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Investigating the effect of oil spills
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Joy Battles

University of Georgia

Department of Marine Sciences

Marine Sciences Building
University of Georgia
Athens , GA  30602  

joy927@uga.edu

Project List:

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

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 3

2016

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.
Ziervogel, K., Dike, C., Asper, V., Montoya, J., Battles, J., D'souza, N., et al. (2016). Enhanced particle fluxes and heterotrophic bacterial activities in Gulf of Mexico bottom waters following storm-induced sediment resuspension. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 129, 77–88.

2014

Crespo-Medina, M., Meile, C. D., Hunter, K. S., Diercks, A. - R., Asper, V. L., Orphan, V. J., et al. (2014). The rise and fall of methanotrophy following a deepwater oil-well blowout. Nature Geosci, 7(6), 423–427.

Conference Presentations - 10

2015

Malkin, S., Harrison, S., Saxton, M., Loftis, K., Battles, J., Seidel, M., et al. (2015). Do Chemical Dispersants Impede or Hasten Microbial Degradation of Hydrocarbons in Surface Waters? In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
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.
King, E. L., Sibert, R., Battles, J., Fields, L., Joye, S. B., & Meile, C. (2014). Hydrocarbon processing at a natural seep in the Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
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.
Saxton, M. A., Nigro, L. M., Battles, J. J., Tavormina, P. L., & Joye, S. B. (2014). Spatial and temporal biogeography of aerobic methane-oxidizing bacteria surrounding Gulf of Mexico methane seeps. 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.

2013

Joye, S. B., Sibert, R., Battles, J., Fields, L., Kleindienst, S., Crespo-Medina, M., et al. (2013). Sediment biogeochemistry and microbial activity at natural hydrocarbon seeps and at sites impacted by anthropogenic hydrocarbon discharges. In AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA, December 9, 2013.

2012

Crespo-Medina, M., Vossmeyer, A., Hunter, K., Battles, J. J., Montoya, J. P., Asper, V., et al. (2012). Water column methane dynamics in response to the Deepwater Horizon hydrocarbon spill. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2012. Salt Lake City, UT: 02/19/12-02/24/12.