Brian SnyderBrian Snyder

Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences

Phone: 225-578-4559

E-mail: snyderb@lsu.edu

Office: 1109 EC&E

Bachelor's Degree(s): BS University of Maryland, 2002 (Biology, Summa cum Laude)

Ph.D.(s): PhD University of Georgia, 2013 (Ecology)

Research Interests

Renewable energy systems, climate policy, energy flow through human systems

Classes Taught

Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Ecology, University of Georgia, Fall 2004-Spring 2005

Guest Lecturer, Introduction to Ecology, University of Georgia, Fall 2004

Writing Intensive Teaching Assistant, Introductory Biology, University of Georgia, Fall 2005

Curriculum Development Assistant, Introductory Biology, University of Georgia, Fall 2005

Writing Intensive Teaching Assistant, Animal Behavior, University of Georgia, Spring 2006

Guest Lecturer, Animal Behavior, University of Georgia, Spring 2006

Head Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Ecology, University of Georgia, Spring 2008

Selected Publications

Academic Books

Kaiser, M.J. and Snyder, B.F. 2013. The Offshore Drilling Rig Industry and Rig Construction in the Gulf of Mexico. New York: Springer. 320 pp.

Kaiser, M.J. and Snyder, B.F. 2012. Offshore Wind Energy Cost Modeling. New York: Springer.  235 pp.

Snyder, B.F.
Carbon negative technologies and the polluter pays principle. Manuscript in preparation.

Snyder, B.F.
The economic costs and ecological benefits of constructed wetlands for simultaneous biomass provisioning and water quality improvement in Costa Rica. Manuscript in review at BioEnergy Research.

Dismukes, D. E., Verwyvelt, M., May, R.A. and Snyder, B.F. Legal and Technical Challenges Associated with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Recently Proposed Clean Power Plan. Manuscript in review at Journal of Environmental and Resource Law.

Upton, G. and Snyder, B.F. Funding renewable energy: An analysis of renewable portfolio standards. Manuscript in review at American Economic Journal.

Upton, G. and Snyder, B.F. Renewable energy potential and adoption of renewable portfolio standards. Utilities Policy. In Press.

Upton, G.B. and Snyder, B.F.  2015. The intended and unintended consequences of renewable portfolio standards.  IAEE Energy Forum  24:11-12, 15.

Snyder, B.F. Tax and trade: a hybrid climate policy instrument to control carbon prices and emissions. Climate Policy. Published online October 16, 2014.

Snyder, B.F. 2014. Solving conservation’s money problems. Conservation Biology. 29(1)1-2.

Kaiser, M.J. and B.F. Snyder. 2014. Offshore wind weight structure algorithms. Ships and Offshore Structures. 9 (6):551-556.

Kaiser, M.J. and B.F. Snyder.  2013.  Capital investment and operational decision making in the offshore drilling industry.  Engineering Economist 58(1):35-58.

Kaiser, M.J. and B.F. Snyder.  2013. Economic impacts of the offshore supply vessel shipbuilding market in the Gulf of Mexico.  Maritime Economics & Logistics 15(2):256-287.

Kaiser, M.J. and B.F. Snyder.  2013.  Modeling offshore wind installation costs on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf.  Renewable Energy 50:676-691.

Kaiser, M.J. and B.F. Snyder.  2013. Modeling service vessel activity in the Outer Continental Shelf Gulf of Mexico.  International Journal of Logistics – Research and Applications 16(1):51-85.

Kaiser, M.J. and B.F. Snyder.  2013.  The five offshore drilling rig markets.  Marine Policy 39:201-214.

Kaiser, M.J. and B. Snyder.  2012. Modeling offshore wind installation vessel day-rates in the United States. Maritime Economics & Logistics 14(2):220-248.

Kaiser, M.J. and B. Snyder.  2012. Modeling the decommissioning cost of offshore wind development on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf.  Marine Policy 36(1):153-164.

Kaiser, M.J. and B. Snyder.  2012. Offshore wind capital cost estimation in the US Outer Continental Shelf: A reference class approach. Marine Policy 36(5):1112-1122.

Kaiser, M.J. and B. Snyder.  2012. Offshore wind decommissioning regulations and workflows in the Outer Continental Shelf United States.  Marine Policy 36(1):113-121.

Kaiser, M.J., B. Snyder, and Y. Yu.  2011. A review of the feasibility, costs, and benefits of platform-based open ocean aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico.  Ocean & Coastal Management 54(10):721-730.

Kaiser, M.J. and B. Snyder. 2010. An empirical analysis of offshore service vessel utilization in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.  International Journal of Energy Sector Management 4(2):152-182.

Kaiser, M.J. and B. Snyder. 2010. Mobile offshore drilling rig newbuild and replacement cost functions.  Maritime Economics & Logistics 12(4):392-429.

Kaiser, M. J., Y. Yu, and B. Snyder. 2010. Economic feasibility of using offshore oil and gas structures in the Gulf of Mexico for platform-based aquaculture. Marine Policy 34:699-707.

Snyder, B. and M.J. Kaiser. 2009. A comparison of offshore wind power development in Europe and the U.S.: Patterns and drivers of development.  Applied Energy 86(10):1845-1856.

