As the fifth anniversary of the BP oil spill approaches, a research vessel is expected to set sail from Gulfport this morning to study some of the effects of the 2010 disaster.
The dispersant used to remediate the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is more toxic to cold-water corals than the spilled oil, according to a study conducted at Temple University.
A first-of-its-kind study observed how oil droplets are formed and measured their size under high pressure.
Auburn University scientists documented submerged oil mats and surface residual balls (also known as tar balls) on Alabama’s sandy beach systems and analyzed the physical and chemical evolution of compounds matching the characteristics of Macondo oil.
Nearly five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative remains steadfast in investigating the effect of oil spills on the environment and public health.
During the Deepwater Horizon incident, both oil and methane entered the surrounding marine environment from the Macondo reservoir. Scientists are investigating the released methane’s effects on deep-sea ecosystems.
How can communities build resilience to adverse events such as oil spills or hurricanes? A community’s ability to buffer or counteract stressors that disasters may cause or worsen depends on its people having and using social resources and networks.
The Roberts Lab of Ecosystem Ecology and Biogeochemistry at the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) is seeking two postdoctoral research associates (one in wetland biogeochemistry and one in plant ecology) to organize and lead a series field studies and manipulative experiments studying the effects of the Macondo Oil Spill on coastal marsh ecosystems.
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate for a project on benthic phytoplankton community ecology related to the BP DW oil spill.
Four professors — in the fields of biology, environmental science, mathematics and music — have been named recipients of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Foundation’s Eminent Faculty Awards.