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Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Graduate student with catch of crabs from an artificial reef

The Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit is located in the LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources in Baton Rouge. The Unit Cooperators include U.S. Geological Survey, LSU AgCenter, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Wildlife Management Institute.

The Unit is located in a state where wetlands are a significant part of the culture and economy. Much of the Unit research is focused on wetlands and wetland resources, such as, oysters, coastal fisheries, waterfowl, and other water birds. Large-scale wetland issues, rich wetland fish and wildlife resources, and an extensive network of wetland scientists at LSU and the surrounding areas provide an outstanding research and educational environment for graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) students interested in a wide range of wetland-related fields. Our research generally integrates basic and applied ecology to address science and conservation needs at local, national, and international levels.


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

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