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Investigating the effect of oil spills
on the environment and public health.
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Rachel Marie Strecker

Louisiana State University

Department of Environmental Sciences

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

rstrec2@lsu.edu

Project List:

Coastal Waters Consortium II (CWC II)

Year 5-7 Consortia Grants (RFP-IV)Role: Research Staff

Coastal Waters Consortium (CWC)

Year 2-4 Consortia Grants (RFP-I)Role: 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: Program Manager / Technical Coordinator

Publications & Presentations:

Conference Presentations - 18

2017

Bam, W., Hooper-Bui, L. M., Strecker, R. M., Adhikari, P. L., & Overton, E. B. (2017). Coupled Effects of Oil Spill and Hurricanes on Saltmarsh Terrestrial Arthropods. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Hooper-Bui, L., Martin, C. W., Strecker, R., & Hesson, B. (2017). Ecosystem Services of the Food Web along a Salinity Gradient in Louisiana Marshes. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.

2016

Hooper-Bui, L. M., Martin, C., Strecker, R., & Hesson, B. (2016). Effect of Salinity on Food Webs in Breton Sound and Barataria Bay, Northern Gulf of Mexico. In Restore America's Estuaries – The Coastal Society Summit 2016. New Orleans, LA : 12/10/16-12/15/16: Poster.
Hooper-Bui, L. M., Strecker, R. M., & Chen, X. (2016). Ants in the saltmarsh: What they tell us about natural and technological disasters. In 2016 XXV International Congress of Entomology. Orlando, FL : 09/25/16-09/30/16.

2015

Bam, W., Hooper-Bui, L. M., & Strecker, R. (2015). Impacts of oil pollution of the terrestrial arthropods in Louisiana saltmarshes: 2013 & 2014 results. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Hooper-Bui, L. M., Strecker, R. M., Chen, X., Thompson, E., Sabo, A., & Soderstrum, G. (2015). Using Acrobat Ants to Determine the Effect of Macondo Oil on Saltmarsh Terrestrial Arthropod Food Webs. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.

2014

Chen, X., Hesson, B., Strecker, R., Hooper-Bui, L., & Sabo, A. (2014). E. Robinson1,2, N. Rabalais2. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Hooper-Bui, L., Hesson, B., Chen, X., Sabo, A., & Strecker, R. (2014). Effect of Macondo Oil on Saltmarsh Terrestrial Arthropod Food Webs. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Hooper-Bui, L., Sabo, A., Byers, T., Hesson, B., Soderstrum, G., Crupi, T., et al. (2014). Effect of Macondo Oil on Fiddler Crab Burrows in Barataria Bay, Louisiana. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Hooper-Bui, L., Soderstrum, G., Hesson, B., Chen, X., & Strecker, R. (2014). Effect of Hurricane Isaac and Macondo Oil on Saltmarsh Terrestrial Arthropods. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.

2013

Hesson, B., Chen, X., Strecker, R., Turner, R. E., & Hooper-Bui, L. (2013). Effect of TS Lee and Hurricane Isaac on saltmarsh terrestrial arthropods. In 22nd Biennial Conference of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation. San Diego, CA, November 3 - 7, 2013.
Hooper-Bui, L., Strecker, R., Hesson, B., Soderstrum, G., Accardo, M., Aguillard, D., et al. (2013). Putting the Canary Back in the Coal Mine: Crickets and Ants in the Saltmarshes Post-Macondo Blowout. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.

2012

Crupi, T., Hooper-Bui, L. M., Hesson, B., Accardo, M., Soderstrum, G., Strecker, R., et al. (2012). Acrobat ant antics: The secret life of ants in Louisiana's salt marshes. In Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Knoxville, TN, November 11, 2012.
Hesson, B., Hooper-Bui, L. M., Soderstrum, G., Accardo, M., Strecker, R., & Chen, X. (2012). Hula hoops, high wire acts and acrobats: Ant density and distribution in saltwater marshes. In Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Knoxville, TN, Knoxville, TN, November 11, 2012.
Hooper-Bui, L. M., Strecker, R., Hesson, B., Soderstrum, G., Accardo, M., Aguillard, D., et al. (2012). Silent spring revisited: Insects and spiders in Louisiana's saltwater marshes after the Macondo blowout. In Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Little Rock, AR, March 9, 2012.
Hooper-Bui, L. M., Strecker, R. M., Adams, B. J., Chen, X., Overton, E., & Turner, R. E. (2012). Silent Spring Revisited: Insects and Spiders in Louisiana's Saltwater Marshes after the Macondo Blowout. In INTECOL International Wetlands Conference. Orlando, FL, June 3-9, 2012: Poster.
Hooper-Bui, L. M., Strecker, R. M., Osisioma, O., Chen, X., & Adams, B. (2012). Impact of BP's Macondo oil disaster on salt marsh insect diversity and abundance in the northern Gulf of Mexico. In Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Little Rock, AR, March 4-7, 2012.
Soderstrum, G., Hooper-Bui, L. M., Osisioma, O., Strecker, R. M., Chen, X., Adams, B., et al. (2012). Silent spring revisited: Insects and spiders in Louisiana's saltwater marshes after the Macondo blowout. In Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Knoxville, TN, November 11, 2012.