Investigating the effect of oil spills
on the environment and public health.
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Alexis Khursigara

The University of Texas at Austin

Department of Marine Science

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


Project List:

Relationship of Effects of Cardiac Outcomes in Fish for Validation of Ecological Risk (RECOVER)

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

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Article - 1


Khursigara, A. J., Perrichon, P., Martinez Bautista, N., Burggren, W. W., & Esbaugh, A. J. (2017). Cardiac function and survival are affected by crude oil in larval red drum, Sciaenops ocellatus. Science of The Total Environment, 579, 797–804.

Conference Presentations - 4


Khursigara, A. J., Johansen, J. L., & Esbaugh, A. J. (2017). The influence of oil exposure on social interactions and competition in a marine teleost. In Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting 2017. New Orleans, LA : 01/04/17-01/08/17.
Rowsey, L. E., Khursigara, A. J., & Esbaugh, A. J. (2017). Effects of Sub-Lethal Oil Exposure on Predator-Prey Dynamics in a Larval Marine Fish. In Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting 2017. New Orleans, LA : 01/04/17-01/08/17: Poster.


Khursigara, A., Perrichon, P., Bautista, N. M., Burggren, W. W., & Esbaugh, A. J. (2016). Early life sensitivity of red drum, Sciaenops ocellatus, to source and naturally weathered oil. In International Congress on the Biology of Fish. San Marcus, TX : 06/12/16 - 06/16/16.
Xu, G. E., Khursigara, A., Starr Hazard, E., Hardiman, G., Esbaugh, A. J., Grosell, M., et al. (2016). Global transcriptional responses to Deepwater Horizon oil in red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) embryos. In 7th Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) World Congress/SETAC North America 37th Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL : 11/06/16-11/10/16: Poster.