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Investigating the effect of oil spills
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Deana L. Erdner

The University of Texas at Austin

Department of Marine Science

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

derdner@utexas.edu

Project List:

Dispersion Research on Oil: Physics and Plankton Studies II (DROPPS II)

Year 5-7 Consortia Grants (RFP-IV)Role: Task Co-Lead, Outreach Team, Research Scientist, Outreach Point of Contact

Dispersion Research on Oil: Physics and Plankton Studies (DROPPS)

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

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 4

2016

Bacosa, H. P., Thyng, K. M., Plunkett, S., Erdner, D. L., & Liu, Z. (2016). The tarballs on Texas beaches following the 2014 Texas City “Y” Spill: Modeling, chemical, and microbiological studies. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 109(1), 236–244.
Severin, T., Bacosa, H. P., Sato, A., & Erdner, D. L. (2016). Dynamics of Heterocapsa sp. and the associated attached and free-living bacteria under the influence of dispersed and undispersed crude oil. Lett Appl Microbiol, 63(6), 419–425.

2015

Bacosa, H. P., Erdner, D. L., & Liu, Z. (2015). Differentiating the roles of photooxidation and biodegradation in the weathering of Light Louisiana Sweet crude oil in surface water from the Deepwater Horizon site. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 95(1), 265–272.
Bacosa, H. P., Liu, Z., & Erdner, D. L. (2015). Natural Sunlight Shapes Crude Oil-Degrading Bacterial Communities in Northern Gulf of Mexico Surface Waters. Front. Microbiol., 6, 1325.

Conference Presentations - 14

2017

Moison, M., Erdner, D., & Buskey, E. J. (2017). Toxic effects of oil and dispersant on growth of the toxic dinoflagellate Karenia brevis. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.
Plotkin, J., Severin, T., & Erdner, D. (2017). The physiological effects of crude oil on the marine dinoflagellate Heterocapsa triquetra. In 2017 Undergraduate Research Forum, College of Natural Sciences. Austin, TX : 04/12/17: Poster.
Severin, T., & Erdner, D. (2017). Dynamic of the phytoplankton-bacteria interactions under an environmental stress. In ASLO 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Honolulu, HI : 02/26/17-03/03/17.
Severin, T., & Erdner, D. (2017). Dynamics of 3 Phytoplankton Species and their Attached and Free-Living Bacteria in Response to Dispersed and Undispersed Crude Oil. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.

2016

Bacosa, H., Erdner, D., & Liu, Z. (2016). Biodegradation and photooxidation of crude oil under natural sunlight in the northern Gulf of Mexico. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2016. New Orleans, LA : 02/21/16-02/26/16: poster.
Bacosa, H., Plunkett, S., Erdner, D., & Liu Z. (2016). Hydrocarbon Composition and Bacterial Community Associated with Tarballs following the Texas City “Y” Oil Spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: poster.
Bacosa, H., Thyng, K., Plunkett, S., Erdner, D., & Liu, Z. (2016). From Galveston Island to Mustang Island: oil transport, and changes in tarball chemistry and microbiology following the 2014 Texas City Y Spill. In American Chemical Society Southwest Regional Meeting 2016 (ACS SWRM-2016). Galveston, TX : 11/10/16-11/13/16.
Liu, Z., Liu, J., Bacosa, H., Wang, Q., Evans, M., & Erdner, D. (2016). The Role of Environmental Factors in Controlling the Oil Weathering in the Gulf of Mexico Waters. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.

2015

Bacosa, H. P., Liu, Z., & Erdner, D. L. (2015). Natural solar radiation shapes crude oil-degrading bacterial community structures in surface water of the northern Gulf of Mexico. In 2015 Texas Bays and Estuaries Meeting. Port Aransas, TX : 04/08/15-04/09/15.
Bacosa, H. P., Liu, Z., & Erdner, D. L. (2015). Response of deep-sea sediment bacterial communities in the Gulf of Mexico to Light Louisiana Sweet crude oil. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Liu, Z., Liu, J., Bacosa, H. P., & Erdner, D. (2015). Environmental conditions are key to controlling the development of oil degraders in the Gulf of Mexico waters. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.
Vaccari, L., Tran, L., Niepa, T. H. R., Sheng, J., Erdner, D., Goulian, D., et al. (2015). Effect of Bacteria and Diatom Interactions on Mechanical Properties of Oil-Water Interfaces. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.

2014

Bacosa, H., Erdner, D., & Liu, Z. (2014). The effect of natural solar radiation on crude oil degradation and microbial community structure. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14.

2013

Liu, J., Liu, Z., & Erdner, D. (2013). The response of bacterial communities on oil addition to waters from different depths at the Deepwater Horizon site. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.