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Edward J. Buskey

The University of Texas at Austin

Department of Marine Science

Marine Science Institute
750 Channel View Drive
Port Aransas, TX  78373  

ed.buskey@utexas.edu

Project List:

Dispersion Research on Oil: Physics and Plankton Studies III (DROPPS III)

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

Dispersion Research on Oil: Physics and Plankton Studies II (DROPPS II)

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

Dispersion Research on Oil: Physics and Plankton Studies (DROPPS)

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

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 11

2016

Almeda, R., Connelly, T. L., & Buskey, E. J. (2016). How much crude oil can zooplankton ingest? Estimating the quantity of dispersed crude oil defecated by planktonic copepods. Environmental Pollution, 208, 645–654.
Almeda, R., Harvey, T. E., Connelly, T. L., Baca, S., & Buskey, E. J. (2016). Influence of UVB radiation on the lethal and sublethal toxicity of dispersed crude oil to planktonic copepod nauplii. Chemosphere, 152, 446–458.
Buskey, E., White, H., & Esbaugh, A. (2016). Impact of Oil Spills on Marine Life in the Gulf of Mexico: Effects on Plankton, Nekton, and Deep-Sea Benthos. Oceanog, 29(3), 174–181.
Gemmell, B. J., Bacosa, H. P., Liu, Z., & Buskey, E. J. (2016). Can gelatinous zooplankton influence the fate of crude oil in marine environments? Marine Pollution Bulletin, 113(1-2), 483–487.

2014

Almeda, R., Baca, S., Hyatt, C., & Buskey, E. J. (2014). Ingestion and sublethal effects of physically and chemically dispersed crude oil on marine planktonic copepods. Ecotoxicology, 23(6), 988–1003.
Almeda, R., Bona, S., Foster, C. R., & Buskey, E. J. (2014). Dispersant Corexit 9500A and chemically dispersed crude oil decreases the growth rates of meroplanktonic barnacle nauplii (Amphibalanus improvisus) and tornaria larvae (Schizocardium sp.). Marine Environmental Research, 99, 212–217.
Almeda, R., Connelly, T. L., & Buskey, E. J. (2014). Novel insight into the role of heterotrophic dinoflagellates in the fate of crude oil in the sea. Sci. Rep., 4, 7560.
Almeda, R., Hyatt, C., & Buskey, E. J. (2014). Toxicity of dispersant Corexit 9500A and crude oil to marine microzooplankton. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 106, 76–85.
Gemmell, B., Jiang, H., & Buskey, E. J. (2014). A new approach to micro-scale particle image velocimetry (mPIV) for quantifing flows around free-swimming zooplankton. Journal of Plankton Research, 36(5), 1396–1401.

2013

Almeda, R., Wambaugh, Z., Chai, C., Wang, Z., Liu, Z., Buskey, E. J., et al. (2013). Effects of Crude Oil Exposure on Bioaccumulation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Survival of Adult and Larval Stages of Gelatinous Zooplankton. PLos ONE, 8(10), e74476.
Almeda, R., Wambaugh, Z., Wang, Z., Hyatt, C., Liu, Z., Buskey, E. J., et al. (2013). Interactions between zooplankton and crude oil: toxic effects and bioaccumulation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. PLoS ONE, 8(6), e67212.

Conference Presentations - 23

2017

Cosgrove, S., Moison, M., Severin, T., Lenoir, S., & Buskey, E. (2017). Analysis of the community structure of planktonic protozoa following exposure to physically and chemically dispersed crude oil. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Cosgrove, S., Moison, M., Severin, T., Lenoir, S., & Buskey, E. (2017). Analysis of the community structure of planktonic protozoa following exposure to physically and chemically dispersed crude oil. In ASLO 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Honolulu, HI : 02/26/17-03/03/17.
Moison, M., & Buskey, E. J. (2017). Sublethal effects of dispersed crude oil on marine copepod behavior. In ASLO 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Honolulu, HI : 02/26/17-03/03/17.
Moison, M., Erdner, D., & Buskey, E. J. (2017). Toxic effects of oil and dispersant on growth of the toxic dinoflagellate Karenia brevis. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.
Tang, C. H., & Buskey, E. J. (2017). Crude Oil and Dispersant Impair the Grazing Impact of Heterotrophic Dinoflagellates on Phytoplankton. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.

