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

Louisiana Education Activities


Field-based teaching in a variety of settings is used to expose students to a wide range of wetland systems and socioeconomic settings. From left to right: 1) Students study a fossil in an ash layer buried in soil at Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge, OR; 2) Exploring the marsh at Grays Lake National Wildlife Refuge, ID; 3) Learning to read a surface elevation table at Appalachicola National Estuarine Reserve, FL; 4) Capturing a moment at Klamath Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, OR; and 5) Visiting the national champion baldcypress tree at Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge, LA.

Unit scientists teach a number of graduate courses focused on wetlands, restoration ecology, policy, and behavioral ecology. In addition, Unit scientists provide guest lectures to a number of University classes.


Title Instructor(s) Start Date End Date
Wildlife Seminar -- Landscape Ecology King 2008-08-21 2008-12-08
Wetlands of the Upper Midwest King 2012-08-13 2012-08-22
Wetlands of the Pacific Northwest King 2016-07-23 2016-08-01
Wetlands of the Middle Rio Grande King 2011-05-16 2011-05-25
Wetlands of the Intermountain West King 2009-07-19 2009-07-29
Wetlands of Washington, Idaho, and Oregon King 2018-07-24 2018-08-03
Wetlands in Peril (Wildlife Seminar) King 2003-08-20 2003-12-12
Wetlands and Wildlife Ecology King 2018-08-21 2018-12-05
Wetlands and Wildlife Ecology King 2016-08-22 2016-12-08
Wetland and Wildlife Ecology King 2012-08-20 2012-12-08
Wetland and Wildlife Ecology King 2010-08-23 2010-12-09
Wetland Wildlife King 2014-08-25 2014-12-10
Wetland Ecology and Management King 2003-01-13 2003-03-24
Structured Decision Making in Natural Resources, or, How to make good decisions La Peyre, Piazza 2012-01-01 2012-05-05
Special topics: wetland sedimentation La Peyre 2005-09-05 2005-12-15
Selected or Assigned Wildlife Problems Afton 2001-08-27 2001-12-15
Selected or Assigned Wildlife Problems Afton 2000-08-21 2000-12-09
Selected or Assigned Wildlife Problem Afton 2002-01-22 2002-05-18
Science, Advocacy, Communication and Environmental Policy La Peyre 2010-08-18 2010-12-05
Science Communication La Peyre, King 2018-08-15 2018-12-05
Science Communication King, La Peyre 2016-08-22 2016-12-08
Restoration and Management of Wetlands King 2007-08-20 2007-12-07
Restoration and Management of Wetlands King 2006-08-29 2006-12-14
Restoration and Management of Wetlands King 2004-08-23 2004-12-06
Restoration and Management of Wetland Functions King 2019-08-21 2019-12-05
Restoration and Management of Wetland Functions King 2017-08-21 2017-12-07
Restoration and Management of Wetland Functions King 2015-08-24 2015-12-10
Restoration and Management of Wetland Functions King 2013-08-27 2013-12-10
Restoration and Management of Wetland Functions King 2011-08-22 2011-12-07
Restoration and Management of Wetland Functions King 2009-08-24 2009-12-05
Restoration Ecology La Peyre 2004-01-16 2004-04-30
Restoration Ecology La Peyre 2003-01-16 2003-05-08
Research Problems in Wildlife Afton 2002-01-22 2002-05-18
Research Problems in Wildlife Afton 2001-08-27 2001-12-15
Research Problems in Wildlife Afton 2001-01-16 2001-05-12
Research Problems in Wildlife Afton 2000-08-21 2000-12-09
Research Methodology and Proposal Writing Afton 2004-08-23 2004-12-11
Problems in Natural Resource Management Afton 2005-06-13 2005-08-01
Problems in Natural Resource Management Afton 2005-01-18 2005-05-14
Problems in Natural Resource Management Afton 2004-08-23 2004-12-11
Natural Resources Policy: Policy Sciences Analysis La Peyre 2016-01-06 2016-05-13
Natural Resources Policy La Peyre 2018-01-12 2018-05-05
Natural Resources Policy La Peyre 2015-01-15 2015-05-20
Natural Resources Policy La Peyre 2008-08-25 2008-12-05
Natural Resources Management La Peyre 2009-08-15 2009-12-15
Issues in Ecology and Conservation King 2007-08-20 2007-12-07
Graduate Seminar in Wildlife Afton 2005-01-18 2005-05-14
Floodplain Ecology, Restoration, and Management King 2006-01-17 2006-05-01
Floodplain Ecology King 2011-01-20 2011-05-04
Floodplain Ecology King 2004-01-20 2004-05-12
Fish Physiology and Condition La Peyre 2013-08-01 2013-12-12
Current topics in the restoration of coastal Louisiana La Peyre 2006-08-22 2006-12-15
Current Issues in Natural Resources La Peyre 2005-01-12 2005-05-12
Comparative Avian Nutrition Afton 2005-08-22 2005-12-16
Comparative Avian Nutrition Afton 2000-08-21 2000-12-09
Behavioral Ecology Afton 2012-08-22 2012-12-05
Behavioral Ecology Afton 2011-08-23 2011-12-06
Behavioral Ecology Afton 2006-08-28 2006-12-16
Behavioral Ecology Afton 2004-08-23 2004-12-11
Behavioral Ecology Afton 2002-08-26 2002-12-14
Aquatic Botany La Peyre 2001-01-16 2001-05-06
Advanced Topics in Renewable Natural Resources Afton 2011-08-22 2011-12-05
Advanced Topics in Renewable Natural Resources Afton 2007-08-27 2007-12-21
Advanced Topics in Renewable Natural Resources Afton 2005-01-18 2005-05-14
Training Provided Instructor(s) Completion Date
Short course (webinar) with UL Sammy King through NCTC on how to manage habitat for King Rail Krementz, King 2009-04-01
Provided training to NOAA DARP employees on techniques and analyses to evaluate and assess impact of human activities on salt-marsh faunal communities. This was a NOAA request to provide FAST (Field Assessment and Science Techniques) training at a workshop. La Peyre 2015-09-03
Provided a MOCC certification course for individuals from the LA CRU, NWRC and TN WSC La Peyre 2012-06-22
MOCC certification and over the water La Peyre 2019-06-30
MOCC Training and Recertification La Peyre 2018-05-10
MOCC Training and Certification/Recertificaiton La Peyre 2015-05-16
MOCC Training and Certificatino La Peyre 2015-01-23
MOCC Certification La Peyre 2019-06-14
MOCC Boat Training La Peyre 2016-09-30
MOCC Boat Safety La Peyre 2017-02-01
I led the development of a wetland training workshop in Xianghai, China in August, 2017. I recruited 2 additional instructors, John Vradenburg and Drew Fowler. This was a 4 day workshop at Xianghai National Nature Reserve in Northeast China and was attended by staff from 11 National Nature Reserves, 8-10 graduate students, and a few Chinese faculty. King 2017-08-05
Duck trapping and banding techniques. Afton 2014-04-15
Duck trapping and banding techniques. Afton 2013-03-31
Duck trapping and banding techniques. Afton 2012-03-31
Duck trapping and banding techniques. Afton 2011-03-31
Duck trapping and banding techniques. Afton 2010-03-31
Duck trapping and banding techniques. Afton 2009-03-31
Duck trapping and banding techniques. Afton 2008-03-31
Duck trapping and banding techniques. Afton 2007-03-31
Title and Location Speaker Date
Where's the reef? Understanding ecosystem contributions and improving restoration success
Presented to: Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, University of Southern Mississippi
La Peyre 2014-11-01
Where's the reef? Assessing ecological functions of inshore oyster reefs
Presented to: Louisiana State University
La Peyre 2011-04-29
Wetland restoration and management for waterbird conservation in the United States
Presented to: Research Institute of Forest Ecology, Environment and Protection, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing
King 2013-10-27
Wetland restoration and management for waterbird conservation in the United States
Presented to: Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun
King 2013-10-25
WADING BIRD FOOD AVAILABILITY IN RICE FIELDS AND CRAWFISH PONDS OF THE CHENIER PLAIN OF SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA AND SOUTHEAST TEXAS
Presented to: Gulf Coast Joint Venture Fall Board Meeting 2015
King 2015-09-29
Using research and monitoring to increase ecological understanding and restoration success
Presented to: Texas Tech University
La Peyre 2018-08-16
Understanding oysters to improve restoration and production outcomes
Presented to: LUMCON
La Peyre 2019-05-15
The population explosion of mid-continent lesser snow geese: causes, problems, and solutions.
