Wei Wu

Grants Received


Single PI. “Will climate change cause wetland loss on the Mississippi Gulf Coast more than upland land use / land cover change within the next century?”. NOAA – Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium (MASGC), Project Development Program, $10,000.


Single PI. “Assessing the carbon dynamics at the Mississippi coastal forests impacted by Hurricane Katrina”. University of Southern Mississippi - Summer Faculty Research Grant for the summer of 2009, $9,900.


Single PI. “Assessing the water use by trees at the Mississippi coastal forests impacted by Hurricane Katrina”. University of Southern Mississippi - Aubrey Keith Lucas and Ella Ginn Lucas Endowment for Faculty Excellence Award, $2,212.


PI (W. Wu, M. Kalcic, and K. Yeager). “The impact of accelerated sea level rise on tidal marshes and storm surge”. NOAA – Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, Coastal Storms Program, $100,000.


Co-PI (T. Frisbie (PI), D. Holland, K. Boyd, and W. Wu). “Evaluation of hurricane evacuation routes’ resiliency to storm damage”. NASA - Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences Program, $399,556.


Co-PI (R. Fulford (PI), M. Peterson and H. Perry, K. Craig, R. Allee, and W. Wu). “Assessment of ecosystem services of selected coastal habitat types: Towards a model-based toolset for management planning”. NOAA – Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Northern Gulf Institute Initiative. $300,894.


PI (W. Wu, in collaboration with F. Scatena). “Rapid request for ground-verification of the Luquillo Critical Zone”. National Science Foundation. $32,031.


Co-PI (P. Biber (PI), W. Wu, and M. Peterson). “Saltmarsh habitat sampling to delineate potential oil impacts from BP Deepwater Horizon spill”. NOAA – Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Northern Gulf Institute Initiative. $65,925.


PI (W. Wu and P. Biber). “RAPID: quantifying the potential impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on selected carbon services of salt marshes along the northern gulf coast using hierarchical bayesian modeling”. National Science Foundation – DEB – Global Systems Science. $108,874.


Co-PI (R. Carmichael (PI), W. Burkhardt, K. Calci, W. Wu, D. Ruple, and W. Walton). “Legacy effects of land-use change and nitrogen source shifts on a benchmark system: Building capacity for collaborative research leadership at the Grand Bay Reserve”. National Estuarine Research Reserve System. $354,750.


Co-PI (M. Bethel (PI), W. Wu, and P. Biber). “Determining localized impacts of predicted sea level rise to engineered versus natural landscapes, and how risk perception may alter response strategies adopted by ecosystem-dependent communities versus resource-managers”. NOAA - Gulf of Mexico Regional Sea Grant Sea Level Rise Program. $179,999.


Co-PI (C.T. Driscoll (PI), J.L. Campbell, K. Hayhoe, and W. Wu). “Modeling of the hydrochemical responses of high elevation watersheds to climate change and atmospheric deposition”. Environmental Protection Agency – Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Program, $800,000.


Co-PI (D. Mishra (PI) and W. Wu). “A MODIS biophysical parameters centered framework for monitoring carbon sequestration potential of Gulf Coast salt marshes”. NASA - Earth Science Division Applied Sciences Program, $441,413.


Single PI. “Developing a decision support tool to evaluate ecosystem services and associated uncertainties using a Bayesian belief network “. National Academy of Sciences – Gulf Research Program, $124,000.


Co-PI (J. Kastler (PI) and W. Wu). “Meaningful watershed educational experience for resilience to accelerated sea level rise and flooding risk (Resilience MWEE)”. NOAA – B-WET Program, $100,000.


Co-PI (P. Biber (PI), W. Wu, G. Carter, and D. Mishra). “Understanding the trajectory of coastal salt marsh structure, function, and processes in the face of sea level rise: a synthesis from historical imagery, biophysical processes, and hierarchical modeling”. National Academy of Sciences – Gulf Research Program, $506,619.


Collaborator (K. Brown (PI) and W. Wu). “The effects of rapid environmental change on terrestrial biogeochemical processes in the Virgin Islands”.  NSF EPSCoR - University of the Virgin Islands (No budget for Wu).