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Environment

Protect, conserve, renew

Hurricanes, oil spills and coastal erosion present unavoidable challenges to the southeast Louisiana coastal area that foreshadow environmental quandaries elsewhere. Unlike most other institutions, Loyola University offers its students a front row seat for community debates over the cost, effectiveness and long-range consequences of engineering regional ecosystems. Wetland, lake, river and gulf estuaries surrounding the city provide unique opportunities for the exploration and study of natural resources.  Urban New Orleans also surrounds the campus, offering students a place to explore dynamic cultural traditions of music, art, cuisine, gardens and architecture celebrating the changing landscape.

Academics

Loyola's unique program in the Environment offers three majors and a minor: Environmental Science, Environmental Studies (Humanities), Environmental Studies (Social Sciences), and a minor in Environmental Studies. Learn more about our programs of study »

Research

The Environment program offers many undergraduate research opportunities. Learn more »

Faculty Success

Dr. Paul Barnes Contributes to Recent UNEP Publication

Dr. Paul Barnes was a contributor to a recent United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) publication titled, "Floral bullseyes and stratospheric ozone." The article discusses how the floral UV "bullseye" which guides pollinators to flowers could also help protect flowers from intensifyig solar UV radiation. Congratulation to Dr. Barnes and his colleagues! Click here to read the article.


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Student Success

ENVA Students Win Second Place for Their Virtual Presentation

Tori Rodrigues (ENVA), Susan Thomassie (Bio), and Olivia Guerra (ENVA) won second place for their virtual presentation "Status of a recently established population of Cuchia (Amphipnous cuchia) in Bayou St. John, New Orleans" at the annual meeting of the Louisiana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society in May 2021. Congratulations! 

Click here to view the abstract for the event. 


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Showcase

Student Awards 2021

Please join us in congratulating the following students for the excellent work they have done as Environment students at Loyola that have garnered this deserving recognition from their Environment Program faculty and staff. These students have both been spotlighted for their work during this academic year and we know that they will continue to turn their passions into purpose as they graduate this May and go forth to set the world on fire.

2021 Environment Capstone

The Loyola Environment students have been working hard the past few years to enhance their on-campus curriculum through their capstone experiences. To earn a degree from the Environment Program, each student must complete a project which further develops their skills as a scholar. We hope you will take the time to watch each presentation and learn how Loyola University New Orleans Environment students have turned their passion into purpose.

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