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Louisiana 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.
  • Hillmann, E., DeMarco, K., and La Peyre, M., 2017, Submerged aquatic vegetation and environmental data along a salinity gradient in Barataria Bay, Louisiana (2015): U.S. Geological Survey Data Release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7M61HG4.
  • La Peyre, M., DeMarco, K., and Hillmann, E., 2017, Submerged aquatic vegetation and environmental data for coastal areas from Texas through Alabama, 2013-2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7GH9G44.
  • Watson, Amanda, Reece, Joshua, Tirpak, B.E., Edwards, C.K., Geselbracht, Laura, Woodrey, Mark, La Peyre, M.K., and Dalyander, P.S., 2017, Data for Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7BC3WR8.
  • Watson, A., J. Reece, B.E. Tirpak, C.K. Edwards, L. Geselbracht, M. Woodrey, M. LaPeyre, and P.S. Dalyander. 2015. The Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment: Mangrove, Tidal Emergent Marsh, Barrier Islands, and Oyster Reef. 132 p. Available from:
    http://gulfcoastprairielcc.org/science/science-projects/gulf-coast-vulnerability-assessment/
  • La Peyre, MK. 2015. Final Summary to the South Central Climate Science Center for Occurrence and variation in submersed aquatic vegetation along the northern Gulf of Mexico: a hierarchical approach to assess impacts of environmental change on SAV resources. 2012-2015.
  • Allen, S. T., J.W. Cochran, R. Keim, and S. L. King. 2015. A comparison of intra-annual radial growth of two dominant bottomland hardwood species across a hydrologic gradient.18th Southern Silvicultural Conference, Knoxville, TN. | Download |
  • La Peyre, M.K., Schwarting, Lindsay, and Miller, Shea, 2013, Baseline data for evaluating development trajectory and provision of ecosystem services of created fringing oyster reefs in Vermilion Bay, Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013–1053, 43 p.
  • La Peyre, M.K., Schwarting, Lindsay, and Miller, Shea, 2013, Preliminary assessment of bioengineered fringing shoreline reefs in Grand Isle and Breton Sound, Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013–1040, 34 p.
  • Afton, A. D. 2010. Chronology and Rates of Migratory Movements, Migration Corridors, and Habitats Used throughout the Annual Cycle by Female Lesser Scaup Radio-marked on Pool 19 of the Mississippi River. Report for LSU Grant #940-40-6128 to Ducks Unlimited SRO, 27 December 2010. 15pp.
  • Afton, A. D. 2010. Chronology and Rates of Migratory Movements, Migration Corridors, and Habitats Used throughout the Annual Cycle by Female Lesser Scaup Radio-marked on Pool 19 of the Mississippi River. Semi-Annual Progress Report to Ducks Unlimited SRO, 1 July 2010. 11pp.
  • Villani, R., and S. L. King. 2010. Integrated waterbird use of moist soil units at six wildlife management areasin the Mississippi Alluvial Valley, Louisiana: Final Report. Louisiana State University Agricultural Center and the Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Report No. 1-2010. Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Afton, A. D. 2009. Chronology and Rates of Migratory Movements, Migration Corridors, and Habitats Used throughout the Annual Cycle by Female Lesser Scaup Radio-marked on Pool 19 of the Mississippi River. Report to Ducks Unlimited GPRO, 9 December 2009. 30pp.
  • Afton, A. D. 2009. Chronology and Rates of Migratory Movements, Migration Corridors, and Habitats Used throughout the Annual Cycle by Female Lesser Scaup Radio-marked on Pool 19 of the Mississippi River. Annual Progress Report to All Cooperators, 30 November 2009. 30pp.
  • Perkins, M., S. L. King, and D. Krementz. 2009. Stopover habitat use by king rails: evaluation and habitat management implications. Final Report to US Fish & Wildlife Service.
  • Piazza, B.P. and M.K. La Peyre. 2009. The impacts of freshwater diversion projects on non-fishery aquatic organisms: development of nekton indicators. Report submitted to the US FWS, adminstered by LDWF for the State wildlife Grant Program,.. 180pp.
