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Louisiana Technical Assistance

  • Megan La PeyreOyster expert on gulf-coast National Academies of Sciences Funded project to identify key monitoring metrics (November 2016 - March 2017)
  • Megan La PeyreParticipation as oyster habitat expert in Ecosystem INdicators workshop funded by NAS, through NatureServ. (October 2016 - October 2016)
  • Megan La PeyreDOI Representative on the Oyster Strategic Framework Development committee for NRDA. http://www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/wp-content/uploads/Oyster_Strategic_Framework_06.23.17.pdf (September 2016 - June 2017)
  • Megan La PeyreAssistance and data provision to develop maps of submersed aquatic vegetation (May 2016 - June 2016)
  • Megan La PeyreInvited expert for panel evaluating sediment diversions on coastal habitats; oyster reef expert (January 2016 - January 2016)
  • Megan La PeyreProviding data and input into an ecosystem model developed for use in the Louisiana Master Plan (September 2015 - November 2015)
  • Megan La PeyreReview and comment on oyster habitat module being adopted for use in Louisiana's Master Plan for coastal restoration. (September 2015 - September 2015)
  • Megan La PeyreExpert to NOAA Natural Resource and Damage Assessment workshop. Provided seminars and field training to NOAA employees on monitoring, and sampling design for damage assessments of coastal marsh habitats and species (August 2015 - September 2015)
  • Megan La PeyreProviding data and data analysis of local oyster population data to inform management models and setting of harvest limits in Louisiana (January 2015 - December 2016)
  • Megan La PeyreInput into Louisiana Department of WIldlife and Fisheries development of a shellfish budget for managing oyster harvest. Provide data and analyses to fit growth and mortality estimates. (September 2014 - Present)
  • Megan La PeyreGulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment; Member of the Coastal Ecosystems and Species Expert Team and Leader for the Oyster Group (October 2011 - Present)
  • Megan La PeyreInput into biological layers for GIS based decision support tool (http://gulfmex.coastalresilience.org/. (January 2011 - Present)
  • Megan La PeyreOyster Working Group Task Force, post Deepwater Horizon oil spill (August 2010 - November 2010)
  • Alan AftonMember of USFWS NRDA Trustee Waterfowl Working Group associated with Deepwater Horizon (MC 252) oil spill. (July 2010 - December 2010)
  • Megan La PeyreProvide assistance to NOAA's Mussel Watch program to collect samples at Louisiana sites in April 2010 prior to impacts from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill (April 2010 - May 2010)
  • Alan AftonParticipated in USFWS Scaup Modeling and Management Workshop, reviewed scaup model inputs and outputs, and provided comments on drafts of the final report for USFWS Scaup Conservation Action Plan. (April 2009 - December 2009)
  • Megan La PeyreProvide assistance on ongoing project examining impacts of oil and gas pipelines on marshes (September 2007 - September 2007)
  • Sammy KingServed as an expert witness for the U.S. Department of Justice from 2006-2009. This included review of documents, field visits, deposition, and court testimony. (July 2006 - December 2009)
  • Megan La PeyreProvide assistance on project examining impacts of oil and gas activities on marsh habitats (January 2006 - January 2006)
  • Sammy KingReviewed Yazoo Pumps Preliminary Environmental Report for the USFWS, Ecological Services Office, Jackson, MS (September 2005 - September 2005)
  • Sammy KingServed as USGS Representative (and reforestation subcommittee co-chair) to the Lower Mississippi River Valley Joint Venture, Forest Management group. (March 2005 - March 2005)
  • Sammy KingServed on Ad Hoc Committee address USGS MOCC training requirements (March 2005 - March 2005)
  • Sammy KingServed as RGEP panel reviewer (February 2005 - February 2005)
  • Megan La PeyreProvide assistance on project examining impacts of oil and gas pipelines on marsh habitats (January 2005 - January 2005)
  • Sammy KingGrand Cote National Wildlife Refuge (October 2004 - October 2004)
  • Megan La PeyreIdentification of old fish samples for Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Refuge Division (April 2004 - April 2004)
  • Megan La PeyreProvide assistance on ecological analysis of project quantifying habitat impacts of oil and gas pipelines in the coastal zone (January 2004 - January 2004)
  • Sammy KingBiological Review, D'Arbonne National Wildlife Refuge (September 2003 - September 2003)
  • Sammy KingParticipated in refuge review for D'Arbonne National Wildlife Refuge (September 2003 - September 2003)
  • Sammy KingParticipated in a reforestation workshop (April 2003 - April 2003)
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 0

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 4

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 13

Scientific Publications: 46

Presentations: 76

 

Contact Us

Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Baton Rouge, LA 70803-6202 Phone: (225) 578 - 4179 Fax: (225) 578 - 4144 Our University Web Site

Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
  2. Louisiana State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute