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Carol Arnosti

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Department of Marine Sciences

3202 Venable Hall, CB 3300
Chapel Hill , NC  27599  

arnosti@email.unc.edu

Project List:

Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs to the Gulf-2 (ECOGIG-2)

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

Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs to the Gulf (ECOGIG)

Year 2-4 Consortia Grants (RFP-I)Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Task Co-Lead

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 8

2016

Arnosti, C., Ziervogel, K., Yang, T., & Teske, A. (2016). Oil-derived marine aggregates – hot spots of polysaccharide degradation by specialized bacterial communities. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 129, 179–186.
John, V., Arnosti, C., Field, J., Kujawinski, E., & MacCormick, A. (2016). The Role of Dispersants in Oil Spill Remediation: Fundamental Concepts, Rationale for Use, Fate, and Transport Issues. Oceanog, 29(3), 108–117.
Ziervogel, K., & Arnosti, C. (2016). Enhanced protein and carbohydrate hydrolyses in plume-associated deepwaters initially sampled during the early stages of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 129, 368–373.
Ziervogel, K., Dike, C., Asper, V., Montoya, J., Battles, J., D'souza, N., et al. (2016). Enhanced particle fluxes and heterotrophic bacterial activities in Gulf of Mexico bottom waters following storm-induced sediment resuspension. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 129, 77–88.
Ziervogel, K., Joye, S. B., & Arnosti, C. (2016). Microbial enzymatic activity and secondary production in sediments affected by the sedimentation pulse following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 129, 241–248.
Ziervogel, K., Osburn, C., Brym, A., Battles, J., Joye, S., D'souza, N., et al. (2016). Linking Heterotrophic Microbial Activities with Particle Characteristics in Waters of the Mississippi River Delta in the Aftermath of Hurricane Isaac. Front. Mar. Sci., 3(8), 1–12.

2014

Arnosti, C. (2014). Patterns of Microbially Driven Carbon Cycling in the Ocean: Links between Extracellular Enzymes and Microbial Communities. Advances in Oceanography, 2014, 1–12.

2012

Ziervogel, K., McKay, L. J., Rhodes, B., Osburn, C. L., Dickson-Brown, J., Arnosti, C., et al. (2012). Microbial Activities and Dissolved Organic Matter Dynamics in Oil-Contaminated Surface Seawater from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Site. PLoS ONE, 7(4), e34816.

Conference Presentations - 7

2016

Ziervogel, K., Diercks, A., Joye, S. B., Arnosti, C., Passow, U., Montoya, J. P. A. 7:A. 50., et al. (2016). Storm-induced sediment resuspension affects particle flux and bacterial activities in the deep Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/07/16: Poster.

2015

Ziervogel, K., Joye, S. B., & Arnosti, C. (2015). Microbial enzymatic activity and secondary production in sediments affected by the sedimentation pulse following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.

2014

Ziervogel, K., Sweet, J., Passow, U., Juhl, A., & Arnosti, C. (2014). Sediment resuspension in the deep Gulf of Mexico affects redistribution and transformation of (oil-rich) POM. In ASLO/AGU/TOS Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu HI. Honolulu, HI : 02/23/14-02/28/14: Poster.

2013

Ziervogel, K., Passow, U., Sweet, J., & Arnosti, C. (2013). Marine snow and associated microbial processes as drivers for oil transformation in surface Gulf of Mexico waters. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2013. New Orleans, LA : 02/17/13-02/22/2013.
Ziervogel, K., Passow, U., Sweet, J., D'Souza, N., & Arnosti, C. (2013). Marine snow and associated microbial processes as drivers for oil transformation in surface Gulf of Mexico waters. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Ziervogel, K., Passow, U., Sweet, J., D'Souza, N., & Arnosti, C. (2013). Marine snow and associated microbial processes as drivers for oil transformation in surface Gulf of Mexico waters. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Conference. New Orleans, LA, January 20-23, 2013.

2012

Prairie, J., Arnosti, C., Camassa, R., McLaughlin, R., White, B., & Ziervogel, K. (2012). Delayed settling of marine snow particles through sharp density transitions and consequences for marine carbon cycling. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2012. Salt Lake City, UT: 02/19/12-02/24/12: Poster.