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Investigating the effect of oil spills
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Funding Source: Year 2-4 Consortia Grants (RFP-I)

Project Roster

Coastal Waters Consortium (CWC)

92 Research Team Members

Principal Investigator

Nancy N. Rabalais
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)
Research

Co-Principal Investigator

Kenneth W. Able
Rutgers University
Rutgers University Marine Field Station
Anne E. Bernhard
Connecticut College
Department of Biology
Kenneth M. Brown
Louisiana State University
Department of Biological Sciences
Linda M. Bui
Louisiana State University
Department of Environmental Sciences
Keith A. Crandall
George Washington University
Computational Biology Institute
Annette Summers Engel
University of Tennessee
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Darryl Felder
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department of Biology
Fredrick (Joel) Fodrie
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Institute of Marine Sciences
Suzanne Fredericq
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department of Biology
Anne Giblin
Marine Biological Laboratory
The Ecosystems Center
Olaf P. Jensen
Rutgers University
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Dubravko Justic
Louisiana State University
Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
Michael Sean Kearney
University of Maryland
Department of Environmental Science and Technology
Jerome La Peyre
Louisiana State University Ag Center
Department of Veterinary Science
Edward Overton
Louisiana State University
Department of Environmental Sciences
Michael L. Parsons
Florida Gulf Coast University
Department of Marine and Ecological Sciences
Brian J. Roberts
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)
Research
Phillip Stouffer
Louisiana State University
School of Renewable Natural Resources
Samuel Kersey Sturdivant
Duke University
Duke University Marine Lab, Nicholas School of the Environment
Sabrina Taylor
Louisiana State University
School of Renewable Natural Resources
R. Eugene Turner
Louisiana State University
Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences

Program Manager / Technical Coordinator

Debra Cenac
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)
Administration

Project Data Point of Contact

Jason Weick
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)
Data Management

Outreach Point of Contact

Murt P. Conover
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)
Education and Outreach

Research Scientist

Paola Lopez-Duarte
Rutgers University
Rutgers University Marine Field Station
Joyce Christine Alexis Riter
University of Maryland
Department of Environmental Science and Technology
Lixia Wang
Louisiana State University
Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
Qinggang Xue
Louisiana State University Ag Center
Department of Animal Sciences

Post-Doc

Sandra Casas-Liste
Louisiana State University Ag Center
Department of Animal Sciences
Charles W. Martin
Louisiana State University
Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
William Schmidt
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department of Biology
Brent Thoma
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department of Biology

Research Staff

Buffy Ashton-Meyer
Louisiana State University
Department of Environmental Sciences
Christine Denisevich
Rutgers University
Rutgers University Marine Field Station
Anna Evans
Louisiana State University
School of Renewable Natural Resources
Amanda Fontenot
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)
Research
Emilio Garcia
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department of Biology
Charles Milan
Louisiana State University
Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
Wendy Morrison
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)
Research
Greg M. Olson
Louisiana State University
Department of Environmental Sciences
Audrey Paterson
University of Tennessee
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Gary Peterson
Louisiana State University
Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
Roberta Sheffer
Connecticut College
Department of Biology
April Simmons
Louisiana State University
School of Renewable Natural Resources
Rachel Marie Strecker
Louisiana State University
Department of Environmental Sciences
Erick Swenson
Louisiana State University
Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
Jane Tucker
Marine Biological Laboratory
The Ecosystems Center
Carmen Zazueta-Ramirez
Connecticut College
Department of Biology

Data Team

Linda M. Bui
Louisiana State University
Department of Environmental Sciences
Murt P. Conover
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)
Education and Outreach
Keith A. Crandall
George Washington University
Computational Biology Institute
Darryl Felder
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department of Biology
Charles W. Martin
Louisiana State University
Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
M. Scott Miles
Louisiana State University
Department of Environmental Sciences
Nancy N. Rabalais
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)
Research
Brian J. Roberts
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)
Research
Samuel Kersey Sturdivant
Duke University
Duke University Marine Lab, Nicholas School of the Environment

Outreach Team

Murt P. Conover
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)
Education and Outreach
Leandra Darden
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)
Education and Outreach
Miranda Lopez
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)
Education and Outreach
Hannah Sarver
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)
Education and Outreach

Administrative Staff

Bruce Benoit
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)
Data Management
Heidi Boudreaux
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)
Administration
Debra Cenac
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)
Administration
Holly Hebert-Pellegrin
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)
Data Management
Charo Luke
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)
Administration
Jason Weick
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)
Data Management

GoMRI Scholar

Benjamin Adams
Louisiana State University Ag Center
Department of Entomology
Buffy Ashton-Meyer
Louisiana State University
Department of Environmental Sciences
Wokil Bam
Louisiana State University
Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
Olga Camacho-Hadad
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department of Biology
Xuan Chen
Louisiana State University Ag Center
Department of Entomology
Chanda Drennen
University of Tennessee
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Sherry Krayesky-Self
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department of Biology
Giovanna McClenachan
Louisiana State University
Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
M. Scott Miles
Louisiana State University
Department of Environmental Sciences
Yu Mo
University of Maryland
Department of Environmental Science and Technology
Joseph Richards
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department of Biology
Elizabeth Robinson
Louisiana State University
Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
Thomas Sauvage
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department of Biology
Andrew Tweel
Louisiana State University
Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
Kevin Tyre
Florida Gulf Coast University
Department of Marine and Ecological Sciences
Dagoberto Venera-Ponton
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department of Biology
Dagoberto Venera-Ponton
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department of Biology
Maria Vozzo
Louisiana State University
Department of Biological Sciences

Graduate Student - PhD Level

Buffy Ashton-Meyer
Louisiana State University
Department of Environmental Sciences
Olga Camacho-Hadad
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department of Biology
Xuan Chen
Louisiana State University Ag Center
Department of Entomology
Catherine Craig
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department of Biology
Sherry Krayesky-Self
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department of Biology
Giovanna McClenachan
Louisiana State University
Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
Yu Mo
University of Maryland
Department of Environmental Science and Technology
Greg M. Olson
Louisiana State University
Department of Environmental Sciences
Joseph Richards
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department of Biology
Elizabeth Robinson
Louisiana State University
Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
Thomas Sauvage
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department of Biology
Justin Scioli
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department of Biology
Dagoberto Venera-Ponton
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department of Biology

Graduate Student - Master's Level

Issac Ayyala
Louisiana State University
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Brandon Bagley
University of Tennessee
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Simon Pecnik
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department of Biology
Kevin Tyre
Florida Gulf Coast University
Department of Marine and Ecological Sciences
Anthony Vastano
Rutgers University
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences

Undergraduate Student

Alexis Allen
Louisiana State University
School of Renewable Natural Resources
Regina Bledsoe
Nicholls State University
Department of Biological Sciences
Mitch Bogran
Louisiana State University
Department of Biological Sciences
Lee Chaz
University of Tennessee
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
April Chow
Louisiana State University
School of Renewable Natural Resources
Kailee Clinton
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department of Biology
Cory Hillard
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department of Biology
Hunter Johnson
University of Tennessee
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Gregory Lalonde
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department of Biology
Karl Lindberg
Eckerd College
Marine Science
Rebecca May
Florida Gulf Coast University
Department of Marine and Ecological Sciences
Bridget Rogers
Louisiana State University
Department of Environmental Sciences
Claire Steward
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department of Biology
Jessica Valenti
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
http://cwc.lumcon.edu
This research was made possible by a grant from BP/The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.
www.gulfresearchinitiative.org