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David W. Hastings

Eckerd College

Marine Science

Natural Sciences Collegium
Sheen Science Center, SHA-102
St. Petersburg, FL  33711  

hastindw@eckerd.edu

Project List:

Center for the Integrated Modeling and Analysis of Gulf Ecosystems II (C-IMAGE II)

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

Center for Integrated Modeling and Analysis of Gulf Ecosystems (C-IMAGE)

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

Deepsea to Coast Connectivity in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico (DEEP-C)

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

Assessing the Impact of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Sediments and Benthic Communities on the West Florida Shelf and Slope

Year One Block Grant - Florida Institute of OceanographyRole: Co-Principal Investigator

Penetration, Accumulation and Degradation of BP DWH Oil in Florida Sandy Beaches

Year One Block Grant - Florida Institute of OceanographyRole: Co-Principal Investigator

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 6

2017

Schwing, P. T., OMalley, B. J., Romero, I. C., Martínez-Colón, M., Hastings, D. W., Glabach, M. A., et al. (2017). Characterizing the variability of benthic foraminifera in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon event (2010-2012). Environ Sci Pollut Res, 24(3), 2754–2769.

2016

Hastings, D. W., Schwing, P. T., Brooks, G. R., Larson, R. A., Morford, J. L., Roeder, T., et al. (2016). Changes in sediment redox conditions following the BP DWH blowout event. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 129, 167–178.
Schwing, P. T., Romero, I. C., Larson, R. A., O'Malley, B. J., Fridrik, E. E., Goddard, E. A., et al. (2016). Sediment Core Extrusion Method at Millimeter Resolution using a Calibrated, Threaded-rod2016. JoVE, (114), e54363 Pg 1–7.

2015

Brooks, G. R., Larson, R. A., Schwing, P. T., Romero, I., Moore, C., Reichart, G. - J., et al. (2015). Sedimentation Pulse in the NE Gulf of Mexico following the 2010 DWH Blowout. PLoS ONE, 10(7), e0132341.
Romero, I. C., Schwing, P. T., Brooks, G. R., Larson, R. A., Hastings, D. W., Ellis, G., et al. (2015). Hydrocarbons in Deep-Sea Sediments following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Blowout in the Northeast Gulf of Mexico. PLoS ONE, 10(5), e0128371.
Schwing, P. T., Romero, I. C., Brooks, G. R., Hastings, D. W., Larson, R. A., Hollander, D. J., et al. (2015). A Decline in Benthic Foraminifera following the Deepwater Horizon Event in the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico. PLoS ONE, 10(3), e0120565.

Conference Presentations - 48

2017

Hastings, D. (2017). Changing Sedimentary Redox Conditions Following Deepwater Horizon Blowout and IXTOC-I events: Geochemical and Ecological Implications. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Razionale, D., Husiak, L., Hastings, D., & Schwing, P. (2017). A Comparison of Sedimentary Redox Sensitive Metals following the Deepwater Horizon and Ixtoc events in the Gulf of Mexico. In Eckerd College Student Research Symposium. St. Petersburg, FL : 04/05/17: Poster.

2016

Hastings, D. (2016). Comparison of Sedimentary Redox Conditions following Two Major Marine Blowouts: Deepwater Horizon and Ixtoc-1. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Hastings, D. W., Bartlett, T. B., Brooks, G. R., Larson, R. A., Selden, C., Schwing, P. T., et al. (2016). Six Years after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Impacts on Marine Sediments and Fish. In College of Charleston Marine Biology Graduate Program Student Research Colloquium 2016. Charleston, SC : 09/30/16-10/01/16.
Schwing, P. T., Martínez-Colón, M., Machain-Castillo, M. L., Romero, I. C., Chanton, J. P., O'Malley, B. J., et al. (2016). Using Foraminifera to Assess Benthic Distribution, Impacts and Recovery following Sedimentary Oil Deposition Associated with the DWH and Ixtoc Events. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.

