Allen, Byrnes Join CC&E Advisory Council

The College of the Coast & Environment welcomes two new members to its Advisory Council: Timothy J. Allen and Mark R. Byrnes.

Tim Allen is general manager of Apache Louisiana Minerals LLC., a subsidiary of Apache Corporation, which is responsible for surface management of over 267,000 acres of wetland properties in South Louisiana, located in the parishes of Terrebonne, Lafourche, Cameron, Iberia, Vermilion and Plaquemine. He is a 1983 graduate of LSU with a bachelor's degree in engineering technology and is a registered professional land surveyor in Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi. He is actively engaged in wetland conservation efforts across the coast through the efforts of Apache Corporation and local, state, federal, university and NGO conservation partners.


Mark R. Byrnes, Ph.D., is senior coastal scientist and principal at Applied Coastal Research and Engineering. For the past 31 years, he has been a principal investigator/program manager on more than 85 coastal and nearshore process studies as a research scientist at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (formerly the Coastal Engineering Research Center); Coastal Geology Section chief for the Louisiana Geological Survey; and research professor at LSU's Coastal Studies Institute. He earned his Ph.D. in oceanography at Old Dominion University in 1988.

Both Allen and Byrnes bring significant coastal environmental science knowledge and experience to the Council. The CC&E looks forward to a long, successful partnership with them.