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Four Knauss Finalists from Louisiana

July 21st, 2021 by mdufour

Three graduate students at Louisiana State University (LSU) and one from Loyola University have been named 2022 Knauss Fellowship finalists. At LSU in the Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Nazla Bushra is a doctoral student who will graduate in August; Elsa Gutierrez is a master’s student who will graduate in May 2022; and Allyson […]

Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) is asking commercial fishermen to take a 10-minute online survey about how they seek refuge from hurricanes and tropical storms. The survey can be found at  https://tinyurl.com/harbor-refuge. “We want to know where commercial fishermen get their information about approaching storms; have they considered finding a harbor of refuge or tie-up location when […]

Four CSAP Projects Announced

June 8th, 2021 by mdufour

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is continuing its commitment to the Coastal Science Assistantship Program (CSAP). This program provides support for master’s students involved in research relevant to Louisiana coastal protection efforts. This collaboration offers the dual benefit of engaging students in CPRA activities while providing for potential recruitment of qualified personnel. […]

Julie Anderson Lively has been named the new Executive Director of the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program (LSG). She will begin her appointment July 1. “Since her arrival at LSU in 2010, Lively has led a wide range of Sea-Grant-related research projects supported by more than $23 million in funding for which she has been […]

Despite deploying both recommended and mandated mooring methods, 2020’s Hurricane Zeta caused extensive damage at some Louisiana alternative oyster culture (AOC)  operations, resulting in lost infrastructure and crops. AOC is when oysters are grown in floating cages or in bottom-placed cages attached to pylons. This method allows the cages to be raised and lowered to […]

Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) has received a $3 million grant from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) to expand alternative oyster culture (AOC) throughout the coast. AOC – also known as alternative oyster culture – is when oysters are grown in floating cages or in […]

Louisiana Sea Grant-funded research has identified a previously undocumented southern flounder population decline that spans the entire species’ range, and researchers are recommending regional collaboration to better understand why. “If we see a species declining throughout its range, that should be cause for concern that something might be changing,” said Kenneth Erickson, former Louisiana State […]

2021 UROP Projects Announced

March 15th, 2021 by mdufour

This year the Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) College Program is funding eight Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) projects. Established in 1992 to provide talented undergraduate students with hands-on research experience, it has funded more than 200 projects. Each UROP student will gain first-hand knowledge regarding the whole research process from design, implementation, analysis and conclusion. […]