Photo Name Title Area of Expertise
Dr. Quang Cao Dr. Quang Cao Professor Forest Biometrics, Mensuration
Dr. Sun Joseph Chang Dr. Sun J. Chang Professor Forest Management, Forest Economics, Wood Products Utilization And Marketing
Dr. Bret Collier Dr. Bret Collier Professor Wildlife Population Dynamics, Regulatory and Conservation Policy, Harvest Management, Capture-Mark-Recapture Modeling.
Dr. Thomas Dean Dr. Thomas Dean Professor Quantitative Silviculture, Production Ecology, Stand Dynamics
Dr. Cornelis deHoop Dr. Cornelis de Hoop Associate Professor Environmental Safety, Timber Harvesting, Business In Forest Products
Dr. Kristen E. DeMarco Dr. Kristin E. DeMarco Instructor Wetland and Estuarine Ecology, Conservation Science, Coastal Restoration and Management, Spatial Ecology
Dr. Hallie Dozier Dr. Hallie Dozier Associate Professor Forest and Natural Resource Ecology, Ecology and Management Of Biological Invasions, Invasive Plants, Urban & Community Forestry
Dr. Drew Fowler Dr. Drew Fowler Adjunct Assistant Professor

Assistant Unit Leader
USGS Louisiana Coop Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
Waterfowl ecology, wetland habitat management, wildlife management, landscape ecology
Dr. Maria Gutierrez-Wing Dr. Maria Gutierrez-Wing Assistant Professor of Research
Assistant Director, Aquatic Germplasm and Genetic Resources Center
Garrett Hopper Dr. Garrett Hopper Assistant Professor Identifying processes driving species diversity and habitat associations; how global change influences the relationship between animal diversity and freshwater ecosystem function.
Dr. Mike Kaller Dr. Michael Kaller Professor
George William Barineau Professor
Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies
Fisheries, Aquatic Insects and Invertebrates, and Aquatic Ecology
Dr. Richard Keim Dr. Richard Keim Professor Hydrology of Forested Wetlands and Watersheds, Management of Bottomland and Coastal Forests
Dr. William Kelso Dr. William Kelso Professor
F.O. Bateman Professor of Renewable Natural Resources
Coordinator of Graduate Studies
Natural Fisheries, Fisheries Management, Fish-Habitat Interactions, Fish Biology and Ecology
Dr. Sammy King Dr. Sammy King Professor, Adjunct
Leader, USGS Louisiana Coop Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
Wetland Ecology, Forested Wetlands, Wetland Habitat Management, Wetland Wildlife
Dr. Luke Laborde Dr. Luke Laborde Instructor Waterfowl, Public Policy, and Human Dimensions of Wildlife
Dr. Megan LaPayre Dr. Megan La Peyre Professor, Adjunct Wetland Fisheries Ecology, Plant Ecology, Wetland Ecology, Coastal Marsh Management
Dr. Yue Liu Dr. Yue Liu Assistant Professor,
Germplasm Repositories, Interdisciplinary Technologies, Biology of Aquatic Species, Cryobiology, Open Hardware, Genetic Resource Management, Open-source Ecosystem
Dr. Zhijun Liu Dr. Zhijun Liu Professor

Medicinal Plant Physiology, Natural Solubilizers and Bioactives
Dr. Julie Anderson Lively Dr. Julie Anderson Lively Associate Professor
Executive Director, Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
Chemical Cue Ecology, Crab Biology, and Fisheries
Dr. Ashley M. Long Dr. Ashley M. Long Assistant Professor Wildlife Habitat Management, Wildlife Conservation, Population Dynamics of Non-Game Species, Natural Resource Communication
Dr. Charles Lutz Dr. Charles Lutz Professor Quantitative Genetics, Alternative Species Commercialization, Practical Genetic Evaluation Through Field Trials
Dr. Andy Nyman Dr. Andy Nyman Professor and F. O. Bateman Distinguished Professorship Wetland Wildlife Management, Wetland Ecology, Coastal Marsh Management
Jeffrey Plumlee Dr. Jeffrey Plumlee Assistant Professor                                      Fisheries Specialist – Louisiana Sea Grant Phenology and movement of fishery species, linking habitat and fisheries productivity, Biogeochemistry and natural tracers for movement and feeding ecology, Expanding and promoting novel fisheries and fishery species, Fisheries sustainability
Dr. Christopher S. Reid Dr. Christopher S. Reid Instructor

Plant Systematics/Taxonomy, Grassland Ecology and Restoration
Dr. Robert Reigh Dr. Robert Reigh Professor Aquatic Animal Nutrition; Improve Feeds and Feeding Practices For Warmwater Species
Dr. Kevin Ringelman Dr. Kevin Ringelman Associate Professor Waterfowl Ecology and Management, Behavioral Ecology, Conservation
Dr. Allen Rutherford Dr. Allen Rutherford Professor
Executive Associate Dean – LSU College of Agriculture

Director and Bryant A. Bateman Distinguished Professor of Renewable Natural Resources

