Ideas for Further Research


Research Ideas

One idea for a research project is to examine solutions to hypoxia. After reading all about the increasing severity of hypoxia and the detrimental effects it causes, you are probably wondering what is being done to solve the problem. While the focus of this website is strictly the scientific phenomenon of hypoxia, there is plenty of information on policy and conservation information surrounding the issue of hypoxia. The following are some links to get you started:

Interested in seeing how stratification of the water column occurs? Conduct your own stratification experiment. Click here for instructions.

Wondering who is doing all of this research on hypoixa? Here are just a few of the people who are studying hypoxia:

The Hypoxia Posse

Nancy Rabalais, "Queen of the Dead Zone," Professor at Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium

Dubravko Justic, Director of the Coastal Ecology Institute at Louisiana State University (LSU) Eugene Turner, Professor at Coastal Ecology Institute at LSU Donald Boesch, Professor of Marine Science and President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Denise Breitburg, Senior Scientist, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Chesapeake Bay

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About the Author

Dickinson College Department of Environmental Studies
LUCE Semester Program
Date last revised: May 13, 2005