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Antonietta Quigg

Texas A&M University at Galveston

Marine Biology Department

P.O. Box 1675
Galveston, TX  77553  

quigga@tamug.edu

Project List:

Aggregation and Degradation of Dispersants and Oil by Microbial Exopolymers (ADDOMEx)

Year 5-7 Consortia Grants (RFP-IV)Role: Principal Investigator, Task Lead, Task Data Contact, Program Manager / Technical Coordinator, Outreach Point of Contact

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 4

2017

Chiu, M. - H., Garcia, S. G., Hwang, B., Claiche, D., Sanchez, G., Aldayafleh, R., et al. (2017). Corexit, oil and marine microgels. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 122(1-2), 376–378.
Sun, L., Xu, C., Zhang, S., Lin, P., Schwehr, K. A., Quigg, A., et al. (2017). Light-induced aggregation of microbial exopolymeric substances. Chemosphere, 181, 675–681.
Williams, A. K., Bacosa, H. P., & Quigg, A. (2017). The impact of dissolved inorganic nitrogen and phosphorous on responses of microbial plankton to the Texas City “Y” oil spill in Galveston Bay, Texas (USA). Marine Pollution Bulletin, 121(1-2), 32–44.

2016

Quigg, A., Passow, U., Chin, W. - C., Xu, C., Doyle, S., Bretherton, L., et al. (2016). The role of microbial exopolymers in determining the fate of oil and chemical dispersants in the ocean: Interactions of microbial exopolymers in oil and chemical dispersants. Limnol. Oceanogr., 1(1), 3–26.

