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Ruth H. Carmichael

Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL)

University Programs

101 Bienville Boulevard
Dauphin Island, AL  36528  

rcarmichael@disl.org

Project List:

Recovery: Sentinel Macrofauna

Year One Block Grant - The Alabama Marine Environmental Science ConsortiumRole: Principal Investigator, Project Data Point of Contact

Impacts of the Deep Horizon Oil Spill on Ecosystem Structure and Function in Alabama's Marine Waters

Year One Block Grant - The Northern Gulf InstituteRole: Co-Principal Investigator, Task Lead, Task Data Contact

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 4

2014

Patterson, H. K., Boettcher, A., Carmichael, R. H., & Vopel, K. C. (2014). Biomarkers of Dissolved Oxygen Stress in Oysters: A Tool for Restoration and Management Efforts. PLoS ONE, 9(8), e104440.

2012

Carmichael, R. H., Graham, W. M., Aven, A., Worthy, G., Howden, S., & Peck, M. (2012). Were Multiple Stressors a 'Perfect Storm' for Northern Gulf of Mexico Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in 2011? PLoS ONE, 7(7), e41155.
Carmichael, R. H., Jones, A. L., Patterson, H. K., Walton, W. C., Pérez-Huerta, A., Overton, E. B., et al. (2012). Assimilation of Oil-Derived Elements by Oysters Due to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Environ. Sci. Technol., 46(23), 12787–12795.

2010

Graham, W. M., Condon, R. H., Carmichael, R. H., D'Ambra, I., Patterson, H. K., Linn, L. J., et al. (2010). Oil carbon entered the coastal planktonic food web during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Environ. Res. Lett., 5(4), 045301.

Conference Presentations - 10

2011

Aven, A., & Carmichael, R. H. (2011). Detection of belted manatees using passive acoustic monitors. In Benthic Ecology Annual Meeting 2011. Mobile, AL : 03/16/11-03/20/11: Poster.
Carmichael, R., & Patterson, H. (2011). Stable isotope composition of weathered oil: implications for tracing oil degredation and bioassimilation. In Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Conference. Daytona Beach, FL, November 6-10, 2011.
Dailey, M., Carmichael, R., & et al. (2011). Assessment of water and sediment for PAH concentrations and embryo toxicity following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Meeting. Pensacola Beach, FL, April 26-28, 2011: Poster.
Patterson, H., Carmichael, R., & et al. (2011). Stressed out oysters: Measuring sub-lethal responses using stable isotopes and protein regulation. In Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Conference. Daytona Beach, FL, November 6-10, 2011.
Patterson, H. K., Boettcher, A. A., & Carmichael, R. H. (2011). Can stable isotopes detect low oxygen stress in oysters? In Benthic Ecology Annual Meeting 2011. Mobile, AL : 03/16/11-03/20/11.
Patterson, H. K., Carmichael, R. H., & Boettcher, A. A. (2011). Stressed out oysters: measuring sublethal stress in the Eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica. In Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Conference. Daytona Beach, FL, November 6-10, 2011.

2010

Graham, W. M., Condon, R. H., Carmichael, R. H., D'Ambra, I., Patterson, H., Linn, L., et al. (2010). Entry of oil (carbon) into the coastal planktonic food web during the Deepwater Horizon spill. In AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA December 13-17, 2010.
Graham, W. M., Condon, R. H., Carmichael, R. H., D'Ambra, I., Patterson, H. K., & Brandes, J. (2010). Oil carbon entered the coastal microbial & planktonic food web during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research (IMBER) Meeting. InteCrete, Greece : 10/10/10-10/14/10: Poster.
Patterson, H., Boettcher, A. A., & Carmichael, R. H. (2010). Measuring dissolved oxygen stress in the Eastern oysters, Crassostrea virginica. In Gulf Estuarine Research Society Meeting. Port Aransas, TX, November 3-4, 2010.
Patterson, H. K., Boettcher, A. A., & Carmichael, R. H. (2010). Measuring dissolved oxygen stress in the Eastern oysters, Crassostrea virginica. In Mississippi-Alabama Bays and Bayous Symposium. Mobile, AL, December 1-2, 2010, AL: Poster.