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Robert J. Griffitt

University of Southern Mississippi

Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

703 East Beach Drive
Ocean Springs , MS  39564  

joe.griffitt@usm.edu

Project List:

The Combined Effect of Environmental and Anthropogenic Stressors on Fish Health

Year 3-5 Investigator Grants (RFP-II)Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on the Health and Growth of Estuarine Fish and Ecosystem Functionality

Year One Block Grant - The Northern Gulf InstituteRole: Principal Investigator

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Article - 1

2016

Hedgpeth, B. M., & Griffitt, R. J. (2016). Simultaneous exposure to chronic hypoxia and dissolved polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons results in reduced egg production and larval survival in the sheepshead minnow (Cyprinodon variegatus): Simultaneous exposure to chronic hypoxia and dissolved PAHs. Environ Toxicol Chem, 35(3), 645–651.

Conference Presentations - 10

2016

Serafin, J., Bosker, T., Perkins, C., Griffitt, R. J., De Guise, S., & Sepulveda, M. (2016). Combined Effects of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and other Environmental Stressors on an Estuarine Fish Species. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Serafin, J., Bosker, T., Perkins, C., Griffitt, R. J., De Guise, S., & Sepúlveda, M. (2016). Combined Effects of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and other Environmental Stressors on an Estuarine Fish Species. In 7th Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) World Congress/SETAC North America 37th Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL : 11/06/16-11/10/16: Poster.

2015

De Guise, S., Bosker, T., Sepulveda, M. S., Griffitt, R. J., & Perkins, C. R. (2015). The combined effect of environmental and anthropogenic stressors on fish health. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.
Sepulveda, M. S., Klinkhammer, C., Griffitt, R. J., Perkins, C., Bosker, T., Mahapatra, C., et al. (2015). Evaluation of Multiple Stressors in Combination with Oil using Fundulus Grandis. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
van Balen, L., Vroom, R., Bosker, T., De Guise, S., Perkins, C., Sepulveda, M., et al. (2015). The combined effect of environmental and anthropogenic stressors on fish health. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.

2013

Bosker, T., Perkins, C. R., Griffitt, R. J., & Sepulveda, M. S. (2013). The combined effect of environmental and anthropogenic stressors on fish health. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013: Poster.

2012

Griffitt, R. J., Brown-Peterson, N. B., Boube, I., & Manning, S. (2012). Effects of crude and dispersed oil on estuarine fish species. In Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA, March 11-15, 2012.

2011

Brewton, R., Fulford, R., & Griffitt, R. J. (2011). Gene expression and growth as indicators of effects of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Cynoscion nebulosus. In Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Meeting. Boston, MA, 2011: Poster.
Brewton, R., Fulford, R., & Griffitt, R. J. (2011). Survival and growth of estuarine fish following exposures of chemically enhanced dispersed oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Conference. Daytona Beach, FL, 2011.

2010

Brewton, R. A., Griffitt, R. J., & Fulford, R. S. (2010). Impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil spill to estuarine fish growth and ecosystem functionality. In American Fisheries Society Southern Division Spring Meeting. Tampa, FL January 14, 2010.