Friday 28 July 2017

The Center for the Integrated Modeling and Analysis of the Gulf Ecosystem

A tale of two Gulf spills: A research consortium of 19 institutions from 5 countries studying the impacts of oil spills on the Gulf of Mexico.

When submitting C-IMAGE manuscripts, please add the following statement to your acknowledgements section:

"This research was made possible by a grant from The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative/C-IMAGE II. Data are publicly available through the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information & Data Cooperative (GRIIDC) at (doi: [, , ,…]).”"

C-IMAGE-II Contributions

Latest Update: 19 June, 2017

Bosman, S.H., Chanton, J.P., and Rogers, K.L. Using stable and radiocarbon analyses as a forensic tool to find evidence of oil in the particulates of the water column and on the seafloor following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill. In: Stout, S. and Wang, Z. (eds). Case Studies in Oil Spill Environmental Forensics. Academic Press. In Press.

Brewton, R. A., Ajemian, M. J., Young, P. C., & Stunz, G. W. (2016). Feeding Ecology of Dolphinfish in the Western Gulf of Mexico. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 145(4), 839–853.

Brooks, G. R., Larson, R. A., Schwing, P. T., Romero, I., Moore, C., Reichart, G. - J., et al. (2015). Sedimentation Pulse in the NE Gulf of Mexico following the 2010 DWH Blowout. PLoS ONE, 10(7), e0132341.

Chanton, J.; Zhao, T.; Rosenheim, B.; Joye, S.; Bosman, S.; Brunner, C.; Yeager, K.; Diercks, A.; Hollander, D., Using natural abundance radiocarbon to trace the flux of petrocarbon to the seafloor following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Environmental Science And Technology, 2015, 49, 847-854.

Dahl, K.A., Patterson, W.F. III, Snyder, R.A. (2016). Experimental assessment of lionfish removals to mitigate reef fish community shifts on northern Gulf of Mexico artificial reefs. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. doi: 10.3354/meps11898

Daly, K. L., Passow, U., Chanton, J., Hollander, D. Assessing the impacts of oil-associated marine snow formation and sedimentation during and after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Antropocene, 2016.

Dornberger, L.; Ainsworth, C.; Gosnell, S.; Coleman, F. 2016. Developing a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon exposure dose-response model for fish health and growth.  Marine Pollution Bulletin, 109:259-266. 2016 Jun 10. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.05.072

Fisher, C., Montagna, P., & Sutton, T. (2016). How Did the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Impact Deep-Sea Ecosystems? Oceanog, 29(3), 182–195.

Frasier, K.E., Wiggins, S. M., Harris, D., Marques, T. A., Thomas, L., Hildebrand, J.A., "Delphinid echolocation click detection probability on near-seafloor sensors" J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 140, 1918 (2016)

Granneman, J.E., Jones, D.L., Peebles, E.B. (2017) Associations between metal exposure and lesion formation in offshore Gulf of Mexico fishes collected after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Marine Pollution Bulletin, ISSN 0025-326X,

Gros, J.; Reddy, C.M.; Nelson, R.K.; Socolofsky, S.A.; Arey, J.S. (2016). Simulating Gas-Liquid-Water Partitioning and Fluid Properties of Petroleum under Pressure: Implications for Deep-Sea Blowouts. Environmental Science & Technology, 50, 14, 7397-7408. doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b04617

Hollenbeck, C.M.; Portnoy, D.S.; Wetzel, D.; Sherwood, T.A.; Samollow, P.B.; Gold, J.R. Linkage mapping and comparative genomics of red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) using next-generation sequencing. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, 7, 843-850.

Hu, C., Feng, L., Hardy, R.F., Hochberg, E.J., Spectral and spatial requirements of remote measurements of pelagic Sargassum macroalgae, Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 167, 15 September 2015, Pages 229-246, ISSN 0034-4257,

Jaggi, A., Snowdon, R.W., Stopford, A., Radovic, J.R., Oldenburg, T.B.P., Larter, S.R. (2017). Experimental simulation of partitioning behavior of BTEX compounds during a submarine oil spill. Organic Geochemistry. 108, 1-8.

