Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Louisiana
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit


The Louisiana Unit studies wetlands and wetland-dependent wildlife to enhance their conservation and management. Shown from left to right: blue crab, dead trees from salt water intrusion, students in airboat in the marsh, snow geese arising at dawn from a wetland at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, and a student examining a massive baldcypress tree at Cache River National Wildlife Refuge.

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Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

224 School of Renewable Natural Resources LSU
Baton Rouge LA 70803-6202
Phone: (225) 578-4179
Fax: (225) 578-4144

Staff Listing
University Website: http://www.rnr.lsu.edu/Research/usgs.htm
Map Link: Google Map

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.