Investigating the effect of oil spills
on the environment and public health.
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Funding Source: Bridge Grants (RFP-III)

Project Overview

Sampling of Oil and/or Dispersal-Related Contamination on Mississippi Marsh Ecosystem Functioning

Principal Investigator
University of Southern Mississippi
Department of Biological Sciences


Once funding is secured we will begin placement of respiration plots in marshes and begin sampling biomass. Data and samples will be collected until September 30. Nutrient analyses of collected soil and tissue samples will continue through October. Data will be analyzed and distributed by November.

This research was made possible by a grant from BP/The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.