Joye, S. B., Kleindienst, S., Gilbert, J. A., Handley, K. M., Weisenhorn, P., Kostka, J. E., et al. (2016). The response of microbial communities to hydrocarbon exposure. Oceano, 29(3), 136–149.

Laqua, K., Malone, K.. Hoffmann, M., Krause, D., Schluter, M. (2016) Methane bubble rise velocities under deep-sea conditions – influence of initial shape deformation. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. doi:10.1016/j.colsurfa.2016.01.041

Lu, Y., S. Sun, M. Zhang, B. Murch, and C. Hu. Refinement of the critical angle calculation for the contrast reversal of oil slicks under sunglint. Journal Geophysical Research: Oceans, 2015, 120.

Lu, Y., W. Zhan, and C. Hu (2016). Detecting and quantifying oil slick thickness by thermal remote sensing: A ground-base experiment. Remote Sens. Environ., 181: 207-217, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2016.04.007.

Masi, M.D., Ainsworth, C.H., Jones, D.L. 2016.  Using a Gulf of Mexico Atlantis model to evaluate ecological indicators for sensitivity to fishing mortality and robustness to observation error.  Ecological Indicators, 74: 516-525. 10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.11.008

Moss, J.A., C. McCurry, S. Tominack, I.C. Romero, D. Hollander, W.H. Jeffrey, and R.A. Snyder. 2015. Ciliate protists from the sediment-water interface in the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico. Deep Sea Research I 106: 85-96.

Moss, J.A., C. McCurry, P. Schwing, W.H. Jeffrey, I.C. Romero, D.J. Hollander, and R.A. Snyder.  Molecular characterization of benthic foraminifera communities from the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico shelf and slope following the Deepwater Horizon event, Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, Volume 115, September 2016, Pages 1-9

Murawski, S., Fleeger, J., Patterson, W., Hu, C., Daly, K., Romero, I., et al. (2016). How Did the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Affect Coastal and Continental Shelf Ecosystems of the Gulf of Mexico? Oceanog, 29(3), 160–173.

Overholt, W. A., Marks, K. P., Romero, I. C., Hollander, D. J., Snell, T. W., & Kostka, J. E. (2015). Hydrocarbon-Degrading Bacteria Exhibit a Species-Specific Response to Dispersed Oil while Moderating Ecotoxicity.  Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 82(2).

Overton, E. B., Wade, T. L., Radovic, J., Meyer, B. M., Miles, M. S., & Larter, S. R. (2016). Chemical Composition of Macondo and other Crude Oils and Compositional Alterations during Oil Spills. Oceanog, 29(3), 50–63.

Radovic, J., Silva, R., Snowdon, R., Larter, S., Oldenburg, T. Rapid Screening of Glycerol Ether Lipid Biomarkers in Recent Marine Sediment Using Atmospheric Pressure Photoionization in Positive Mode Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry, Analytical Chemistry, 2016, 88(2), 1128-1137.

Radović, J. R.; Silva, R. C.; Snowdon, R.; Brown, M.; Larter, S. R.; Oldenburg, T. B. P., A rapid method to assess a broad inventory of organic species in marine sediments using ultra-high resolution mass spectrometry. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometery 2016 Jun 15;30(11):1273-82. doi: 10.1002/rcm.7556.

Rahsepar, S., Smit, M. P. J., Murk, A. J., Rijnaarts, H. H. M., & Langenhoff, A. A. M. (2016). Chemical dispersants: Oil biodegradation friend or foe? Marine Pollution Bulletin, 108(1-2), 113–119.

