CC&E Today | August 20, 2020
a barge on the Mississippi River
Rivers and deltas can release significant amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, which contributes to global warming. But until recently, climate modelers have had limited information on this process. A team of LSU scientists, in collaboration with Southern University, have accepted the challenge of analyzing this complex carbon export in the largest delta in the United States—the Mississippi River Delta.
Associate Professor in the Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences Jun-Hong Liang has received a five-year National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development, or CAREER, award to support his research into how ocean bubbles play an important role in upper ocean dynamics and in air-sea gas exchange and to enrich the curriculum in physical oceanography and outreach activities at LSU and in local communities.
Jun-Hong Liang headshot
Rekea Williams sits on the steps in front of a building
During the summer of 2019, Rekea Williams, an undergraduate junior in the Coastal Environmental Science, or CES, program participated in a valuable internship with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Engineer Research and Development Center, or ERDC, in Vicksburg, Mississippi. There, she performed cutting-edge research and ultimately co-authored a peer reviewed journal publication based on the results.
2018 CES alum Imani Maxberry is putting a coastal environmental science degree to work as an entrepreneur. Learn more about Imani's work as the founder and CEO of Fort Berry Alternatives, an Atlanta-based provider of eco-friendly services.
Imani Maxberry outside holding a shovel
Tuesday, August 25 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm
LSU weather experts will share insights into their latest research regarding tracking extreme weather and hurricane events. Dr. Barry Keim, Dr. Jill Trepanier, and CC&E's Dr. Nan Walker will each present their work, with a moderated Q&A to follow. The event is open to the public. Advance registration through Eventbrite is required. Click the link above for more information and to register.

A message to the College of the Coast & Environment's class of 2020 for LSU's August 7th virtual graduation celebration!
Dr. Nina Lam, Professor & Abraham Distinguished Professor of Louisiana Environmental Studies in the LSU Department of Environmental Sciences, discusses her trailblazing research analyzing the factors that led businesses to determine whether to reopen in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.

Dean Chris D'Elia and LSU alumna April Ellis discuss her time at LSU's College of the Coast & Environment and how it shaped where she is today.
College of the Coast & Environment
Energy, Coast, & Environment Building
93 South Quad Drive, Suite 1002
Baton Rouge, LA 70803