Science and Policy Seminar Series

Beyond Science into Policy:
Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia

Dr. Nancy Rabalais
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium

Wednesday 2 April 2003
3 - 5 PM
1010 Lebaron Hall

Additional Science Seminar:

Continental-Scale Nonpoint Runoff and Coastal Water Quality

Thursday 3 April 2003
4 - 5 PM
1010 Lebaron Hall

Dr. Rabalais has been one of the most influential researchers documenting the existence and impact of the Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone. Some of her positions and honors include: Chair of the Ocean Studies Board, National Research Council; AAAS Fellow; Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow; NOAA Environmental Heroes Award; Basker Award for Science and Engineering; President of the Estuarine Research Federation.

Selected Publications:

  • Rabalais, N.N., R.E. Turner and D. Scavia. 2002. Beyond science into policy: Gulf of Mexico hypoxia and the Mississippi River. BioScience 52: 129-142.
  • Rabalais, N.N., R.E. Turner and W.J. Wiseman, Jr. 2002. Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico, a.k.a. "The Dead Zone". Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 33: 235-263.
  • Rabalais, N.N., R.E. Turner, D. Justic, Q. Dortch and W.J. Wiseman, Jr. 1999. Characterization of Hypoxia: Topic 1 Report for the Integrated Assessment of Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico. NOAA Coastal Ocean Program Decision Analysis Series No. 15. NOAA Coastal Ocean Program, Silver Spring, MD, 167 pp.
  • Downing, J.A. (chair), N.N. Rabalais, R. Diaz, R. Zimmerman, J.L. Baker and M.D. Duffy. 1999. Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia: Land-Sea Interactions. Council for Agricultural Science and Technology, Task Force Report No. 134.

The Science and Policy Seminar Series seeks to

1) help ISU faculty and staff more effectively fulfill the land-grant mission by increasing understanding of the impact of science and scientists on the establishment of public policies and regulations

2) encourage and expand communication and collaboration between natural and social scientists

3) enhance the capacity university-wide for engaged citizenship

Funded by the Global Agricultural Science and Policy Initiative, through an endowment to the Agronomy Department.  Supporting ISU departments include: Agronomy, Botany, Economics, Plant Pathology, Political Science, Sociology and the Office of Biotechnology.

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