2015

Bartlett, T., Hastings, D. W., Brooks, G. R., Carr, B., Selden, C., Quinn, K. A., et al. (2015). Changes in sedimentary barium following the BP DWH Blowout event. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Hastings, D. W., Brooks, G., Schwing, P., Kostka, J. E., Larson, R. A., Overholt, W. A., et al. (2015). Surface Sediments Became More Reducing Following The BP Deepwater Horizon Blowout Event. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Hollander, D. J., Machain-Castillo, M. L., Gracia, A., Alexander-Valdés, H. A., Brooks, G. R., Chanton, J., et al. (2015). Comparative Analysis of the IXTOC and Deepwater Horizon Blowouts Reveal that Marine Oil Snow Sedimentation (MOSSFA) Maybe the Rule, not the Exception. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Hollander, D. J., Machain-Castillo, M. L., Gracia, A., Alexander-Valdés, H. A., Brooks, G. R., Chanton, J., et al. (2015). Generations Apart But of Common Ancestry: A Comparative Study of Marine Oil Snow Sedimentation and Flocculent Accumulation (MOSSFA) During the IXTOC (1979-1980) and Deepwater Horizon (2010) Blowouts Events. In 27th International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry (IMOG). Prague, Czech Republic : 09/13/15-09/18/15: Poster.
Hollander, D. J., Romero, I., Schwing, P., Brooks, G., Hastings, D. W., Larson, R., et al. (2015). Sub-surface oil plumes, sedimentary oil deposition and other unexpected consequences and impacts in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil-well blowout. In Contaminated Sediments 2015: Environmental Chemistry, Ecotoxicology and Engineering. Ascona, Switzerland : 03/03/15-03/08/15.
Overholt, W. A., Hastings, D. W., Marks, K. P., Hollander, D. J., & Kostka, J. E. (2015). Distribution of Deep Sea Sedimentary Microbial Populations across Large Spatial Scales in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. In 115th American Society for Microbiology General Meeting. New Orleans, LA : 05/30/15-06/02/15.
Overholt, W. A., Schwing, P. T., Larson, R. A., Romero, I. C., Hastings, D. W., Brooks, G. R., et al. (2015). Elucidating the diversity of benthic microbial communities and foraminifera at the seafloor in the northern Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Ramirez, H. M., Schwing, P., Hastings, D., Larson, R. A., Brooks, G., & Hollander, D. J. (2015). Utilizing the sedimentary record of planktonic foraminiferal accumulation rates to validate surficial marine oil snow flux following the Deepwater Horizon event. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Schwing, P., Romero, I. C., Brooks, G. R., Hastings, D. W., Larson, R. A., Chanton, J. P., et al. (2015). Quantifying the ecological and chemical impacts of the DWH event on benthic foraminifera and rates of subsequent recovery (2010-2014). In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Schwing, P. T., Martínez-Colón, M., Machain-Castillo, M. L., Romero, I. C., Brooks, G. R., Hastings, D. W., et al. (2015). Documenting the spatial and temporal response of benthic foraminifera following subsurface oil releases in the Gulf of Mexico. In 2015 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD : 11/01/15-11/04/15.

