Nature’s Vital Signs, Using Bioindicators to Understand Ecosystem Health – Dr Paul Montagna, Texas A&M
The 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill was an environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico that may take decades to recover. In the immediate wake of the crisis, scientists began to study the developing effects of the spill. Dr Paul Montagna at Texas A&M, Corpus Christi studies bioindicators from the ecosystems around the Gulf of Mexico. His team’s work focuses on topics that identify the outcomes of human activities. The results of their studies on these local systems are significant for ecosystems worldwide.