Louisiana Sea Grant Fills Six Vacancies

June 20th, 2017 by gdarden

Since January, Louisiana Sea Grant has welcomed six new staff members into an array of positions across the program. Katharine Bailey is the new assistant to LSG Executive Director Robert Twilley. Bailey earned a bachelor of arts in English from LSU. She replaces Judy Johnson, who is now Sea Grant’s sponsored research coordinator. Previously employed […]

Finding Common Ground is a recently-released documentary exploring “traditional ecological knowledge” and its importance in planning for coastal restoration in Louisiana’s Mississippi River Delta. Viewers can learn about the complex environmental challenges, and some of the proposed solutions, through the eyes and voices of local residents, scientists (including Louisiana Sea Grant personnel), fishermen and policy […]

Louisiana Sea Grant executive director Robert Twilley is the recipient of the 2017 National Wetlands Award for Science Research from the Environmental Law Institute (ELI). He will receive his award in a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on May 18 at the U.S. Botanic Gardens. “(Robert) is a world-class wetlands researcher who has been conducting vital […]

(DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala.) — In an effort to improve survival of oyster larvae grown at the Auburn University Shellfish Laboratory, scientists are adopting innovative techniques developed by John Supan of the Louisiana Sea Grant Oyster Research Laboratory. These high-density larval culture techniques will allow for tighter control of production conditions. This effort to help the […]

Third Coast Books Receive LEH Award

April 24th, 2017 by gdarden

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) recognized two outstanding historical works as 2017 Books of the Year. Both are part of Louisiana Sea Grant’s Third Coast Series. The titles are: Teche: A History of Louisiana’s Most Famous Bayou, by Shane K. Bernard. Hard Scrabble to Hallelujah, Volume 1: Legacies of Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, by […]

Two Louisiana Sea Grant-sponsored undergraduate students won awards at the Fourth Annual LSU Discover Day held in early April. Both are 2016 Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) students at Louisiana State University. Amanda Fontenot won first place in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) category for her research poster titled Eroding Wetland Soils in […]

Mississippi River Microplastics on the Menu

April 3rd, 2017 by gdarden

As the Mississippi River tributaries drift across 31 states, they pick up an assortment of passengers. Fertilizers, pesticides, animal waste and sewage all travel down the river toward Louisiana. One pollutant, often ignored, but equally detrimental to water quality, is plastic. A plastic bottle tossed in Minnesota can travel the entire length of the river […]

UROP Research Projects Announced

March 27th, 2017 by mdufour

The Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) College Program established the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) in 1992. It provides talented undergraduate students interested in pursuing advanced studies in marine-related disciplines with hands-on research experience. Projects receive funding in the range of $1,500-$2,500. “UROP is a wonderful opportunity for undergraduates,” according to Matt Bethel, LSG assistant executive […]