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four year analysis of vegetation following an oil spill in a freshwater marsh

Carl John Burk

four year analysis of vegetation following an oil spill in a freshwater marsh

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Published by Water Resources Research Center, University of Massachusetts in Amherst .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, Massachusetts.,
  • Massachusetts,
  • Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary.,
  • Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Subjects:
    • Plants, Effect of petroleum on.,
    • Marsh plants -- Massachusetts -- Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary.,
    • Oil spills -- Environmental aspects -- Massachusetts -- Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary,
    • Oil pollution of rivers, harbors, etc. -- Massachusetts -- Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary.,
    • Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, Massachusetts.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 37-38.

      StatementC. John Burk.
      SeriesPublication - Water Resources Research Center, University of Massachusetts at Amherst ; no. 71, Completion report - Water Resources Research Center, University of Massachusetts at Amherst ; FY-76-15, Publication (University of Massachusetts at Amherst Water Resources Research Center) ;, no. 71.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTD224.M4 M37 no. 71, QK753.P4 M37 no. 71
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii leaves, 38 p. :
      Number of Pages38
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4378252M
      LC Control Number78622290

      herbaceous marsh types, which were grouped into 11 marsh types for analysis purposes (Table 2, Fig. 2). The number of samples per location was typically between 3 and 5 plots (see Table 3 for the number of samples per marsh type). Measurements and samples taken at each study plot included vegetation species composition, aboveground and below-. Approaches for Ecosystem Services Valuation for the Gulf of Mexico After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Interim Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: / Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: /   Following an assessment of the ship’s condition, it was given permission to berth on 12 March. redistributed the oil within the freshwater wetlands. wildlife, but also due to the location of the oil spill, high tides and where oil washed ashore. A rehabilitation centre was set up to deal with oil affected wildlife. All deceased File Size: KB.   oil spill prevented people from fishing, going to the beach, and enjoying their typical recreational estuarine intertidal marsh and freshwater forested wetlands. The bay front edge of the property is a would be conducted over a 3-year period following acquisition. A monitoring plan would be developed and implemented as part of this project.

        Eventually, the only vegetation that persisted in damaged marsh sites was a monoculture of S. undamaged sites, the eastern intertidal plots had a high cumulative vegetation cover (%), but extremely low dicotyledonous species diversity ().Disturbance of beach‐ridges led to replacement of the dominant L. mollis, a tall grass, by short vegetative cover composed mostly of M Cited by:


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four year analysis of vegetation following an oil spill in a freshwater marsh by Carl John Burk Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. A four year analysis of vegetation following an oil spill in a freshwater marsh. [Carl John Burk]. Seasonal changes in aboveground plant biomass, cover, and frequency were monitored in Sweet Hall Marsh, a tidal freshwater marsh located on the Pamunkey River, Virginia, during the growing dra virginica accumulated the most biomass, g per m 2, followed byLeersia oryzoides at g per m by: Factors Affecting the Impacts of Oil on Marsh Vegetation Oil Type Extent of Contamination of the Vegetation Degree of Contamination of the Marsh Soils Exposure to Currents and Waves Time of Year of the Spill Species Sensitivity Impacts of Oil on Marsh Fauna Summary and Response Implications The impact of south Louisiana crude oil on the dominant vegetation, Spartina alterniflora, Spartina patens and Sagittaria lancifolia, of three types of coastal wetlands, salt, brackish and freshwater marshes, respectively, was the greenhouse, south Louisiana crude oil was applied to natural marsh sods at rates of 0, 4, 8, 16 and 24 l m − by: Following an estimated gallon crude oil spill and in-situ burn in a Phragmites tidal freshwater marsh at Delta National Wildlife Refuge (Mississippi River Delta, Louisiana), we examined vegetation impacts and recovery across 3 years.

Oil concentrations in marsh soils were initially elevated in the oiled-and-burned sites, but were below. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was the largest marine oil spill in US waters to date and one of the largest worldwide: over 3 million barrels of crude oil were released into the Gulf of Mexico (U.S.

District Court ), and over km of coastal shorelines were oiled (Michel et al. ).Impacts of this oil spill on salt marsh vegetation have been well documented (Lin and Mendelssohn Cited by: 1. Introduction. The Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill, which began on Apis the largest marine oil spill in U.S.

waters recorded to date (McNutt et al., ), with millions of gallons of oil estimated to have been spilled in the Gulf of uent to oil spills, a Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) is initiated to provide information on the degree of resultant Cited by:   The Deepwater Horizon oil spill six years ago caused widespread marsh erosion that may be permanent in some places, according to a new analysis of miles of the Louisiana, Mississippi and.

John Burk. A four year analysis of vegetation following an oil spill in a freshwater marsh R. Milne, S. Smith and E. Ford. An automatic system for measuring shoot length in Sitka spruce and other plant species D.