Romero, I.C., Özgökmen, T., Snyder, S., Schwing, P., O'Malley, B.J., Beron-Vera, F.J., Olascoaga, M.J., Zhu, P., Ryan, E., O'Malley, Francisco J. Beron-Vera, Maria J. Olascoaga, Ping Zhu, Edward Ryan, Chen, S.S., Wetzel, D.L., Hollander, D., Murawski, S.A. (2016). Tracking the Hercules 265 Marine Gas Well Blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Geophysical Research, 121, 706-724

Romero, I.C., Toro-Farmer, G., Diercks, A.R., Schwing, P.T., Muller-Karger, F., Murawski, S.A., Hollander, D.J. (2017) Large-scale deposition of weathered oil in the Gulf of Mexico following a deep-water oil spill, Environmental Pollution, Volume 228, September 2017, Pages 179-189

Schwing PT, O’Malley BJ, Romero IC, Martínez-Colón M, Hastings DW, Glabach MA, et al. Characterizing the variability of benthic foraminifera in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon event (2010-2012).  Environmental Science and Pollution Research 2016, DOI 10.1007/s11356-016-7996-z.

Schwing, P. T., Romero, I. C., Larson, R. A., O'Malley, B. J., Fridrik, E. E., Goddard, E. A., et al. (2016). Sediment Core Extrusion Method at Millimeter Resolution using a Calibrated, Threaded-rod. JoVE, (114), e54363 Pg 1–7.

Schwing, P.T.; Brooks, G.R.; Larson, R.A.; Holmes, C.W.; O'Malley, B.J.; Hollander, D.J. (2017) Constraining the Spatial Extent of Marine Oil Snow Sedimentation and Flocculent Accumulation Following the Deepwater Horizon Event Using an Excess 210Pb Flux Approach, Environ. Sci. Technol., 51 (11), pp 5962-5968

Socolofsky, S., Adams, E. E., Paris, C., & Yang, D. (2016). How do oil, gas, and water interact near a subsea blowout? Oceanog, 29(3), 64–75.

Sun, S., C. Hu, L. Feng, G. A. Swayze, J. Holmes, G. Graettinger, I. MacDonald, O. Garcia and I. Leifer (2015). Oil slick morphology derived from AVIRIS measurements of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill: Implications for spatial resolution requirements of remote sensors, Marine Pollution Bulletin, 2015.

Sun, S., Hu, C., Tunnell, J.W., Surface oil footprint and trajectory of the Ixtoc-I oil spill determined from Landsat/MSS and CZCS observations, Marine Pollution Bulletin, Available online 24 October 2015, ISSN 0025-326X,

Sun, S., and C. Hu. Sun glint requirement for the remote detection of surface oil films. Geophysical Research Letters, 2015,42.

Tarnecki, J., Wallace, A., Simons, J.D. and Ainsworth, C.H. (2016).  Progression of a Gulf of Mexico Food Web Supporting Atlantis Ecosystem Model Development.  Fisheries Research: 179, 237-250.

Tarr, M. A., Ray P.Z., Overton, E. B., Olson G.M., Adhikari, P. L., & Reddy, C. M. (2016). Weathering of oil spilled in the marine environment. Oceanog, 29(3), 126–135.

van Eenennaam, J. S., Wei, Y., Grolle, K. C. G., Foekema, E. M., Murk, A. J. (2016) Oil spill dispersants induce formation of marine snow by phytoplankton-associated bacteria. Marine Pollution Bulletin. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.01.005

Vaughan, P.A., T. Wilson, R. Kamerman, M. Ederington-Hagy, A. McKenna, H. Chen, and W.H. Jeffrey. Photochemical Changes in Water Accommodated Fractions of MC252 and Surrogate Oil Created during Solar Exposure as determined by FT-ICRMS. Marine Pollution Bulletin, Volume 104, Issues 1–2, 15 March 2016, Pages 262-268.

