John W. Day, Jr.
Position: Emeritus Professor, Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences
Office: 2237 Energy, Coast & Environment Bldg.
Bachelor's Degree(s): B.S. Zoology, Louisiana State University, 1967
Master's Degrees(s): M.S. Zoology, Louisiana State University, 1968
Ph.D.(s): Ph.D. Marine Sciences/Environmental Sciences, University of North Carolina, 1971
Estuarine Ecology, Systems Ecology, Wetland Ecology, Ecological Modeling, Effects of Humans on Natural Systems, Tropical Coastal Ecology
Awards & Honors:
1975, 1976, 1984-Theoretical Concepts of Ecology
1986-Ecology and Management of Bottomland Forests
Major Professor: 33 M.S. students; 24 Ph.D. students
Current Thesis Direction: 2 Ph.D. students; 1 M.S. student
Dept. of Oceanography and Coastal Science: 12 Ph.D. students; 22 M.S. students
7 Ph.D. students from the following Departments: Zoology, Botany, Geography, Vetenary Medicine, Entomology, and Fisheries and Wildlife.
Professional Affiliations and Service Activities
Sigma Xi, Estuarine Research Federation, Louisiana Academy of Sciences, Society of Wetland Scientists, International Society of Ecological Modeling, Society for Ecological Engineering
1999-present, Distinguished Professor of Environmental Sciences, Department of Oceanography
and Coastal Sciences, Louisiana State University
1980-Present, Professor, Department of Oceanography and CoasSciences, Louisiana State University
1980-1982, Director, Coastal Ecology Laboratory, Center for Wetland Resources, Louisiana State University
1975-1980, Associate Professor, Department of Marine Sciences, Louisiana State University
1972-1975, Assistant Professor, Department of Marine Sciences, Louisiana State University
1971-1972, Research Associate, Department of Marine Sciences, Louisiana State University
2000-2001, Visiting Scientist, Cambridge Coastal Research Unit, Dept. of Geography,
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.
1980-1995, Coordinator, Atchafalaya Research Program, Louisiana Sea Grant Program, LSU.
1990-1997, Professor, EPOMEX program, Univ. de Campeche, Mexico
1992-93, Visiting Professor, Laboratoire d’Ecologie des Systemes Fluviaux, Univ. Claude Bernard, Arles, France
1992-1992, Fullbright Fellowship, Laboratoire d’Ecologie des Systemes Fluviaux, Univ. Claude Bernard, Arles, France
1979-present, Adjunct Professor, Institute for Marine Sciences and Limnology, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
1986, Visiting Professor, Dept. of Plant Ecology, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
1974-1978, Coordinator, Systems Ecology Research, Office of Sea Grant, Louisiana State University
June 1979, Lecturer, Seminario Latino Americano Principios y Methodos en Ecologia de Lugunas Costeras, Cd. del Carmen, Mexico
1978-1979, Visiting Professor, Institute for Marine Sciences and Limnology, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Summer 1976, Lecturer in Ecology Course, The Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Summer 1974, Participant, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Environmental and Social Costs of Energy Systems
1971, Visiting Research Associate, Department of Environmental Science, University of Florida
1975-77, Participant in International Biological Program Wetlands Working Group