Interim Department Head, Experimental Statistics

Director, School of Renewable Natural Resources

Natural Fisheries, Stream Habitats and Lotic Fish Assemblages, Freshwater Aquatic Ecology, Ecology Of Larval and Juvenile Fishes
Dr. Phillip Stouffer Dr. Philip Stouffer Professor
Lee F. Mason Professor
Avian Ecology, Conservation Biology, Tropical Ecology, Community Ecology
Dr. Sabrina Taylor Dr. Sabrina Taylor Professor
Weaver Brothers Distinguished Professor

Conservation Genetics, Population Genetics, Ancient DNA
Dr. Terry Teirsch Dr. Terry Tiersch Professor Genetic Improvement of Aquatic Organisms, Molecular Genetics, Hybridization, Polyploidy, Cryopreservation
Dr. Richard Vlosky Dr. Richard Vlosky Professor
Crosby Land and Resources Professor in Forest Sector Business Development

Louisiana Forest Products Development Center
Domestic and International Wood Products Marketing, Technology Applications to Improve Wood Products Business Competitiveness
Dr. Brett Wolfe Dr. Brett Wolfe Assistant Professor

Forest Ecology, Plant Ecophysiology, Plant-Water Relations, Tropical Forests
Dr. Qinglin Wu Dr. Qinglin Wu Professor
Cain Chair and Roy O. Martin Sr. Professor Composites/Engineered Wood Products

Composite Engineering Lab
Engineered Wood/Plastic Composites, Nanomaterial Synthesis and Applications, Wood/Composite
Maurice Wolcott Maurice Wolcott Instructor
Coastal GIS Specialist
Coastal GIS Specialist
Dr. Yi-Jun Xu Dr. Yi-Jun Xu Professor

Hydrology, Watersheds, Water Quality, Biogeochemistry, Fluvial Geomorphology


Adjunct Faculty

Photo Name Title Contact Area of Expertise
Dr. Allen Afton Dr. Alan Afton Professor, Adjunct

Assistant Leader-Wildlife
USGS Louisiana Coop Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
office: 225-578-4179
Avian Behavioral Ecology and Bioenergetics, Ecological Aspects of Avian Migration, Waterfowl Ecology and Management
Dr. Reagan Errera Dr. Reagan Errera Assistant Professor, Adjunct
Research Ecologist
Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phytoplankton Ecology (Marine and Freshwater), Harmful Algal Blooms, and Global Climate Change
  Dr. Frank Rohwer Assistant Professor, Adjunct Delta Waterfowl
President and Chief Scientist
Delta Waterfowl


Administrative Staff

Name Office/Phone Email Position
Nedra M. Raven 227 RNR Bldg

Assistant to the Director
Tresshauna Bergeron 227 RNR Bldg

Administrative Coordinator
Mary Frances Christopher 219 RNR Bldg

Administrative Coordinator
Chris Harvin 227 C RNR Bldg

Tonia Travis–Pinkins 227 RNR Bldg

Administrative Coordinator
Ryan D. Williams Aquaculture Research Station

Research Farm Specialist


Emeritus & Retired

Photo Name Title Contact
Dr. Jim Chambers Dr. Jim Chambers Professor, Emeritus
Weaver Brothers Professor of Forestry
Room 206A RNR Bldg
Dr. Paul Coreil Dr. Paul Coreil Chancellor LSU at Alexandria
Dr. Bob Blackmon Dr. Bob Blackmon Professor and Director, Retired
School of Renewable Natural Resources
Dr. Don Reed Dr. Don Reed Professor, Emeritus
Wildlife Extension Specialist
Dr. Robert Romaire Dr. Robert Romaire Professor, Emeritus Aquaculture Research Station


Research Associates

Name Office/Phone Email Principal Investigator
Ragab Abouzeid

Dr. Qinglin Wu
Lucia Arregui Room 108
Aquatic Germplasm & Genetic Resources Ctr

Dr. Terry Tiersch
Mike Christensen Room 102
Aquatic Germplasm & Genetic Resources Ctr

Dr. Terry Tiersch
Devin Comba 107 E. B. Doran Bldg

Dr. Megan La Peyre
Nicholas Coxe Aquatic Germplasm & Genetic Resources Ctr

Dr. Terry Tiersch
Jay Curole 111 RNR Bldg

Dr. Qinglin Wu
Amy Guitreau Room 114 A1
Aquatic Germplasm & Genetic Resources Ctr

Dr. Terry Tiersch
Jack Koch

Dr. Terry Tiersch
Jane Kunberger 310 RNR Bldg

Dr. Ashley Long
Joe Nehlig Lee Memorial Forest, Site Supervisor

Dr. Allen Rutherford
Mariah Noveh 123 RNR Bldg

Dr. William Kelso
Frank Ueltschi  Lee Memorial Forest

Dr. Allen Rutherford
Colleen Walsh 116A RNR Bldg

Dr. Mike Kaller
Millie B. Williams Aquaculture Research Station

Dr. Robert Reigh
Yu Zhao  


Dr. Yi-jun Xu


Postdoctoral Associates

Name Office/Phone Email Principal Investigator
Dr. Bryon Buckley

Dr. Bret Collier
Dr. Theresa Davenport 107 E.B. Doran Bldg

Dr. Megan La Peyre
Dr. Romain Lavaud 227 RNR Bldg

Dr. Megan La Peyre