  • Pickens, B. A., S. L. King, B. Vermilion, L. Smith, and L. Allain. 2009. Conservation Planning for the Coastal Prairie Region of Louisiana. A final report from Louisiana State University to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in fulfillment of Agreement Nos. #644821/513-700205 (LDWF) and #201816N759 (USFWS).
  • Afton, A. D. 2008. Chronology and Rates of Migratory Movements, Migration Corridors, and Habitats Used throughout the Annul Cycle by Female Lesser Scaup Radio-marked on Pool 19 of the Mississippi River. Annual Progress Report to All Cooperators, 10 November 2008. 35pp.
  • Afton, A. D. 2007. Chronology and rates of migratory movements, migration corridors and habitats used, and breeding and wintering area affiliations of female lesser scaup captured during spring stop-over on Pool 19 of the Mississippi River: a pilot study. Annual Progress Report to All Cooperators, 21 September 2007. 27pp.
  • Fox, David M., Philip C. Stouffer, D. Allen RUtherford, W.E. Kelso, Megan La Peyre and Raynie Bambarger. 2007. Impacts of a freshwater diversion on wildlife and fishes in the Maurepas Swamp. Prepared for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6; Agreement #DW-14-95045601-1; Work Order 79. 152 pp.
  • Davis, B. E., and A. D. Afton. 2007. Survival, habitat use, and movements of female mallards in northeast Louisiana. Progress Report, 1 January 2007. 35pp.
  • Link, P. T. and A. D. Afton. 2006. Local and long-range movements, habitat-use, and survival of female mallards along the Gulf Coast Chenier Plain. Quarterly Progress Report, 1 October 2006. 42pp.
  • La Peyre, M.K. and B.P. Piazza. 2005. Impact and magnitude and timing of freshwater flow on nekton productivity, diversity, and community assemblage downstream of the Caernarvon freshwater diversion structure, Breton Sound, Louisiana - Year Two Report. Louisiana Governor's Applied Coastal Research and Development Program.
  • Davis, B. E. and A. D. Afton. 2006. Survival, habitat use, and movements of female mallards in northeast Louisiana. Quarterly Progress Report, 1 July 2006. 26pp.
  • La Peyre, M., B. Gossman and B. Piazza. 2006. Short and long-term effects of thin layer deposition of dredged material on marsh health (marsh accretion and vegetation health): Year 1 Report submitted to National Marine Fisheries Service, Office of Habitat Restoration. 67 pp.
  • Link, P. T. and A. D. Afton. 2006. Local and long-range movements, habitat-use, and survival of female mallards along the Gulf Coast Chenier Plain. Quarterly Progress Report, 1 April 2006. 22pp.
  • Davis, B. E. and A. D. Afton. 2005. Survival, habitat use, and movements of female mallards in northeast Louisiana. Progress Report, 31 December 2005. 22pp.
  • Link, P. T. and A. D. Afton. 2005. Local and long-range movements, habitat-use and survival of female mallards along the Gulf Coast Chenier Plain. Quarterly Progress Report. 18pp.
  • La Peyre, M.K. and B.P. Piazza. 2005. Impact and magnitude and timing of freshwater flow on nekton productivity, diversity, and community assemblage downstream of the Caernarvon freshwater diversion structure, Breton Sound, Louisiana - Year One Report. Louisiana Governor's Applied Coastal Research and Development Program.
  • Anteau, M. J., and A. D. Afton. 2005. Nutritional ecology of lesser scaup during spring migration in the Upper-Midwest: mechanisms and scope of the spring condition hypothesis. Mid-year Progress Report. 41pp.
  • Davis, B. E. and A. D. Afton. 2005. Survival, habitat use, and movements of female mallards in northeast Louisiana. Progress Report. 20pp.
  • Davis, B. E. and A. D. Afton. 2005. Survival, habitat use, and movements of female mallards in northeast Louisiana. First Progress Report. 17pp.
