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Sarah Weber

Georgia Institute of Technology

School of Biology

310 Ferst Drive
Atlanta , GA  30332  

sweber6@gatech.edu

Project List:

Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs to the Gulf-2 (ECOGIG-2)

Year 5-7 Consortia Grants (RFP-IV)Role: Research Staff, Graduate Student - Master's Level

Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs to the Gulf (ECOGIG)

Year 2-4 Consortia Grants (RFP-I)Role: Graduate Student - Master's Level, GoMRI Scholar, Research Staff, Undergraduate Student

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 4

2016

Cardona, Y., Bracco, A., Villareal, T. A., Subramaniam, A., Weber, S. C., & Montoya, J. P. (2016). Highly variable nutrient concentrations in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 129, 20–30.
D'souza, N. A., Subramaniam, A., Juhl, A. R., Hafez, M., Chekalyuk, A., Phan, S., et al. (2016). Elevated surface chlorophyll associated with natural oil seeps in the Gulf of Mexico. Nature Geosci, 9(3), 215–218.
Fernández-Carrera, A., Rogers, K. L., Weber, S. C., Chanton, J. P., & Montoya, J. P. (2016). Deep Water Horizon oil and methane carbon entered the food web in the Gulf of Mexico: Deep Water Horizon oil and methane carbon. Limnol. Oceanogr., 61(S1), S387–S400.
Weber, S. C., Battles, J. J., Peterson, L., Roberts, B. J., Peterson, R. N., Hollander, D. J., et al. (2016). Hercules 265 Rapid Response: Immediate ecosystem impacts of a natural gas blowout incident. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 129, 66–76.

Conference Presentations - 31

2017

Montoya, J. P., Weber, S. C., Vogts, A., & Voss, M. (2017). NanoSIMS characterization of Methane Assimilation and N2-fixation in Response to Oil and Gas Release in Offshore Waters. In ASLO 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Honolulu, HI : 02/26/17-03/03/17.
Montoya, J. P., Weber, S. C., Vogts, A., & Voss, M. (2017). NanoSIMS characterization of Methane Assimilation and N2-fixation in Response to Oil and Gas Release in Offshore Waters. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Rogers, K., Montoya, J. P., Weber, S., Bosman, S., Rosenheim, B., & Chanton, J. (2017). The temporal evolution of sediments and suspended particulate carbon following a massive oil spill in the northern Gulf of Mexico: 2010-2015. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.

2016

Chanton, J., Patterson, W., Barnett, B., Tarnecki, J., Bosman, S., Mickle, A., et al. (2016). Isotopic Tracers: Documenting Ecosystem Effects of the DWH Oil Spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
D'Souza, N., Weber, S. C., Subramaniam, A., Juhl, A., & Montoya, J. P. (2016). Changes in Phytoplankton Communities in Response to Oil and Nutrients in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/07/16: Poster.
D'Souza, N., Weber, S. W., Subramaniam, A., Juhl, A., Montoya, J. P., & Chanton, J. P. (2016). Changes in Microbial and Phytoplankton Communities in Response to Oil and Nutrients in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Correlating Experiments With Field Observations. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2016. New Orleans, LA : 02/21/16-02/26/16: Poster.
Montoya, J. P., Weber, S. C., Vogts, A., Voss, M., Saxton, M., & Joye, S. B. (2016). Deepwater Nitrogen Fixation: Who's Doing it, Where, and Why? In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2016. New Orleans, LA : 02/21/16-02/26/16.
Montoya, J. P., Weber, S. C., Vogts, A., Voss, M., Saxton, M., & Joye, S. B. (2016). Hydrocarbons and Deepwater Nitrogen Fixation: Who's Doing It, Where, and Why. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/07/16.
Subramaniam, A., Juhl, A., D'Souza, N., Weber, S. C., & Montoya, J. P. (2016). Biogeography of Phytoplankton Community Structure in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2016. New Orleans, LA : 02/21/16-02/26/16: Poster.
Subramaniam, A., Juhl, A., D'Souza, N., Weber, S. C., Montoya, J. P., & Jenkins, R. (2016). Use of Autonomous Platforms to Study the Hydrography around Natural Hydrocarbon Seeps in the Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL , : 02/01/16-02/07/16: Poster.

