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Steven A Murawski

University of South Florida

College of Marine Science

140 7th Ave South
St. Petersburg , FL  33701  

smurawski@usf.edu

Project List:

Center for the Integrated Modeling and Analysis of Gulf Ecosystems III (C-IMAGE III)

Year 8-10 Research Grants (RFP-VI)Role: Principal Investigator, Task Lead

Center for the Integrated Modeling and Analysis of Gulf Ecosystems II (C-IMAGE II)

Year 5-7 Consortia Grants (RFP-IV)Role: Principal Investigator, Task Lead

Center for Integrated Modeling and Analysis of Gulf Ecosystems (C-IMAGE)

Year 2-4 Consortia Grants (RFP-I)Role: Principal Investigator, Task Lead

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 9

2017

Pulster, E. L., Main, K., Wetzel, D., & Murawski, S. (2017). Species-Specific Metabolism of Naphthalene and Phenanthrene in Three Species of Marine Teleosts Exposed to Deepwater Horizon Crude Oil. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 36(11), 3168–3176.
Romero, I. C., Toro-Farmer, G., Diercks, A. - R., Schwing, P., Muller-Karger, F., Murawski, S., et al. (2017). Large-scale deposition of weathered oil in the Gulf of Mexico following a deep-water oil spill. Environmental Pollution, 228, 179–189.

2016

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.
Romero, I. C., Özgökmen, T., Snyder, S., Schwing, P., O'Malley, B. J., Beron-Vera, F. J., et al. (2016). Tracking the -Hercules 265- marine gas well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121(1), 706–724.
Weisberg, R. H., Zheng, L., Liu, Y., Murawski, S., Hu, C., & Paul, J. (2016). Did Deepwater Horizon Hydrocarbons Transit to the West Florida Continental Shelf? Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 129, 259–272.

2015

Snyder, S. M., Pulster, E. L., Wetzel, D. L., & Murawski, S. A. (2015). PAH Exposure in Gulf of Mexico Demersal Fishes, Post-Deepwater Horizon. Environ. Sci. Technol., 49(14), 8786–8795.

2014

Joye, S. B., Montoya, J. P., Murawski, S. A., Özgökmen, T. M., Wade, T. L., Montuoro, R., et al. (2014). A Rapid Response Study of the Hercules Gas Well Blowout. Eos Trans. AGU, 95(38), 341–342.
Murawksi, S., Hogarth, W., Peebles, E. B., & Barbeiri, L. (2014). Prevalence of external skin lesions on PAH concentrations in Gulf of Mexico fishes, post-Deepwater Horizon. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 143(4), 1084–1097.

2013

Murawski, S., & Hogarth, W. (2013). Enhancing the Ocean Observing System to Meet Restoration Challenges in the Gulf of Mexico. oceanog, 26(1), 10–16.

Conference Presentations - 56

2017

Ainsworth, C. H., Paris, C., Perlin, N., Dornberger, L., Patterson, W., Chancellor, E., et al. (2017). Ecosystem impacts of DWH evaluated with Atlantis. In 147th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Tampa, FL : 08/20/17-08/24/17.
Deak, K., Dishaw, L., & Murawski, S. (2017). Gauging Gulf-Wide Golden Tilefish Health: How do demersal denizens of De Soto Canyon compare to their Cuban, Mexican and US neighbors. In 147th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Tampa, FL : 08/20/17-08/24/17.
Gracia, A., Murawski, S. A., & Vázquez-Bader, A. R. (2017). Shrimp Fisheries Resiliency to Mega Oil Blowouts. In 147th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Tampa, FL : 08/20/17-08/24/17.
Murawski, S. (2017). Abundance, Distribution and Dynamics of Shark Populations in the Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.
Murawski, S. (2017). Ecological Impacts of the Deepwater Horixon and Ixtoc-I Marine Blowouts. In 2017 AAAS Annual Meeting. Boston, MA : 02/16/17-02/20/17.
Murawski, S. (2017). Fish Community Structure and Resilience to Large-Scale Perturbations: Comparisons of Gulf Ecosystems. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Murawski, S. A. (2017). Approaches to Understanding Oil Spill Phenomena and Effects: Evidence, Scientific Inference and Implications for Public Policy. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
O'Leary, S. J., Snyder, S., Pulster, E., Murawski, S., Gold, J. R., & Portnoy, D. S. (2017). A comparison of gulf-wide population-level effects of oil exposure on the genetic diversity of a demersal, sedentary, deepwater-burrowing fish. In 147th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Tampa, FL : 08/20/17-08/24/17.
Patterson, W. F., Ahrens, R., Allen, M. S., Cass-Calay, S., Chagaris, D., Chanton, J., et al. (2017). Evidence of acute and chronic impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Gulf of Mexico red snapper. In 147th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Tampa, FL : 08/20/17-08/24/17.
Peebles, E. B., Huelster, S. A., Wallace, A. A., Michaud, B. C., Murawski, S. A., & Hollander, D. J. (2017). Fish-based isoscapes for continental-shelf waters of the entire Gulf of Mexico. In 147th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Tampa, FL : 08/20/17-08/24/17.
Pulster, E. L., Snyder, S., Carr, B., Toro-Farmer, G., Gracia, A., Armenteros, M., et al. (2017). What can bile tell us about the environmental health of the Gulf of Mexico. In 147th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Tampa, FL : 08/20/17-08/24/17.
Snyder, S., Pulster, E., & Murawski, S. (2017). Forming a Gulf-wide dataset of PAH exposure and accumulation in benthic-dependent teleosts. In USF College of Marine Science Graduate Student Symposium. St. Petersburg, FL : 01/13/17.
Snyder, S., Pulster, E. L., & Murawski, S. (2017). Gulf-wide analysis of PAH exposure and accumulation in Golden tilefish. In 147th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Tampa, FL : 08/20/17-08/24/17.

