Nancy Rabalais’s Revelle Lecture looks at Gulf of Mexico oil disaster

Nancy Rabalais will speak at the Scripps Seaside Forum on April 5. Photo: Courtesy

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Nancy Rabalais, executive director and a professor at the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, will present “Troubled Waters in the Gulf of Mexico” at 4 p.m. on April 5.

Her talk is the 12th annual Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture, presented by the Ocean Studies Board, part of the U.S. National Research Council. The event, at the Scripps Seaside Forum 8610 Kennel Way in La Jolla Shores, is free and open to the public.

With the approach of the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil well blowout, Rabalais’ lecture will highlight the challenges of developing and implementing large-scale restoration plans for the Gulf Coast ecosystem.

Rabalais, who holds a Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Texas at Austin, researches the dynamics of oxygen-depleted environments, interactions of large rivers with the coastal ocean, benthic ecology, science policy and other areas. She has earned several research awards for her work on the causes and consequences of Gulf hypoxia.

The Revelle Lecture was created by the Ocean Studies Board to honor former Scripps Oceanography Director Roger Revelle for his contributions to ocean sciences and his dedication to making scientific knowledge available to policymakers.

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