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Rosenstiel School’s David Die to Participate in NRC Effort to Study Effects of Oil Spill

David Die

MIAMI — March 14, 2011 — Dr. David Die, an associate professor of Marine Biology and Fisheries at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science has been confirmed as a member of the National Research Center (NRC) team that will be evaluating the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on ecosystem services in the Gulf of Mexico. The team will have to also consider effects of other human activities on the environment in the region. Die, who has strong links to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, as well as scientists beyond the region will try to help answer questions like: “Given the other stresses suffered by the Gulf, how did the spill affect ecosystem services in the short-term and long-term. What practical approaches can managers take to restore and increase the resiliency of ecosystem services to future oil spills?”

Die is the associate director of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) based at UM.

For more information, or to read a full scope of the Committee on the Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Mississippi Canyon-252 Oil Spill on Ecosystem Services in the Gulf of Mexico’s assignment, visit: http://www8.nationalacademies.org/cp/projectview.aspx?key=49311

About the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School
The University of Miami’s mission is to educate and nurture students, to create knowledge, and to provide service to our community and beyond. Committed to excellence and proud of the diversity of our University family, we strive to develop future leaders of our nation and the world. Founded in the 1940’s, the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science has grown into one of the world’s premier marine and atmospheric research institutions. Offering dynamic interdisciplinary academics, the Rosenstiel School is dedicated to helping communities to better understand the planet, participating in the establishment of environmental policies, and aiding in the improvement of society and quality of life. For more information, please visit www.rsmas.miami.edu.

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