Walsh, J, J., Lenes, J. M., Darrow, B., Parks, A., Weisberg, R. H. (2016) Impacts of combined overfishing and oil spills on the plankton trophodynamics of the West Florida shelf over the last half century of 1965–2011: A two-dimensional simulation analysis of biotic state transitions, from a zooplankton- to a bacterioplankton-modulated ecosystem. Continental Shelf Research, 116, 54-73. doi:10.1016/j.csr.2016.01.007

Walsh, J.J., J.M. Lenes, R.H. Weisberg, L. Zheng, C. Hu, K.A. Fanning, R. Snyder, and J. Smith (2017). More surprises in the global greenhouse: Human health impacts from recent toxic marine aerosol formations, due to centennial alterations of world-wide coastal food webs. Marine Pollution Bulletin, Volume 116, Issues 1–2, 15 March 2017, Pages 9-40.

Wang, M. and C. Hu. Extracting oil slick features from viirs nighttime imagery using a Gaussian filter and morphological constraints. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 2016, IEEE 12(10): 2051-2055.

Washburn, T., A.C.E. Rhodes, P.A. Montagna.  2016.  Benthic taxa as potential indicators of a deep-sea oil spill.  Ecological Indicators 71:587-597

Weisberg, R.H., Zheng, L., Liu, Y., Corcoran, A. A., Lembke, C., Hu, C., Lenes, J.M., Walsh, J.J., Karenia brevis blooms on the West Florida Shelf: A comparative study of the robust 2012 bloom and the nearly null 2013 event, Continental Shelf Research, Volume 120, 1 June 2016, Pages 106-121

White, H. K., Conmy, R. N., MacDonald, I. R., & Reddy, C. M. (2016). Methods of Oil Detection in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Oceanog, 29(3), 76–87.

Wiggins, S. M., Hall, J. M., Thayre, B. J., & Hildebrand, J. A. (2016). Gulf of Mexico low-frequency ocean soundscape impacted by airguns. J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 140(1), 176–183.

Yang, D., Chen, B., Socolofsky, S., Chamecki, M., Meneveau, C., “Large-eddy simulation and parameterization of buoyant plume dynamics in stratified flow,” J. Fluid Mech. (2016), vol. 794, pp. 798–833

Zeinstra-Helfrich, M., Koops, W., & Murk, A. J. (2016). How oil properties and layer thickness determine the entrainment of spilled surface oil. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 110(1), 184–193.


C-IMAGE-I Contributions

Ainsworth, C.H., Schirripa, M.J. and Morzaria-Luna, H. (eds.), (2015). An Atlantis ecosystem model for the Gulf of Mexico supporting Integrated Ecosystem Assessment. US Dept. Comm. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SEFSC-676. 149 pp.

Allison, J. G., Wagner, M. E., McAllister, M., Ren, A, K. J., Snyder, R. A. Sand bottom microalgal production and benthic nutrient fluxes on the northeastern Gulf of Mexico nearshore shelf, Gulf and Caribbean Research, 2013, 25, 1-8. CIMAGE#6

Aman, Z. M. and C.B. Paris, Response to comment on "Evolution of the Macondo Well Blowout: Simulating the Effects of the Circulation and Synthetic Dispersants on the Subsea Oil Transport, Environmental Science and Technology, 2013, 47(20), 11906-11907. CIMAGE#15

Aman, Z., Paris, C. B., May, E. F., Johns, M. L., Lindo-Atichati, D., High pressure visual experimental studies of oil-in-water dispersion droplet size: Implication for oil transport, Chemical Engineering Science, 2015, in press. CIMAGE#36

Cannizzaro, J.P.; Hu, C.; Carder, K.L.; Kelble, C.R.; Melo, N.; Johns, E.M.; Vargo, G.A., and Heil, C.A., On the Accuracy of SeaWiFS Ocean Color Data Products on the West Florida Shelf, Journal of Coastal Research, 2013. CIMAGE#7

