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Investigating the effect of oil spills
on the environment and public health.
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Brad J. Gemmell

University of South Florida

Project List:

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

Year 5-7 Consortia Grants (RFP-IV)Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Task Co-Lead, Task Co-Lead, Research Scientist

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

Year 2-4 Consortia Grants (RFP-I)Role: Research Scientist

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 3

2016

Gemmell, B. J., Bacosa, H. P., Liu, Z., & Buskey, E. J. (2016). Can gelatinous zooplankton influence the fate of crude oil in marine environments? Marine Pollution Bulletin, 113(1-2), 483–487.
Murphy, D., Gemmell, B., Vaccari, L., Li, C., Bacosa, H., Evans, M., et al. (2016). An in-depth survey of the oil spill literature since 1968: Long term trends and changes since Deepwater Horizon. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 113(1-2), 371–379.

2014

Gemmell, B., Jiang, H., & Buskey, E. J. (2014). A new approach to micro-scale particle image velocimetry (mPIV) for quantifing flows around free-swimming zooplankton. Journal of Plankton Research, 36(5), 1396–1401.

Conference Presentations - 10

2017

Garcia, S., & Gemmell, B. (2017). Effect of Crude Oil and Chemical Dispersant Exposure on Clearance Rates of Eastern Oyster. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.

2016

Gemmell, B., Dickey, B., Gemmell, C., Bacosa, H., Liu, Z., & Buskey, E. (2016). Interaction of a Natural Protist Community with Crude Oil Results in Dominance by a Dinoflagellate. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: poster.
Murphy, D. W., Gemmell, B., Vaccari, L., Li, C., Bacosa, H., Evans, M., et al. (2016). A Survey of the Oil Spill Literature: Trends since 1968 and Changes since Deepwater Horizon. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.

2015

Garcia, S. M., Gemmell, B. J., & Buskey, E. J. (2015). Sublethal Effects of Crude Oil and Chemical Dispersants on Swimming Behavior of Barnacle Nauplii. In The Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology Annual Meeting 2015. West Palm Beach, FL : 01/03/15-01/07/15: Poster.
Gemmell, B. J., Bacosa, H. P., Liu, Z., & Buskey, E. J. (2015). Presence of gelatinous zooplankton may enhance rate of hydrocarbon breakdown. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Mei, M., Gemmell, B. J., & Buskey, E. J. (2015). Quantification of copepod escape success after varied exposure to crude oil and chemical dispersants. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.

2014

Almeda, R., Baca, S., Brown, C. B., Gemmell, B. J., Harvey, T., Hyatt, C., et al. (2014). Dispersant Corexit 9500A increases the toxicity of crude oil to marine zooplankton. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14.
Gemmell, B. J., Almeda, R., & Buskey, E. J. (2014). Investigations into sublethal effects of crude oil on coastal marine zooplankton and their susceptibility to fish predators. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14.
Gemmell, B. J., Jiang, H., & Buskey, E. J. (2014). Exploring a new approach to micro-scale particle image velocimetry (PIV) for quantifying flow around free-swimming microzooplankton. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2014. Honolulu, HI : 02/23/14-02/28/14.
Jiang, H., Gemmell, B. J., Strickler, J. R., & Buskey, E. J. (2014). Observing zooplankton swimming behavior and imposed flow at sub-mm scales. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2014. Honolulu, HI : 02/23/14-02/28/14.