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Puspa Adhikari

Louisiana State University

Department of Environmental Sciences

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

padhik2@lsu.edu

Project List:

Coastal Waters Consortium II (CWC II)

Year 5-7 Consortia Grants (RFP-IV)Role: Research Staff

Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE)

Year 2-4 Consortia Grants (RFP-I)Role: Graduate Student - Master's Level

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: Graduate Student - PhD Level

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Article - 1

2015

Adhikari, P. L., Maiti, K., & Overton, E. B. (2015). Vertical fluxes of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Marine Chemistry, 168, 60–68.

Conference Presentations - 7

2017

Adhikari, P. L., Overton, E. B., Miles, M. S., & Meyer, B. M. (2017). Effects of tropical storms in distribution and redistribution of Deepwater Horizon oil residues in the coastal Louisiana marshes. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Bam, W., Hooper-Bui, L. M., Strecker, R. M., Adhikari, P. L., & Overton, E. B. (2017). Coupled Effects of Oil Spill and Hurricanes on Saltmarsh Terrestrial Arthropods. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Overton, E. B., Meyer, B. M., Miles, M. S., Olson, G., & Adhikari, P. L. (2017). Weathering patterns of forensic biomarker compounds and PAHs in coastal marsh sediments since the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.

2015

Adhikari, P. L., Maiti, K., & Overton, E. B. (2015). Distribution and Accumulation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the Northern Gulf of Mexico Sediments. In 2015 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.

2014

Adhikari, P. L., Maiti, K., & Overton, E. B. (2014). Temporal Variability in Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Transport in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. In 2014 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference. Mobile, AL : 01/26/14-01/29/14: Poster.
Maiti, K., Adhikari, P. L., & Overton, E. B. (2014). Residence Times of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons around Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Site. In The 10th Annual Economic Development Assistantships (EDA) Symposium. Baton Rouge, LA : 04/28/2014: Poster.
Maiti, K., Adhikari, P. L., Overton, E. B., & Bosu, S. (2014). Variability in the Residence Times of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. In Ocean Science Meeting. Honolulu,HI : 02/23/2014-02/28/2014: Poster.