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Alan M. Shiller

University of Southern Mississippi

Division of Marine Science

1020 Balch Blvd.
Stennis Space Center
MS  39529  

alan.shiller@usm.edu

Project List:

Consortium for Oil Spill Exposure Pathways in Coastal River-Dominated Ecosystems (CONCORDE)

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

A Comprehensive Assessment of Oil Distribution, Transport, Fate and Impacts on Ecosystems and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Release

Year One Block Grant - The Northern Gulf InstituteRole: Co-Principal Investigator, Task Lead, Task Data Contact

Chemical Effects Associated with Leaking Macondo Well Oil in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Phase II

Year One Block Grant - The Northern Gulf InstituteRole: Principal Investigator, Project Data Point of Contact

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 5

2017

Dzwonkowski, B., Greer, A. T., Briseño-Avena, C., Krause, J. W., Soto, I. M., Hernandez, F. J., et al. (2017). Estuarine influence on biogeochemical properties of the Alabama shelf during the fall season. Continental Shelf Research, 140, 96–109.
Shiller, A. M., Chan, E. W., Joung, D. J., Redmond, M. C., & Kessler, J. D. (2017). Light rare earth element depletion during Deepwater Horizon blowout methanotrophy. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 10389.

2014

Crespo-Medina, M., Meile, C. D., Hunter, K. S., Diercks, A. - R., Asper, V. L., Orphan, V. J., et al. (2014). The rise and fall of methanotrophy following a deepwater oil-well blowout. Nature Geosci, 7(6), 423–427.

2013

Zhou, Z., Guo, L., Shiller, A. M., Lohrenz, S. E., Asper, V. L., & Osburn, C. L. (2013). Characterization of oil components from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico using fluorescence EEM techniques. Marine Chemistry, 148, 10–21.

2012

Shiller, A. M., & Joung, D. J. (2012). Nutrient depletion as a proxy for microbial growth in Deepwater Horizon subsurface oil/gas plumes. Environ. Res. Lett., 7(4), 045301.

Book Chapter - 1

2011

Wade, T. L., Sweet, S. T., Sericano, J. L., Guinasso Jr, N. L., Diercks, A. R., Highsmith, R. C., et al. (2011). Analyses of Water Samples From the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Documentation of the Subsurface Plume. In Monitoring and Modeling the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: A Record-Breaking Enterprise (pp. 77–82). Geophysical Monograph Series, 195. Washington, D.C.: AGU.

Conference Presentations - 17

2017

Boyette, A. D., Parra, S., Shiller, A., Soto Ramos, I., Weidemann, A., Joye, S., et al. (2017). Characterization of Stratified Coastal Waters in Response to a Winter Mississppi River Flood and the Opening of the Bonnet Carré Spillway, LA. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Dzwonkowski, B., Greer, A. T., Briseno-Avena, C., Krause, J., Joung, D., Soto Ramos, I., et al. (2017). Influence of Estuarine-exchange on the Coupled Bio-physical Water Column Structure during the Fall Season on the Alabama Shelf. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Joung, D. J., Box, H., Ho, P., Whitmore, L., Moore, W., & Shiller, A. (2017). Seasonal dynamics of trace elements and Ra isotopes in Mississippi coastal waters. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Soto, I. M., Cambazoglu, K. M., Boyette, A., Broussard, K., Fitzpatrick, P., Jacobs, G. A., et al. (2017). Advection of Karenia brevis blooms from the Florida Panhandle to the Mississippi Coast: a comparative analysis between the 2015 and 2007 bloom events. In ASLO 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Honolulu, HI : 02/26/17-03/03/17.

2016

Box, H. K., & Shiller, A. M. (2016). Chemical Tracers in the Mississippi Bight: Preliminary Results and Incorporation into CONCORDE. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
Deary, A. L., Hoover, A. M., Dzwonkowski, B., Box, H., Soto Ramos, I., Shiller, A., et al. (2016). CONCORDE- Hydrographic characterization of a river plume in the northern Gulf of Mexico during an anomalous winter discharge event. In Annual Larval Fish Conference – Early Life History. Solomons, MD : 06/19/16-06/23/16: Poster.
Graham, M., Shiller, A., Wiggert, J., Hernandez, F., Howden, S., Martin, K., et al. (2016). The CONsortium for oil spill exposure pathways in COastal River-Dominated Ecosystems (CONCORDE) --- Year one activities and results. In 14th Symposium on the Coastal Environment Meeting Title, 96th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA : 01/11/16-01/14/16.
Hoover, A. M., Deary, A. L., Dzwonkowski, B., Box, H., Soto Ramos, I., Shiller, A., et al. (2016). CONCORDE- Assessment of larval fish diet and condition during an atypical winter freshwater-discharge event in the northern Gulf of Mexico. In Annual Larval Fish Conference – Early Life History. Solomons, MD : 06/19/16-06/23/16: Poster.
Shiller, A. M., Joung, D. J., Chan, E., & Kessler, J. D. (2016). Light Rare Earth Element Depletion during Deepwater Horizon Methane Consumption. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.

2012

Joung, D., & Shiller, A. M. (2012). Barium, iron, copper, nickel, manganese, cobalt and nutrient distributions in the water column affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2012. Salt Lake City, UT: 02/19/12-02/24/12.
Shiller, A. M., Joung, D. J., Wade, T. L., Sericano, J. L., Sweet, S. T., Yeager, K. M., et al. (2012). Deepwater Horizon Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Distribution and Modification from wellhead to coastal marshes. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2012. Salt Lake City, UT: 02/19/12-02/24/12.

2011

Joye, S. B., Crespo-Medina, M., Vossmeyer, A., Hunter, K. S., Meile, C. D., Diercks, A. R., et al. (2011). Evolution of water column methane cycling after the 2010 Gulf BP oil well blowout. In American Society for Microbiology Meeting. New Orleans, LA, May 21-24, 2011.
Shiller, A. M., Joung, D. J., & Wade, T. L. (2011). Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Distribution and Modification in the Sub-surface Plume Near the Deepwater Horizon Wellhead. In AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA December 5-19 2011.
Zhou, Z., Guo, L., He, H., & Shiller, A. M. (2011). Optical properties of DOM from the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Principal Investigator Conference. October 25-26, 2011.

2010

Joung, D. J., & Shiller, A. M. (2010). Trace element distributions in waters affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA December 13-17, 2010.
Wade, T. L., Sweet, S. T., Sericano, J. L., Guinasso, N. L., Lohrenz, S. E., Shiller, A. M., et al. (2010). 2010 Documentation of Sub-Surface Oil Plume by Analyses of Toxic PAH in Water Samples from the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill. In Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Meeting. Portland, OR, November 7-11, 2010.
Zhou, Z., Guo, L., Shiller, A. M., & Lohrenz, S. E. (2010). Influence of oil and dispersant on optical properties of dissolved organic matter in the Mississippi Sound/Bight. In Mississippi-Alabama Bays and Bayous Symposium. Mobile, AL, December 1-2, 2010.