2016

Cockrell, M., Murawski, S. A., Sanchirico, J. N., O'Farrell, S., & Strelcheck, A. (2016). Spatial and temporal dynamics of commercial reef-fish fisheries on the West Florida Shelf: Understanding drivers of fleet behavior and the implications for future management. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2016. New Orleans, LA : 02/21/16-02/26/16.
Murawski, S. (2016). Development and Validation of Toxicokinetic Models for Evaluating PAH Impacts on Gulf of Mexico Fishes. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Murawski, S. (2016). Tails of Two Spills: Comparison of Marine Fish Communities in the Aftermath of Deepwater Horizon and IXTOC-I. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Murawski, S. A. (2016). Predicting Human Mobility Patterns in Marine Ecosystems: Entropy and Home Range Calculations Based on High-Resolution Fishing Vessel Tracking Data. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2016. New Orleans, LA : 02/21/16-02/26/16.
Pulster, E., Wetzel, D., & Murawski, S. (2016). Species Specific Metabolic Capacity of PAHs in Three Species of Marine Teleosts Exposed to Deepwater Horizon Crude Oil. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Romero, I. C., Patterson, W. F., Sutton, T., Quintana-Rizzo, E., Ross, S. W., Kane, A. S., et al. (2016). A Time-series Assessment of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Fish Communities before and after the DWH Event. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
Snyder, S., Pulster, E., Romero, I., Hollander, D., & Murawski, S. (2016). Comparing PAH Profiles across the Gulf of Mexico: Red Snapper Liver Analysis. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.

2015

Chancellor, E., Murawski, S., Peebles, E., Lyczkowski-Shultz, J., & Paris-Limouzy, C. (2015). Vulnerability of fish larvae populations to an oil well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Deak, K., Sherwood, T. A., Murawski, S. A., Walsh C.J., & Wetzel, D. L. (2015). Cytokine exression patterns in red snapper and golden tilefish collected from the vicinity of the DwH spill in 2013-2014. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Hollander, D. J., Romero, I., Schwing, P., Brooks, G., Hastings, D. W., Larson, R., et al. (2015). Sub-surface oil plumes, sedimentary oil deposition and other unexpected consequences and impacts in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil-well blowout. In Contaminated Sediments 2015: Environmental Chemistry, Ecotoxicology and Engineering. Ascona, Switzerland : 03/03/15-03/08/15.
Kostka, J. E., Overholt, W., Gold, J., Deak, K., Dishaw, L., Shamblott, M., et al. (2015). Genomic Research within C-IMAGE2: Cross Gulf Comparison of Microbes to Megafauna Impacted by the Deepwater Horizon and Ixtoc Oil Discharges. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Murawski, S., & Peebles, E. (2015). Dynamics of demersal fish communities on the northern GoM continental shelf. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.
Patterson III, W. F., Hollander, D., Jagoe, C., James, M., Murawski, S., Romero, I., et al. (2015). Emerging Ecological Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Evaluating Ecosystem Change and Resiliency. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Patterson III, W. F., Hollander, D., Jagoe, C., James, M., Murawski, S., Romero, I., et al. (2015). Reef fishes and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: chronic effects and evidence of system resiliency. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Pulster, E. L., Snyder, S., & Murawski, S. (2015). Post-Deepwater Horizon levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in fish bile. In Southeastern Chapter of the Society of Toxicology Fall 2015 Meeting. Tampa, FL : 10/15/15-10/16/15.
Romero, I., Ozgokmen, T., Snyder, S., Wetzel, D. L., Ylitalo, C. M., Beron Vera, F., et al. (2015). Impacts of a marine gas well blowout on PAH contamination in sediments and fish. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Synder, S., Pulster, E. L., Wetzel, D. L., Romero, I. C., Larson, R., Brooks, G., et al. (2015). Understanding spatial trends in biliary PAH metaboloite concentration in GoM demersal fishes using sediment PAH concentration and sediment grain size. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.

