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

Louisiana About Us

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.

The Leader of the Louisiana Unit is Dr. Sammy King; Dr. Megan LaPeyre serves as the Assistant Unit Leader Fisheries. Ms. Kristi Buhler 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.