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Dr. Nancy Rabalais
Institution(s) / Organization(s):
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)
Dr. Rabalais is the Executive Director and a Professor with the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON). Her research interests include biological oceanography of continental shelf ecosystems influenced by large rivers, distribution and dynamics of hypoxic water masses, animal/sediment relationships, pelagic-benthic coupling, estuarine and benthic ecology, environmental effects of habitat alterations, effects of petroleum and chemical industries, eutrophication and effects of hypoxia.
- Coastal Waters Consortium (CWC Consortium, Year 2-4 Consortia Grants (RFP-I), Role: Principal Investigator, Task Lead)
- Collection of Water Column Samples in the Northern Gulf of Mexico Hypoxic Zone and Areas Near the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Site (Bridge Grants (RFP-III), Role: Co-Principal Investigator)
- Impact of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on the Louisiana Coastal Environments (Year One Block Grant - The Northern Gulf Institute, Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Task Co-Lead)
- Post Macondo Well Oil Spill Water Quality Sampling - Barataria, Lake Pontchartrain, and Coastal Waters. Part 2 (Year One Block Grant - The Northern Gulf Institute, Role: Co-Principal Investigator)
Relevant to the biota of the Gulf of Mexico, Dr. Rabalais has published the following:
Sen Gupta, B. K., R. E. Turner, and N. N. Rabalais. 1996. Seasonal oxygen depletion in continental-shelf waters of Louisiana: historical record of benthic foraminifers. Geology 24: 227–230.
Ph.D. University of Texas, Austin, Texas, U.S.A., 1983
M.S. Texas A & I University, Kingsville, Texas, U.S.A., 1975
B.S. Texas A & I University, Kingsville, Texas, U.S.A., 1972
Area of Expertise / Interest:
Biological Oceanography; Estuarine and Benthic Ecology; Ecology; Ecological Indicators; Habitat Loss; Harmful Algal Blooms; Hypoxia; Oil and Gas Development; Restoration; Biological Oceanography
Preferred Language: English
Home Page URL: http://www.lumcon.edu/research/faculty.asp?name=nrabalais
Links to Projects or Publications:
Hypoxia Studies in the Northern Gulf of Mexico
Hypoxia in the Northern Gulf of Mexico
The Effects of the Macondo Oil Spill on Coastal Ecosystems (LUMCON Consortium)
Coastal Waters Consortium (CWC)
Collection of Water Column Samples in the Northern Gulf of Mexico Hypoxic Zone and Areas Near the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Site
Impact of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on the Louisiana Coastal Environments
Post Macondo Well Oil Spill Water Quality Sampling - Barataria, Lake Pontchartrain, and Coastal Waters. Part 2
Keywords: Gulf of Mexico biota researcher, BioGoMx references, Foraminifera, Hypoxia, Nutrient, Eutrophication, Oceanography, Biology, Estuary, Ecology, Benthos, DWH oil spill, GoMRI, LUMCON consortium, Outreach, Communication, Training, Education, Broader impacts, GOMA E&O, Gulf of Mexico Summit 2014 speaker
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