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CRTU - Nancy Rabalais - Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone (April meeting)
Our April speaker is Nancy Rabalais who will be talking about the her work on the Gulf of Mexico's dead zone. Our work in the Driftless to prevent streambank erosion can help prevent the nitrogen and phosphorous that is responsible for hypoxia (low dissolved oxygen) in the the dead zone.

Nancy Rabalais is a Professor at Louisiana State University, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Studies, and the Shell Endowed Chair in Oceanography and Wetlands. Since the mid-1980s, Rabalais has been the driving force behind identifying and characterizing the dynamics of the large hypoxic region in the Gulf of Mexico, which receives excess nutrients from the Mississippi River. She serves on numerous boards and panels for federal agencies and national organizations. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Geophysical Union and received the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur ‘genius’ award (2012). She graduated with a B.S. and M.S. from Texas A&I University (1972, 1975) and a Ph.D. (1983) from the University of Texas.

Apr 21, 2021 07:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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