  • Link, P. T. and A. D. Afton. 2005. Local and long-range movements, habitat-use and survival of female mallards along the Gulf Coast Chenier Plain. First Progress Report. 15pp.
  • Chambers, J.L., W.H. Conner, J.W. Day, S.P. Faulkner, E.S. Gardiner, M.S. Hughes, R.F. Keim, S.L. King, K.W. McLeod, C.A. Miller, J.A. Nyman, and G.P. Shaffer. 2005. Conservation, Protection and Utilization of Louisiana's Coastal Wetland Forests, Final Report to the Governor of Louisiana from the Science Working Group on Coastal Wetland Forest Conservation and Use. 102 pp.
  • Anteau, M. J., and A. D. Afton. 2004. Nutritional ecology of lesser scaup during spring migration in the Upper-Midwest: mechanisms and scope of the spring condition hypothesis. Annual Progress Report. 41pp.
  • Anteau, M. J., and A. D. Afton. 2004. Nutritional ecology of lesser scaup during spring migration in the Upper-Midwest: mechanisms and scope of the spring condition hypothesis. Mid-year Progress Report. 22pp.
  • Jonsson, J. E., and A. D. Afton. 2003. Effects of body size and habitat on goose behavior: lesser snow geese and Ross's geese (Fieldwork in Louisiana 2001-2002 and 2002-2003). Annual Progress Report. 45pp.
  • Szymanski, M. L. and A. D. Afton. 2003. Effects of spinning-wing decoys on flock behavior and hunting vulnerability of mallards and other ducks in Minnesota. Second Progress Report. 25pp.
  • Szymanski, M. L. and A. D. Afton. 2003. Summary of use and opinions of spinning-wing decoys by duck hunters participating in the Minnesota study. First Progress Report. 10pp.
  • Szymanski, M. L. and A. D. Afton. 2003. Use of stable isotope methodology to determine natal origins of hatch-year mallards harvested during fall in Minnesota. Second Progress Report. 27pp.
  • Anteau, M. J., A. D. Afton, M. A. Johnson, J. S. Lawrence, and J. K. Ringelman. 2003. Spring migration ecology of lesser scaup: a landscape-level assessment of female body condition and diets in the upper-Midwest. Annual Progress Report. 20pp.
  • Jonsson, J. E., and A. D. Afton. 2002. Effects of body size and habitat on goose behavior: lesser snow geese and Ross's goose (winter study). Annual Progress Report. 32pp.
  • Nyman, J.A., C. Bush, A. Caldwell and M. K. La Peyre. 2002. Effectiveness of terraces in restoring marsh at Sabine National Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana. Sabine National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. August 2002.
  • Bolduc, F., and A. D. Afton. 2001. Effects of structural marsh management on invertebrate and waterbird communities on Rockefeller State Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana. Quarterly Progress Report. 30pp.
  • Anteau, M. J., and A. D. Afton. 2001. Nutrient-reserve dynamics of lesser scaup during spring migration in the Mississippi flyway. Annual Progress Report. 12pp.
  • Bolduc, F. and A. D. Afton. 2001. Effects of structural marsh management on invertebrate and waterbird communities on Rockefeller State Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana. Quarterly Progress Report. 4pp.
  • Bryan, C. F., and B. W. Bryan. 2001. Historical review of diatoms in the periphyton of Fort Polk streams. Volume 3, The Environmental Source Book, Natural History of Fort Polk. USGS, WRD. Baton Rouge, LA. 43pp +
  • Bolduc, F., and A. D. Afton. 2001. Effects of structural marsh management on invertebrate and waterbird communities on Rockefeller State Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana. Quarterly Progress Report. 4pp.
  • Vest, J. L., R. M. Kaminski, A. D. Afton, L. M. Pote, and F. J. Vilella. 2001. Parasites in lesser scaup in the Mississippi flyway. Progress Report. 7pp.
  • Durham, S., and A. D. Afton. 2001. Nesting ecology of mottled ducks on agricultural lands in southwest Louisiana. Annual Progress Report. 26pp.
