John Andrew "Andy" Nyman
Professor and F. O. Bateman Distinguished Professorship
Wetland Wildlife Ecology
Room 327 RNR Bldg
phone: (225) 578-4220
317 RNR Bldg
Nyman Lab website
My most cited papers address the response of coastal marshes to sea-level rise or oil spills; my more recent papers address wetland management, waterbirds, and wetland vegetation.
- RNR 2031 - PRINCIPLES OF WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT (3, Spring): Wildlife conservation and management; ecology and management of wildlife in relation to the objectives of consumptive and non-consumptive interest groups.
- RNR 3108 - CASE STUDIES IN HABITAT RESTORATION (2, Fall): Principles related to the context, planning, design, and implementation of habitat restoration and mitigation; evaluation of habitat restoration efforts using the case studies method.
- RNR 4020 - TAXONOMY AND ECOLOGY OF WETLAND PLANTS (4). Taxonomy, ecology, distribution, and economic significance of wetland plants in Louisiana.
- RNR 4101 - INTEGRATED NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (4). (co-instructor) Development of problem solving skills for the management of renewable natural resources; application and integration of renewable natural resource management theory, policy and practices; analyses of management and policy decisions.
- RNR 7017 - RESTORATION AND MANAGEMENT OF WETLAND FUNCTIONS (4) Fall-E 2 hrs. lecture, 4 hrs. lab. Two weekend field trips; one five-day field trip. Transportation Fee. Wetland ecology with a focus on functions valued by society; natural history of commonly managed wetland types; fundamentals of restoration ecology; wetland restoration programs in theory and in practice. Students are responsible for paying for travel expenses associated with this course.
Five Most Recent Publications
DeMarco, K.E, E.R. Hillmann, J.A. Nyman, B. Couvillion, M.K. La Peyre. In press. Defining aquatic habitat zones across Northern Gulf of Mexico estuarine gradients through Submerged Aquatic Vegetation species assemblage and biomass data. Estuaries and Coasts https://doi.org/10.1007/s12237-021-00958-7
Nyman, J.A. in press. An overview of the history and breadth of wetland management. In K. Krauss, Z. Zhu, and C. Stagg (editors). Wetland Carbon and Environmental Management. AGU Books.
Nyman, J.A., C. Elphick and G. Shriver. 2020. Management of coastal wetlands for wildlife. Pages 185-212 In N.J. Silvy (editor) The Wildlife Techniques Manual. 8th edition, volume 2.
Patton, B.A., J.A. Nyman and M.K. Lapeyre. 2020. Living on the edge: multi-scale analyses of bird habitat use in coastal marshes of Barataria Basin, Louisiana, USA. Wetlands. 40:2041-2054.
Knight, I.A., J.T. Cronin, M. Gill, J.A. Nyman, B.E. Wilson, and R. Diaz. 2020. Investigating plant phenotype, salinity, and infestation by the Roseau Cane Scale as factors in the die-back of Phragmitesaustralis in the Mississippi River Delta, USA. Wetlands. 40:1327-1337.
Five Most Cited Publications:
- Nyman, J.A., R.J. Walters, R.D. DeLaune, and W.H. Patrick, Jr. 2006. Marsh vertical accretion via vegetative growth. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 69:370-380. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2006.05.041
- Pezeshki, S.R., M.W. Hester, Q. Lin, and J.A. Nyman. 2000. The effects of oil spill and clean-up on dominant US Gulf Coast marsh macrophytes: a review. Environmental Pollution 108:129-139.
- DeLaune, R.D., J.A. Nyman, and W.H. Patrick, Jr. 1994. Peat collapse, ponding, and wetland loss in a rapidly submerging coastal marsh. Journal of Coastal Research 10:1021-1030.
- Nyman, J.A., R.D. DeLaune, H.H. Roberts, and W.H. Patrick, Jr. 1993. Relationship between vegetation and soil formation in a rapidly submerging coastal marsh. Marine Ecology Progress Series 96:269-279.
- Nyman, J.A., R.D. DeLaune, and W.H. Patrick, Jr. 1990. Wetland soil formation in the rapidly subsiding Mississippi River Deltaic Plain: mineral and organic matter relationships. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 31:57-69.