Events

Science Exploration Series: Fighting for Farmers and Freshwater

Join the College of Science for a presentation before the Georgia game. All Science Exploration Series presentations are free and open to the public.

September 9  (Georgia, 7:30 p.m. kickoff)
2 p.m.
101 Jordan Hall of Science

Jennifer Tank, Galla Professor of Biological Sciences

Excess fertilizer runoff from farm fields can enter nearby streams and rivers. These excess nutrients contaminate drinking water, harm sensitive species, and fuel downstream algal blooms and low-oxygen “dead zones” that cost millions of dollars a year. Tank’s research group is investigating how novel conservation strategies can minimize these impacts to our valuable freshwater ecosystems.

Originally published at science.nd.edu.