  • Bolduc, F., and A. D. Afton. 2001. Effects of structural marsh management on invertebrate and waterbird communities on Rockefeller State Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana. Quarterly Progress Report. 4pp.
  • Anteau, M. J., and A. D. Afton. 2000. Nutrient-reserve dynamics of lesser scaup during spring migration in the Mississippi flyway. Annual Progress Report. 11pp.
  • Bryan, C. F., and B. W. Bryan. 2000. Effects of low-water crossings on the periphyton in four streams on Fort Polk, Louisiana. Contract #99CRSA097, WRD: 31pp.
  • Bolduc, F., and A. D. Afton. 2000. Effects of structural marsh management on invertebrate and waterbird communities on Rockefeller State Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana. Quarterly Progress Report. 15pp.
  • Vest, J. L., R. M. Kaminski, A. D. Afton, L. M. Pote, and F. J. Vilella. 2001. Parasites in lesser scaup in the Mississippi flyway. Progress Report. 8pp.
  • Bolduc, F., and A. D. Afton. 1999. Effects of marsh management on invertebrate abundance and waterfowl on Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana. Final 2-Year Report (submitted 16 July 1999). (marsh management, invertebrate abundance, waterfowl)
  • Bolduc, F., and A. D. Afton. 1999. Effects of marsh management on invertebrate abundance and waterfowl on Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana. Quarterly Progress Report (submitted 1 April 1999). (marsh management, invertebrate abundance, waterfowl)
  • Bolduc, F., and A. D. Afton. 1999. Effects of marsh management on invertebrate abundance and waterfowl on Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana. Quarterly Progress Report (submitted 1 January 1999). (marsh management, invertebrate abundance, waterfowl)
  • Bolduc, F., and A. D. Afton. 1999. Effects of marsh management on invertebrate abundance and waterfowl on Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana. Quarterly Progress Report (submitted 1 July 1999). (marsh management, invertebrate abundance, waterfowl)
  • Durham, R. S., and A. D. Afton. 1999. Nesting ecology of mottled ducks on agricultural lands in southwestern Louisiana. Annual Progress Report (submitted 30 September 1999). (mottled ducks, nesting)
  • Gabrey, S. W., and A. D. Afton. 1999. Effects of fall and winter burning on components of the marsh ecosystem at Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana. Quarterly Progress Report (submitted 1 April 1999). (marsh management, burning)
  • Gabrey, S. W., and A. D. Afton. 1999. Effects of fall and winter burning oncomponents of the marsh ecosystem at Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana. Final Report (submitted 29 June 1999). (marsh management, burning)
  • Gabrey, S. W., and A. D. Afton. 1999. Effects of fall and winter burning oncomponents of the marsh ecosystem at Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana. Quarterly Progress Report (submitted 1 January 1999). (marsh management, burning)
  • Olsen, R. E., and A. D. Afton. 1999. Goose hunter opinions and vulnerability of lesser snow geese to electronic calling devices. Final Report (submitted 15 May 1999). (lesser snow geese, electronic calling devices)
  • Bryan, C. F., D. A. Rutherford, W. E. Kelso. Gene Stock Identification of theFreshwater Fishes in Louisiana. Four quarterly reports and annual report. Contract 512-6007. (Louisiana freshwater fishes)
  • Bryan, C. F., L. Hale, M. G. Waldon. Geographic Information System Application to Three-Dimensional Historical Mapping of the EvolutionarySequence of Sedimentation in the Grand Lake Area Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana. Final Report RWO #59. New Orleans District US Army Corps of Engineers (Atchafalaya Basin, Historical Mapping)
  • Bryan, et al 1999. Atchafalaya River Basin Hydrological Management Plan: Research and Development. Final Report. FEMA, LADWF Contract 512-3019, 56 pp. + Appendices, Tables and Figures. (Atchafalaya River, Mgmt. Plan)
  • Rutherford, D. A., W. E. Kelso, C. F. Bryan. Population Characteristics of Striped Bass in the Pearl River System. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. RWO #49. Annual Report. (striped bass, Pearl River)
 

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

 

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