2014

Chancellor, E., Murawski, S., & Paris, C. (2014). Ichthyoplankton populations exposure to oil resulting from an oil well blowout. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Cockrell, M., Murawski, S., & Strelcheck, A. (2014). Changes in commercial fishing behavior as associated with the DWH blowout. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Deak, K., Murawski, S., Walsh, C., & Wetzel, D. (2014). Cloning and expression analysis of IL-1a, IL-8, IL-10, and TNF-a in red snapper and golden tilefish in relation to PAH exposure. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Granneman, J., Jones, D. L., Murawski, S., & Peebles, E. B. (2014). Detecting trace element anomalies in offshore fish otoliths coincident with the DWH oil spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Grasty, S., Lembke, C., Butcher, S. Silverman, A., Gonzalez, G., Murawski, S. (2014). Implementation of a towed camera system indexing reef fish density: Applications to MPA asessment. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Hipes, J., Rosario, K., Breitbart, M., & Murawski, S. (2014). Population biology of the blackfin gulper shark in the Northern GoM. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Hollander, D., Romero, I., Schwing, P., Larson, R., Brooks, G., Hastings, D. W., et al. (2014). Did the mitigation strategies of DWH surfacing oil intensify processes associated with oil-flocculation and increse the footprint of sedimentary oil deposition? In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14.
Houston, B., Peebles, E., & Murawski, S. (2014). Comparison of otolith-based growth rates and microchemistry in inshore fish before, during, and after the DWH oil spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Murawski, S. (2014). Session Introduction: Integrated Understanding of the Impacts of the DWH Oil Spill on Fisheries: Exposure Vectors, Biologial-Physiological Effects and Abundance of Fisheries Populations. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14.
Murawski, S., Stein, J. E., Ylitalo, G. M., Wetzel, D., & Snyder, S. (2014). Whose oil is it anyway? Evaluating DWH in relation to multiple hydrocarbon sources affecting GoM fishes. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Ramirez, H., Romero, I., Snyder, S.,, Larson, R. A., Schwing, P., Brooks, G. R., et al. (2014). PAH in continental-shelf sediments two years after the DWH blowout. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Romero, I., Hollander, D., Patterson, W., Ross, W., Kane, A., Murawski, S., et al. (2014). PAH in fish: 2 years after the DWH oil spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14.
Snyder, S., Pulster, E., Romero, I., Ramirez, H., Wetzel, D., Hollander, D., et al. (2014). Tracing persistent exposure of burrow-forming fishes to oil contaminatin following the DWH blowout. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14.
Weisberg, R. H., Zheng, L., Liu, Y., Murawski, S., Hu, C., Paul, J., et al. (2014). Did Deepwater Horizon hydrocarbons transit to the West Florida continental Shelf? In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.

2013

Murawski, S. (2013). Ecosystem Considerations in the Development of Environmental Monitoring Programs for the Gulf of Mexico. In SECOORA Meeting. Jacksonville, FL, May 13, 2013.
Murawski, S. (2013). Environmental Forensics of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. In Senior Chemists Breakfast, American Chemcical Society. New Orleans, LA, April 9, 2013.
Murawski, S. (2013). Environmental Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. In Clearwater Aquarium. Clearwater, FL, May 16, 2013.
Murawski, S. (2013). Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on the Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem. In Northeast Fisheries Science Center. Woods Hole, MA, May 31, 2013.
Murawski, S. M. (2013). Closing Plenary Session. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Murawski, S. M. (2013). If I were Poseidon: Right-Sizing a Coastal and Oean Observing System for the Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Murawski, S. M. (2013). Public Forum. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Murawski, S. M., Hogarth, W., Peebles, E., Wallace, A., Cody, T., Landsberg, J., et al. (2013). An Overview of Fish Health Indicators in Offshore Waters of the Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Romero, I., Hollander, D., Patterson, W., Ross, S., Kane, A., Murawski, S., et al. (2013). Spatio-temporal concentrations and composition of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in fish: Evidence for DWH oil spill impact on mesopelagic and outer. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Romero, I., Hollander, D. J., Brooks, G. R., Patterson, W., Ross, S. W., Torres, J. J., et al. (2013). Deposition and persistence of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from the first Deepwater oil spill: From deep-sea sediments to fish communities (Gulf of Mexico, USA). In IMOG (International Meeting of Organic Geochemists). Tenerife, Spain, September 15-20, 2013: Poster.
Watson, K., Romero, I., Murawski, S., & Hollander, D. (2013). Large-scale tracking of oil-derived hydrocarbons in the water column of the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon blowout. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.

2012

Murawski, S. (2012). C-IMAGE research. In Coastal Cities Summit. St. Petersburg, FL, May 2, 2012.