2016

Gemmell, B., Dickey, B., Gemmell, C., Bacosa, H., Liu, Z., & Buskey, E. (2016). Interaction of a Natural Protist Community with Crude Oil Results in Dominance by a Dinoflagellate. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: poster.

2015

Almeda, R., Connelly, T., & Buskey, E. J. (2015). Ingestion of Dispersed Crude Oil by Zooplankton. In 2015 ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Granada, Spain : 02/22/15-02/27/15.
Almeda, R., Connelly, T., Hyatt, C., & Buskey, E. J. (2015). Novel insight into the role of heterotrophic dinoflagellates in the fate of crude oil in the sea. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.
Garcia, S. M., Gemmell, B. J., & Buskey, E. J. (2015). Sublethal Effects of Crude Oil and Chemical Dispersants on Swimming Behavior of Barnacle Nauplii. In The Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology Annual Meeting 2015. West Palm Beach, FL : 01/03/15-01/07/15: Poster.
Gemmell, B. J., Bacosa, H. P., Liu, Z., & Buskey, E. J. (2015). Presence of gelatinous zooplankton may enhance rate of hydrocarbon breakdown. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Mei, M., Gemmell, B. J., & Buskey, E. J. (2015). Quantification of copepod escape success after varied exposure to crude oil and chemical dispersants. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.

2014

Almeda, R., Baca, S., Brown, C. B., Gemmell, B. J., Harvey, T., Hyatt, C., et al. (2014). Dispersant Corexit 9500A increases the toxicity of crude oil to marine zooplankton. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14.
Almeda, R., Brown, C. B., Liu, J., Hyatt, C., & Buskey, E. J. (2014). Impact of crude oil and dispersant on microzooplankton and its effects on the structure of microbial plankton communities. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2014. Honolulu, HI : 02/23/14-02/28/14.
Baca, S. T., Almeda, R., & Buskey, E. J. (2014). Photoenhanced toxicity of crude oil and chemically dispersed oil to copepods. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14.
Baca, S. T., Almeda, R., & Buskey, E. J. (2014). Role of UVR and chemical dispersant on the toxicity of petroleum to copepods. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2014. Honolulu, HI : 02/23/14-02/28/14.
Gemmell, B. J., Almeda, R., & Buskey, E. J. (2014). Investigations into sublethal effects of crude oil on coastal marine zooplankton and their susceptibility to fish predators. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14.
Gemmell, B. J., Jiang, H., & Buskey, E. J. (2014). Exploring a new approach to micro-scale particle image velocimetry (PIV) for quantifying flow around free-swimming microzooplankton. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2014. Honolulu, HI : 02/23/14-02/28/14.
Jiang, H., Gemmell, B. J., Strickler, J. R., & Buskey, E. J. (2014). Observing zooplankton swimming behavior and imposed flow at sub-mm scales. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2014. Honolulu, HI : 02/23/14-02/28/14.

2013

Almeda, R., Wambaugh, Z., Zucheng, W., Bona, S., Hyatt, C., Liu, Z., et al. (2013). Effects of crude oil exposure on zooplankton survival and bioaccumulation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2013. New Orleans, LA : 02/17/13-02/22/2013.
Almeda, R., Wambaugh, Z., Zucheng, W., Hyatt, C., Liu, Z., & Buskey, E. (2013). Effects of crude oil exposure on zooplankton: lethal effects and accumulation of petroleum hydrocarbons in mesosooplankton communitites. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2013. New Orleans, LA : 02/17/13-02/22/2013: Poster.
Almeda, R., Zucheng, W., Wambaugh, Z., Hyatt, C., Liu, Z., & Buskey, E. (2013). Effects of crude oil exposure on survival and PAH bioaccumulation of adult and larval stages of gelatinous zooplankton (Scyphozoans and Ctenophores). In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Bona, S., Almeda, R., & Buskey, E. (2013). Effects of crude oil on survivial, growth rates and swimming behavior of barnacle nauplii (Balanus spp.). In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013: Poster.
Wambaugh, Z., Almeda, R., Zucheng, W., Hyatt, C., Liu, Z., & Buskey, E. (2013). Bioaccumulation of petroleum hydrocarbons by the calanoid copepod Acartia tonsa. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013: Poster.