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James Wilkins
Director, Louisiana Sea Grant Law & Policy Program
Phone: (225) 578-5936
jwilkins@lsu.edu

Education: B.S. Biology, Centenary College, 1972; M.S. Biology, Texas A&M University, 1975; J.D., LSU Law Center, 1987

Experience: Laboratory instructor, Department of Biology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 1976-1978; independent biological consultant, College Station, Texas, 1975-1978; research associate, Center for Wetland Resources, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1979-1981; research associate, Institute for Environmental Studies, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1981-1983; coastal resources analyst, Coastal Management Division, Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1983-1984; research assistant, Sea Grant Legal Program, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1985-1987; staff attorney Sea Grant Legal Program, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1987-1994; coordinator of legal student research, Sea Grant Legal Program, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1994-1997; professor/director of Sea Grant Legal Program, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1998-present

Special Interests: Environmental law, fisheries and wildlife law, and ocean and coastal resources law


Photo: Melissa Trosclair DaigleMelissa Trosclair Daigle
Research Associate & Resiliency Specialist
Phone: (225) 578-9968
mtrosc2@tigers.lsu.edu

Education: B.A. English, Nicholls State University, 2003; M.A. English, Louisiana State University, 2005; J.D., B.C.L., LSU Law Center, 2008

Experience: Graduate teaching assistant, Department of English, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2003-2005; law clerk, Louisiana Sea Grant Law & Policy Program, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2006-2008; legal coordinator, Louisiana Sea Grant Law & Policy Program, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2008-present; member, Louisiana Crab Task Force; member, Louisiana Wild Caught Crawfish Task Force; affiliate member, Center for Natural Resource Economics & Policy; member, Louisiana State Bar Association

Special Interests: Environmental law, coastal restoration, and coral aquaculture


Photo: Lauren LandLauren Land
Research Associate III, Sustainability
Phone: (225) 578-5865
lland1@lsu.edu

Education: B.S. Environmental Science and Policy with a Minor in Geographic Information Systems, University of Maryland – College Park, 2008; M.S. Oceanography and Coastal Sciences with a Minor in Applied Statistics, Louisiana State University, 2010

Experience: Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, LSU, 2008-2010; Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, LSU, 2010; Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellow, NOAA National Sea Grant Office, Silver Spring, Maryland, 2011; Sustainability Coordinator, Louisiana Sea Grant, LSU, 2012 – present; affiliate member, Center for Natural Resource Economics & Policy

Special Interests: coastal policy; social, economic, and environmental sustainability and resiliency; environmental restoration; smart growth