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R. Eugene Turner

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  

euturne@lsu.edu

Project List:

Coastal Waters Consortium II (CWC II)

Year 5-7 Consortia Grants (RFP-IV)Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Task Lead, Task Co-Lead, Task Co-Lead, Task Co-Lead

Coastal Waters Consortium (CWC)

Year 2-4 Consortia Grants (RFP-I)Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Task Co-Lead, Task Co-Lead

Analysis of Samples Collected to Measure Effects of Stressors on Coastal Wetlands

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

Long-term Site Selection and Analysis of Biota to Determine the Effect of Oil, Dispersant, and Remediation-related Human Activities on Marsh Plants and Associated Insects and Mollusks

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

Effects of Oil, Dispersant, and Remediation-related Human Activities on Marsh Plants and Associated Insects and Mollusks

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

Impact of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on the Louisiana Coastal Environments

Year One Block Grant - The Northern Gulf InstituteRole: Co-Principal Investigator, Task Lead, Task Data Contact

Post Macondo Well Oil Spill Water Quality Sampling - Barataria, Lake Pontchartrain, and Coastal Waters. Part 2

Year One Block Grant - The Northern Gulf InstituteRole: Principal Investigator, Project Data Point of Contact

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 16

2016

Bonisoli-Alquati, A., Stouffer, P. C., Turner, R. E., Woltmann, S., & Taylor, S. S. (2016). Incorporation of Deepwater Horizon oil in a terrestrial bird. Environ. Res. Lett., 11(11), 114023.
Kearney, M. S., & Turner, R. E. (2016). Microtidal Marshes: Can These Widespread and Fragile Marshes Survive Increasing Climate-Sea Level Variability and Human Action? Journal of Coastal Research, 319, 686–699.
Rabalais, N. N., & Turner, R. E. (2016). Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Coastal Marshes and Associated Organisms. Oceanog, 29(3), 150–159.
Turner, R. E., & Bodker, J. E. (2016). The effects of N, P and crude oil on the decomposition of Spartina alterniflora belowground biomass. Wetlands Ecology and Management, 24(3), 373–380.
Turner, R. E., McClenachan, G., & Tweel, A. W. (2016). Islands in the oil: Quantifying salt marsh shoreline erosion after the Deepwater Horizon oiling. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 110(1), 316–323.

2015

Bodker, J. E., Turner, R. E., Tweel, A., Schulz, C., & Swarzenski, C. (2015). Nutrient-enhanced decomposition of plant biomass in a freshwater wetland. Aquatic Botany, 127, 44–52.
Martin, C. W., Hollis, L. O., Turner, R. E., & Rouached, H. (2015). Effects of Oil-Contaminated Sediments on Submerged Vegetation: An Experimental Assessment of Ruppia maritima. PLoS ONE, 10(10), e0138797.
Parsons, M. L., Morrison, W., Rabalais, N. N., Turner, R. E., & Tyre, K. N. (2015). Phytoplankton and the Macondo oil spill: A comparison of the 2010 phytoplankton assemblage to baseline conditions on the Louisiana shelf. Environmental Pollution, 207, 152–160.

2014

Fodrie, F. J., Able, K. W., Galvez, F., Heck, K. L., Jensen, O. P., Lopez-Duarte, P. C., et al. (2014). Integrating Organismal and Population Responses of Estuarine Fishes in Macondo Spill Research. BioScience, 64(9), 778–788.
Hooper-Bui, L. M., Rabalais, N. N., Engel, A. S., Turner, R. E., McClenachan, G., Roberts, B., et al. (2014). Overview of Research into the Coastal Effects of the Macondo Blowout from the Coastal Waters Consortium: A GoMRI Consortium. International Oil Spill Conference Proceedings, 2014(1), 604–617.
Meyer, B. M., Overton, E. B., & Turner, R. E. (2014). Oil source identification using diagnostic biomarker ratio analyses. International Oil Spill Conference Proceedings, 2014(1), 2064–2073.
Overton, E. B., Miles, M. S., Meyer, B. M., Gao, H., & Turner, R. E. (2014). Oil source fingerprinting in heavily weathered residues and coastal marsh samples. International Oil Spill Conference Proceedings, 2014(1), 2074–2082.
Parsons, M. L., Turner, R. E., & Overton, E. B. (2014). Sediment-preserved diatom assemblages can distinguish a petroleum activity signal separately from the nutrient signal of the Mississippi River in coastal Louisiana. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 85(1), 164–171.
Turner, R. E., Overton, E. B., Meyer, B. M., Miles, M. S., & Hooper-Bui, L. (2014). Changes in the concentration and relative abundance of alkanes and PAHs from the Deepwater Horizon oiling of coastal marshes. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 86(1-2), 291–297.
Turner, R. E., Overton, E. B., Meyer, B. M., Miles, M. S., McClenachan, G., Hooper-Bui, L., et al. (2014). Distribution and recovery trajectory of Macondo (Mississippi Canyon 252) oil in Louisiana coastal wetlands. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 87(1-2), 57–67.