2015

Bracco, A., Cardona, Y., Villareal, T., Subramaniam, A., Weber, S., & Montoya, J. (2015). Nutrient Concentrations Along The River Plume Salinity Gradient In The Northern Gulf of Mexico Over The Past 30 Years. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.
Fernandez, A., Weber, S. C., Lee-Patterson, D. A. O., & Montoya, J. P. (2015). Tracing the Deepwater Horizon oil and methane carbon into the planktonic food web. In 2015 ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Granada, Spain : 02/22/15-02/27/15.
Fernandez, A., Weber, S. C., & Montoya, J. P. (2015). Imprint of the Deepwater Horizon oil and methane carbon in suspended particles in the Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.
Jolley, K., Weber, S. C., & Montoya, J. P. (2015). Impacts of cold seeps on nutrient distributions in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Lee-Patterson, D. A. O., Weber, S. C., Fernandez, A., & Montoya, J. P. (2015). Deepwater Horizon impacts on the pelagic foodweb: Stable isotope constraints on zooplankton carbon and nitrogen sources. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.
Montoya, J., Weber, S. C., Villareal, T. A., Bracco, A., & Joye, S. B. (2015). Impact of the Deepwater Horizon incident on planktonic ecosystems: Carbon is important, but so is Nitrogen. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Montoya, J. P., Weber, S. C., Fernandez, A., Lee-Patterson, D. A. O., Villareal, T. A., Bracco, A., et al. (2015). Spills, seeps, and cycles: Methane links the carbon and nitrogen cycles through diazotrophy. In 2015 ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Granada, Spain : 02/22/15-02/27/15.
Peterson, L., Peterson, R., Joye, S., Meile, C., Montoya, J., & Weber, S. (2015). Assessing Hydrocarbon Flow Through Sediments Using Radium Isotopes. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Peterson, R., Peterson, L. E., Montoya, J. P., Weber, S. C., Meile, C. D., & Joye, S. B. (2015). Radium Isotopes as Conservative Tracers of Hydrocarbon Transport Through the Water Column. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.
Rogers, K., Montoya, J., Weber, S., & Chanton, J. (2015). A spatial and temporal investigation of carbon isotopes in particulate organic carbon in the Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.
Weber, S. C., Battles, J. J., Peterson, L., Roberts, B. J., Özgökmen, T., Peterson, R. N., et al. (2015). Hercules 265 Rapid Response: Immediate ecosystem impacts of a rig natural gas blowout incident. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Weber, S. C., Fernandez, A., Battles, J. J., Peterson, L., Roberts, B. J., Peterson, R. N., et al. (2015). Timescales of ecosystem response: An oil and gas blowout event comparison. In 2015 ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Granada, Spain : 02/22/15-02/27/15: Poster.

2014

Joye, S. B., Battles, J., Weber, S., & Montoya, J. (2014). Methanodiazotrophy: deepwater mehtane oxidation linked to nitrogen fixation in the Gulf of Mexico. In AGU Fall Meeting 2014. San Francisco, CA : 12/15/2014-12/19/2014.
Montoya, J., Weber, S. C., Battles, J., Padilla, C. C., & Joye, S. B. (2014). N2-fixation in deep waters of the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Spills. Seeps, and links between the N and C cycles. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14.
Montoya, J. P., Weber, S. C., Padilla C.C., & Joye, S. B. (2014). Deepwater N2-fixation in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: spills and seeps connect the N and C cycles. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2014. Honolulu, HI : 02/23/14-02/28/14.
Smith, K., Weber, S. C., & Montoya, J. P. (2014). Isotopic indicators of oil and gas impacts on plankton: Natural abundance of carbon and nitrogen isotopes in particles in the Northern Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Weber, S. C., Battles, J., Joye, S. B., & Montoya, J. P. (2014). Hercules 265 rapid response: hydrographic, methane, and rate measurements quantify ecosystem impacts of a rig blowout incident. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Weber, S. C., Garcia, B., Joye, S. B., Subramaniam, A., & Montoya, J. P. (2014). The influence of oil and gas from spills and seeps on particle and zooplankton biogeochemistry in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2014. Honolulu, HI : 02/23/14-02/28/14: Poster.

2013

Montoya, J. P., Weber, S. C., Subramaniam, A., Juhl, A., Villareal, T. A., Bracco, A., et al. (2013). Rates and fates of nitrogen and carbon in the water column: impact of seeps and spills on plankton biogeochemistry. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Montoya, J. P., Cardona, Y., Weber, S. C., & Bracco, A. (2013). Models are wrong, observations are sparse, what to do. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Weber, S. C., Subramaniam, A., Crespo-Medina, M., Joye, S. B., Bracco, A., Villareal, T. A., et al. (2013). Spills, seeps, and pelagic foodwebs in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: What do stable isotopes tell us about oil, gas, and discolored zooplankton? In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.