October 16, 2008
Gateway Hotel and Conference Center at Iowa State University

Leopold Center Workshop Continues Hypoxia Discussion (news release)

About the Conference

The Science Advisory Board of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency completed a review of the science relevant to hypoxic conditions in the Gulf of Mexico in December of 2007. That review generated substantial interest and input from the research community at Iowa State and elsewhere.

One outcome was a realization that many important research questions remain unanswered and that the research needs are often heavily interdisciplinary and require engagement with a broad array of stakeholders.


This conference is meant to support an anticipatory approach to the research and outreach needs that the issue of hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico creates. Specific purposes are