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Megan La Peyre

Megan La Peyre

Education

  • Ph D Louisiana State University 2000
  • MS College of William and Mary 1995
  • BA Duke University 1992

Biography

Megan joined the Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit in 2000, where she is the Assistant Unit Leader and Associate Research Professor in the School of Renewable Natural Resources at Louisiana State University Agricultural Center.

Research Interests

Megan's research focuses on estuarine ecology. Her lab is engaged in field and laboratory studies examining fish and invertebrate use of natural, restored and created shallow estuarine habitats including the ecology and ecosystem function of oyster reefs.

Teaching Interests

Megan teaches classes related to restoration of estuarine coastal systems, and natural resources policy.

Professional Society Service

  • Estuarine Research Federation - Awards Committee (January 2017 - September 2017)
  • Other - Member of meeting steering committee. (February 2015 - November 2015)
  • Society of Wetland Scientists - Member (January 2001 - January 2012)
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Research Publications

  • De Marco, KD, Couvillion, B, Brown S., La Peyre, MK. 2018. Submerged aquatic vegetation mapping in coastal Louisiana through development of a spatial likelihood occurrence (SLOO) model. Aquatic Botany 151:87-97.
  • Reece JS, Watson A, Dalyander PS, Edwards CK, Geselbracht L, La Peyre MK, Tirpak BE, Tirpak JM Woodrey, M. A multiscale natural community and species-level vulnerability assessment of the Gulf Coast, USA.
  • Casas S. M., Filgueira R, Lavaud R., Comeau L. A., La Peyre M. K., La Peyre J. F.. COMBINED EFFECTS OF TEMPERATURE AND SALINITY ON THE PHYSIOLOGY OF TWO GEOGRAPHICALLY-DISTANT EASTERN OYSTER POPULATIONS. Journal of Experimental Biology Abstract | 
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Current Projects

Completed Projects

Courses

  • Science Communication (2018)
  • Natural Resources Policy (2018)
  • Science Communication (2016)
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Louisiana University Committees and Workgroups

  • Megan La PeyreReviewer, Virginia SeaGrant Fellowships (January 2016 - April 2016)
  • Megan La PeyreRNR Space Use Committee (May 2006 - June 2010)

Technical Publications

  • DeMarco, K., Hillmann, E., and La Peyre, M., 2017, Seed biomass from shallow coastal water areas along a salinity gradient in Barataria Bay, Louisiana (2015): U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7TH8K5J.
  • DeMarco, K., Hillmann, E., and La Peyre, M., 2017, Seed biomass from shallow coastal water areas from Texas through Alabama, 2013-2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release,https://doi.org/10.5066/F7Z899WV.
  • Hillmann, E., and La Peyre, M., 2017, Sediment carbon, submerged aquatic vegetation and environmental variables in deltaic southeast Louisiana (2015-2016): U.S. Geological Survey data release,https://doi.org/10.5066/F7QZ2853.
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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

 

Contact Information

Tel: (225) 578 - 4180

Links of Interest

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