Chen, S., Hu, C. In search of oil seeps in the Cariaco basin using MODIS and MERIS medium resolution data, Remote Sensing Letters, 5:5, 442-450, 2014. CIMAGE#22

Dahl, K. A., Patterson, III, W. F., Habitat-specific density and diet of rapidly expanding invasive red lionfish, Pterois volitans, populations in the northern Gulf of Mexico, PLoS ONE 9(8): e105852. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0105852 CIMAGE#27

Drexler, M., Ainsworth, C. The use of zero-inflated generalized additive models to predict species abundance distributions in the Gulf of Mexico: a tool for ecosystem modeling, PLOS ONE, 2013. CIMAGE#10

Fanning, K.A., Masserini, R.T., Walsh, J.J., Wanninkhof, R., Sullivan, K., Virmani, J.I. & Heil, C.A. An ammonium enrichment event in the surface ocean: Wind forcing and potential ramifications. Marine Chemistry, 2015, 174, 26-34. (not acknowledged)

Fefilatyev, S., Kramer, K., Hall, L., Goldgof, D., Kasturi, R., Remsen, A., Daly, K. Detection of Anomalous Particles from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Using the SIPPER3 Underwater Imaging Platform, Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Data Mining Workshops, 2011, 741-748. CIMAGE#1

Fefilatyev, S., M. Shreve, K. Kramer, L. Hall, D. Goldgof, R. Kasturi, K. Daly, A. Remsen, H. Bunke. Label-Noise Reduction with Support Vector Machines, 21st International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2012), November 11-15, 2012. CIMAGE#4

Garcia-Pineda, O., MacDonald, I., Hu, C. Detection of floating oil anomalies from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill with synthetic aperture radar, Oceanography, (26)2:124-137, 2013 CIMAGE#11

Hamilton, P., Speer, K., Snyder, R., Wienders, N., & Leben, R. R. (2015). Shelf break exchange events near the De Soto Canyon. Continental Shelf Research, 110, 25-38.

Hastings, D., Schwing, P., Brooks, G., Larson, R., Morford, J., Roeder, T., Quinn, K., Bartlett, T., Romero, I., Hollander, D. Changes in sediment redox conditions following the BP DWH Blowout event, Deep Sea Research II, 2014. CIMAGE#33

Hildebrand, J., Baumann-Pickering, S., Frasier, K., Trickey, J., Merkens, K., Wiggins, S., McDonald, M., Garrison, L., Marques, T., Harris, D., and Thomas, L. Passive acoustic monitoring of beaked whale densities in the Gulf of Mexico." Scientific Reports 5: 16343. 2015. doi:10.1038/srep16343

Hu, C., Feng, L., Lee, Z. Uncertainties of SeaWiFS and MODIS remote sensing reflectance: Implications from clear water measurements, Remote Sensing of the Environment, 2013, 133, 168-182. CIMAGE#12

Hu, C., Chen, S., Wang, M., Murch, B., Taylor, J. Detecting surface oil slicks using VIIRS nighttime imagery under moon glint: A case study in the Gulf of Mexico, Remote Sensing Letters, 2015, 6(4), 295-301.2015, 6(4), 295-301.

Joye, S. B., Montoya, J. P., Murawski, A. A., Ozgokmen, T. M., Wade, T. L., Montuoro, R., Roberts, B. J., Hollander, D. J., Jeffrey, W. H., Chanton, J. P. A Rapid Response Study of the Hercules Gas Well Blowout, EOS Transactions American Geophysical Union, 95, 38, 2014. CIMAGE#28

Kleindienst, S., Paul, J.H., Joye, S. A caution for dispersant use in oil response: the microbial perspective, Nature Reviews Microbiology, 2015(13), 388-396.

