Julie Anderson Lively

Executive Director
Louisiana Sea Grant College Program

Associate Professor

Fisheries Specialist

114 RNR Bldg
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
phone: 225-578-0771
email: janderson@agcenter.lsu.edu
fax: 225-578-4227

333 RNR Bldg

Lively Lab website


  • Ph.D.—Marine Biology/Biochemistry, University of Delaware College of Marine and Earth Studies, Lewes, DE
  • B.S.—Biology, Minor—Theatre, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO

Research Interests

Marine chemical cue ecology, crab biology, and marine invasive species

Dr. Julie Lively is the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program’s Fisheries Extension Specialist and an associate professor with Louisiana State University AgCenter.  Her work centers around commercial fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico. Her applied research focuses on blue crab and shrimp including soft shell crab production, bait and disease work with blue crabs, derelict crab traps and ghost fishing, and post-harvest processes in the shrimp industry.  In addition to extension and outreach on these topics, she has also worked on characterizing the freshwater commercial fishery and the Louisiana Fisheries Forward Program to improve economic success in commercial fisheries.  She is the editor of the monthly fisheries newsletter, Lagniappe. Previously she worked with the horseshoe crab, whelk, and eel fisheries in the Mid Atlantic.  She currently serves as the chair for both the National Sea Grant Fisheries Extension Network and the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission Sea Grant Extension Advisory Group, and she is a member of the Louisiana Crab Task Force.  She received her B.S. in biology from Truman State University and Ph.D. in marine biology from the University of Delaware.