February 2019
How Do We Mitigate the Impact of Severe Storms on the Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta System?

During a recent trip to the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta on the Indian subcontinent, Carol Wilson, assistant professor of deltaic wetland sedimentology and geomorphology in the LSU Department of Geology & Geophysics , worked with other researchers to understand and hopefully mitigate the impact of cyclones and other severe storms on the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta and the people who rely on it. Read more about Wilson and her work on the The Pursuit blog site. | More
Naohiro Kato 's biodebgradable mardi gras beads featured in
National Geographic

With Mardi Gras season in full swing, Naohiro Kato's biodegradable beads are attracting the attention of green groups as a solution to the disposal of the plastic throws at the center of the holiday's revelry. Kato, an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at LSU is developing a new technique to make biodegradable beads from a kind of algae that could be grown and processed locally. | More
LSU researchers contribute to genome sequencing of baboon species that provides new understanding of evolutionary diversification

In a new study published in  Scientific Advances , an international multi-institutional research team, which includes LSU’s Mark Batzer and his research group, reports novel results describing the genome sequences and evolutionary history of six  Papio  baboon species. | More
Dean Cynthia Peterson to be recognized with Esprit de Femme Award

The LSU Women's Center will honor Cynthia Peterson, dean of the LSU College of Science and Seola Arnaud and Richard V. Edwards, Jr. Professor, with the Esprit de Femme Award, an annual acknowledgement of a person who has made exceptional efforts towards the advancement of women. Click here for a complete list of the 2019 honorees.
Nature recognizes Boyd Professor Isiah Warner

Nature, the leading international weekly journal of science, has selected LSU Boyd Professor Isiah Warner for the 2019 Nature Award for Mentoring in Science. The Nature Awards for Mentoring in Science were founded in 2005 to celebrate mentorship, a crucial component of scientific career development that too often goes overlooked and unrewarded. | More
LSU geologist featured in Wall Street Journal Video

For three decades  Peter Doran , John Franks Endowed Chair in the Department of Geology & Geophysics, has collected environmental data in Antarctica. This year he is leading a project that uses aerial sensors to probe beneath the surface of vast glaciers. Doran's work was featured in a Wall Street Journal video.
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