CC&E Events

Upcoming Events

CEGO Seminar– “Symbiont Reefscapes: Microbial interactions with threatened coral hosts and reef ecosystems"

  • Speaker: Dr. Adrienne Correa, Rice University
  • January 18, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
  • Dalton J. Woods Auditorium, ECE

Microorganisms are diverse, abundant, and play key roles in the health and function of animals and ecosystems that are conservation targets. The Correa Lab studies how marine microbial communities shift when human activities alter temperature, nutrient availability and other conditions in coastal ecosystems. This talk will examine how stressors disrupt healthy associations between corals and microbes, including dinoflagellate algae and bacteria, leading to coral bleaching (a disease sign) and reef death.

CEGO Seminar– “Decoding animal migration and ecology from stable isotope records"

  • Speaker: Dr. Hannah Vander Zanden, University of Florida 
  • February 1, 2019, 11:30 of dr. zanden
  • Dalton J. Woods Auditorium, ECE

Much of my work centers around characterizing how species use and interact with their environments.  Many of my studies rely on stable isotope markers as tracers of geographic history.  In my seminar, I will highlight a current and past projects that span different spatio-temporal scales and ecosystems.  First, I have found the effect of renewable energy (wind and solar facilities) on bird populations in California has a geographic footprint that extends beyond the local region for many species.  Next, I will talk about using isotopic approaches to understand sea turtle migratory connectivity patterns in the Gulf of Mexico.  Finally, I have used isotopic records to examine potential foraging changes in sea turtles after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

CEGO Seminar: “TBA"

  • Speaker: Dr. Beth Stauffer, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • February 8, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
  • Dalton J. Woods Auditorium, ECE 

CEGO Seminar: “TBA"

  • Speaker: Dr. Gail Chmura, McGill University
  • February 15, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
  • Dalton J. Woods Auditorium, ECE  

CEGO Seminar: ““Building Grassroots Power around Inclusive Water Activism”"

  • Speaker: Dr. Fred Tutman, Patuxent Riverkeeper
  • February 22, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
  • Dalton J. Woods Auditorium, ECE photo of fred tutman

Fifteen years of water quality activism in the largest watershed located entirely within Maryland has made Fred Tutman the longest serving Waterkeeper in the Chesapeake Bay watershed and America’s sole African-American Riverkeeeper, with a mission to build a durable, inclusive, representative and equitable movement. He shares lessons learned in grassroots water activism, diversity, and environmental justice. Hear war stories, case studies, anecdotes from the founder of a watershed movement that has exacted over a half billion dollars in fines, reparations and penalties from the worst polluters on Maryland’s Patuxent River.  photo of fred tutman in a canoe

Short Bio:

Fred Tutman is a grassroots community advocate for clean water in Maryland’s longest and deepest intrastate waterway and holds the title of Patuxent Riverkeeper and organization that he founded in 2004. He also lives and works on an active farm located near the Patuxent that has been his family’s ancestral home for nearly a century. Prior to Riverkeeping, Fred spent over 25  years working as a media producer and consultant on telecommunications assignments all over the globe. Fred now teaches an adjunct course in Environmental Law and Policy at Historic St. Mary’s College of MD. An accomplished Blacksmith, farmer and outdoor adventurer, Fred is the recipient of numerous regional and state awards for his various environmental works. He is among the longest serving Waterkeepers in the Chesapeake region and the only African-American Waterkeeper in the nation. 



Past Events

CEGO Seminar– “The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea” photo of jack davis' book cover

  • Speaker: Dr. Jack Davis, University of Florida
  • January 11, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
  • Dalton J. Woods Auditorium, ECE

In this seminar, Dr. Jack Davis discussed his 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea,” an environmental history of the Gulf of Mexico that brings crucial attention to Earth’s 10th largest body of water, one of the planet’s most diverse and productive marine ecosystems.

Davis is a professor of environmental history at the University of Florida and author of the award-winning, “An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglass and the American Environmental Century.”

This presentation was a LSU Center for Collaborative Knowledge event with sponsorship from the LSU College of the Coast & Environment, LSU College of Humanities & Social Sciences, the Master of Arts in Liberal Arts Program, the LSU Department of History and the LSU Department of Geography & Anthropology.

CEGO Seminar: "Darwin and Odum's Mid-Pacific Atolls: What They Tell us about Environmental Challenges of the 21st Century"

  • Speaker: Dr. James Porter, University of Georgia
  • November 9, 2018
  • Dalton J. Woods Auditorium, ECE

Coastal Environmental Science 10th Anniversary Celebration

  • April 27, 2018
  • Dalton J. Woods Auditorium, ECE

Coral Reefs in Crisis

  • March 1-2, 2018
  • Dalton J. Woods Auditorium, ECE