Position: Associate Professor-Research, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
Office: 3265 Energy, Coast and Environment Building
Coastal plant ecology, plant-soil interactions, plant eco-physiology of environmental stresses, environmental chemistry of organic pollutants in wetlands, and remediation and restoration of oil spills in wetlands.
AWARDS & HONORS:
2008-2010 Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator Office, Office of the Governor – Investigation of fundamental physiological mechanisms controlling differential tolerance of dominant marsh plant species to oil spills and development of oil stress indicators (PI Q. Lin).
2006-2008 Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator Office, Office of the Governor – The completion of a comprehensive investigation of pioneer plant species and oil stress indicators for successful restoration and remediation of oil- impacted wetlands (PI Q. Lin, Co-PI I.A. Mendelssohn).
2006-2008 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Sea Grant – Coastal wetland restoration: oil spill effects and remediation in a brackish intertidal marsh after Hurricane Katrina (PI I.A. Mendelssohn, Co-PI Q. Lin).
2006-2007 Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator Office, Office of the Governor – Determination of oil tolerance limits of native dominant plants for restoration and phytoremediation of oil-impacted coastal habitats and assessment of oil stress indicators (PI Q. Lin, Co-PI I.A. Mendelssohn).
Lin, Q. and I.A. Mendelssohn. Accepted. Determining tolerance limits for restoration and phytoremediation with Spartina patens in crude oil-contaminated coastal wetlands. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science.
Hester, M.W., Q. Lin, and I.A. Mendelssohn. Accepted. Ecotypic variation in brackish and salt marsh grasses in response to oiling: implications for phytoremediation. Marine Environmental Research.
Lin, Q. and I.A. Mendelssohn. 2008. Evaluation of tolerance limits for restoration and phytoremediation with Spartina alterniflora in crude oil-contaminated coastal salt marshes. Proceedings of the 2008 International Oil Spill Conference:837-869.
Baustian, J.J., I.A. Mendelssohn, Q. Lin, J. Rapp, and J. Myers. 2007. Year-one recovery of an intermediate marsh in south Louisiana after an in-situ burn for oil spill remediation. Proceedings fo the 30th Arctic and Marine Oil Spill Program:485-502.
Lin, Q., I.A. Mendelssohn, N.P. Bryner, and W.D. Walton. 2005. In-situ burning of oil in coastal marshes: 1. vegetation recovery and soil temperature as a function of water depth, oil type, and marsh type. Environmental Sciences and Technology 39:1848-1854.
Lin, Q., I.A. Mendelssohn, K. Carney, S.M. Miles, N.P. Bryner, and W.D. Walton. 2005. In-situ burning of oil in coastal marshes: 2. oil spill cleanup efficiency as a function of oil type, marsh type, and water depth. Environmental Sciences and Technology 39:1854-1860.
Lin, Q., I.A. Mendelssohn, M.T. Suidan, K. Lee, and A.D. Venosa. 2003. The dose- response relationship between No.2 fuel oil and the growth of the salt marsh grass, Spartina alterniflora. Marine Pollution Bulletin 44:897-902.
Lin, Q., I.A. Mendelssohn, K. Carney, N.P. Bryner, and W.D. Walton. 2002. Salt marsh recovery and oil spill remediation after in-situ burning: effects of water depth and burn duration. Environmental Sciences and Technology 36:576-581.