Grigal and J. McColl. Litter decomposition following forest fire in northeastern Minne-sota J. Palmer and J. Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the salt marsh vegetation of Louisiana.

for the majority of this four year study. Similarly, elevated chlorosis of plant tissue, as estimated by a. When an oil spill affects these habitats, impacts can be severe; however, impacts from inappropriate response methods can increase these impacts and slow overall recovery.

The report, Oil Spills in Marshes, is intended to assist those who work in spill response and planning where fresh and salt marshes are at risk of oil spills. A four year analysis of vegetation following an oil spill in a freshwater marsh.

appl. Ecol. The composition of vegetation in a freshwater marsh in Northampton, Mass. was studied for four years following an accidental oil spillage.

Approximately 3, 1 of fuel oil spilled into the marsh and no detergents were used on the spill. Effects of crude oil on survival, morphology, and anatomy of two aquatic macrophytes from the Amazon floodplains. A four year analysis of vegetation following.

an oil spill in a. Silliman et al. found that this oil-induced plan death effectively speed up the rate of erosion in Louisiana marsh ecosystems. Oiled sites eroded twice as fast as reference (non-oiled) sites, for a full year (October October ) before leveling back off again.

Our results suggest that there are reasons for both optimism and concern about the impact of this oil spill on Mississippi. Oil Spill on U.S. Gulf Coast Wetlands Review & Analysis- Wetland Soils T he Deepwater Horizon Spill has oiled several Gulf Coast ecosystems includ-ing Louisiana barrier islands and marshes.

Th e degree of impact to coastal wetlands and their recovery is variable depending on the amount of oiling, ecosys-tem type, and environmental conditions. The present review summarizes the literature on the effects of oil spill on the U.S.

Gulf of Mexico coastal vegetation including freshwater- brackish- and salt-marshes. When in contact with plant tissues, oil may have adverse impacts via physical and chemical effects. Oil may also become detrimental to plants by covering soil surfaces, leading to root oxygen stress and/or penetrate into the Cited by:   Spill.

Date. Volume (gallons a). Oil type. Dominant vegetation. Impacts. Recovery. Reference.; Super-tanker, Amaco Cadiz spill, Brittany, France March 67, Crude Juncusmaritimus, Halimione portulacoides, Triglochin maritima, Salicornia spp.: Rapid erosion after surface oiled sediment removal up to 50 cm; 12 years later, vegetation area was reduced by 22%–38%Cited by: Plant growth inhibition by the water extract of a crude oil.

Water, Air, Soil Pollut. Burk, CJ. A four year analysis of vegetation following an oil spill in a freshwater marsh. Appl. Ecol. Environmental Science and Engineering, Inc (ESE). /86 Newton Lake oil spill studies.

Areas of coastal salt marsh in Mississippi and Alabama where vegetation was visually oiled during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill displayed some degree of injury. Significant reductions in overall vegetation cover and peak standing crop were detected, particularly in andin areas with >10% of vertical plant oiling and likely result Cited by: 3.

Detection of Salt Marsh Vegetation Stress and Recovery after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in Barataria Bay, Gulf of Mexico Using AVIRIS Data PLoS ONE Environmental effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill: A review Marine Pollution Bulletin Oil Spill Impacts Data were gathered from several locations along the riverbank and in the inner marsh during four sampling sessions, at approximately 4-month intervals, throughout the year following the spill.

The productivity of the marsh plants, the composition of marsh soil invertebrate communities, the presence of oil in the substrate, and erosional trends. The U.S.

Gulf of Mexico is a hub of oil and gas exploration activities that historically have impacted intertidal habitats such as salt marsh. Following the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, we sampled the terrestrial arthropod community and marine invertebrates found in stands of Spartina alterniflora, the most abundant plant in coastal salt Cited by: marsh, but agrees with synoptic studies of vegetation and infaunal communities that full recovery of heavily oiled sites will take longer than 66 months.

Subjects Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Zoology, Biosphere Interactions, Ecotoxicology Keywords Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Uca, Fiddler crab, Littoraria irrorata, Marsh periwinkle INTRODUCTIONCited by: 4. Although evidence of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill may not be visually obvious today, crude oil can still be found in Louisiana coastal marshes.

Oil. habitats such as salt marsh. Following the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, we sampled the terrestrial arthropod community and marine invertebrates found in stands of Spartina alterniflora, the most abundant plant in coastal salt marshes.

Sampling occurred in as oil was washing ashore and a year later in Inintertidal crabs and. representing vegetation cover and productivity and soil oiling are presented. For a completereview of the sampling approach, vegetation and soil metrics, and analytical procedures, readers are referred to the coastal wetland vegetation sampling plan for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill [2].

