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About the Louisiana Unit

Louisiana's vast forested wetlands are of international economic and ecological importance.  Dendrochronology is often used to determine the effects of altered hydrology and other processes on stand development and tree growth.

The Leader of the Louisiana Unit is Dr. Sammy King; Drs. Al Afton and Megan LaPeyre serve as Assistant Unit Leaders of Wildlife and Fisheries, respectively. Ms. Shell Griggs is the Unit’s Administrative Assistant.

All scientists hold graduate faculty positions within the School of Renewable Natural Resources, chair and serve on graduate committees, teach graduate courses, and provide other service to the School and LSU. In addition, the scientists are also engaged in U.S. Geological Survey science activities. A close relationship is maintained with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as other state, federal, and private entities engaged in the conservation and management of fish and wildlife resources. Most of our research is conducted by graduate students at both the M.S. and Ph.D. levels, although research associates, and post-doctoral scientists are also common members of the Unit.


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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 3

Phd Students: 2

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 4

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 9

Scientific Publications: 42

Presentations: 86


Contact Us

Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Baton Rouge, LA 70803-6202 Phone: (225) 578 - 4179 Fax: (225) 578 - 4144 Our University Web Site

Unit Leader

Sammy King
Sammy King, Unit Leader, Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Dr. King is a native of Louisiana and holds a B.S. from Nicholls State University, M.S. from Auburn University, and a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University


  1. School of Renewable Natural Resources

Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
  2. Louisiana State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute