CC&E is leading the way in exploring environmental, social, and economic sustainability
in coastal landscapes from the Mississippi River to deltaic zones around the world.
Here are just a few examples:
Nancy Rabalais is leading the effort to understand the causes of low oxygen and acidification in
coastal waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico (also known as the Dead Zone) and her
work has even been featured on TEDWomen.
, Professor Emeritus, studies how the compounds that make up crude oil change after
the oil is spilled into marine environments and how those changes affect the surrounding
, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, is so well-respected in his field that his work
has been referenced in over 20,000 other scholarly publications as of June 2018.
Jennifer R. Brum
is studying aquatic viruses that infect bacteria in oxygen minimum zones and hydrothermal
vents—two of the most extreme environments on Earth.
studies the relationship between city-dwelling birds and antibiotic-resistant bacteria
by collecting bacterial samples from birds that are representative of their environment.
These birds serve as an indicator of the long-term public health impacts of urbanization.
Michael Polito is a trophic ecologist who studies how organisms interact with each other and their
environment through the lens of what they eat. He was part of an Antarctic expedition
that led to the discovery of 1.5 million penguins on the Danger Islands.
For a full list of our faculty and their research, view our faculty directory.