LSU Alumni Featured in National Academy of Sciences Session at AAG

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Three LSU geography alumni were the featured speakers at a session showcasing opportunities for geographers through the National Academy of Sciences Gulf Research Program.  Susan Hanson, former AAG president and member of the academy organized the session and Professor Craig Colten introduced the LSU alumni.

Alumni at AAG 2018

Colten, Moles, Hemmerling, and Shao

Scott Hemmerling, Director of Human Dimensions at the Water Institute of the Gulf, discussed his recently completed project that synthesized trends in oil and gas infrastructure, ecosystem function, and socioeconomic wellbeing in coastal Louisiana.  Aimee Moles is a Research Associate with the Office of Social Research & Evaluation Center at LSU.  She is currently involved in investigating social wellbeing as part of the Inland from the Coast project funded through the Coastal Sustainability Studio.   Wanyun Shao, Assistant Professor at Auburn University – Montgomery, was a recipient of an NAS Gulf Research Program, Early-Career Fellowship in 2017.  With the support from GRP, Shao is currently investigating mental health among Gulf Coast counties, flood management in Alabama, and the relationship between religion and public concern for global warming at the national level.