Dr. R Eugene Turner

GTurner Co-principal investigator

  • Quantify changes in biomass, photosynthetic activity, marsh elevation and soil strength of dominant emergent wetland plants (i.e., Spartina alterniflora) exposed to oil in 2010.
  • Separate the effects of marsh elevation and background shoreline erosion rates from any effects of the oil.
  • Pathways for crude oil into marsh organisms and food webs by using stable isotope measurements.
  • Effects of oil on marsh macrofauna, changes in behavior with low toxicity levels.
  • Changes in commercial fisheries landings and effort in Barataria Bay from 2010-2012.

Professor/ Director of Coastal Ecology Institute
Louisiana State University
(225) 578-6454

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