LSU Coastal Experts to Present Latest Findings at Biennial State of the Coast Conference
BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s coast is an economic and cultural resource. Yet, sea level rise and subsidence continue to threaten it. The challenges of coastal land loss, cultural preservation and resilience amidst a dynamic environment are some of the topics the nearly 1,000 experts will present and discuss at the biennial State of the Coast conference on May 30-June 1. The conference organized by the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana will be held at the Ernest Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Media are invited to attend and registration fees are waived for members of the media.
More than 80 LSU researchers including faculty, students and staff will present their research at State of the Coast this year. As the state’s largest, public research university, LSU has nearly a century of coastal research expertise. LSU faculty conduct coastal research on every continent around the world. LSU economists, engineers, geologists, biologists, geographers, designers and more will present their latest findings at State of the Coast. The full program of the LSU talks, panels, moderated sessions, posters and Meet and Greets can be viewed here.
A few of the highlighted presentations include:
- “Financing Coastal Restoration Efforts Underway to Align Projects and Dollars” by Stephen Barnes, LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business assistant professor on Wednesday, May 30, at 10:30 a.m. in Room 206.
- “Roseau Cane Mortality in South Louisiana: What We Know and a Plan for the Future” by Linda Hooper-Bui, LSU College of the Coast & Environment on Wednesday, May 30, at 4:35 p.m. in Room 205.
- “Adaptive Transitions: The Long Term Perspective on Humans in Changing Coastal Settings” by LSU Department of Geography & Anthropology Professor Craig Colten on Thursday, May 31, at 11:15 a.m. in Room 209.
- “Meet & Greet” on Thursday, May 31, from 3 to 3:30 p.m. in the Celebrating the Coastal Continuum LSU Booth
- “Implementing Resilience at Four Scales: Opportunities and Challenges in Coastal Louisiana” by Traci Birch and Jeff Carney, LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio, on Friday, June 1 at 11 a.m. in Room 206.
With a coastal legacy dating back nearly a century, LSU is at the forefront of discovery from where the land meets the sea to the deepest parts of the ocean. LSU faculty consult and collaborate on research on every continent and equip about 1,000 graduates per year with multidisciplinary tools to address real-world coastal issues. LSU is the leader in educating the coastal workforce and providing the gold-standard of source information on the coast and environment.
LSU’s research helps stakeholders to better understand causes, impacts and restoration strategies for today’s most pressing coastal and environmental challenges and threats. The campus is located on the seventh largest delta and the fourth longest river in the world which are living laboratories for research. LSU students, alongside our outstanding faculty, conduct groundbreaking research around the world.
For more information, visit the LSU and Louisiana Sea Grant College Program booth or visit http://www.lsu.edu/researchworks/coast.php or http://www.lsu.edu/researchworks/files/100-0484-2015-researchworks-coast.pdf.
Contact Alison Satake
LSU Media Relations