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Investigating the effect of oil spills
on the environment and public health.
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Rui Zhang

Louisiana State University

Department of Environmental Sciences

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

rzhang5@tigers.lsu.edu

Project List:

Long-Term Impact, Recovery and Resilience: Wetland plant-microbial-benthic ecosystem responses to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and mitigation strategies promoting sustainability

Year 6-8 Investigator Grants (RFP-V)Role: Graduate Student - PhD Level

Accelerating Recovery after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Response of the Plant-Microbial-Benthic Ecosystem to Mitigation Strategies Promoting Wetland Remediation and Resilience

Year 3-5 Investigator Grants (RFP-II)Role: Graduate Student - PhD Level, Graduate Student - Master's Level

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Article - 1

2016

Chen, H., Hou, A., Corilo, Y. E., Lin, Q., Lu, J., Mendelssohn, I. A., et al. (2016). 4 Years after the Deepwater Horizon Spill: Molecular Transformation of Macondo Well Oil in Louisiana Salt Marsh Sediments Revealed by FT-ICR Mass Spectrometry. Environ. Sci. Technol., 50(17), 9061–9069.

Conference Presentations - 3

2017

Cagle, G., Song, Y., Lin, Q., Mendelssohn, I. A., Fleeger, J., Dies, D., et al. (2017). The effects of planting and fertilization on native soil microbial community in Louisiana coastal marshes affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.

2016

Cagle, G., Song, Y., Lin, Q., Mendelssohn, I. A., Fleeger, J., Dies, D., et al. (2016). The effects of planting and fertilization on native soil microbial community in Louisiana coastal marshes affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Gulf Estuarine Research Society Fall 2016 Meeting. Pensacola Beach, FL : 11/03/16-11/05/16: Poster.

2014

Chen, H., Hou, A., Bhattacharyya, N., Zhang, R., Beasley, R. L., Rodgers, R. P., et al. (2014). Temporal Characterization of Petroleum Residue in Louisiana Salt Marsh Sediments after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill by FT-ICR Mass Spectrometry. In 62nd ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics. Baltimore, MD : 06/15/14-06/19/14: Poster.