Science Exploration Series: From a Distance: Preventing Coastal "Dead Zones"


Location: Jordan Hall of Science, Room 101

Excess fertilizer nutrients from Midwestern farms enter streams, especially during storms, which contaminates drinking water, fuels algal blooms, and results in low-oxygen “dead zones” at the mouth of the Mississippi River. Learn about Biology Professor Jennifer Tank’s research in Indiana and Michigan that examines how new conservation strategies can mitigate runoff from farm fields.

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