Gulf Coast Oil Spill

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Expert comment from the University of Pennsylvania

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Expert:
    Dr. Benjamin Horton
    Assistant Professor, Earth and Environmental Science
    University of Pennsylvania


Quote:
    “The potential long-term effects of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are hard to gauge but potentially disastrous for some ecosystems, in particular the fragile coastal marshlands.”

Credentials:
•    Nationally recognized expert on climate change, sea-level change and human impacts and hazards
•    Director, Sea Level Research Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania
•    Current research includes the study of coastal evolution in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, effects of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and fieldwork in Australia, Indonesia, Ireland, North America, the Persian Gulf, Thailand and the United Kingdom.


Media contact:

       Jordan Reese at 215-573-6604 or jreese@upenn.edu