Teri A O'Meara

Teri A O'Meara

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Teri is jointly appointed with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  She is broadly interested in developing interdisciplinary approaches to understand coastal ecosystem responses to human-induced shifts in environmental conditions by combining laboratory, field, and modelling techniques. As a member of the SMARTX team along with researchers from Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, VIMS, ORNL, USGS, Duck Unlimited, and Georgia Southern University, she is working to understand the impacts of multiple stressors (sea level rise, elevated CO2, and warming) on carbon processing in tidal wetlands by adapting aquatic and terrestrial models (E3SM and PFLOTRAN) to mimic coastal ecosystems.  



O’Meara T, E Gibbs, SF Thrush (2018) Rapid organic matter assay (ROMA) of carbon degradation across depth gradients in marine sediments, Methods in Ecology and Evolution 9: 245-253 DOI:10.1111/2041-210X.12894

Ray N, T O’Meara, T Williamson, JL Izursa (2018). Carbon dioxide release from shell formation must be included in LCA of bivalves. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 23: 1042 DOI:10.1007/s11367-017-1394-8

O’Meara T, JR Hillman, SF Thrush (2017) Rising tides, cumulative impacts and cascading changes to estuarine ecosystem functions, Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 10218, DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-11058-7

O’Meara T, SP Thompson, MF Piehler (2015). Effects of shoreline hardening on nitrogen processing in estuarine marshes of the US Mid-Atlantic Coast. Wetlands Ecology and Management. 23(3): 385-394 DOI: 10.1007/s11273-014-9388-9

Peterson JW, TA O’Meara, MD Seymour (2014) Effects of Added Fe°, Fe3O4 and Fe2O3 on Sorption of Cephalosporin Antibiotic in Quartz-rich Sands. Journal of Environmental Engineering 140(1): 40-47 DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0000782

Keeler A, L Dubbs, T O’Meara (2013) Permitting, Risk, and Marine Hydrokinetic Energy Development. The Electricity Journal 26(10): 64-74 DOI: 10.1016/j.tej.2013.11.002

Peterson JW, TA O’Meara, MD Seymour, W Wang, B Gu (2009) Sorption mechanisms of cephapirin, a veterinary antibiotic, onto quartz and feldspar minerals as detected by Raman spectroscopy. Environmental Pollution 157(6): 1849-1856 DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2009.01.017

Peterson JW, TA O’Meara, MD Seymour (2008) Experimental Investigation of Cephapirin Adsorption to Quartz Filter Sands and Dune Sands. Hydrogeology Journal 16(5): 879-892 DOI: 10.1007/s10040-007-0272-z

​Final Reports:

O’Meara, T (2013) Changes in denitrification rate from the maritime forest to the shallow sub-tidal in natural and altered salt marsh systems. 2012 NC Coastal Reserve-NC Sea Grant Coastal Research Fellowship.

Fear JM, Currin CA (2012) Sustainable Estuarine Stabilization: Research, Education and Public policy in North Carolina.  Final Report. The NOAA/UNH Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology (CICEET).  Grant Number NA06NOS4190167, Contributing author on nutrient cycling

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