Science Exploration Series: Freshwater Ecology

Location: 101 Jordan Hall

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From a Distance: Preventing coastal “dead zones”

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 Prof. Jennifer Tank’s research in Indiana and Michigan that examines how new conservation strategies can mitigate runoff from farm fields.


Jennifer Tank, Ludmilla F., Stephen J., and Robert T. Galla Professor of Biological Sciences

Museum of Biodiversity

The Museum of Biodiversity in 102 Jordan Hall of Science will be open for tours from 9–11 am. The museum showcases an extensive collection of preserved vertebrates, insects, plants and fossils that have been collected over the last 150 years.