Patrick Lecture Series


The 13th Annual Patrick Lecture Series will be held on April 13-14, 2015. The guest speaker will be Edward B. Barbier, the John S. Bugas Professor of Economics at the University of Wyoming. Dr. Barbier is one of the top 20 cited environmental economists globally and will be at LSU discussing the importance of coastal habitat restoration and storm protection. Having been a member of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority’s Science and Engineering Board, he helped develop Louisiana’s 2012 Coastal Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast. Familiar with the situation facing the Louisiana coast, Barbier hopes to offer a possible solution to the retreating coastline and explain the economic investment necessary to restore and protect our coast.

Dr. Barbier will be presenting a lecture on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. titled, “Living on the Edge: Protecting & Restoring Coastal Habitats.” A reception in his honor will precede the lecture starting at 5:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, April `14, 2015, Dr. Barbier will present a second lecture at 3:30 p.m. titled, “Storm Protection Service of Estuarine & Coastal Ecosystems. A reception will follow the lecture at 4:30 p.m.

Both lectures will be held in the Dalton J. Woods Auditorium at the School of the Coast & Environment building on the LSU campus.

The 2015 Patrick Lecture Series is presented by the LSU Coastal Studies Institute and the LSU Graduate School.