[2 May 2022] Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin, the nation's largest cypress swamp, nurtures an abundant ecosystem and protects a critical coast. But years of exploitation and neglect have made it a "ticking time bomb."
[25 Apr 2022] Dr. Sabrina Taylor receives the LSU Foundation's Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award for 2022. This award is to recognize superior graduate-level teaching.
[18 April 2022] At least six current and former RNR researchers are making eight research presentations regarding coastal wetland ecology and restoration within the Gulf of Mexico 2022 Conference being held in Baton Rouge 25-28 April 2022.
[4 April 2022] The LSU College of Agriculture Student Association is excited to award Dr. Michael Kaller with the Advisor of the Year award! "Dr. Kaller has given so many hours of his time to LSU and we are so thankful! Congratulations Dr. Kaller."
[25 March 2022] Congratulations to Dr. Andy Nyman as the new F. O. Bateman Distinguished Professor of Renewable Natural Resources. Andy is a deserving recipient of the award for his contributions to science and service to the School.
[3 March 2022] The Coastal Stewardship Awards return in 2022, honoring the winners named in 2020, 2021 and 2022. Dr. Andy Nyman was recognized in 2020 as one who has made significant contributions to the conservation and restoration of Louisiana's coastal wetlands.
[24 Jan 2022] Renewable Natural Resources alumnus, Tanner Jones will be the featured speaker for the January edition of the Agriculture Alumni Speaker Series. Tanner is an Environmental Scientist and GIS Specialist for Providence.
[6 Jan 2022] Dr. Andy Nyman is interviewed by "Restore the Mississippi River Delta" which is a coalition of the Environmental Defense Fund, National Audubon Society, National Wildlife Federation, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, and Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation. The podcast was part of their "Delta Dispatches" series and is focused on the American alligator which was the subject of a brand-new float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
[8 Dec 2021] Kevin Ringelman, associate professor in the LSU School of Renewable and Natural Resources, has been named recipient of the prestigious H. Dale Hall Ducks Unlimited Endowed Professorship in Wetlands and Waterfowl Conservation.
[15 Nov 2021] Vitek Jirinec, and RNR professor, Dr. Philip Stouffer discover that over the last four decades, birds in the Amazon have been shrinking -- and scientists believe their smaller bodies may be a response to hotter, drier weather brought by climate change.
[11/08/21] BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU AgCenter researcher Terrence R. Tiersch, director of the Aquatic Germplasm and Genetic Resources Center in the School of Renewable Natural Resources, has been reappointed as chair of the National Genetic Resources Advisory Council.
[18 August 2021] Andy Nyman never manages to get lost as he speeds his boat through a maze of passes and channels that splay across the last marshy reaches of the Mississippi River Delta. The wetland scientist knows his way around the remote Pass-a-Loutre Wildlife Management Area not so much because he's been coming here for decades but because he comes frequently enough to keep up with the changes.
Lucien "Luke" Laborde Jr. Named Interim LSU Vice President for Agriculture and Dean of the College of Agriculture
[08/11/2021] BATON ROUGE - LSU President William F. Tate IV has named Lucien Laborde Jr., an Avoyelles Parish native, as interim vice president for agriculture and dean of the College of Agriculture. Laborde replaces Bill Richardson, who recently stepped down from his administrative position to return to faculty in the College of Agriculture.
[29 June 2021] The H. Dale Hall - Ducks Unlimited Endowed Professorship in Wetlands and Waterfowl Conservation at Louisiana State University. Ducks Unlimited, Inc., in cooperation with the LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources and the LSU AgCenter, will establish "The H. Dale Hall - Ducks Unlimited Endowed Professorship in Wetlands and Waterfowl Conservation at Louisiana State University." The endowment seeks to perpetuate a faculty position in the LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources, supporting excellence in teaching, research, and public service in waterfowl ecology, waterfowl habitat management, or wetlands conservation, in cooperation with Ducks Unlimited and other partners.
[14 June 2021] In 2008, Philip Stouffer found himself befuddled in the middle of the Amazon rainforest. It had been nearly 20 years since his first visit to the Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project (BDFFP), a long-term study of rainforest fragmentation based at a protected 37,000-acre portion of the Brazilian forest about 50 miles north of the city of Manaus. “Rare birds were harder to find than we anticipated,” Stouffer, a Louisiana State University biologist, says. He spent the next eight years trying to confirm his observation that the area's birdlife had changed and to explain why it was happening.