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Investigating the effect of oil spills
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Nancy N. Rabalais

Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)

Research

8124 Highway 56
Chauvin, LA  70344  

nrabalais@lumcon.edu

Project List:

Coastal Waters Consortium II (CWC II)

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

Collection of Water Column Samples in the Northern Gulf of Mexico Hypoxic Zone and Areas Near the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Site

Bridge Grants (RFP-III)Role: 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 Co-Lead

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

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

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 5

2016

Hu, X., Cai, W. - J., Rabalais, N. N., & Xue, J. (2016). Coupled oxygen and dissolved inorganic carbon dynamics in coastal ocean and its use as a potential indicator for detecting water column oil degradation. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 129, 311–318.
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.

2015

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

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.
Rabalais, N. (2014). Assessing Early Looks at Biological Responses to the Macondo Event. BioScience, 64(9), 757–759.

Conference Presentations - 30

2017

Rabalais, N. N. (2017). Summary of CWC-II activities up to Feb. 2017. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.
Robinson, E., & Rabalais, N. N. (2017). The effects of oil on blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) and periwinkle snail (Littoraria irrorata) predator-prey interactions. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Shivarudrappa, S., Rabalais, N., Morrison, W., & Pietraroia, L. (2017). Response of Louisiana Marsh Subtidal Macroinfaunal Communities to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spil. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.

2016

Hu, X., Wang, H., & Rabalais, N. (2016). Stable Isotope Composition of Remineralizing Organic Matter in the Hypoxic Zone of the Northern Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
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.
Roberts, B., Chelsky, A., Rich, M., Rogener, M., Joye, S., & Rabalais, N. (2016). Spatial patterns in water column respiration rates in the northern Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone: results from four years of July shelfwide cruises. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2016. New Orleans, LA : 02/21/16-02/26/16: Poster.
Robinson, E., & Rabalais, N. (2016). The effects of oil on blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) and periwinkle snail (Littoraria irrorata) interactions: a preliminary mesocosm study. In Benthic Ecology Meeting. Portland, ME : 03/16/16-03/29/16.
Rogener, M., Roberts, B., Rabalais, N., Stewart, F., & Joye, S. (2016). Microbial nitrogen sinks in the water column of a large coastal hypoxic area, the Gulf of Mexico “Dead Zone”. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2016. New Orleans, LA : 02/21/16-02/26/16.
Rogener, M., Roberts, B., Rabalais, N., Stewart, F., & Joye, S. (2016). Reactive Nitrogen and Methane Sinks in the Water Column of a Large Coastal Hypoxic area, the Gulf of Mexico "Dead Zone. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
Rogener, M. K., Roberts, B., Rabalais, N. N., Stewart, F., & Joye, S. B. (2016). Microbial nitrogen sinks in the water column of a large coastal hypoxic area, the Gulf of Mexico “Dead Zone”. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
Rogener, M. K., Roberts, B., Rabalais, N. N., Stewart, F., & Joye, S. B. (2016). Microbial nitrogen sinks in the water column of a large coastal hypoxic area, the Gulf of Mexico “Dead Zone”. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2016. New Orleans, LA : 02/21/16-02/26/16: Poster.
Rogener, M. K., Roberts, B., Rabalais, N. N., Stewart, F., & Joye, S. B. (2016). Reactive Nitrogen Sinks in the Water Column of a Large Coastal Hypoxic Area, the Gulf of Mexico “Dead Zone”. In Southeastern Biogeochemical Symposium. Knoxville, TN : 03/11/2016-03/14/2016.

2015

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. (2015). The Effects of the Macondo Oil Spill on Coastal Ecosystems, RFP-I Plenary. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
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.
Rogener, M. K., Roberts, B. J., Rabalais, N. N., & Joye, S. B. (2015). The effects of nitrogen loading and low oxygen conditions on the fate of nitrogen in coastal ecosystems. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.

2014

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.
Parsons, M. L., Rabalais, N. N., & Morrison, W. (2014). Did the coastal phytoplankton community change in response to the Macondo oil spill? In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: poster.
Rabalais, N. N. (2014). Deoxygenation in a global change context- coastal conditions. In 46th International Liège Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics. Liège, Belgium : 5/5/2014-5/9/2014.
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.
Rogener, M. - K., Roberts, B. J., Rabalais, N. N., & Joye, S. B. (2014). The Effects of Large Nitrogen Loading and Low Oxygen Conditions on Nitrogen Removal Processes in Coastal Waters. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Sturdivant, S. K., Rabalais, N., Wall, C., & Pride, L. (2014). An assessment of the legacy influence of the Maconda oil spill on bioturbation and sediment properties in Terrebonne Bay, Louisiana, USA. In Ocean Sciences Meeting. Honolulu, HI - 02/23/14-02/28/14.
Wall, C. C., Fontenot, A., Pride, L. D., Robinson, E. M., & Rabalais, N. N. (2014). Impact and resilience of salt marsh benthic communities after the DWH oil spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14.

2013

Rabalais, N. N. (2013). Water is life and is to be celebrated. In Plenary American Chemical Society, Special Symposium: Water: A Grand Challenge for Science and Society. New Orleans, LA, April 9, 2013.
Wall, C. C., Fontenot, A., Pride, L., Robinson, E. M., & Rabalais, N. N. (2013). Impact and resilience of salt marsh benthic communities after DWH oil spill. In 22nd Biennial Conference of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation. San Diego, CA, November 3 - 7, 2013.

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.
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.