John Andrew "Andy" NymanDr. 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

Research Overview

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. 

Courses Taught

  • 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 

    • 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.