2014

Brooks, G., Larson, R. A., Schwing, P. T., Romero, I., Moore, C., Reichart, G., et al. (2014). Sedimentation pulse in the NE GoM following the 2010 DWH blowout. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14.
Brooks, G. R., Larson, R. A., Schwing, P. T., Romero, I., Moore, C., Reichart, G. - J., et al. (2014). Sedimentation pulse in the NE Gulf of Mexico following the 2010 DWH blowout. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2014. Honolulu, HI : 02/23/14-02/28/14: Poster.
Brooks, G. R., Larson, R. A., Schwing, P. T., Romero, I., Moore, C., Reichart, G., et al. (2014). Sedimentation pulse in the NE Gulf of Mexico following the 2010 DWH blowout. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Hastings, D., Schwing, P., Bartlett, T., Brooks, G., Larson, R., Quinn, K., et al. (2014). Changes in sediment redox conditions following the BP DWH blowout event. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14.
Hastings, D., Schwing, P., Bartlett, T., Brooks, G., Larson, R., Quinn, K., et al. (2014). Changes in sediment redox conditions following the BP DWH Blowout event. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14.
Hastings, D. W., Schwing, P. T., Brooks, G. R., Selden, C., & Quinn, K. (2014). Changes In Sediment Redox Conditions Following The Bp Deepwater Horizon Blowout Event. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2014. Honolulu, HI : 02/23/14-02/28/14: Poster.
Hollander, D., Romero, I., Schwing, P., Larson, R., Brooks, G., Hastings, D. W., et al. (2014). Did the mitigation strategies of DWH surfacing oil intensify processes associated with oil-flocculation and increse the footprint of sedimentary oil deposition? In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14.
Hollander, D. J., Romero, I., Schwing, P., Larson, R., Brooks, G., Hastings, D. W., et al. (2014). Did the mitigation strategies of Deepwater Horizon surfacing oil intensify processes associated with oil-flocculation and increase the “footprint” of sedimentary oil deposition. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14.
Larson, R., Brooks, G. R., Schwing, P. T., Romero, I., Moore, C., Reichart, G., et al. (2014). Resolving sedimentation shifts in the deep sea following the BP blowout event: Challenges of Event Stratigraphy. In 2014 Deep-C Student Research Symposium. Tallahassee, FL : 09/18/14-09/19/14.
Larson, R., Brooks, G. R., Schwing, P. T., Romero, I., Moore, C., Reichart, G., et al. (2014). Utilizing 234Th as a geochronometer in sediment cores following the 2010 DWH blowout. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Larson, R. A., Brooks, G. R., Schwing, P. T., Romero, I., Moore, C., Reichart, G., et al. (2014). Utilizing 234Th as a geochronometer in sediment cores following the 2010 DWH blowout. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Miller, C., Hastings, D., Quinn, K., Masserini, R., & Hammaker, S. (2014). Dissolved Nutrients And Trace Metals In Sediment Pore Waters Following The Deepwater Horizon Blowout. In Student Research Symposium, Eckerd College. St. Petersburg, FL : 4/2/14.
Miller, C. M., Hastings, D. W., Quinn, K. A., Masserini, R., & Hammaker, S. (2014). Dissolved Nutrients And Trace Metals In Sediment Pore Waters Following The Deepwater Horizon Blowout. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2014. Honolulu, HI : 02/23/14-02/28/14: Poster.
Romero, I., Toro-Farmer, G. A., Watson, K., Brooks, G. R., Larson, R. A., Schwing, P., et al. (2014). Large scale tracking of oil derived hydrocarbons in deep-sediments of the GoM after the DWH oil spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Romero, I. C., Toro-Farmer, G. A., Watson, K., Brooks, G. R., Larson, R. A., Schwing, P., et al. (2014). Large-scale tracking of oil-derived hydrocarbons in deep-sediments of the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Schwing, P., Romero, I., Hastings, D. W., Brooks, G. R., Larson, R. A., Hollander, D., et al. (2014). Characterizing the deep sea benthic foraminifera impact and response to the DWH event in the NE GoM. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14.
Schwing, P. T., Romero, I. C., Brooks, G. R., Hastings, D. W., Larson, R. A., & Hollander, D. J. (2014). Characterizing the Deep Sea Benthic Foraminifera Impact and Response to the Deepwater Horizon Blowout in the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Schwing, P. T., Romero, I. C., Hastings, D. W., Brooks, G. R., Larson, R. A., Hollander, D. J., et al. (2014). Characterizing the Deep Sea Benthic Foraminifera Impact and Response to the Deepwater Horizon Event in the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14.
Selden, C., Hastings, D., Schwing, P., Brooks, G., & Hollander, D. (2014). Correlational changes in benthic foraminifera abundance and sedimentary redox conditins after the DWH Blowout event. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Selden, C. R., Hastings, D., Schwing, P., Brooks, G., & Hollander, D. (2014). Correlational changes in benthic foraminifera abundance and sedimentary redox conditions after the Deepwater Horizon Blowout event. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Selden, C. R., Hastings, D. W., Schwing, P. T., Brooks, G. R., & Hollander, D. J. (2014). Correlation Changes In Benthic Foraminifera Abundance And Sedimentary Redox Conditions After The Deepwater Horizon Blowout. In Student Research Symposium, Eckerd College. St. Petersburg, FL : 4/2/14: Poster.

