In Mason News: Dr. Kim de Mutsert uses $900K grant to increase fish populations
Kim de Mutsert, assistant professor in George Mason University’s Department of Department of Environmental Science and Policy, is working to create a support tool to help managers of coastal resources such as fisheries understand and reduce the impacts of hypoxia, or low oxygen levels in water.
She and her team were recently awarded a nearly million-dollar grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that will let them spend the next four years examining how reducing the flow of nutrients from the Mississippi River into the northern Gulf of Mexico might affect biomass and distribution of fish in the water.
Hypoxia has been a growing issue in the Gulf of Mexico, particularly off the coast of Louisiana.
Read the full article from Mason News published on October 19, 2016.
Also read the earlier post on this website that contains an abstract and conceptual diagrams.