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Investigating the effect of oil spills
on the environment and public health.
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Meredith Evans

The University of Texas at Austin

Department of Marine Science

Marine Science Institute
750 Channel View Drive
Port Aransas, TX  78373  

m.evans@utexas.edu

Project List:

Dispersion Research on Oil: Physics and Plankton Studies II (DROPPS II)

Year 5-7 Consortia Grants (RFP-IV)Role: GoMRI Scholar, Graduate Student - Master's Level

Dispersion Research on Oil: Physics and Plankton Studies (DROPPS)

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

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 2

2017

Evans, M., Liu, J., Bacosa, H., Rosenheim, B. E., & Liu, Z. (2017). Petroleum hydrocarbon persistence following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill as a function of shoreline energy. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 115(1-2), 47–56.

2016

Murphy, D., Gemmell, B., Vaccari, L., Li, C., Bacosa, H., Evans, M., et al. (2016). An in-depth survey of the oil spill literature since 1968: Long term trends and changes since Deepwater Horizon. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 113(1-2), 371–379.

Conference Presentations - 10

2017

Liu, Z., Evans, M., Bacosa, H., & Rosenheim, B. (2017). New insights into the chemical weathering processes of crude oil after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill using ramped pyrolysis gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.

2016

Evans, M., Liu, J., Bacosa, H., Wang, Q., Rosenheim, B. E., & Liu, Z. (2016). Using ramped pyrolysis gas chromatography-mass spectrometry to evaluate petroleum weathering following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2016. New Orleans, LA : 02/21/16-02/26/16.
Evans, M., Liu, J., Rosenheim, B. E., & Liu Z. (2016). Predicting and responding to petroleum pollution in coastal salt marshes. In 2016 Texas Bays and Estuaries Meeting. Port Aransas, TX : 04/13/16-04/14/16.
Evans, M., Liu, J., Rosenheim, B. E., & Liu, Z. (2016). Evaluation of Chemical Weathering following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in Louisiana Salt Marshes using Ramped Pyrolysis – Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Evans, M., Wang, Q., Bacosa, H. P., Rosenheim, B. E., & Liu, Z. (2016). Revealing chemical and structural information of weathered oil using ramped pyrolysis gas chromatography, and mass spectrometry. In American Chemical Society Southwest Regional Meeting 2016 (ACS SWRM-2016). Galveston, TX : 11/10/16-11/13/16.
Liu, Z., Liu, J., Bacosa, H., Wang, Q., Evans, M., & Erdner, D. (2016). The Role of Environmental Factors in Controlling the Oil Weathering in the Gulf of Mexico Waters. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Murphy, D. W., Gemmell, B., Vaccari, L., Li, C., Bacosa, H., Evans, M., et al. (2016). A Survey of the Oil Spill Literature: Trends since 1968 and Changes since Deepwater Horizon. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Wang, Q., Evans, M., Bacosa, H., Hu, X., & Liu, Z. (2016). The fate of crude oil during photooxidation under natural sunlight. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2016. New Orleans, LA : 02/21/16-02/26/16: poster.

2015

Evans, M. M., Rosenheim, B. E., & Liu, Z. (2015). Using Ramped Pyrolysis-Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry to evaluate weathering intensity of the oil in Louisiana salt marshes 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.

2014

Evans, M., Rosenheim, B., Liu, Z., &. (2014). Using ramped pyrolysis-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry to evaluate weathering intensity of the oil in Louisiana salt marshes following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Gulf Estuarine Research Society 2014 Biennial Meeting. Port Aransas, TX : 10/30/2014-10/31/2014.