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Investigating the effect of oil spills
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Sean Graham

Nicholls State University

Department of Biological Sciences

114 Gouaux Hall
P.O. Box 2021
Thibodaux, LA  70310  

sean.graham@nicholls.edu

Project List:

Meta-analytic synthesis of long-term wetland impacts, recovery, and resilience following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Year 8-10 Research Grants (RFP-VI)Role: Principal Investigator, Project Data Point of Contact

Long-Term Impact, Recovery and Resilience: Wetland plant-microbial-benthic ecosystem responses to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and mitigation strategies promoting sustainability

Year 6-8 Investigator Grants (RFP-V)Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Article - 1

2016

Lin, Q., Mendelssohn, I. A., Graham, S. A., Hou, A., Fleeger, J. W., & Deis, D. R. (2016). Response of salt marshes to oiling from the Deepwater Horizon spill: Implications for plant growth, soil surface-erosion, and shoreline stability. Science of The Total Environment, 557-558, 369–377.

Conference Presentations - 9

2017

Cagle, G., Song, Y., Lin, Q., Mendelssohn, I. A., Fleeger, J., Dies, D., et al. (2017). The effects of planting and fertilization on native soil microbial community in Louisiana coastal marshes affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.
LaCour-Conant, K., Johnson, D. S., Fleeger, J. W., Deis, D. R., Lin, Q., Hou, A., et al. (2017). Long-term impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil exposure on the southern ribbed mussel (Geukensia demissa granosissma): implications for salt marsh-stabilizing facilitation. In 38th Annual meeting of the Louisiana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Thibodaux, LA : 05/25/17-05/26/17: Poster.
LaCour-Conant, K., Johnson, D. S., Fleeger, J. W., Deis, D. R., Lin, Q., Hou, A., et al. (2017). Long-term impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil exposure on the southern ribbed mussel (Geukensia granosissima): implications for salt marsh-stabilizing facilitation. In Louisiana Association of Professional Biologists Fall Symposium (LAPB 2017). Lake Charles, LA : 08/10/17-08/11/17.
Lin, Q., Mendelssohn, I. A., Graham, S., Fleeger, J. W., Hou, A., & Deis, D. R. (2017). Six-Year Response and Recovery of Coastal Salt Marsh Vegetation to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.

2016

Cagle, G., Song, Y., Lin, Q., Mendelssohn, I. A., Fleeger, J., Dies, D., et al. (2016). The effects of planting and fertilization on native soil microbial community in Louisiana coastal marshes affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Gulf Estuarine Research Society Fall 2016 Meeting. Pensacola Beach, FL : 11/03/16-11/05/16: Poster.
Hou, A., Lin, Q., Mendelssohn, I. A., Graham, S., Fleeger, J. W., & Deis, D. R. (2016). Responses of Indigenous Microbial Communities to the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill in Louisiana Saltmarshes: a 5-Year Study. In 8th National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration. New Orleans, LA : 12/10/16-12/15/16.
Lin, Q., Fleeger, J. W., Hou, A., Graham, S., & Deis, D. R. (2016). Long-Term Impact, Recovery and Resilience: Wetland plant-microbial-benthic ecosystem responses to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and mitigation strategies promoting sustainability. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
Lin, Q., Mendelssohn, I. A., Graham, S., Fleeger, J. W., Hou, A., & Deis, D. R. (2016). Long-term Response of Coastal Salt Marsh Vegetation to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
Lin, Q., Mendelssohn, I. A., Graham, S., Fleeger, J. W., Hou, A., & Deis, D. R. (2016). Vegetation Recovery of Coastal Salt Marshes Impacted by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. In 8th National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration. New Orleans, LA : 12/10/16-12/15/16.