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Field oriented courses are common and are often taught with other faculty from the School of Renewable Natural Resources

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.

Courses Taught

  • Science Communication Through a series of lectures, guest lectures, readings and discussion we examine and discuss skills and attributes of good science communication (Megan La Peyre, Sammy King 2018)
  • Natural Resources Policy This course provides an overview of natural resources policy, including history, development, major policies, acts, as well as teaches policy analysis. (Megan La Peyre 2018)
  • Restoration and Management of Wetland Functions (Sammy King 2017)
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Training Offered

  • MOCC Training and Recertification (Megan La Peyre May 2018)
  • 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. (Sammy King August 2017)
  • MOCC Boat Safety (Megan La Peyre February 2017)
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 3

Phd Students: 2

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 5

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 14

Scientific Publications: 43

Presentations: 76


Featured Student

Whitney Kroschel
Whitney Kroschel

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