Conference Presentations - 47

2017

Bretherton, L., Kamalanathan, M., Genzer, J., Hillhouse, J., Couffer, B., & Quigg, A. (2017). Using diatoms to understand the toxicity of oil spills and chemical dispersants. In ASLO 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Honolulu, HI : 02/26/17-03/03/17.
Bretherton, L., Kamalanathan, M., Genzer, J., Hillhouse, J., Setta, S., Couffer, B., et al. (2017). Multi-parameter assessment of fast repetition rate (FRR) fluorescence signals in natural phytoplankton communities exposed to the water accommodated fraction of oil and the chemical dispersant Corexit. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Chiu, M., Khan, A., Garcia, S. S., Kagiri, A. W., Sibal, A., Yang, J. L., et al. (2017). Effect of Oil Spill on Marine Microbe Exopolymeric Substances Release. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Chiu, M., Zhang, S., Xu, C., Passow, U., Santschi, P., Quigg, A., et al. (2017). Potential Impact of Corexit on Marine Microgels. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.
Doyle, S., Setta, S., Whitaker, E., De Pascual, V., Quigg, A., & Sylvan, J. B. (2017). Investigating the Microbial Response to Oil and Dispersants in Surface Water Marine Environments. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.
Finkel, Z. V., Brown, C. M., Quigg, A., Setta, S., Bretherton, L., & Irwin, A. J. (2017). Oil And Corexit Alter Planktonic Microbial Eukaryotic Community Structure In Mesocosm Experiments. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Genzer, J., Bretherton, L., Setta, S., Hillhouse, J., Kamalanathan, M., Chen, X., et al. (2017). The effects of removing carbon limitation on diatom aggregation and physiological responses when exposed to Macondo surrogate oil. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.
Genzer, J., Bretherton, L., Setta, S., Hillhouse, J., Kamalanathan, M., Passow, U., et al. (2017). Effects of Macondo surrogate oil and increased carbon dioxide on marine diatom, Thalassiosira pseudonana. In ASLO 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Honolulu, HI : 02/26/17-03/03/17: Poster.
Gold-Bouchot, G., Nolen, R., Shi, D., Bera, G., Morales-McDevitt, M., Wade, T. L., et al. (2017). Chlorophyll a Levels in Dichloromethane Extracts from Mesocosm Exposed to WAF, DCEWAF and CEWAF. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.
Hillhouse, J., Bretherton, L., Kamalanathan, M., Genzer, J., & Quigg, A. (2017). Impact of phosphorus limitation on phytoplankton in the Gulf of Mexico in the presence of oil and dispersants. In ASLO 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Honolulu, HI : 02/26/17-03/03/17: Poster.
Kamalanathan, M., Schwehr, K., Bretherton, L., Genzer, J., Hillhouse, J., Simmons, J., et al. (2017). Rapid macromolecular characterization and prediction of phytoplankton and marine aggregate's exposed to chemically enhanced (COREXIT) water accommodated fraction (WAF) of oil using Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.
Kamalanathan, M., Xu, C., Sweet, J., Beaver, M., Zhang, S., Whitaker, E., et al. (2017). Microbial activity in Chemically Enhanced Water Accommodated Fraction of Surrogate Oil from BP Oil Spill. In ASLO 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Honolulu, HI : 02/26/17-03/03/17.
Li, Y., Zhang, S., Gao, H., & Quigg, A. (2017). Chlorophyll-a variations in the Gulf of Mexico in response to Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.
Morales-McDevitt, M. E., Knap, A., Wade, T. L., Gold-Bouchot, G., Shi, D., Bera, G., et al. (2017). Formation of Microbial Exopolymers in Mesocosm Experiments using Coastal and Open Ocean Waters Dosed with BP Surrogate Oil and Corexit 9500A. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Nguyen, M., Bretherton, L., Kamalanathan, M., Hillhouse, J., Genzer, J., & Quigg, A. (2017). The effects of three different types of crude oil on marine diatom, Thalassiosira pseudonana. In Texas A&M University Galveston Student Research Symposium. Galveston, Texas : 04/18/17-04/19/17: Poster.
Passow, U., Sweet, J., Chiu, M., Chin, W., Zhang, S., Xu, C., et al. (2017). The Role of Corexit for the Formation of Sinking Marine Oil Snow. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Santschi, P. H., Xu, C., Zhang, S., Schwehr, K. A., Lin, P., Sun, L., et al. (2017). Effects of Water-Accommodated Fraction of Macondo Oil and Corexit on Sinking Marine Snow Formation and Oil Transport in Three Mesocosm Experiments. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Schwehr, K. A., Xu, C., Zhang, S., Agueda, O., Beaver, M., Jackson, C., et al. (2017). Surface Tension and Chemical Composition of Exopolymeric Substances, EPS: Insights into Mechanisms of Aggregate Formation and Carbon Removal. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Setta, S., Whitaker, E., Genzer, J., Bretherton, L., Doyle, S., Brown, C., et al. (2017). The effects of Oil and Corexit on the interaction between bacteria and phytoplankton in Mesocosm experiments. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.
Setta, S., Whitaker, E., Genzer, J., Bretherton, L., Doyle, S., Brown, C., et al. (2017). The interaction between bacteria and phytoplankton in response to oil and corexit in mesocosm experiments. In ASLO 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Honolulu, HI : 02/26/17-03/03/17: Poster.
Shi, D., Wade, T. L., Gold-Bouchot, G., Sweet, S. T., Morales-McDevitt, M., Bera, G., et al. (2017). Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) Distributions of WAF, DCEWAF and CEWAF Treatments in Mesocosm Experiments. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.
Sun, L., Xu, C., Zhang, S., Lin, P., Schwehr, K. A., Quigg, A., et al. (2017). Light-induced Aggregation of Bacterial Exopolymeric Substances. Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.
Wade, T. L., Gold-Bouchot, G., Shi, D., Sweet, S. T., Morales-McDevitt, M., Bera, G., et al. (2017). Making Oil and Water Mix for ADDOMEx Mesocosms Marine Oil Snow Impact Experiments: a tale of WAF and CEWAF. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.
Whitaker, E. A., Kamalanathan, M., Quigg, A., & Sylvan, J. B. (2017). Exoenzymatic response of coastal and offshore surface ocean microbial communities to exposure to oil and an oil/dispersant mixture. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.
Wozniak, A. S., Obeid, W., Xu, C., Zhang, S., Santschi, P., Quigg, A., et al. (2017). Identifying oil/marine snow associations and oil transformations in mesocosm simulations of the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill event. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Xu, C., Zhang, S., Beaver, M., Lin, P., Sun, L., Schwehr, K. A., et al. (2017). Microbially-mediated exopolymeric substances production, composition and regulation of Macondo oil transport in two contrasting environments. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.

