89th Meeting of the Louisiana Academy of Sciences

All Events at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana

Pre-Meeting Events—Friday, 13 March:

Rebuilding an Island, Saving the Coast, Sustaining the Community
Archival Exhibit and Panel Discussion on the Restoration of the Last Island
Free and open to LAS members and the General Public

Where: Ellender Memorial Library, Room 332
When: 3:00-5:00 PM


Rob Gorman, Diocese of Houma-Terrebonne: Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana

Jim Edmonson, Edmonson Associates, Manager of the first Louisiana offshore coastal restoration project

Jason Theriot, historian and author, American Energy, Imperiled Coast: Oil and Gas Development in Louisiana’s Wetlands (LSU Press, 2014)

Center for Bayou Studies Inaugural Symposium, Exhibit & Reception

Ticketed Admission Only: Discounted Advance Admission for LAS Members: $25. General Public: $50.
Mardi Gras Suite, Bollinger Student Union
6:00-8:30 PM


What We Do Here: Subsistence Practices in Coastal Louisiana
Dr. Shana Walton, Nicholls State University
Dr. Helen Regis, Louisiana State University

Vanishing Points: A Strategy to Connect People to Place
Jonathan Foret, South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center

The Louisiana Coast through Eyes of Students: Ten Years of LUMCON’s Coastal Landscape Photography
Dr. Gary LaFleur, Nicholls State University

Academy Meeting—Saturday, 14 March:

Where: Bollinger Memorial Student Union
When: 8:00 AM-5:00PM


8:00 AM Registration Opens, Coffee and Pastries
9:00 AM Student Oral and Poster Presentations
12 noon Lunch (provided with registration) and Keynote Address
1:30 PM Oral Presentation
4:00 PM Business Meeting and Award Presentations

Keynote Address

Louisiana Shrimp and Corn Soup: How Agriculture and Dead Zones Mix

by Dr. Nancy Rabalais
Executive Director, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)
National Associate, National Academies of Science
Chair, National Sea Grant Advisory Board
MacArthur Fellow
AAAS Fellow

Jonathan Foret and Gary LaFleur photo
Jonathan Foret signs What Now magazine cover for Dr. Gary LaFleur before presenting at the Center for Bayou Studies Symposium.