2013

McClenachan, G., Turner, R. E., & Tweel, A. W. (2013). Effects of oil on the rate and trajectory of Louisiana marsh shoreline erosion. Environ. Res. Lett., 8(4), 044030.

Conference Presentations - 38

2016

Engel, A. S., Paterson, A. T., Turner, R. E., & Overton, E. (2016). Tracking changes in organic carbon sources for Louisiana marshes following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Hollis, L., & Turner, R. E. (2016). The root of the problem: Multiple stressors and tensile root strength of wetland macrophytes. In Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation Wetland Assimilation Workshop. Hammond, LA : 10/25/16-10/26/16.
Martin, C. W., Swenson, E., Hollis, L., & Turner, R. (2016). Effects of Deepwater Horizon oil exposure on Ruppia maritima growth and herbivory. In Benthic Ecology Meeting. Portland, ME : 03/16/16-03/29/16.
Martin, C. W., Swenson, E., Hollis, L., & Turner, R. (2016). Effects of Oil on Submerged Vegetation: an Experimental Assessment of Ruppia maritima. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Rabalais, N. N., Turner, R. E., & Smith, L. M. (2016). The “Dead Zone” is a Lesson in Complexities and What Should Be Done. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Turner, R. E. (2016). Why the Mississippi River delta will not be restored in our lifetime. In Center for Natural Resource Economics and Policy Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA : 03/20/16-03/22/16.
Turner, R. E., & McClenachan, G. (2016). Marsh Health from before the BP Oil Spill to 2015. In Restore America's Estuaries – The Coastal Society Summit 2016. New Orleans, LA : 12/10/16-12/15/16.
Turner, R. E., Bodker, J. E., & Schulz, C. (2016). The Belowground Intersection of Nutrients and Buoyancy in a Freshwater Marsh Converted to Open Water. In Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation Wetland Assimilation Workshop. Hammond, LA : 10/25/16-10/26/16.
Turner, R. E., Bodker, J. E., Schulz, C., & Swarzenski, C. (2016). Nutrient-enhanced decomposition of belowground biomass in a freshwater wetland. In Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation Wetland Assimilation Workshop. Hammond, LA : 10/25/16-10/26/16.

2015

McClenachan, G., & Turner, R. E. (2015). Rate and trajectory of erosion along the Louisiana coast after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation 2015. Portland, OR : 11/08/15-11/12/15.
Overton, E. B., Miles, M. S., Meyer, B. M., Hooper-Bui, L., Olson, G., & Turner, G. (2015). Oil source fingerprinting in heavily weathered residues and coastal marsh samples. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Overton, E. B., Miles, M. S., Meyer, B. M., Hooper-Bui, L., Olson, G. M., & Turner, R. E. (2015). The weathering and distribution of petroleum hydrocarbons along coastal Louisiana following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.
Parsons, M. L., Morrison, W., Rabalais, N. N., Turner, R. E., & Tyre, K. N. (2015). Phytoplankton and the Macondo oil spill: A comparison of the 2010 phytoplankton assemblage to baseline conditions on the Louisiana Shelf. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Rabalais, N., Able, K., Bernhard, A., Besonen, M., Engel, A., Fodrie, F., et al. (2015). CWC-II Principal Investigators and Research Plan, CWC-II poster. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.
Rabalais, N. N., Able, K. W., Bernhard, A. E., Brown, K. M., Crandall, K. A., Engel, A. S., et al. (2015). CWC-I Plenary Presentation. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Rabalais, N. N., Smith, L. M., Turner, R. E., & Overton, E. B. (2015). Deepwater Horizon oil spill and Gulf of Mexico shelf hypoxia. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.

