chai, C., Wang, Z., Liu, Z., Buskey, E. J., et al. (2013). Effects of Crude Oil Exposure on Bioaccumulation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Survival of Adult and Larval Stages of Gelatinous Zooplankton. PLos ONE, 8(10), e74476.
Almeda, R., Wambaugh, Z., Wang, Z., Hyatt, C., Liu, Z., Buskey, E. J., et al. (2013). Interactions between zooplankton and crude oil: toxic effects and bioaccumulation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. PLoS ONE, 8(6), e67212.

Conference Presentations - 12

2015

Almeda, R., Connelly, T., & Buskey, E. J. (2015). Ingestion of Dispersed Crude Oil by Zooplankton. In 2015 ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Granada, Spain : 02/22/15-02/27/15.
Almeda, R., Connelly, T., Hyatt, C., & Buskey, E. J. (2015). Novel insight into the role of heterotrophic dinoflagellates in the fate of crude oil in the sea. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.

2014

Almeda, R., Baca, S., Brown, C. B., Gemmell, B. J., Harvey, T., Hyatt, C., et al. (2014). Dispersant Corexit 9500A increases the toxicity of crude oil to marine zooplankton. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14.
Almeda, R., Brown, C. B., Liu, J., Hyatt, C., & Buskey, E. J. (2014). Impact of crude oil and dispersant on microzooplankton and its effects on the structure of microbial plankton communities. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2014. Honolulu, HI : 02/23/14-02/28/14.
Baca, S. T., Almeda, R., & Buskey, E. J. (2014). Photoenhanced toxicity of crude oil and chemically dispersed oil to copepods. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14.
Baca, S. T., Almeda, R., & Buskey, E. J. (2014). Role of UVR and chemical dispersant on the toxicity of petroleum to copepods. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2014. Honolulu, HI : 02/23/14-02/28/14.
Gemmell, B. J., Almeda, R., & Buskey, E. J. (2014). Investigations into sublethal effects of crude oil on coastal marine zooplankton and their susceptibility to fish predators. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14.

2013

Almeda, R., Wambaugh, Z., Zucheng, W., Bona, S., Hyatt, C., Liu, Z., et al. (2013). Effects of crude oil exposure on zooplankton survival and bioaccumulation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2013. New Orleans, LA : 02/17/13-02/22/2013.
Almeda, R., Wambaugh, Z., Zucheng, W., Hyatt, C., Liu, Z., & Buskey, E. (2013). Effects of crude oil exposure on zooplankton: lethal effects and accumulation of petroleum hydrocarbons in mesosooplankton communitites. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2013. New Orleans, LA : 02/17/13-02/22/2013: Poster.
Almeda, R., Zucheng, W., Wambaugh, Z., Hyatt, C., Liu, Z., & Buskey, E. (2013). Effects of crude oil exposure on survival and PAH bioaccumulation of adult and larval stages of gelatinous zooplankton (Scyphozoans and Ctenophores). In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Bona, S., Almeda, R., & Buskey, E. (2013). Effects of crude oil on survivial, growth rates and swimming behavior of barnacle nauplii (Balanus spp.). In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013: Poster.
Wambaugh, Z., Almeda, R., Zucheng, W., Hyatt, C., Liu, Z., & Buskey, E. (2013). Bioaccumulation of petroleum hydrocarbons by the calanoid copepod Acartia tonsa. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013: Poster.