2016

Agueda, O., Beaver, M., Xu, C., Zhang, S., Lin, P., Schwehr, K. A., et al. (2016). Relationships between surface tension and chemical composition of exopolymeric substances (EPS) in the presence of water accommodated fraction (WAF) and Corexit in two contrasting environments: open ocean versus coastal ocean. In American Chemical Society Southwest Regional Meeting 2016 (ACS SWRM-2016). Galveston, TX : 11/10/16-11/13/16.
Agueda, O., Jackson, C., Schwehr, K., Xu, C., Zhang, S., Santachi, P., et al. (2016). The Effects of Surface Tension in Relation to Extracellular Polymeric Substance (EPS) Adhesion to Oil. In 2016 Texas A&M University at Galveston Student Research Symposium. Galveston, TX : 04/19/16-04/20/16: Poster.
Beaver, M., Xu, C., Zhang, S., Lin, P., Schwehr, K. A., Wade, T. L., et al. (2016). Production and composition of exopolymeric substances (EPS) in the presence of water accommodated fraction (WAF) oil and Corexit in two contrasting environments: open ocean versus coastal ocean. In American Chemical Society Southwest Regional Meeting 2016 (ACS SWRM-2016). Galveston, TX : 11/10/16-11/13/16.
Beaver, M., Xu, C., Zhang, S., Lin, P., Schwehr, K. A., Wade, T. L., et al. (2016). Production and Composition of Exopolymeric Substances (EPS) in the presence of Water Accomodated Fraction (WAF) Oil and Corexit in two contrasting Environments: Open Ocean versus Coastal Ocean. In 2016 Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium. Houston, TX : 10/22/16.
Beaver, M., Xu, C., Zhang, S., Schwehr, K., Santachi, P., & Quigg, A. (2016). Exopolymeric Substances (EPS) Composition of Marine Oil Aggregate produced in a mesocosom experiment mimicking the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. In 2016 Texas A&M University at Galveston Student Research Symposium. Galveston, TX : 04/19/16-04/20/16: Poster.
Bera, G., Knap, A., Sericano, J., Wade, T. L., Sweet, S. T., Gold-Bouchot, G., et al. (2016). Stability and chemical composition of water accommodated fraction (WAF) made through three different procedures and their implication in formation of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) during oil spill. In American Chemical Society Southwest Regional Meeting 2016 (ACS SWRM-2016). Galveston, TX : 11/10/16-11/13/16.
Bera, G., Knap, A. H., Wade, T. L., Gold-Bouchot, G., Sericano, J. L., & Quigg, A. (2016). Formation of Marine Snow in Presence of Dissolved Hydrocarbons from Oil Spills. In 2016 Texas A&M University Postdoctoral Research Symposium. College Station, TX : 09/21/16: Poster.
Bretherton, L., Kamalanathan, M., Genzer, J., Hillhouse, J., & Quigg, A. (2016). A multi-parameter approach to assessing fluorescence signals in natural phytoplankton communities exposed to crude oil and dispersants. In 2016 Texas A&M University Postdoctoral Research Symposium. College Station, TX : 09/21/16: Poster.
Bretherton, L., Kamalanathan, M., Genzer, J., Hillhouse, J., Santschi, P., & Quigg, A. (2016). Multi-parameter assessment of fast repetition rate (FRR) fluorescence signals in natural phytoplankton communities exposed to oil and dispersants. In American Chemical Society Southwest Regional Meeting 2016 (ACS SWRM-2016). Galveston, TX : 11/10/16-11/13/16.
