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      Coupled effects of oil spill and hurricane on saltmarsh terrestrial arthropods

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          Terrestrial arthropods play an important role in saltmarsh ecosystems, mainly affecting the saltmarsh’s primary production as the main consumers of terrestrial primary production and decomposition. Some of these arthropods, including selected insects and spiders, can be used as ecological indicators of overall marsh environmental health, as they are differentially sensitive to ecological stressors, such as land loss, erosion, oil spills, and tropical storms. In the present study, we used terrestrial arthropods collected from seven (three lightly-oiled, four heavily-oiled) sites in Barataria Bay and from three unoiled reference sites in Delacroix, Louisiana, to determine the impacts of the distribution and re-distribution of Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil on these saltmarsh ecosystems. A total of 9,476 and 12,256 insects were collected in 2013 and 2014, respectively. The results show that the terrestrial arthropods were negatively affected by the re-distribution of DWH oil by Hurricane Isaac in 2012, although the level of impacts varied among the arthropod groups. Moreover, the mean diversity index was higher (>1.5) in 2014 than in 2013 (<1.5) for all sites, suggesting a recovery trajectory of the saltmarsh arthropod population. The higher taxonomic richness observed in the reference sites compared to the oiled sites for both years also indicated long-term impacts of DWH oil to the saltmarsh arthropod community. Whereas a slow recovery of certain terrestrial arthropods was observed, long-term monitoring of arthropod communities would help better understand the recovery and succession of the marsh ecosystems.

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                Role: ConceptualizationRole: Funding acquisitionRole: InvestigationRole: MethodologyRole: SupervisionRole: ValidationRole: Writing – review & editing
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                Journal
                PLoS One
                PLoS ONE
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                plosone
                PLoS ONE
                Public Library of Science (San Francisco, CA USA )
                1932-6203
                11 April 2018
                2018
                : 13
                : 4
                Affiliations
                [1 ] Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, United States of America
                [2 ] Department of Environmental Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, United States of America
                Centro de Investigacion Cientifica y de Educacion Superior de Ensenada Division de Fisica Aplicada, MEXICO
                Author notes

                Competing Interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

                Article
                PONE-D-17-33973
                10.1371/journal.pone.0194941
                5895010
                29641552
                © 2018 Bam et al

                This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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                Figures: 7, Tables: 2, Pages: 16
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                Funded by: funder-id http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/100007240, Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative;
                Award Recipient :
                This work was supported by Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative - 940264100 to LMHB through the Coastal Waters Consortium (CWC). http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/gomri-funded-researchers/person/?pid=841. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.
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                Biology and Life Sciences
                Organisms
                Eukaryota
                Animals
                Invertebrates
                Arthropoda
                Biology and Life Sciences
                Biochemistry
                Lipids
                Oils
                Biology and Life Sciences
                Ecology
                Ecosystems
                Ecology and Environmental Sciences
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                Oil Spills
                Biology and Life Sciences
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                Plant Ecology
                Plant-Animal Interactions
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                Ecology and Environmental Sciences
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