Presented to: Louisiana State Univerisity, Saturday Science Seminars
Afton 2002-03-16
The Biology, History, and Recovery of the Whooping Crane
Presented to: Tanana River Valley Sandhill Crane Festival, Fairbanks, Alaska
King 2015-08-29
Submerged aquatic vegetation: a study documenting occurrence, variation, drivers and function
Presented to: Webinar -South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center
La Peyre 2018-04-24
Restoring wetland and aquatic habitat in bottomlands
Presented to: Natural Resource Conservation Service National Training Workshop
King 2003-04-17
Restoration and Management of Bottomland Hardwoods in the Lower Mississippi River Alluvial Valley
Presented to: LSU
King 2003-03-25
Reintroduction of Whooping Cranes to southwestern Louisiana
Presented to: Louisiana State University
King 2013-09-23
Reintroduction of Whooping Cranes to Louisiana
Presented to: International Crane Foundation, Board of Directors Meeting
King 2010-06-24
Mud and oysters: building blocks for coastal restoration in Louisiana.
Presented to: University of New Orleans
La Peyre 2008-09-08
McCracken, K. G., J. Harshman, D. A. McClellan, and A. D. Afton. 1999. Data set incongruence and correlated character evolution in stifftail ducks and other diving ducks. Guest Lecture, Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.
Presented to: University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Afton 1999-07-15
Louisiana Wilds
Presented to: Tanana River Valley Sandhill Crane Festival, Fairbanks, Alaska
King 2015-08-28
Louisiana Whooping Crane Introduction
Presented to: LSU RNR Alumni
King 2018-02-01
Louisiana Wetlands and the Whooping Crane Reintroduction
Presented to: International Crane Foundation Board Meeting; March 2017; Lafayette, Louisiana
King 2017-03-17
How to determine sustainability of oyster reefs in a variable environment: metrics, tools and things to think about
Presented to: Stennis Space Center, University of Alabama
La Peyre 2015-09-17
History of Bottomland Hardwood Forests
Presented to: Mississippi Society of American Foresters, Annual Meeting
King 2004-03-03
Habitat Restoration and Management in the Lower Mississippi River Alluvial Valley
Presented to: Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana
King 2004-11-17
Habitat Management and Restoration in the Lower Mississippi River Alluvial Valley
Presented to: Texas A&M University
King 2003-11-26
Forest and Wetland Change in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley
Presented to: University of Missouri
King 2015-12-04
Forest and Wetland Change in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley
Presented to: University of Alaska at Fairbanks
King 2015-08-28
Forest and Wetland Change in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley
Presented to: Joint LCC Meeting Baton Rouge LA
King 2016-06-14
Fishing for habitat links: an overview of fish habitat literature.
Presented to: Louisiana State University
La Peyre 2001-03-07
Exploring habitat secrets of secretive marshbirds in Louisiana
Presented to: Port Aransas Whooping Crane Festival
King 2015-02-28
Examining oysters to understand restoration and production - examining Louisiana's resourcesinon -
Presented to: Gulf Coast Research Lab, University of Southern MS
La Peyre 2019-03-28
Essential fish habitat: building evidence for the value of diverse coastal habitats
Presented to: Department of Oceanography, Louisiana State University
La Peyre 2001-05-04
Ecology and management of floodplain systems.