Doyle, S., Whitaker, E., Steichen, J., Brown, C., Genzer, J., Knapp, A., et al. (2016). Initial analysis of microbial community response to oil and Corexit in coastal water mesocosms. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
Gold-Bouchot, G., Shi, D., Sweet, S., Morales-McDevitt, M., Ramirez-Miss, N., Passow, U., et al. (2016). Analysis of Hydrocarbons in WAF and CEWAF by Fluorescence. Results of an intercalibration exercise. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
Kamalanathan, M., Bretherton, L., Genzer, J., Hillhouse, J., Simmons, J., Sylvan, J. B., et al. (2016). Extracellular Enzyme Activity Profile in Chemically Enhanced Water Accommodated Fraction of Surrogate Oil from BP Oil Spill. In 2016 Texas A&M University Postdoctoral Research Symposium. College Station, TX : 09/21/16: Poster.
Kamalanathan, M., Schwehr, K., Bretherton, L., Genzer, J., Hillhouse, J., Simmons, J., et al. (2016). Prediction of marine aggregate's exposure to chemically enhanced (COREXIT)water accomodated fraction of oil uusing Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy. In American Chemical Society Southwest Regional Meeting 2016 (ACS SWRM-2016). Galveston, TX : 11/10/16-11/13/16.
Morales-McDevitt, M., Wade, T. L., Knap, A. H., Gold-Bouchot, G., Shi, D., Sweet, S., et al. (2016). Water Accommodated Fraction (WAF) and Chemically Enhanced Water Accommodated Fraction (CEWAF) production using BP surrogate oil and Corexit 9500 for dosing of ADDOMEx Mesocosms. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
Morales-McDevitt, M. E., Wade, T. L., Knap, A., Gold-Bouchot, G., Shi, D., Sweet, S., et al. (2016). Degradation of WAF, CEWAF, and DCEWAF in biologically enriched mesocosms. In 2016 Texas Bays and Estuaries Meeting. Port Arsansas, TX : 04/13/16-04/14/16.
Passow, U., Sweet, J., Genzer, J., Schwehr, K., Xu, C., Zhang, S., et al. (2016). Oil, Diatom Exudation and Marine Oil Snow. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
Setta, S., & Quigg, A. (2016). The effects of oil and corexit on the interaction between phytoplankton and bacteria in mesocosm experiments. In Texas A&M Corpus Christi Annual Research Symposium. Corpus Christi, TX : 12/02/16.
Sun, L., Xu, C., Zhang, S., Lin, P., Schwehr, K. A., Quigg, A., et al. (2016). Light-induced Aggregation of Bacterial Exopolymeric Substances. In American Chemical Society Southwest Regional Meeting 2016 (ACS SWRM-2016). Galveston, TX : 11/10/16-11/13/16.
Sun, L., Xu, C., Zhang, S., Lin, P., Schwehr, K. A., Quigg, A., et al. (2016). Light-induced Aggregation of Bacterial Exopolymeric Substances. In Inaugural Texas A&M Postdoctoral Research Symposium. College Station, TX : 09/21/16.
Wade, T. L., Knap, A., Morales-McDevitt, M., Gold-Bouchot, G., Shi, D., Sweet, S. T., et al. (2016). 2016 Identifying oil/marine snow associations Preparation of water accommodated fraction (WAF) and chemical enhanced water accommodated fraction (CWAF) for dosing of ADDOMEx mesocosms experiments. In American Chemical Society Southwest Regional Meeting 2016 (ACS SWRM-2016). Galveston, TX : 11/10/16-11/13/16.
Xu, C., Zhang, S., Beaver, M., Lin, P., Sun, L., Schwehr, K. A., et al. (2016). Effects of Water-Accommodated Fraction (WAF) of Macondo Oil and Corexit on Formation of Marine Snow and Their Fate in Mesocosm Experiments. In American Chemical Society Southwest Regional Meeting 2016 (ACS SWRM-2016). Galveston, TX : 11/10/16-11/13/16.