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Investigating the effect of oil spills
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Michael J. Polito

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  

mpolito@lsu.edu

Project List:

Coastal Waters Consortium II (CWC II)

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

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Article - 1

2017

McCann, M. J., Able, K. W., Christian, R. R., Fodrie, F. J., Jensen, O. P., Johnson, J. J., et al. (2017). Key taxa in food web responses to stressors: theDeepwater Horizonoil spill. Front Ecol Environ, 15(3), 142–149.

Conference Presentations - 10

2017

Johnson, J. J., & Polito, M. J. (2017). Compound-specific Stable Isotope Analysis Reveals Terrestrial-Aquatic Linkages in a Northern Gulf of Mexico Salt Marsh. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Lamb, K., & Polito, M. J. (2017). Preliminary isotopic analyses of coastal seabirds collected from Louisiana in 2010 during the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.
Lopez-Duarte, P., Able, K., Fodrie, J., Martin, C. M., Noji, C., Olin, J., et al. (2017). Quantifying Trophic Interactions in Louisiana Salt Marshes by Combining Stomach Content, Stable Isotope, and Fatty Acid Approaches. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.

2016

Johnson, J. J., Olin, J. A., & Polito, M. J. (2016). Tracing Carbon Flow from Primary Production to a Gulf Coast Salt Marsh Consumer, the Seaside Sparrow (Ammodramus maritimus). In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
Johnson, J. J., Olin, J. A., & Polito, M. J. (2016). Tracing Carbon Flow from Primary Production to a Gulf Coast Salt Marsh Consumer, the Seaside Sparrow (Ammodramus maritimus). In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2016. New Orleans, LA : 02/21/16-02/26/16: Poster.
Lopez-Duarte, P., Able, K., Fodrie, J., McCann, M., Melara, S., Noji, C., et al. (2016). Estimating predator-prey relationships in Louisiana salt marshes: a combination of stomach content, stable isotope, and fatty acid analysis. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
López-Duarte, P. C., Able, K.W., Fodrie, F. J., McCann, M., Melara, S., Noji, C., Olin, J., et al. (2016). Trophic Interactions in Louisiana Salt Marshes: Combining Stomach Content, Stable Isotope, and Fatty Acid Approaches. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2016. New Orleans, LA : 02/21/16-02/26/16.
McCann, M., Jensen, O., Able, K., Christian, R., Fodrie, J., Johnson, J. J., et al. (2016). Using a food web network model to understand vulnerability of Gulf of Mexico salt marsh food webs to oiling. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Polito, M. J., Johnson, J., Mauney, M. T., Davis, B., Baustian, M., Olin, J., et al. (2016). Tracking Carbon Flow through Marsh Food Webs Using Compound Specific-Stable Isotope Analysis. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.

2015

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.