Public and Press

  • Interview by the University of South Florida “USF Marine Scientists conclude 10 years of unprecedented studies on the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill” (April 13, 2020)    
  • Podcast “Panel Discussion (Episode 16): What we have learned about the Gulf for the past seven years” by David Levin, WUSF studios, Tampa, FL (November 19, 2019).
  • Invited talk, University of South Florida – College of Marine Science, “Organic molecular tracers of processes at depth in the Gulf of Mexico” (Oct 25, 2019).
  • Award Gulf Research Program, Early Career Research Fellowship – National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – , Washington D.C. Professional Development Meeting, Washington D.C., (September 4-5, 2019)
  • Workshop “Ecosystem Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Event: Assembling the Record of Species and Community Change” Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative’s Synthesis and Legacy Effort (Core Area 3). St. Petersburg, FL (July 23-25, 2019) 
  • Workshop “Petrochemical Vulnerability Ranking Methodology Index for ~2,000 marine species”, Cuba (June 16-22, 2019), Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GOMRI) 
  • Invited talk, “Remember the Horizon: How USF Research set a standard after the 2010 Gulf oil spill” Poynter Library, St Petersburg, University of South Florida (April 18, 2019)
  • Workshop “Fate of Oil” Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative’s Synthesis and Legacy Effort (Core Area 2)”,  Washington, D.C. (June 12-14, 2019) 
  • Invited talk, MOSSFA Workshop (Marine oil snow sedimentation and flocculent accumulation), Galveston, Texas (November 26-28, 2018). “Sedimentation of hydrocarbon mixtures after the DWH: Spatial extent and fate”
  • My work on deep-sea fishes highlighted by The Marine Diaries, Rita Steyn (2018) “When is a fish like a canary?
  • Congressional Earth and Space Science Caucus Exhibition (June 20, 2018) Washington D.C.
  • Invited talk, GOMRI Board Members visit for research outline of contaminants in mesopelagic fauna – DEEPEND Consortium, Nova Southeastern University, Deepend Consortium (June 13-14, 2017). “PAHs in tissues of mesopelagic fishes in the Gulf of Mexico”
  • Our work in Mexico coastal environments highlighted in the short documentary “The Ixtoc Blowout” (2016) by filmmaker Jake Price (http://jakeprice.com).
  • St Petersburg Science Festival, Science in the Sun (October 21-22, 2016). Sharing with the public our project DEEPEND Consortium.
  • The story collider – Chronicles Personal Motivations for Research. Topic: Oil spills and Ecosystems CIMAGE II (Tampa, Stagework Theater, 2016). My personal story on the motivation to do what I do as a scientist. Also, as a podcast at: GulfCast Ep. 27 – Isabel Romero: One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Radio interview at WUSF Public Media by Florida Matters, Carson Cooper (2015): “Five Years after the BP oil Spill
  • St Petersburg Science Festival Event (2015) – Another year of fun outreach showing the local community what we do at the lab.
  • Invited talk – Sea Grant Seminar Where did the oil go? (04/14/2015) NOAA’s Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center, Mobile, Alabama. “Spatial Extent of Contamination in the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
  • Podcast “Return to Ixtoc” David Levin talks about his visit to our R/V Justo Sierra research cruise experience in the Southern Gulf of Mexico (August 2015)
  • Documentary “Dispatches from the Gulf” Journal to Planet Earth Series. Produced by Screenscope Part 1 (2014) – Our field work in the C-IMAGE Consortium (and… basically my 20 seconds of fame in the big screen): Part Four and Part Five.
  • St Petersburg Science Festival Event (2014) – Cool video of one of the most exciting outreach events we do in the lab.
  • Our work on contamination of fishes highlighted in the Tampa Bay Times (April 5, 2013) – Interview by Craig Pitman. Article: “Three years after the BP oil spill, USF research finds massive die-off”
  • Our work on PAHs in deep-sea fishes highlighted in the Science News (February 8, 2013) – Article: “BP research dollars yield signs of cautious hope” by Erik Stokstad