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Funding Source: Year 3-5 Investigator Grants (RFP-II)

Project Publications & Presentations

The Environmental Effects of an Oil Spill on Blue Crabs in the Gulf of Mexico and the Dynamics of Recovery: Integrating Oceanography and Molecular Ecology

Journal Articles - 8

2017

Giltz, S. M., & Taylor, C. M. (2017). Sublethal Toxicity of Crude Oil Exposure in The Blue Crab, Callinectes sapidus, at Two Life History Stages. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol, 98(2), 178–182.
Sullivan, T., & Neigel, J. (2017). Misidentification of megalopae as a potential source of error in studies of population genetics and ecology of the blue crab Callinectes sapidus. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., 565, 95–111.

2016

Sullivan, T., Gelpi, C., & Neigel, J. (2016). Molecular detection of the parasitic dinoflagellate Hematodinium perezi from blue crabs Callinectes sapidus in Louisiana, USA. Dis. Aquat. Org., 120(1), 83–88.

2015

Grey, E. K., Chiasson, S. C., Williams, H. G., Troeger, V. J., Taylor, C. M., & Patterson, H. M. (2015). Evaluation of Blue Crab, Callinectes sapidus, Megalopal Settlement and Condition during the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. PLoS ONE, 10(8), e0135791.
Jones, B., Gyory, J., Grey, E., Bartlein, M., Ko, D., Nero, R., et al. (2015). Transport of blue crab larvae in the northern Gulf of Mexico during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., 527, 143–156.
Yednock, B. K., Sullivan, T. J., & Neigel, J. E. (2015). De novo assembly of a transcriptome from juvenile blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus) following exposure to surrogate Macondo crude oil. BMC Genomics, 16(1).

2014

Yednock, B. K., & Neigel, J. E. (2014). An investigation of genetic population structure in blue crabs, Callinectes sapidus, using nuclear gene sequences. Mar Biol, 161(4), 871–886.
Yednock, B. K., & Neigel, J. E. (2014). Detecting Selection in the Blue Crab, Callinectes sapidus, Using DNA Sequence Data from Multiple Nuclear Protein-Coding Genes. PLoS ONE, 96(6), e99081.

Conference Presentations - 26

2016

Chiasson, S. C., & Taylor, C. M. (2016). Effect of Crude Oil on growth and expression of vtg and hsp90 in the Blue Crab, Callionectes sapidus. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Chiasson, S. C., & Taylor, C. M. (2016). Effects of crude oil and dispersed oil on growth and expression of vtg and Hsp90 in blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, juvelines. In 7th Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) World Congress/SETAC North America 37th Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL : 11/06/16-11/10/16: Poster.
Chiasson, S. C., Grey, E. K., Grimm, D. A., & Taylor, C. M. (2016). Hydrocarbons in blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, megalopae in the northern Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2016. New Orleans, LA : 02/21/16-02/26/16: Poster.
Giltz, S. M., & Taylor, C. M. (2016). Effects of acute crude oil exposure on growth and survival of two life stages of the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
Giltz, S. M., & Taylor, C. M. (2016). Effects of Ocean Acidification on the Growth and Survival of Two Life Stages of the Blue Crab, Callinectes sapidus. In 2016 State of the Coast. New Orleans, LA : 06/02/16-06/03/16.
Kelly, K. L., & Taylor, C. M. (2016). Effects of Crude Oil on Embryonic Development in Blue Crabs (Callinectes sapidus). In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
Kelly, K. L., & Taylor, C. M. (2016). Effects of Crude Oil on Embryonic Development in Blue Crabs (Callinectes sapidus). In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2016. New Orleans, LA : 02/21/16-02/26/16: Poster.
Neigel, J., Plouviez, S., Sullivan, T., & Taylor, C. (2016). Shifting Baselines and Slippery Slopes: The Oil Spill Signal and Long-Term Trends in Fishery-Independent Monitoring Data. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Sullivan, T. (2016). Environmental Stress and Pathogen Dynamics in the blue crab Callinectes sapidus. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2016. New Orleans, LA : 02/21/16-02/26/16: Poster.

2015

Giltz, S. M., & Taylor, C. M. (2015). Effects of oil and ocean acidification on the survival and condition of blue crab larvae. In 44th Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting. Quebec City, Canada : 03/03/15-03/07/15.
Neigel, J. E., & Taylor, C. (2015). The environmental effects of an oil spill on blue crabs in the Gulf of Mexico and the dynamics of recovery: Integrating oceanography and molecular ecology. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.
Yednock, B., Duffy, T., Sullivan, T., Chesney, E., & Neigel, J. (2015). Transcriptional Responses of Blue Crabs and Bay Anchovies to Surrogate Oil. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.

2014

Chiasson, S., Grey, E. K., Grimm, D. A., & Taylor, C. M. (2014). Detection of oil-spill and wastewater contaminants in blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) megalopae in the northern Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Giltz, S. M., & Taylor, C. M. (2014). Effects of oil, dispersant, acidification and their interactions to the survival and condition of blue crab zoea larvae. In Louisiana Environmental Educational Symposium. Shreveport, LA : 2/21/14-2/22/14: Poster.
Giltz, S. M., Grey, E. K., & Taylor, C. M. (2014). Larval Crab Distribution in the Gulf of Mexico. In State of the Coast. New Orleans, LA : 3/18/14-3/20/14.
Giltz, S. M., Grey, E. K., & Taylor, C. M. (2014). Zooplankton and larval crab distribution in the Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Giltz, S. M., Grey, E. K., & Taylor, C. M. (2014). Zooplankton and larval crab distribution in the Gulf of Mexico. In Ocean Sciences Meeting. Honolulu, HI : 02/23/14-02/28/14.
Gyory, J., Jones, B. T., Grey, E. K., & Taylor, C. M. (2014). Intra-annual and stochastic variability in potential connectivity patterns of blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus) in the northern Gulf of Mexico. In Ocean Sciences Meeting. Honolulu, HI : 02/23/14-02/28/14: Poster.
Neigel, J. E., & Yednock., B. K. (2014). The first transcriptomes of the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus and the lesser blue crab, C. similis, new tools for basic and applied research. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.

2013

Chiasson, S., Neuberger, A., Koplitz, L. V., Grimm, D. A., Grey, E. K., & Taylor, C. M. (2013). Using Electrospray Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry to quantify bis(2-ethylhexyl) sulfosuccinate (DOSS). In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Giltz, S. M., Grey, E. K., & Taylor, C. M. (2013). Pelagic dispersal of the northern Gulf of Mexico Blue crab. In Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography. New Orleans, LA, February 17-22, 2013: Poster.
Grey, E., Chiasson, S., & Taylor, C. M. (2013). Settlement of Blue Crab Megalopae Before, During and After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Jones, B., Taylor, C. M., & Grey, E. K. (2013). Estimating Blue crab population connectivity in the northern Gulf of Mexico with graph theory and Lagrangian particle-tracking. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Neigel, J. E., Grey, E. K., & Taylor, C. M. (2013). Can we Disentangle the Effects of a Big Oil Spill and a Big Fisheries Closure? In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Taylor, C. M., Jones, B., & Grey, E. K. (2013). Connectivity of blue crab populations in the northern Gulf of Mexico using graph theory and Lagrangian particle-tracking. In Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography. New Orleans, LA, February 17-22, 2013: Poster.
Yednock, B., & Neigel, J. E. (2013). Surprising patterns of regional genetic differentiation in blue crabs, Callinectes sapidus, in the Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
This research was made possible by a grant from BP/The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.
www.gulfresearchinitiative.org