2014

Engel, A. S., Drennen, C., Paterson, A. T., Liu, C., Turner, R. E., & Overton, E. B. (2014). Differences in petroleum hydrocarbon compounds from Louisiana coastal marshes correspond to specific changes in microbial community composition. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14.
Justic, D., Turner, R. E., & Rabalais, N. N. (2014). Modeling coastal hypoxia: lessons learned and perspectives for the future- Part II. In The 46th International Liège Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics. Liège, Belgium : 5/5/2014-5/9/2014.
Meyer, B. M., Overton, E. B., & Turner, R. E. (2014). Oil source identification using diagnostic biomarker ratios. In 2014 International Oil Spill Conference. Savannah, GA : 05/05/14-05/08/14.
Overton, E. B., Gao, H., Meyer, B. M., Miles, M. S., & Turner, R. E. (2014). Oil source fingerprinting of heavily weathered residues in coastal marsh samples. In 2014 International Oil Spill Conference. Savannah, GA : 05/05/14-05/08/14.
Overton, E. B., Miles, M. S., Meyer, B. M., Gao, H., & Turner, R. E. (2014). Weathering patterns of hopane, sterane, and triaromatic steroid biomarkers in sediments from coastal marsh sites impacted by the Macondo oil spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14.
Rabalais, N. N., Turner, R. E., & Smith, L. M. (2014). How to put long-term data to work: Jon, we do have hypoxia. In Ocean Sciences Meeting. Honolulu, HI - 02/23/14-02/28/14: O.
Rabalais, N. N., Smith, L. M., Turner, R. E., Overton, E. B., Hu, X., & Cai, W. (2014). Deepwater Horizon oil spill and Gulf of Mexico shelf hypoxia. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Turner, R., Overton, E. B., Meyer, B., Miles, M., McClenachan, G., Hopper-Bui, L., et al. (2014). Trajectory of changing DWH oil in Louisiana marshes, 2010-2013. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.

2013

Drennen, C. G., Engel, A. S., & Turner, R. E. (2013). Response and recovery of microbial communities in Louisiana coastal marshes after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and possible implications for marsh erosion. In 22nd Biennial Conference of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation. San Diego, CA, November 3 - 7, 2013: Poster.
Engel, A. S., Liu, C., Anderson, L. A., Hooper-Bui, L., & Turner, R. E. (2013). Multiple stressors impact marsh sediment bacterial diversity after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Hesson, B., Chen, X., Strecker, R., Turner, R. E., & Hooper-Bui, L. (2013). Effect of TS Lee and Hurricane Isaac on saltmarsh terrestrial arthropods. In 22nd Biennial Conference of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation. San Diego, CA, November 3 - 7, 2013.
Kearney, M., Ritter, A., & Turner, R. E. (2013). Longterm changes in marsh vegetation coverage and vigor in Barataria Bay and Terrebonne Bay. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Overton, E. B., Miles, M. S., Meyer, B. M., Gao, H., & Turner, R. E. (2013). Weathering and distribution of petroleum hydrocarbons along coastal Louisiana following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In American Chemical Society National Meeting. New Orleans, LA, April 7-11, 2013.
Turner, R. E., Overton, E. B., Ashton, B. M., Miles, M. S., McClenachan, G., Hooper-Bui, L., et al. (2013). Distribution and Recovery Trajectory of Macondo (Mississippi Canyon 252) Oil in Louisiana Salt Marshes. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.

2012

Hooper-Bui, L. M., Strecker, R., Hesson, B., Soderstrum, G., Accardo, M., Aguillard, D., et al. (2012). Silent spring revisited: Insects and spiders in Louisiana's saltwater marshes after the Macondo blowout. In Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Little Rock, AR, March 9, 2012.
Hooper-Bui, L. M., Strecker, R. M., Adams, B. J., Chen, X., Overton, E., & Turner, R. E. (2012). Silent Spring Revisited: Insects and Spiders in Louisiana's Saltwater Marshes after the Macondo Blowout. In INTECOL International Wetlands Conference. Orlando, FL, June 3-9, 2012: Poster.
McClenachan, G., & Turner, R. E. (2012). Effects of oil on the rate and trajectory of Louisiana marsh shoreline erosion. In INTECOL International Wetlands Conference. Orlando, FL, June 3-9, 2012.
Rabalais, N., Turner, R. E., & Hooper-Bui, L. M. (2012). The Effects of the Macondo Oil Spill on Coastal Ecosystems. In NOAA Coastal Response Research Center: Oil Spill Research – A Forum. Baton Rouge, LA, January 17, 2012.
Riter, J. C. A., Kearney, M. S., & Turner, R. E. (2012). Effects of freshwater diversons on Mississippi delta marshes between 1984 and 2009. In Geological Society of America Annual Meeting. Charlotte, NC, November 5, 2012.
Riter, J. C. A., Kearney, M. S., & Turner, R. E. (2012). Marsh loss from 1984 – 2011 in the Breton Sound, Barataria and Terrebonne Basins, Louisiana, U.S.A.: Impacts of hurricanes and excess nutrients. In AGU Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA, December 4, 2012: Poster.
Soderstrum, G., Hooper-Bui, L. M., Osisioma, O., Strecker, R. M., Chen, X., Adams, B., et al. (2012). Silent spring revisited: Insects and spiders in Louisiana's saltwater marshes after the Macondo blowout. In Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. Knoxville, TN, November 11, 2012.
Turner, R. E., Rabalais, N. N., & Justic, D. (2012). Nitrogen, phosphorus and silicate growth limitation of phytoplpankton on the Mississippi River continental shelf. In American Society of Limnology and Oceanography Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Lake Biwa, Japan, July 8-13, 2012.