Presented to: Blagoveschensk State Pedagogical University
King 2012-06-11
Draining the Swamp: water and the future of floodplain forests in the Southeast
Presented to: The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting; Albuquerque, NM
King 2017-09-27
Coastal restoration in Louisiana: the role of oil and gas activities
Presented to: Louisiana State University
La Peyre 2001-11-26
Coastal habitat complexity: case studies and implications for restoration and management
Presented to: Louisiana State University
La Peyre 2005-04-29
Assessing shallow water habitats as significant providers of ecosystem services
Presented to: Dauphin Island Sea Lab, University of South Alabama
La Peyre 2016-10-27
An overview of ecological research on oyster communities in Louisiana
Presented to: Louisiana Oyster Convention
La Peyre 2009-03-07
Title Presenter Date
The story of the Whooping Crane King 2018-09-19
The biology, history, and recovery of the Whooping Crane King 2019-03-22
The Return of Whooping Cranes to Louisiana King 2017-01-31
Secretive Marshbirds King 2017-01-31
Reintroduction of Whooping Cranes to southwestern Louisiana King 2016-10-03
Reintroduction of Whooping Cranes to southwestern Louisiana King 2015-09-21
Reintroduction of Whooping Cranes to southwestern Louisiana King 2014-09-15
Reintroduction of Whooping Cranes to southwestern Louisiana King 2013-09-23
Inland Wetland Management King 2017-03-20
Student (Degree) Advisor Start Year End Year
grippo, Mark (PhD) La Peyre 2005 2009
Winslow, Christian (MS) La Peyre 2001 2003
Wilson, Walker (MS) King 2003 2005
Wear, Brandon (MS) King 2002 2003
Walther, Cecilia (MS) Afton 1995 2004
Walley, Rachel (MS) La Peyre 2005 2007
Villani, Rachel (MS) King 2007 2009
Vest, Josh (MS) Afton 1999 2002
Valqui, Thomas (PhD) Afton 2007 2010
Valente, Jonathon (MS) King 2006 2008
Telesco, Dave (MS) King 2002 2003
Skaggs, Cassandra (MS) King 2016 Present
Simonsen, Kirsten (MS) La Peyre 2004 2008
Sable, Shaye (PhD) La Peyre 2002 2007
Riley, Scott (MS) La Peyre 2016 Present
Reitl, Anthony (PhD) La Peyre 2011 2016
Regehr, Heidi (PhD) Afton 2003 2003
Prerost, Julie (PhD) La Peyre 2003 2011
Pickens, Brad (PhD) King 2008 2012
Perkins, Marie (MS) King 2004 2007
Patton , Brett (MS) La Peyre 2013 2016
Patrick, Lorelie (PhD) Afton 2011 2014
O'Connell, Jessica (MS) Afton 2005 2006
Nix, Ashby (MS) La Peyre 2010 2011
Newell, Patti (MS) King 2006 2008
Moyle, Rob (PhD) Afton 2001 2003
Maley, James (PhD) Afton 2009 2012
Lopez, Edgar (PhD) King 2008 2012
Litz, Karen (MS) Afton 1995 2004
Lemon, Mary Grace (PhD) King 2014 Present
Laughlin, Justin (MS) King 2001 2003
Lancaster, Joseph (MS) Afton 2010 2013
Lachica, Ronald (MS) La Peyre 2004 2006
Laborde, Luke (PhD) Afton 2009 2011
Kinney, Sean (MS) Afton 2002 2004
Kelchner, Holly (MS) La Peyre 2017 Present
Kang, Sung-Ryong (PhD) King 2007 2011
Kang, Jackie (PhD) La Peyre 2008 2011
Jones, Hollis (MS) La Peyre 2016 2018
Jaegge, Andrea (PhD) La Peyre 2017 Present
Isdell, Robert (PhD) La Peyre 2014 2018
Hebert, Jennifer (MS) Afton 2002 2004
He, Song jie (PhD) La Peyre 2014 2018
Harlamart, Scott (MS) La Peyre 2014 Present
Hallohran, Thorpe (PhD) King 2006 2010
Gee, Hugo (PhD) King 2006 2010
Fleer, Virginia (PhD) La Peyre 2012 2017
Finger, Taylor (MS) Afton 2012 2014
DiMiceli, Jennifer (MS) Afton 2005 2006
DeMarco, Kristin (PhD) King 2013 Present
Cuervo Maya, Andres (PhD) Afton 2009 2013
Cohn-Haft, Mario (PhD) Afton 1999 2000
Cochran, J. (MS) King 2004 2008
Cannaday, Chris (MS) La Peyre 2002 2006
Caldwell, Aaron (MS) Afton 2002 2003
Caldwell, Aaron (MS) La Peyre 2001 2003
Brown, Laura (MS) La Peyre 2009 2012
Bordelon, Seth (MS) King 2004 2005
Barlow, Sarah (MS) King 2004 2007
Allen, Scott (PhD) King 2012 2016