People

Principal Investigators (PIs)

headshot of Dean Christopher D'Ellia

Dr. Christopher F. D'Elia
Professor and Dean, LSU College of the Coast and Environment
cdelia@lsu.edu
lsu.edu/cce/research/faculty_profiles/chris_delia.php

Nutrient dynamics in aquatic systems, estuarine ecology, coral reef ecology, algal/invertebrate symbiosis, science history and policy, math and science education, marine pollution, global climate change, and analytical chemistry


Dr. Victor Rivera-Monroy

Dr. Victor H. Rivera-Monroy
Associate Professor, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
vhrivera@lsu.edu
lsu.edu/cce/research/faculty_profiles/victor_rivera-monroy

Estuarine and coastal ecosystems, landscape modeling/ecosystem models, coastal management and aquaculture


Dr. DeLong

Dr. Kristine L. DeLong
Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Anthropology
kdelong@lsu.edu
lsu.edu/ga/people/faculty/kristine-delong/

Paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, paleoecology, sclerochronology, climate change on recent and longer time scales, ocean-atmosphere processes and decadal variability


Dr. Keim

Dr. Barry D. Keim
State Climatologist, Louisiana Office of State Climatology
Professor, Department of Geography and Anthropology
keim@lsu.edu
lsu.edu/ga/people/faculty/barry-d-keim/

Climate change, extreme weather events, heavy rainfall, hurricanes, and applied climatology


SC-CASC Affiliates

Dr. D'Sa

Dr. Eurico D'Sa
Professor, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
ejdsa@lsu.edu
lsu.edu/cce/research/faculty_profiles/eurico_dsa.php

Ocean color remote sensing; Bio-optical properties of coastal and ocean waters; Physical-biogeochemical interactions; Optical properties of colored dissolved organic matter; Coastal biogeochemical processes


Shelley Meng

Dr. Shelley Xuelian Meng

Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Anthropology
smeng@lsu.edu
https://www.lsu.edu/ga/people/faculty/shelley-meng/index.php

Surveying, remote sensing, geospatial information sciences


Dr. Edwards

Dr. Renee Edwards
Professor and Chair, Department of Communication Studies
edwards@lsu.edu
lsu.edu/hss/cmst/people/faculty/REdwards.php

Hurricane evacuation and decision making, hurricane literacy, responding to new stories about drought, cognitive processing of weather and climate information


Dr. Liu

Dr. Kam-biu Liu
Professor and Chair, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
kliu1@lsu.edu
lsu.edu/cce/research/faculty_profiles/kam-biu_liu.php

Coastal environmental change, paleoclimatology, paleoecology and palynology of coastal wetlands, and hurricane impacts


Kory Konsoer

Dr. Kory Konsoer
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Anthropology
kkonsoer@lsu.edu
https://www.lsu.edu/ga/people/faculty/kory-konsoer/index.php

 

Fluvial geomorphology, coevolution of river flows and channel morphology, sediment transport, planform dynamics


Dr. Maiti

Dr. Kanchan Maiti
Assistant Professor, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
kmaiti@lsu.edu
lsu.edu/cce/research/faculty_profiles/kanchan_maiti.php

Biogeochemistry, isotope geochemistry, transport of organic matter and contaminants in aquatic systems, chemical processes at sediment-water interface, and sediment geochemistry


Jill Trepanier

Dr. Jill Trepanier
Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Anthropology
Faculty Advisor to the Geography and Anthropology Undergraduate Society
jtrepa3@lsu.edu
https://lsu.edu/ga/people/faculty/jill-trepanier/ 

Extreme climatic and weather phenomena, tropical cyclones, quantitative statistical analysis


rohli

Dr. Robert V. Rohli
Professor, Department of Geography and Anthropology
garohl@lsu.edu
lsu.edu/cce/research/faculty_profiles/robert_rohli.php

Synoptic and applied climatology, meteorology, water resources, and geography education


Alex Haberlie

Dr. Alex Haberlie
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Anthropology
ahaberlie1@lsu.edu
https://www.lsu.edu/ga/people/faculty/alex-haberlie/index.php

Climate extremes, severe and hazardous weather, land use / land cover effects on regional climatology, machine learning, digital image processing, and climate modeling


Zuo "George" Xue

Dr. Zuo "George" Xue
Assistant Professor, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences 
zxue@lsu.edu
https://www.lsu.edu/cce/research/faculty_profiles/zuo_xue.php 

Physical-bio-geochemical modeling; coastal ocean carbon cycling; Coupled atmospheric-hydrological modeling


 

Malinda Sutor

Dr. Malinda Sutor
Assistant Professor-Research, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
msutor1@lsu.edu
https://www.lsu.edu/cce/research/faculty_profiles/malinda_sutor.php 

Ecology and physiology of plankton and the physical and biological interactions, active acoustics and image-forming optical systems


Jun-Hong Liang

Dr. Jun-Hong Liang
Assistant Professor, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
jliang@lsu.edu
https://www.lsu.edu/cce/research/faculty_profiles/jun-hong_liang.php 

Physical Oceanography; Ocean Biogeochemical Dynamis; Ocean modeling


Paul Miller

Dr. Paul Miller
Assistant Professor, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
pmiller1@lsu.edu
https://www.lsu.edu/cce/research/faculty_profiles/paul_miller.php

Coastal meteorology; Hydroclimatology; Mesoscale climate science; Weakly forced thunderstorms; Land-atmosphere interactions; Hazardous weather impacts


SC-CASC Graduate Assistants

Jacob

Jacob Warner
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geography and Anthropology
Advisor: Dr. David Chicoine, Dr. Kristine DeLong
Graduate Research Assistant funded by SC-CASC 

Paleoclimatology, paleoenvironment reconstruction, sclerochronology, coastal archaeology, environmental archaeology, Peruvian prehistory


Clay Tucker 

Clay Tucker
Ph.D Candidate, Department of Geography and Anthropology
Advisor: Dr. Jill Trepanier
Graduate Research Assistant partially funded by SC-CASC

Hurricane climatology, paleoclimatology, dendrochronology


Jessica Tolan

Jessica Tolan
M.S. Student, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Malinda Sutor
Graduate Research Assistant funded by SC-CASC 

Plankton ecology, water quality dynamics, zooplankton, trophic web ecology, oil spill impacts


Kendall Brome

Kendall Brome
Coastal Environmental Science Undergraduate, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Kristine DeLong
Undergraduate Research partially funded by SC-CASC


Xiaochen Zhao

Xiaochen Zhao
PhD Student, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Victor Rivera-Monroy
Graduate Research Assistant funded by SC-CASC


Ivan Vargas-Lopez

Ivan Vargas-Lopez
PhD Student, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Victor Rivera-Monroy
Graduate Research Assistant funded by SC-CASC


 

Kylie Palmer

Kylie Palmer
Ph.D. Student, Department of Geography and Anthropology
Advisor: Dr. Kristine DeLong
Graduate Research Assistant funded by SC-CASC 

Paleoclimate reconstructions, conservation paleobiology, paleoecology, sclerochronology, hurricanes, tropical climatology, climate change 

 

 


Alumni

Eva Hillmann, PhD
Department of Renewable and Natural Resources
Advisor: Dr. Victor Rivera-Monroy
Graduate Research Assistant funded by SC-CASC 

Dissertation: Analysis of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Resources across the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Communities and Biomass


Megan Kelsall, M.S.
Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Victor Rivera-Monroy
Graduate Research Assistant funded by SC-CASC

Thesis: Sources and Chemical Stability of Soil Organic Carbon along a Salinity Gradient and a Chronosequence of Created Brackish Marshes in Coastal Louisiana


Tess

Tess Danielson, M.S.
Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Victor Rivera-Monroy
Graduate Research Assistant

Thesis: Everglades Mangrove Forest Response to Large-Scale Disturbance: Long-Term Assessment of Structural and Functional Properties


Rebecca

Rebecca Hood, M.S.
Department of Geography and Anthropology
Advisor: Dr. Kristine DeLong
Graduate Research Assistant funded by SC-CASC

Coastal archaeology, human-environment interactions, paleoclimatology, sclerochronology, environmental archaeology, climate variability during the Holocene, and historical climatology


Gil

Gil Ouelette, Ph.D
Department of Geography and Anthropology
Advisor: Dr. Kristine DeLong
Graduate Research Assistant and SC-CASC Early Career Fellow
gilman.ouellette@gmail.com

Paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, isotope geochemistry, multi-proxy reconstructions, coral and speleothem proxies, and Caribbean climate variability


powell

Emily Powell, Ph.D
Advisor: Dr. Barry Keim
Graduated May 2014
SC-CASC Early Career Fellow

Dissertation: "Climate Extremes in the Southeast United States: Observed Variability, Spatial Classification, and Related Planning."


William

William Tollefson, M.S.
Advisor: Dr. Robert Rohli
Graduate Research Assistant funded by by SC CASC
Graduated December 2013.

Thesis: “Effect of Atmospheric Boundary Layer Conditions on Agricultural Spray Drift."
Study site: Winnsboro, Louisiana.


Asher

Asher Williams, Ph.D
Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Victor Rivera-Monroy
Graduate Research Assistant funded by SC CASC