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M. Scott Miles

Louisiana State University

Department of Environmental Sciences

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

msmiles@lsu.edu

Project List:

Coastal Waters Consortium II (CWC II)

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

Coastal Waters Consortium (CWC)

Year 2-4 Consortia Grants (RFP-I)Role: Task Data Contact, Data Team, GoMRI Scholar, Research Scientist, Graduate Student - PhD Level

Analysis of Samples Collected to Measure Effects of Stressors on Coastal Wetlands

Year One Block Grant - Louisiana State UniversityRole: Research Staff

Deepwater Horizon Oil Exposure Effects on Marsh Fishes in At-Risk Habitats: Integrated Laboratory and Field Studies

Year One Block Grant - Louisiana State UniversityRole: Research Scientist

Oyster Health and Reproduction One Year After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Year One Block Grant - Louisiana State UniversityRole: Co-Principal Investigator

Effects of Oil, Dispersant, and Remediation-related Human Activities on Marsh Plants and Associated Insects and Mollusks

Year One Block Grant - The Northern Gulf InstituteRole: Research Staff

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 7

2017

Olson, G. M., Gao, H., Meyer, B. M., Miles, M. S., & Overton, E. B. (2017). Effect of Corexit 9500A on Mississippi Canyon crude oil weathering patterns using artificial and natural seawater. Heliyon, 3(3), e00269.

2016

Overton, E. B., Wade, T. L., Radovic, J., Meyer, B. M., Miles, M. S., & Larter, S. R. (2016). Chemical Composition of Macondo and other Crude Oils and Compositional Alterations during Oil Spills. Oceanog, 29(3), 50–63.

2014

Miles, M. S., Malone, R., & Supan, J. (2014). Evaluation of triploid oysters as a tool to assess long-term seafood contamination of oil spill-impacted areas. International Oil Spill Conference Proceedings, 2014(1), 1958–1971.
Overton, E. B., Miles, M. S., Meyer, B. M., Gao, H., & Turner, R. E. (2014). Oil source fingerprinting in heavily weathered residues and coastal marsh samples. International Oil Spill Conference Proceedings, 2014(1), 2074–2082.
Turner, R. E., Overton, E. B., Meyer, B. M., Miles, M. S., & Hooper-Bui, L. (2014). Changes in the concentration and relative abundance of alkanes and PAHs from the Deepwater Horizon oiling of coastal marshes. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 86(1-2), 291–297.
Turner, R. E., Overton, E. B., Meyer, B. M., Miles, M. S., McClenachan, G., Hooper-Bui, L., et al. (2014). Distribution and recovery trajectory of Macondo (Mississippi Canyon 252) oil in Louisiana coastal wetlands. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 87(1-2), 57–67.

2012

Gao, H., Miles, M. S., Meyer, B. M., Wong, R. L., & Overton, E. B. (2012). Assessment of cyclodextrin-enhanced extraction of crude oil from contaminated porous media. J. Environ. Monit., 14(8), 2164.

Book Chapter - 1

2014

La Peyre, J. F., Casas, S., & Miles, S. (2014). Oyster responses to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill across coastal Louisiana: Examining oyster health & hydrocarbon bio-accumulation. In In Alford B, Peterson MS, Green C (eds), Impacts of oil disasters on marine habitats and fisheries in North America CRC Press (pp. 269–294).

Conference Presentations - 16

2017

Adhikari, P. L., Overton, E. B., Miles, M. S., & Meyer, B. M. (2017). Effects of tropical storms in distribution and redistribution of Deepwater Horizon oil residues in the coastal Louisiana marshes. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Overton, E. B., Meyer, B. M., Miles, M. S., Olson, G., & Adhikari, P. L. (2017). Weathering patterns of forensic biomarker compounds and PAHs in coastal marsh sediments since the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.

2015

Overton, E. B., Miles, M. S., Meyer, B. M., Hooper-Bui, L., Olson, G., & Turner, G. (2015). Oil source fingerprinting in heavily weathered residues and coastal marsh samples. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Overton, E. B., Miles, M. S., Meyer, B. M., Hooper-Bui, L., Olson, G. M., & Turner, R. E. (2015). The weathering and distribution of petroleum hydrocarbons along coastal Louisiana following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.

2014

La Peyre, J., Casas, S., & Miles, S. (2014). Impact of Perkinsus marinus infection on eastern oyster responses to oil-contaminated sediments. In 106th Annual Meeting of the National Shellfisheries Association. Jacksonville, FL - 3/29/14-4/2/2014.
Miles, M. S., Malone, R., & Supan, J. (2014). Evaluation of triploid oysters as a tool to assess long-term seafood contamination of oil spill-impacted areas. In 2014 International Oil Spill Conference. Savannah, GA : 05/05/14-05/08/14.
Overton, E. B., Gao, H., Meyer, B. M., Miles, M. S., & Turner, R. E. (2014). Oil source fingerprinting of heavily weathered residues in coastal marsh samples. In 2014 International Oil Spill Conference. Savannah, GA : 05/05/14-05/08/14.
Overton, E. B., Miles, M. S., Meyer, B. M., & Gao, H. (2014). Weathering patterns for various aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons in laboratory biodegradation studies of both fresh and dispersed Macondo Oil. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Overton, E. B., Miles, M. S., Meyer, B. M., Gao, H., & Turner, R. E. (2014). Weathering patterns of hopane, sterane, and triaromatic steroid biomarkers in sediments from coastal marsh sites impacted by the Macondo oil spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14.
Saranjampour, P., Overton, E. B., Miles, M. S., & Armbrust, K. L. (2014). Near Real-Time Determination of Volatile Organic Compounds in Air and Water Samples Associated with Dispersed Crude Oil. In 2014 State of the Coast Conference. New Orleans, LA - 03/18/14-03/20/14.
Saranjampour, P., Overton, E. B., Miles, M. S., & Armbrust, K. L. (2014). Near Real-Time Determination of Volatile Organic Compounds in Air and Water Samples Associated with Dispersed Crude Oil. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Turner, R., Overton, E. B., Meyer, B., Miles, M., McClenachan, G., Hopper-Bui, L., et al. (2014). Trajectory of changing DWH oil in Louisiana marshes, 2010-2013. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.

2013

Overton, E. B., Gao, H., Miles, M. S., & Shigenaka, G. (2013). Characterization of In-Situ Burn Residues from the Deepwater Horizon Incident. In NOAA-Emergency Response Division Meeting. New Orleans, LA January 18-24, 2013.
Overton, E. B., Miles, M. S., Meyer, B. M., Gao, H., & Turner, R. E. (2013). Weathering and distribution of petroleum hydrocarbons along coastal Louisiana following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In American Chemical Society National Meeting. New Orleans, LA, April 7-11, 2013.
Overton, E. B., Miles, M. S., Meyers, B. M., & Gao, H. (2013). Hydrocarbons in near shore coastal waters one year after to Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Turner, R. E., Overton, E. B., Ashton, B. M., Miles, M. S., McClenachan, G., Hooper-Bui, L., et al. (2013). Distribution and Recovery Trajectory of Macondo (Mississippi Canyon 252) Oil in Louisiana Salt Marshes. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.