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Investigating the effect of oil spills
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Mark Benfield

Louisiana State University

Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences

School of the Coast and Environment
1002-Y Energy, Coast and Environment Building
Baton Rouge , LA  70803  

mbenfie@lsu.edu

Project List:

Acquisition of a Towed, Zooplankton Imaging System for Use in Quantifying the Distribution and Abundance of Zooplankton in the Waters around the MC252 Incident Site

Year One Block Grant - Louisiana State UniversityRole: Principal Investigator

Documenting Impacts of the Subsea Plume Using Gulf SERPENT ROV Surveys

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

Investigating the Potential Ecological Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and the Biologically-mediated Mechanisms of Removal of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)

Year One Block Grant - Louisiana State UniversityRole: Co-Principal Investigator

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Article - 1

2013

Bi, H., Cook, S., Yu, H., Benfield, M. C., & Houde, E. D. (2013). Deployment of an imaging system to investigate fine-scale spatial distribution of early life stages of the ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi in Chesapeake Bay. Journal of Plankton Research, 35(2), 270–280.