Oil spills and wetlands

08 July 2010

Interview with

Robinson Fulweiler, Boston University


The Deepwater Horizon oil spill added to the long list of problems that already threaten the Louisiana wetlands. Robinson Fulweiler from Boston University tells us about the importance of these ecosystems including the vital, hidden world of wetland microbes.



Roseate spoonbill



Find out more






Oil and oil spills: the Gulf of Mexico. Marine science review (papers from 30 years of oil spill studies). Sea Web (PDF)

Robinson Fulweiler. 




Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Boston University

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