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Investigating the effect of oil spills
on the environment and public health.
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Joyce Kassenga

Louisiana State University

Department of Environmental Sciences

School of the Coast and Environment
1271 Energy, Coast and Environment Building
Baton Rouge , LA  70803  

jkasse1@lsu.edu

Project List:

Chemical evolution and plant-microbe degradation of petroleum in saline marsh plants and soils

Year 6-8 Investigator Grants (RFP-V)Role: Graduate Student - Master's Level

Publications & Presentations:

Conference Presentations - 3

2017

Kassenga, J., Decell, N. M., Mohammed, Y., Elango, V., & Pardue, J. H. (2017). Cycling of Petrogenic PAHs through Vegetation:implications for biodegradation of residual crude oil in marshes. In Fourth International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies. Miami, FL : 05/22/17-05/25/17.

2016

Pardue, J. H., Mohammed, Y., Elango, V., & Kassenga, J. (2016). Cuticle Accumulation of Petrogenic PAHs on Spartina: a Novel Exposure Pathway for Marsh Biota. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
Van Bael, S. A., Papadopolous, K., Gunsch, C., Pardue, J., Blum, M., Fauci, L., et al. (2016). Chemical evolution and plant-microbe degradation of petroleum in saline marsh plants and soils. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.