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William (Monty) Graham

University of Southern Mississippi

Division of Marine Science

1020 Balch Blvd.
Stennis Space Center
MS  39529  

monty.graham@usm.edu

Project List:

Consortium for Oil Spill Exposure Pathways in Coastal River-Dominated Ecosystems (CONCORDE)

Year 5-7 Consortia Grants (RFP-IV)Role: Principal Investigator

Recovery: Plankton

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

Does the 'Priming Effect' Caused by the DWH Oil-spill Result in Increased Microbial and Zooplankton Consumption of Labile and Refractory Dissolved Organic Carbon? Phase II

Year One Block Grant - The Northern Gulf InstituteRole: Co-Principal Investigator

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 3

In Press/Early Release

Greer, A. T., Briseño-Avena, C., Deary, A. L., Cowen, R. K., Hernandez, F. J., & Graham, W. M. (In-Press). Associations between lobster phyllosoma and gelatinous zooplankton in relation to oceanographic properties in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Fish Oceanogr, , n/a-n/a.

2017

Dzwonkowski, B., Greer, A. T., Briseño-Avena, C., Krause, J. W., Soto, I. M., Hernandez, F. J., et al. (2017). Estuarine influence on biogeochemical properties of the Alabama shelf during the fall season. Continental Shelf Research, 140, 96–109.

2014

Carassou, L., Hernandez, F. J., & Graham, W. M. (2014). Change and recovery of coastal mesozooplankton community structure during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Environ. Res. Lett., 9(12), 124003.

Conference Presentations - 21

2017

Boyette, A. D., Greer, A. T., Weidemann, A. D., Jacobs, G. A., & Graham, W. M. (2017). Physical mechanisms for formation and resulting lower trophic level interactions within a plankton thin layer in the northern Gulf of Mexico. In ASLO 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Honolulu, HI : 02/26/17-03/03/17.
Boyette, A. D., Parra, S., Shiller, A., Soto Ramos, I., Weidemann, A., Joye, S., et al. (2017). Characterization of Stratified Coastal Waters in Response to a Winter Mississppi River Flood and the Opening of the Bonnet Carré Spillway, LA. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Briseno-Avena, C., Warner, S., Greer, A., Soto Ramos, I., Parra, S., Deary, A., et al. (2017). Turbulence Microstructure in Coastal River Plumes: Measuring the in situ Effects on Plankton. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Chiaverano, L. M., Greer, A. T., Pliru, A., Hernandez, F. J., & Graham, W. M. (2017). High resolution sampling of early stage Aurelia medusae and associated water column properties in the northern Gulf of Mexico. In ASLO 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Honolulu, HI : 02/26/17-03/03/17: Poster.
Dzwonkowski, B., Greer, A. T., Briseno-Avena, C., Krause, J., Joung, D., Soto Ramos, I., et al. (2017). Influence of Estuarine-exchange on the Coupled Bio-physical Water Column Structure during the Fall Season on the Alabama Shelf. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Greer, A. T., Briseno-Avena, C., Deary, A. L., Cambazoglu, M. K., Soto, I. M., Jacobs, G., et al. (2017). Partners or prey? Exploring the drivers of associations between lobster phyllosoma and gelatinous zooplankton in the northern Gulf of Mexico. In ASLO 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Honolulu, HI : 02/26/17-03/03/17.

2016

Boyette, A., Krause, J. W., Greer, A. T., & Graham, W. M. (2016). Microzooplankton Grazing in Planktonic Thin Layers in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
Cowen, R. K., Graham, W. M., Hernandez, F. J., Krause, J. W., Church, I., Briseno-Avena, C., Greer, A. T., et al. (2016). CONCORDE: Measurement of Fine- to Sub-Mesoscale Processes Driving Autumn Plankton Distributions and Transport in the Highly Dynamic Coastal Shelf System of the Northern Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
Deary, A. L., Hoover, A. M., Dzwonkowski, B., Box, H., Soto Ramos, I., Shiller, A., et al. (2016). CONCORDE- Hydrographic characterization of a river plume in the northern Gulf of Mexico during an anomalous winter discharge event. In Annual Larval Fish Conference – Early Life History. Solomons, MD : 06/19/16-06/23/16: Poster.
Deary, A. L., Hoover, A. M., Hernandez, F. J., Cowen, R. K., Church, I., Krause, J. W., et al. (2016). CONCORDE: Preliminary distribution of plankton along three sampling corridors in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
Graham, W. M., Hernandez, F.J., Howden, S., & Wiggert, J. (2016). CONCORDE: Resolving the Role of Pulsed-River Systems in Oil Spills and Potential Exposure to Organisms to Toxicants. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Greer, A. T., Church, I., Williamson, M. H., Briseno-Avena, C., Boyette, A. D., Cowen, R. K., et al. (2016). Acoustical and Optical Characterization of Marine Snow Layers in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Layer Types and Mechanisms of Formation. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
Hernandez, F. J., Cowen, R. K., Church, I., Krause, J. W., Deary, A. L., Greer, A. T., et al. (2016). CONCORDE: Environmental Observations and Planktonic Processes. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
Hoover, A. M., Deary, A. L., Dzwonkowski, B., Box, H., Soto Ramos, I., Shiller, A., et al. (2016). CONCORDE- Assessment of larval fish diet and condition during an atypical winter freshwater-discharge event in the northern Gulf of Mexico. In Annual Larval Fish Conference – Early Life History. Solomons, MD : 06/19/16-06/23/16: Poster.

2015

Deary, A. L., Hernandez, F. J., Cowen, R. K., Church, I., Greer, A. T., & Graham, W. M. (2015). Using plankton aggregations to understand oil distribution in nearshore river-dominated ecosystems in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. In 39th Annual Larval Fish Conference. Vienna, Austria : 07/12/15-07/17/15: Poster.

2012

Ortmann, A. C., Metzger, R. C., Anders, J., Shelton, N., Condon, R., & Graham, W. M. (2012). Dispersants and Dispersed Oil Disrupt the Microbial Food Web in Coastal Alabama Waters. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2012. Salt Lake City, UT: 02/19/12-02/24/12.

2011

Condon, R. H., Graham, W. M., Brandes, J., Ortmann, A. C., Linn, L. J., Shelton, N. L., et al. (2011). Hydrocarbons as subsidy energy for food we production in coastal Gulf of Mexico waters. In AGU/ASLO Ocean Sciences Meeting. Salt Lake City, UT, February 19-24, 2011.
Cox, D., Bayha, K., Hernandez, F., & Graham, W. (2011). Identifying fish egg assemblages at risk in the northern Gulf of Mexico during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Larval Fish Annual Conference. Wilmington, NC, May 22-26, 2011: Poster.
Shelton, N. L., Condon, R. H., Graham, W. M., & Linn, L. J. (2011). Source-sink dynamics of oil-derived chromophoric dissolved organic matter in coastal Gulf of Mexico waters. In AGU/ASLO Ocean Sciences Meeting. San Juan, Puerto Rico, February 13-18, 2011: Poster.

2010

Graham, W. M., Condon, R. H., Carmichael, R. H., D'Ambra, I., Patterson, H., Linn, L., et al. (2010). Entry of oil (carbon) into the coastal planktonic food web during the Deepwater Horizon spill. In AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA December 13-17, 2010.
Graham, W. M., Condon, R. H., Carmichael, R. H., D'Ambra, I., Patterson, H. K., & Brandes, J. (2010). Oil carbon entered the coastal microbial & planktonic food web during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research (IMBER) Meeting. InteCrete, Greece : 10/10/10-10/14/10: Poster.