Recent News Releases
Outstanding scientists are curious about their world and driven by the need to understand what makes everything work. That is certainly the case with Lauris Hollis. His determination to pursue answers continues to serve him beyond his time as a student at LSU's College of the Coast & Environment, or CC&E.
This May, the New Orleans Town Gardeners honored George Washburn, an LSU College of the Coast & Environment graduate student, with their annual graduate scholarship for his academic research related to the vegetative aspects of Louisiana's coastal preservation. Washburn is researching the survival and growth of bald cypress under abiotic stressors from climate change and restoration practices.
John Day, Distinguished Professor Emeritus in LSU's College of the Coast & Environment, has collaborated on a new analysis of societal development. He reports that over the past 10,000 years humanity has experienced a number of foundational transitions, or "bottlenecks." During these periods of transition, the advance or decline of societies was related to energy availability in the form of a benign climate and other factors.
This spring, College of the Coast & Environment graduate student Amy Polen was selected as one of five 2019 Capitol Hill Scholars by University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, or UCAR. As part of this program, Polen traveled to Washington D.C. on June 4-5 to visit Capitol Hill, meet congressional members and staff, and attend several special events.
CC&E Professor and Student Awarded by Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
On May 22, the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, or GOHSEP, awarded Robert Rohli and Rubayet Bin Mostafiz GOHSEP's Outstanding Performance Recognition Award. Rohli, a professor of oceanography & coastal sciences in LSU's College of the Coast & Environment, and Mostafiz, Rohli's doctoral student, are part of a larger team led by Carol Friedland, an associate professor in LSU's Department of Construction Management, that was awarded for their work on the 2019 Louisiana State Hazard Mitigation Plan Update.
Research conducted at LSU's College of the Coast & Environment, or CC&E, affords its students the opportunities to perform valuable research in Louisiana and across the globe. The International Atomic Energy Agency, or IAEA, has selected Wokil Bam, a doctoral student in the Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences, to participate in a yearlong internship program in Monaco starting on July. At CC&E, Bam is studying the carbon cycle in the Arctic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. This internship will help him to broaden his study area and develop new techniques.