Shearing typically occurs along coastal marshes when strong storms rip away the plants at the marsh edge. Because oiled shoreline sediment is in a weakened state and less able to securely hold plants in place, some Louisiana marshes that were heavily oiled following Deepwater Horizon are experiencing more shearing than usual.
Marshes will take longer to recover from oil spill – MAY 14, 2019 (From Houma Today / May 14, 2019) While prior research suggested it takes a decade to recover from oil spills, scientists believe it will take a few more years for Louisiana’s marshes to recover from the Deepwater Horizon spill. Shortly after the…
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Continues to Impact Environment – APRIL 23, 2019 (From Technology Networks / April 23, 2019) Nine years ago tomorrow—April 20, 2010—crude oil began leaking from the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig into the Gulf of Mexico in what turned out to be the largest marine oil spill in history. A long-term study…
Eight years after Deepwater Horizon, we reflect on the extraordinary establishment of the largest coordinated scientific endeavor around an ocean event – the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) – to understand, respond to, and mitigate impacts from this and future oil spills.
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was not only the largest ecological disaster in the U.S., but it has become the most scientifically researched oil spill. Six years since the disaster, researchers from various fields have gathered data on the environmental, economic and health impacts.
A position for a Ph.D. student is available in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee in Knoxville, beginning Fall 2012.
A Research Associate in Wetland Biogeohemistry at the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) is sought to organize and lead a series of field experiments studying the effects of the Macondo (BP Deepwater Horizon) Oil Spill on coastal marsh ecosystems.
A Postdoctoral Research Associate in Wetland Biogeohemistry at the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) is sought to organize and lead a series of field experiments studying the effects of the Macondo (BP Deepwater Horizon) Oil Spill on coastal marsh ecosystems.