The Texas General Land Office has been funding oil spill related research and development projects since 1991, funding cutting edge research that aims at better preparing the oil spill response community for real and potential releases into the environment.
This research is carried out by State of Texas institutions of higher education which most often will culminate into peer reviewed white papers, scientific journal articles or presentations at scientific and oil spill related conferences.
These research topics include work in dispersants, resources at risk, mitigation and protection, bioremediation, in-situ burning, remote sensing, spill modeling and wildlife impacts and protection strategies, just to name a few.
The following R&D publications are associated with GLO funded projects and have been submitted into our office for distribution.
- Almeida, M., Hetland, R. D., & Zhang, X. (2013). Evaluation of model nesting performance on the Texas‐Louisiana continental shelf. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans.
- Armitage, A.R., C.-K. Ho, and A. Quigg. 2013. The interactive effects of pulse disturbance and habitat fragmentation vary among wetland arthropod guilds. PLoS ONE 8(10): e76672. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.007667
- Armitage, A.R., C.-K. Ho, E.N. Madrid, M.T. Bell, and A. Quigg. 2014. The influence of habitat construction technique on the ecological characteristics of a restored brackish marsh. Ecological Engineering 62: 33-42.
- Hetland, R. D., & DiMarco, S. F. (2012). Skill assessment of a hydrodynamic model of circulation over the Texas–Louisiana continental shelf. Ocean Modelling, 43, 64-76. Marta-
- Hodges, B. R. (2014). A new approach to the local time stepping problem for scalar transport. Ocean Modelling, 77, 1-19.
- Hou, X., & Hodges, B. R. (2014, May). Visualizing Hydrodynamic Uncertainty in Operational Oil Spill Modeling. In International Oil Spill Conference Proceedings (Vol. 2014, No. 1, p. 299013). American Petroleum Institute
- Kinney, E. L., Quigg, A., & Armitage, A. R. (2013). Acute effects of drought on emergent and aquatic communities in a brackish marsh. Estuaries and Coasts, 1-10
- Kinney, E. L., Quigg, et al. (2013). Did acute drought affect ecosystem development in a restored brackish marsh? PowerPoint presentation at the 2013 Coastal & Esturine Research Federation Biennial Meeting
- Madrid, E.N., A. Quigg, and A.R. Armitage. 2012. Marsh construction techniques influence carbon capture by emergent and submerged vegetation in a brackish marsh in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico. Ecological Engineering 42: 54-63
- Madrid, E.N., Armitage, A.R., Quigg, A., 2012a. The response of photosystem II to soil salinity and nutrients in wetland plant species of the northwestern Gulf of Mexico. J. Coast. Res. 28, 1197–1207.
- Morrison, R.V., Whitt, A.A., Weaver, C.A., Armitage, A.R. April 2014. Bird density and family composition in restored brackish marshes. Poster presentation at Texas A&M University at Galveston Student Research Symposium.
- Valinoti, C.E., C.-K. Ho, and A.R. Armitage. 2011. Native and exotic submerged aquatic vegetation provide different nutritional and refuge values for macroinvertebrates. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 409: 42-47
- Zhang, X., Hetland, R. D., Marta‐Almeida, M., & DiMarco, S. F. (2012). A numerical investigation of the Mississippi and Atchafalaya freshwater transport, filling and flushing times on the Texas‐Louisiana Shelf. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans (1978–2012), 117(C11).
- Zhang, X., Marta-Almeida, M., & Hetland, R. D. (2012). A high-resolution pre-operational forecast model of circulation on the Texas-Louisiana continental shelf and slope. Journal of Operational Oceanography, 5(1), 19-34.
- Zhang, Z., and R. Hetland (2012), A numerical study on convergence of alongshore flows over the Texas-Louisiana shelf, J. Geophys. Res., 117, C11010, doi:10.1029/2012JC008145.