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Investigating the effect of oil spills
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Andrew Whitehead

Louisiana State University

Department of Biological Sciences

202 Life Sciences Building
Baton Rouge, LA  70803  

andreww@lsu.edu

Project List:

Deepwater Horizon Oil Exposure Effects on Marsh Fishes in At-Risk Habitats: Integrated Laboratory and Field Studies

Year One Block Grant - Louisiana State UniversityRole: Principal Investigator, Project Data Point of Contact

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 5

2013

Dubansky, B., Whitehead, A., Miller, J., Rice, C. D., & Galvez, F. (2013). Multi-tissue molecular, genomic, and developmental effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on resident Gulf killifish (Fundulus grandis). Environ. Sci. Technol., 47(10), 5074–5082.

2012

Garcia, T. I., Shen, Y., Crawford, D., Oleksiak, M. F., Whitehead, A., & Walter, R. B. (2012). RNA-Seq reveals complex genetic response to deepwater horizon oil release in Fundulus grandis. BMC Genomics, 13(1), 474.
Whitehead, A. (2012). Comparative genomics in ecological physiology: toward a more nuanced understanding of acclimation and adaptation. Journal of Experimental Biology, 215(6), 884–891.
Whitehead, A., Dubansky, B., Bodinier, C., Garcia, T. I., Miles, S., Pilley, C., et al. (2012). Genomic and physiological footprint of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on resident marsh fishes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109(50), 20298–20302.
Whitehead, A., Dubansky, B., Bodinier, C., Garcia, T. I., Miles, S., Pilley, C., et al. (2012). Reply to Jenkins et al.: Evidence for contaminating oil exposure is closely linked in space and time to biological effects. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109(12), E679.

Conference Presentations - 6

2012

Dubansky, B., Bodinier, C., Rice, C. D., Whitehead, A., & Galvez, F. (2012). Effects of exposure to crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on populations of Gulf killifish Fundulus grandis in Barataria Bay, Louisiana. In Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. Charleston, SC, January 3-7, 2012.

2011

Bodinier, C., Dubansky, B., Rice, C. D., Whitehead, A., & Galvez, F. (2011). The physiological effects of resident gulf killifish impacted by crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Canadian Society of Zoologists. Ottawa, ON, May 2011.
Bodinier, C. M., Dubansky, B., Whitehead, A., Rice, C. D., & Galvez, F. (2011). Impacts of oil spill disasters on the ontogeny of Fundulus grandis following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In American Fisheries Society Meeting. Seattle, WA, September 2011.
Dubansky, B., Rice, C. D., Bodinier, C., Stickle, W., Whitehead, A., & Galvez, F. (2011). Biomarkers of sustained exposure in resident marsh fish from oiled locations in Barataria Bay, Louisiana following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Meeting. Boston, MA, November 2011.
Galvez, F., Dubansky, B., Rice, C. D., Bodinier, C., & Whitehead, A. (2011). Physiological effects on finfish impacted by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. In Fisheries Society Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA, September 2011.
Whitehead, A. (2011). Genome expression response of resident killifish impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Fisheries Society Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA, September 2011.