Snyder, B. and M.J. Kaiser. 2009.  Ecological and economic cost-benefit analysis of offshore wind energy.  Renewable Energy 34(6):1567-1578.

Snyder, B. and M.J. Kaiser. 2009. Offshore wind power in the U.S.: Regulatory issues and models for regulation.  Energy Policy 37(11):4442-4453.

Peters, M. B., C. Hagen, B. Snyder, T. C. Glenn, and P. A. Gowaty. 2009. Microsatellite markers isolated from Drosophila hydei. Molecular Ecology Resources 9:817-819.

Kaiser, M.J. and B. Snyder. 2009. Supplemental bonding in the Gulf of Mexico: The potential effects of increasing bond requirements.  International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology  2(3):262-279.

Snyder, B. 2008. How to reach a compromise on drilling in ANWR. Energy Policy 36 (3):937-939.

Snyder, B. and Gowaty, P.A. 2007. A reappraisal of Bateman’s classic study of intrasexual selection. Evolution 61(11):2457-2468.

Government Reports

Kaiser, M.J., B. Snyder, and A.G. Pulsipher.  2013 Offshore drilling industry and rig construction market in the Gulf of Mexico.  U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA.  OCS Study BOEM 2013-0112.  375 pp.

Kaiser, M.J., B. Snyder, and A.G. Pulsipher. 2011. Assessment of opportunities for alternative uses of hydrocarbon infrastructure in the Gulf of Mexico.  U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. OCS Study BOEMRE 2011-028.  282 pp.

Kaiser, M.J. and B. Snyder 2011. Offshore Wind Energy Installation and Decommissioning

Cost Estimation in the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf. U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of

Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, Herndon, VA. TA&R study 648. 340 pp.

Trade and Popular Press

Kaiser, M.J. and B.F. Snyder.  2013.  Reviewing newbuild drill rig strategies: Data suggests that as contractor size increases, newbuild investment decreases.  Offshore 73(3):44-47.

Kaiser, M.J. and B. Snyder.  2012. Labor, material needs estimated for US construction of jack ups.  Oil & Gas Journal  110(8):50-62.

Snyder, B. 2007. Why the NSF Biology Budget Should be Doubled. Bioscience 57(9):727-728.

Recent Publications

Snyder, B. F., Layne, M., Dismukes, D. E. (2020). A cash flow model of an integrated industrial CCS-EOR project in a petrochemical corridor: A case study in Louisiana. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 93, 102885.

Snyder, B. F. (2019). Beyond the Social Cost of Carbon: Negative Emission Technologies as a Means of Setting the Price of Carbon. Ambio.

Snyder, B. F. (2019). Costs of biomass pyrolysis as a negative emission technology: A case study. International Journal of Energy Research.

Snyder, B. F. (2019). System Models of Sulfur-, Electricity-, and Methane-Powered Biological Carbon Capture for Negative Emissions. Energy Technology, 7(11), 1900467.

Snyder, B. F. (2019). The inclusion of ecosystem service valuations in bioenergy cost analysis: a case study of constructed wetlands in the neotropics. Ecological Economics, 156, 196--201.

Dismukes, D. E., Layne, M., Snyder, B. F. (2019). Understanding the challenges of industrial carbon capture and storage: an example in a US petrochemical corridor. International Journal of Sustainable Energy, 38(1), 13--23.

Snyder, B. F., Hooper-Bui, L. M. (2018). A Teachable Moment: The Relevance of Ethics and the Limits of Science. Bioscience.

Snyder, B. F. (2018). Vulnerability to decarbonization in hydrocarbon-intensive counties in the United States: A just transition to avoid post-industrial decay. Energy Research \& Social Science, 42, 34--43.

Snyder, B. F. (2017). A Darwinian nihilist critique of environmental ethics. Ethics and Environment, 22(2), 59-78.

Upton, G., Snyder, B. F. (2017). Funding Renewable Energy: An Analysis of Renewable Portfolio Standards. Energy Economics, 66, 205-216.

Wiegman, A. R., Day, J. W., D'Elia, C. F., Rutherford, J. S., Lane, R. R., Dismukes, D. E., Snyder, B. F. (2017). Modeling impacts of sea-level rise, oil price, and management strategy on the costs of sustaining Mississippi delta marshes with hydraulic dredging. Science of the Total Environment.

Snyder, B. F., Ruyle, L. E. (2017). The abolition of war as a goal of environmental policy. Science of the Total Environment, 605, 347-356.

Upton, G., Snyder, B. F. (2015). Renewable energy potential and adoption of renewable portfolio standards. Utilities Policy, 36, 67-70.

Snyder, B. F. (2015). Tax and trade: a hybrid climate policy instrument to control carbon prices and emissions. Climate Policy, 15(6), 743-750.

Upton, G. B., Snyder, B. F. (2015). The intended and unintended consequences of renewable portfolio standards. IAEE Energy Forum, 24, 11-12.

Kaiser, M. J., Snyder, B. F. (2014). Offshore wind structure weight algorithms. Ships and Offshore Structures, 9(6), 551--556.

Snyder, B. F. (2014). Solving conservation’s money problems. Conservation Biology, 29(1), 1-2.