Elizabeth Robinson studies blue crab’s role in the northern Gulf of Mexico food web, looking closely at how Deepwater Horizon oil might have affected the natural predator-prey balance.
It’s a catchy name. But, Marsh Madness rarely starts in March (as implied by the NCAA basketball playoffs reference) and the scientists are not crazy-mad, just crazy-busy.
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.
Three organizations with ties to Louisiana are among 12 research groups sharing $140 million in grants to conduct scientific studies on the effects of oil, dispersed oil and dispersants on the Gulf of Mexico’s ecosystem and on public health.
It doesn’t take much of a climb from the Houma-Terrebonne Airport before one has a clear view of the state’s coastal predicament.
Scientists from Texas, Delaware, and Louisiana conducted a multiyear study examining coastal waters in the Gulf of Mexico to determine if hydrocarbons from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill had changed the water column chemistry.
LUMCON is reaching out to educate the public on coastal issues and its research into the effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Conover loves planning educational activities that get local families outside in the marshes and waterways to learn about the delicate ecosystem that surrounds them.
“This is an opportunity to put science into immediate practice.” – Tamay Ozgokmen, University of Miami and director of CARTHE