Le Henaff, M., Kourafalou, V., Paris, C.B., Helgers, J., Aman, Z.M., Hogan, P., Srinivasan, A.N. Surface Evolution of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Patch: Combined Effects of Circulation and Wind-Induced Drift, Environmental Science and Technology, 2012, 46, 7267-727.3 CIMAGE#2

Lenes, J. M., Walsh, J. J., Darrow, B. P. Simulating cell death in the termination of Karenia brevis blooms: implications for predicting aerosol toxicity vectors to humans, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 493: 71-81, 2013. CIMAGE#18

Lincoln, S.A., Hamilton, T.L., Valladares Juarez, A.G., Schedler, M., Macalady, J.L., Muller, R., Freeman, K.H. Draft Genome Sequence of the Piezotolerant and Crude Oil-Degrading Bacterium Rhodococcus qingshengii Strain TUHH-12. Genome Announcements, 3(2015), e00268-15.

Lindo-Atichati, D., Paris, C. B., Le Henaff, M., Schedler, M., Valladares-Juarez, A. G., Muller, R. Simulating the effects of droplet size, high pressure biodegradation, and variable flow rate on the subsea evolution of deep plumes from the Macondo blowout, Deep Sea Research, Special Issue "The Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem: Before During, and After the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill", in press CIMAGE#19

Malone, K., Seemann, R., Krause, D. Realisierung komplexer Versuchaufbauten in Hochdrucktestumgebungen (Realization of complex experimental setups in high-pressure test environments), Symposium Design for X, 2013

Masi, M., Ainsworth, C., Chagris, D. A Probabilistic Representation of Fish Diet Compositions from Multiple Data Sources: A Gulf of Mexico Case Study, Ecological Modeling, 284, 60-74, 2014 CIMAGE#25

McDaniel, L., Basso, J., Pulster, E., Paul, J.H. Sand patties provide evidence for the presence of Deepwater Horizon oil on beaches of the West Florida Shelf, Marine Pollution Bulletin, 2015.

Merkins, K. Deep-diving cetaceans of the Gulf of Mexico: Acoustic ecology and response to natural and anthropogenic forces including the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2013.

Murawski, S.A., Hogarth, W.T. Enhancing the ocean observing to meet restoration challenges in the Gulf of Mexico, Oceanography, 2013, 26, 1, 10-16 CIMAGE#8

Murawski, S.A., Hogarth, W.T., Peebles, G.M., Barbeiri, L. Prevalence of external skin lesions on PAH concentrations in Gulf of Mexico fishes, post-Deepwater Horizon, Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 2014, 143:4, 1084-1097. CIMAGE#26

Moss, J.A., McCurry, C., Tominack,S., Romero, I.C., Hollander, D., Jeffrey, W.H. & Snyder, R.A. (2015). Ciliate protists from the sediment-water interface in the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, Volume 106, December 2015, Pages 85-96, ISSN 0967-0637,

Otremba, Z., Zielinski, O., Hu, C. Optical contrast of oil dispersed in seawater under windy conditions. Journal of the European Optical Society Rapid Publications, 8, 13051,2013. CIMAGE#13

Overholt, W. A., Marks, K. P., Romero, I. C., Hollander, D. J., Snell, T. W., & Kostka, J. E. (2015, In-Press). Hydrocarbon-Degrading Bacteria Exhibit a Species-Specific Response to Dispersed Oil while Moderating Ecotoxicity. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 82(2).

Paris, C. B., Henaff, M., Aman, Z. M., Subramanian, A., Helgers, J., Wang, D. P., Kourafalou, V. H., Srinivasan, A. Evolution of the Macondo Well Blowout: Simulating the Effects of the Circulation and synthetic Dispersants on the Subsea Oil Transport, Environmental Science and Technology, 2012 CIMAGE#5

Paul, J. H., Hollander, D., Coble, P., Daly, K., Murasko, S., English, D. Basso, J., Delaney, J., McDaniel, L., Kovach, C. W. Toxicity and Mutagenicity of Gulf of Mexico Waters During and After The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Environmental Science and Technology, 2013, 47, 9651-9659 CIMAGE#14

Paul, J. H. Response to Comment on "Toxicity and Mutagenicity of Gulf of Mexico Waters During and After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill", Environmental Science and Technology, 2014, 48, 3593-3594. CIMAGE#21

Peiffer, R.F. and Cohen, J. H. Lethal and sublethal effects of oil, chemical dispersant, and dispersed oil on the ctenophore, Mnemiopsis leidyi. Aquatic Biology, 2015, 23, 237-250.