2013

Hastings, D. (2013). The Gulf Oil Spill and Climate Solutions. In Fossil Fuels, Oil Spills & Climate Change: Local to Global Responses. Olympia, WA, February 1, 2013.
Hastings, D., Brooks, G., Bartlett, T., Hammaker, S., Hogan, A., Roeder, T., et al. (2013). Changes in the redox state in pore water and marine sediments following the 2010 BP blowout. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Hastings, D., Brooks, G., Bartlett, T., Hammaker, S., Hogan, A., Roeder, T., et al. (2013). Three years After the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill: Impacts on ocean sediments. In University of Washington Weekly Seminar. Seattle, WA, May 31, 2013.
Hastings, D. W., Brooks, G. R., Hollander, D. J., Larson, R., Morford, J., Romero, I., et al. (2013). Changes in the redox state in pore water and marine sediments following the 2010 BP blowout. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Hollander, D. J., Brooks, G. R., Larson, R., Romero, I., Schwing, P., Watson, K., et al. (2013). Testing the Mechanisms of Sedimentary Oil Deposition in Deep-Sea. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Hollander, D. J., Romero, I. C., Schwing, P. T., Larson, R. A., Watson, K., Zenzola, N., et al. (2013). Elucidating the mechanism of sedimentary oil deposition following the Deepwater Horizon blowout event in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. In IMOG (International Meeting of Organic Geochemists). Tenerife, Spain, September 15-20, 2013.

2012

Brooks, G. R., Larson, R. A., Hollander, D., Flower, B., Hastings, D., Valente, A., et al. (2012). Rapid increase in sediment accumulation rate and shift in sedimentary regime in the NE Gulf of Mexico following the 2010 BP blowout. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2012. Salt Lake City, UT: 02/19/12-02/24/12: Poster.
Brooks, G. R., Larson, R. A., Hollander, D., Flower, B. P., Hastings, D., Valente, A., et al. (2012). Rapid Increase in Accumulation Rate and Shift in Sedimentary Regime in the NE Gulf of Mexico Following the 2010 Blowout Event. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2012. Salt Lake City, UT: 02/19/12-02/24/12: Poster.
Chanton, J., Cherrier, J., Sarkadee-Adoo, J., Joye, S. B., Hollander, D. J., Graham, W. M., et al. (2012). Biogeochemical Radiocarbon analysis of the Gulf Oil Spill: Sediments, Plankton and Coastal Fauna. In AGU Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA, December 2012.
Hastings, D. W., Brooks, G. R., Hollander, D. J., Larson, R., Morford, J., Romero, I., et al. (2012). Changes in the redox state of sediments following the 2010 BP blowout. In AGU Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA, December 3-7, 2012.
Larson, R. A., Brooks, G. R., Flower, B. P., Hollander, D., Hastings, D., Romero, I., et al. (2012). Assessing the Fate and Impact of BP Oil on Deep Sea Sedimentary Environments and Benthic Communities: NE Gulf of Mexico. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2012. Salt Lake City, UT: 02/19/12-02/24/12: Poster.

2011

Roeder, T. K., Hastings, D. W., Holzinger, C., Playle, E., Brooks, G., Huettel, M. H., et al. (2011). Where Has All the Oil Gone? The use of trace metals as potential indicators of oil contamination in marine sediments and beach sands. In AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA, December 5-9, 2011.