UI faculty headed to Gulf Coast to study oil spill effects

From University of Iowa News Services:


During the next few weeks, the University of Iowa Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering will bid a temporary farewell to professor Thanos Papanicolaou and two other research staff members.

The three, along with researchers from two other universities, will take off on a 10-day trip to the Gulf Coast where they will search for oil and other hydrocarbons. Researchers hope that by studying these hydrocarbons they may be able to find out what negative effects the BP oil spill in April may have had on the ecosystem….


But this isn’t the first post-spill Gulf Coast visit for those at the University. Last June, CGRER co-founder Jerry Schnoor took a few students there to study how to remedy Louisiana’s marshlands.

See more coverage of that trip.

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Jim Malewitz is a journalism intern at the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research. Additionally, as a master's journalism student at the University of Iowa, he is conducting research on non-profit journalism while serving as an assistant editor at IowaWatch.org. Malewitz graduated from Grinnell College in 2009, where he majored in political science with a concentration in global development studies. He loves America, the states of Michigan and Iowa and Detroit Tigers baseball. He also an odd fascination with the former German Democratic Republic. He likes the environment too.
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