288 pages | 2 B/W Illus.
Starting with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon oil spill incident, Oil Spill Impacts: Taxonomic and Ontological Approaches chronicles a timeline of events that focus on the impact of oil spills and provides an understanding of these incidents using a number of approaches. The book includes an interdisciplinary oil spill taxonomy, an oil spill topic map, and highlights information–organization tools, such as indexes, taxonomies, and topic maps that can be used to connect information resources with concepts of interest.
The topic map combines the function of ontology with the function of organized information resources, and contains thousands of concepts and their relationships extracted from approximately 300 documents stemming from various academic conference presentations, journal articles, news reports, and web pages.
Divided into four parts, the book begins with a brief introduction of the Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon oil spill events followed by a breakdown of the taxonomy concepts distributed into categories and their subcategories. The book then describes the oil spill topic map separated by concepts, relationships, and references.
This interdisciplinary reference provides to its readers:
The book servesstudents, teachers, and researchers interested in oil spill issues, oil spill incidents, and addresses their impacts that involve coastal and marine environmental sciences, biological sciences, chemistry, disaster management, geology, sociology, and government policy.
"… extremely valuable to students and novices in the oil spill community."
—Dr. Carl E. Brown, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Quebec
"… an entirely new approach to the study of oil spill effects on the environment. The approach is a unique approach using a system of taxonomy and ontology to describe the effects of oil spills."
—Merv Fingas, Spill Science, Alberta, Canada
"For those involved with oil spills in the coastal marine environment, this book is an essential reference. The amount of time and experience that went into its compilation must have been enormous. The book should thus be flagged as a must have for those charged with dealing with aspects of oil spills, whether working in government and private industry. The Deep Horizon incident is ample proof that such a book was much needed in 2010. Thanks to the efforts of these tireless researchers, considerable information has been collated in a useful manner. This book is thus highly recommended as an essential, practical guide for addressing oil-spill impacts."
—Journal of Coastal Research, September 2016
"…an extremely useful reference for all those interested in the topic for whatever reason."
—Chromatographia, September 2016
Deepwater Horizon Circle of Life and Death
Oil Spill Taxonomy
Yejun Wu, David J. Dunaway, and Amanda Lehman
Oil Spill Topic Map: Concepts, Relationships, and References
Yejun Wu, Amanda Lehman, and David J. Dunaway
Oil Spill Research Information Resources