Live and dead vegetationCited by: 3. Salt marshes in northern Barataria Bay, Louisiana, USA were oiled, sometimes heavily, in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Previous studies indicate that fiddler crabs (in the genus Uca) and the salt marsh periwinkle (Littoraria irrorata) were negatively impacted in the short term by the spill.

Here, we detail longer-term effects and recovery from moderate and heavy oiling over Cited by: 4. following an oil spill, but the oil had no noticeable long-term effects on S.

alterniflora biomass. Crow et al. observed little damage to living Spartina alterniflora or reduction in regeneration of new plants after the application of ml m–2 of Arabian light crude oil to marsh plots. DeLaune et al. Cited by: The Deepwater Horizon oil spill (also referred to as the BP oil spill, oil leak, or oil disaster; the Gulf of Mexico oil spill; and the Macondo blowout) was an industrial disaster that began on Apin the Gulf of Mexico on the BP-operated Macondo Prospect, considered to be the largest marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry and estimated to be 8 percent to 31 Cause: Wellhead blowout.

survey of dock and marsh characteristics at docks (n=) throughout the Massachusetts coastline during the growing season. At each dock site, we measured basic dock design characteristics (height, width, decking type) and collected clip plot samples of marsh vegetation under the docks and at adjacent, unshaded control sites.

We investigated the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill on two dominant coastal saltmarsh plants, Spartina alterniflora and Juncus roemerianus, in the northern Gulf of Mexico and the processes controlling differential species-effects and recovery.

Seven months after the Macondo MC oil made landfall along the shoreline salt marshes of northern Barataria Bay, Louisiana Cited by: recovery in spill impacted marshes; and is there a high probability of marsh fire due to spill related grass damage or browning. The overall goal of the research is to evaluate and map the ecological impact of the oil spill on the photosynthetic activity, health and growth of File Size: 1MB.

The objective of this study is to compare the impact of the BP-DWH oil spill on wetland vegetation and monitor recovery in the following year across three diverse ecosystems in the MDP. Several studies have documented the impact from the BP spill for the gulf wetlands, but the majority of these studies have focused on a single marsh vegetation Cited by: 8.

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill is still affecting wetland plants, a new study confirms. A paper explains how the presence of surface and buried crude oil under flooded and drained conditions.

In the Gulf Coast, we excluded sites from and later with heavy-to-moderate shoreline oiling from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, limiting our analysis to sites that showed no visual evidence of oiling, or, in a few cases, to sites with light, non-persistent oiling, intact vegetation structure, and typical L.

irrorata densities. The latter Cited by: 6. Following the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, we sampled the terrestrial arthropod community and marine invertebrates found in stands of Spartina alterniflora, the most abundant plant in coastal salt marshes.

Sampling occurred in as oil was washing ashore and a year later in Cited by: Penetration of the sediment significantly affected both species in greenhouse tests, which along with shoot coverage and recurring oiling explains the severe impacts to coastal marsh vegetation from the DWH oil spill (Lin and Mendelssohn, ).

Some recovery has been noticed in oiled delta marshes at the mouth of the Mississippi and throughout. excavating equipment (marsh buggies and airboats) on vegetation of acoastal marsh in theTexas Chenier Plain.

Sixty-seven percent of his emergent vegetation plots failed to revegetate to 85% original coverage by the following year (polasek ). The level of vehicular traffic that produced these results was notreported, thus comparability to 3. Sample student essays: Final assessment, FallEnglish Context: The essays below were randomly selected based on their scores, which range from 2 to Scores are the combination of two readers’ evaluations on a 6-point rubric.

An essay with a score of 4, in other words, received a 2 on the rubric from both of its readers. You may want to adjust the vegetation:open water ratio of your marsh. Marshes with a ratio of 40 percent vegetation to 60 percent open water provide habitat for the greatest variety of wildlife.

Wetlands with higher levels of vegetation will attract rails and red-winged blackbirds. across the northern Gulf of Mexico, which were also impacted as a result of oil spill response activities. Coastal wetland oiling from the DWH Oil Spill is a contributing factor for increased coastal wetland erosion due to the loss in vegetative cover along the nearshore .OH EPA 7 December Damage Assessment Studies Following the NEPCO Oil Spill on the St.

Lawrence River nteragency Energy/Environment R&D Program Report RESEARCH REPORTING SERIES Research reports of the Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, have been grouped into nine series.Introduction. Following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill ofoil was deposited on large stretches of marsh‐dominated shorelines in the Gulf Coast region of the USA (Kokaly et al.

).Oil‐driven declines in wetland biodiversity, productivity, or resilience in these marshes have important consequences for the sustainability of these ecosystems (Silliman et al.

), for storm surge Cited by: 2.