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Using the submerged aquatic vegetation likelihood of occurrence model to inform restoration


August 2018 - May 2019


Over 50 acres of submerged aquatic vegetation within Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve was found to be impacted during during the 2010 oil spill off coastal Louisiana. To inform and guide decision making, a down-scaled model of a coast-wide likelihood occurrence model is being applied to the national park waters. This work is done in collaboration with the National Park Service, RESTORE and Fish and Wildlife Service. This down-scaled model will enable managers to make decisions related to restoration options.


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



Funding Agencies

  • National Park Service


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