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A reintroduced Whooping Crane in the marshes of White Lake Wetland Conservation Area, Gueydan, Louisiana.

Research at the Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit largely revolves around wetlands and wetland-dependent wildlife. We work across the U.S., with occassional international research, in coastal marshes, riverine systems, and other inland freshwater wetlands. We study the biotic and abiotic processes that structure wetlands, including hydrology, soils, and geomorphology. In addition, waterfowl, other waterbirds,fish, oysters, crabs, aquatic invertebrates, and plants are often studied.

Louisiana Active Projects

Louisiana Completed Projects

Louisiana Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Donnelly, JP, SL King, NL Silverman, DP Collins, EM Carrera-Gonzales, A Lafon-Terrazas, and JN Moore. 2020. Climate and human water use diminish wetland networks supporting continental waterbird migration. Submitted to Global Change Biology.
  • Hillmann, ER, Rivera-Monroy, VH, Nyman, JA La Peyre MK. 2020.nEstuarine submerged aquatic vegetation habitat provides organic carbon storage across a shifting landscape Science of the Total Environment  | Abstract | 
  • La Peyre MK, Bernasconi SB, Lavaud R, Casas SM, La Peyre JF. 2019. Eastern oyster clearance and respiration rates in response to acute and chronic exposure to suspended sediment loads. Journal of Sea Research. <a href=""></a>  | Abstract | 
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Louisiana Technical Publications

  • Wang H, Enwright NM, Darnell KM, La Peyre MK, Cebrian J, Kim SC, Bunch B, Stelly SJ, Couvillion BR, Dalyander PS, MIckey RC, Segura M. 2020. Chapter C. Seagrass Habitat Suitability Modeling for the Alabama Barrier Island Restoration Assessment at Dauphin Island. <b>IP-113355</b>
  • Wang H, Enwright NM, Soniat M, Hermann JE, La PEyre MK, Kim SC, Bunch B, Stelly SJ, Dalyander PS, Mickey RC. 2020. Chapter B. Oyster Habitat Suitability Modeling for the Alabama Barrier Island Restoration Assessment at Dauphin Island. <b>IP-113347</b>
  • DeMarco, KD, Couvillion B, La Peyre MK. 2019. Modeling Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) likelihood of occurrence in Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve under present conditions and proposed restoration. doi:10.5066/P9ICTL2V (IP: 108722)
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Louisiana Theses and Dissertations

  • Ritenour, K.A. 2019. Factors affecting nest success of colonial nesting waterbirds in Southwest Louisiana. M.S. Thesis. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.
  • DeMarco, KD. 2018. Shifting ecological niche across coastal landscapes: spatial and temporal ecological patterns driving submerged aquatic vegetation habitat distribution across the northern Gulf of Mexico. PhD Dissertation. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Hillmann, ER. 2018. Analysis of submerged aquatic vegetation across the northern Gulf of Mexico: Communities and Biomass. PhD Dissertation, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
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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: 46

Presentations: 85

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