Quintana-Rizzo, E., Torres, J., Ross, S., Romero, I., Watson, K., Goddard, E., Hollander, D. δ13C and δ15N in deep-living fishes and shrimps after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Gulf of Mexico, Marine Pollution Bulletin, 2014(94), Issue 1-22014(94), Issue 1-2

Romero, I.C., Schwing, P.T., Brooks, G.R., Larson, R.A., Hastings, D.W., Flower, B.P., Goddard, E.A., Hollander, D.J. Hydrocarbons in deep-sea sediments following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Blowout in the Northeast Gulf of Mexico. PLoS ONE, 2015, 10(5): e0128371. 2015, 10(5): e0128371.

Schedler, M., Hiessl, Valladares, A. G., Gust, G., Muller, R. Effect of high pressure on hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology Express, 2014,4, 77. CIMAGE#31

Schwing, P. T., Romero, I. C., Brooks, G. R., Hastings, D. W., Larson, R. A., Hollander, D. J. A decline in deep-sea benthic foraminifera following the Deepwater Horizon event in the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico, PLoS ONE, 2015 CIMAGE#37

Seemann, R.; Malone, K.; Laqua, K.; Schmidt, J.; Meyer, A.; Krause, D.; Schlueter, M. A new high-pressure laboratory setup for the investigation of deep-sea oil spill scenarios under in-situ conditions, International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics 2014, 340-343.

Sirovic, A., Bassett, Hr. R., Johnson, S., Wiggins, S. M., Hildebrand, J. A. Bryde's whale calls recorded in the Gulf of Mexico, Marine Mammal Science, 2013 CIMAGE#9

Snyder, R. A., Vestel, A., Welch, C., Barnes, G., Pelot, R., Ederington-Hagy, M., Hileman, PAH concentrations in Coquina (Donax spp.) on a sandy beach shoreline impacted by a marine oil spill, Marine Pollution Bulletin, 2014, 83, 87-91. CIMAGE#24

Snyder, R. A., Ederington-Hagy, M., Hileman, F., Moss, J., Amick, L., Carruth, R., Head, M., Marks, J., Jeffrey, W. H. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon concentrations across the Florida panhandle continental shelf and slope after the BP MC 252 well failure, Marine Pollution Bulletin, 89, 201-208, 2014 CIMAGE#34

Snyder, S.M., Pulster, E. L., Wetzel, D. L, Murawski, S. A. PAH Exposure in Gulf of Mexico Demersal Fishes, Post-Deepwater Horizon. Environmental Science and Technology, 2015.

Socolofsky, S. A, Adams, E. E., Boufadel, M., Aman, Z. M., Johansen, Ø., Konkel, W. J., Lindo, D., Madsen, M. N., North, E. W., Paris, C. B., Rasmussen, D., Reed, M., Rønningen, P., Sim, L. H., Uhrenholdt, T., Anderson, K. G., Cooper, C., Nedwed, T. J. Intercomparison of oil spill prediction models for accidental blowout scenarios with and without subsea chemical dispersant injection, Marine Pollution Bulletin, Volume 96, Issues 1–2, 15 July 2015, Pages 110-126, ISSN 0025-326X. 2015, Pages 110-126, ISSN 0025-326X.

Staaterman, E., Paris, C. B., Helgers, J. Orientation behavior in fish larvae: A missing piece to Hjort's critical period hypothesis. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 304, 188–196, 2013. CIMAGE#3

Tarnecki, J.H and Patterson III, W.F. Changes in red snapper, Lutjanus campechanus, diet and trophic ecology in the northern Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Marine and Coastal Fisheries, 2015, 7(1), 135-147

Tarnecki, J. H., Patterson, III, W. F. The effect of fish size, habitat type, and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on red snapper, Lutjanus campechanus, diet and trophic ecology in the northern Gulf of Mexico, Proceedings of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute, 66, 2013.

Valladares, A. G., Kadimesetty, S., Achatz, A., Schedler, M., Muller, R. Online Monitoring of Crude Oil Biodegradation at Elevated Pressures, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, PP, 99, 1-7, 2014 CIMAGE#29

Van Sebille, E., Scussolini, P., Durgadoo, J. V., Peeters, F. J. C., Biastoch, A., Weijer, W., Turney, C., Paris, C. B., Zahn, R. Ocean Currents Generate Large Footprints in Marine Paleoclimate Proxies, Nature Communications, 2015, 6.2015, 6.

Vonk, S.M., Hollander, D.J., Murk, A.J. Was the extreme and wide-spread marine oil-snow sedimentation and flocculent accumulation (MOSSFA) event during the Deepwater Horizon blow-out unique?, Marine Pollution Bulletin, Volume 100, Issue 1, 15 November 2015, Pages 5-12, ISSN 0025-326X,

Wallace, A, A., Hollander, D. J., Peebles, E. B. Stable Isotopes in Fish Eye Lenses as Potential Recorders of Trophic and Geographic History, PLoS ONE 9, 10, 2014 CIMAGE#32

Walsh, J. J., Lenes, J. M., Darrow, B. P., Parks, A. A., Weisberg, R. h., Zheng, L., Hu, C., Barnes, B. B., Daly, K. L., Brooks, G. R., Jeffrey, W. H., Snyder, R. A., Hollander, D. J. A simulation analysis of the plankton fate of the Deepwater Horizon oil spills, Continental Shelf Research, Volume 107, 15 September 2015, Pages 50-68, ISSN 0278-4343,

Wang, M., Hu, C. Extracting oil slick features from noisy satellite imagery using a Gaussian filter and morphological constraints, IEEE Geosciences, Remote Sensing Letters, Vol. 12, No. 10, 2015

Weber, S., Battles, J. J., Peterson, L., Roberts, B. J., Peterson, R. N., Hollander, D. J., Chanton, J. P., Joye, S. B. (2015) Hercules 265 Rapid Response: Immediate ecosystem impacts of a natural gas blowout incident. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical studies in oceanography, 2015, 49 (2), pp 847-854

Weisberg, R. H., Zheng, L., Liu, Y., Lembke, C., Lenes, J. M., Walsh, J. J. Why a red tide was not observed on the West Florida Continental Shelf in 2010, Harmful Algae, 2014 CIMAGE#30

Weisberg, R. H., Zheng, L., Liu, Y., Murawski, S., Hu, C., Paul, J. Did Deepwater Horizon Hydrocarbons Transit to the West Florida Continental Shelf?, Deep Sea Research II, 2014 CIMAGE#20

Zhang, M., Hu, C., Amu, G. Real-world problem solving in software development: A case study on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, 2013 Frontiers in Education Conference. Oct 23 – 26, 2013, accepted CIMAGE#16

Zhao, J., Hu, C., Lenes, J. M., Weisberg, R. H., Lembke, C., English, D., Wolny, J., Zheng, L., Walsh, J. J., Kirkpatrick, G. Three-dimensional structure of a Karenia brevis bloom: Observations from gliders, satellites, and field measurements, Harmful Algae, 2013, 29, 22-30 CIMAGE#17

Zhao, J., Temimi, M., Ghedira, H., Hu, C. Exploring the potential of optical remote sensing for oil spill detection in shallow coastal waters - A case study in the Arabian Gulf, Optics Express, 22, 11, 13755-13772, 2014 CIMAGE#23

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