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Kewei Yu

Troy University

Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences

213A McCall Hall (MSCX)
Troy , AL  36082  

kyu@troy.edu

Project List:

Analysis of Continental Shelf Meiofauna in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Investigated during a Long Term Community Study (2007 - 2016)

Year 3-5 Investigator Grants (RFP-II)Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Environmental Chemistry of the BP Oil Spill

Year One Block Grant - The Alabama Marine Environmental Science ConsortiumRole: Co-Principal Investigator, Task Lead, Task Data Contact

Exploring the Mechanisms of Nitrate-aided Biodegradation of Petroleum Hydrocarbon under Anaerobic Conditions

Year One Block Grant - The Alabama Marine Environmental Science ConsortiumRole: Principal Investigator, Project Data Point of Contact

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 5

2014

Landers, S. C., Nichols, A. C., Barron, N. K., Schimmer, C. A., Tao, R., Yu, K., et al. (2014). Nematode and copepod diversity (2012) from Louisiana near the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 127(1), 47–57.
Martinec, C. C., Miller, J. M., Barron, N. K., Tao, R., Yu, K., Stewart, P. M., et al. (2014). Sediment Chemistry and Meiofauna from the Northern Gulf of Mexico Continental Shelf. International Journal of Oceanography, 2014(Article 625718), 1–10.
Shi, R., & Yu, K. (2014). Impact of exposure of crude oil and dispersant (COREXIT [Registered] EC 9500A) on denitrification and organic matter mineralization in a Louisiana salt marsh sediment. Chemosphere, 108, 300–305.

2013

Tao, R., & Yu, K. (2013). Nitrate Addition Has Minimal Effect on Anaerobic Biodegradation of Benzene in Coastal Saline (salt), Brackish and Freshwater Marsh Sediments. Wetlands, 33(4), 759–767.

2012

Yu, J., Tao, R., & Yu, K. W. (2012). Anaerobic biodegradation of benzene in salt marsh sediment of the Louisiana Gulf coast. Ecological Engineering, 40, 6–10.

Conference Presentations - 7

2015

Landers, S. C., Yu, K., & Sørensen, M. (2015). Analysis of continental shelf meiofauna in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill investigated during a long term community study (2007-present). In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.

2014

Landers, S. C., Yu, K., & Sørensen, M. V. (2014). Analysis of continental shelf meiofauna in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill investigated during a long term community study (2007-present). Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative RFP-II #381. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Martinec, C., Miller, J. M., Barron, N., Landers, S. C., Yu, K., Stewart, P. M., et al. (2014). Analysis of meiofauna and sediment from the northern Gulf of Mexico continental shelf following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.

2013

Landers, S. C., Yu, K., & Sorensen, M. V. (2013). Analysis of continental shelf meiofauna in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill investigated during a long term community study (2007-2009). In Association of Southeastern Biologists 74th Annual Meeting. Charleston, WV : 04/10/13-04/13/13: Poster.
Landers, S. C., Yu, K., & Sorensen, M. V. (2013). Analysis of continental shelf meiofauna in the northern Gulf of Mexico: Effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill investigated during a long term community study (2007-present). In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013: Poster.
Yu, K., Yu, J., & Tao, R. (2013). Anaerobic biodegradation of benzeen in salt marsh sediment of the Louisiana Gulf Coast. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.

2012

Yu, K., Yu, J. O., Tao, R., & Yu, K. W. (2012). Analysis of anaerobic biodegradation potential for the Gulf spilled oil in coastal salt marsh. In Alabama Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting. Tuskegee, AL, February 22-24, 2012.