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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. Bob's Snake Discovery

"American biologist and Loyola University New Orleans Chair of Environmental Communication Robert A. “Bob” Thomas has a new namesake – a species of snakes in the Galápagos Islands. Following decades of research, a snake species on the island of Santiago and Rábida now bears the name Pseudalsophis thomasi. The honor comes following more than 20 years working to classify the snakes of the archipelago."

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Student Success

Andrew Harper, ENVB '19 shares the buzz about dragonflies

Andrew Harper held a talk on Sept. 22 about the natural history of the damselfly and dragonfly, two insects that he currently conducts species diversity research on for his senior thesis. The event was geared to get kids and their families excited about nature and the lives of both the damselfly and dragonfly. 

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Showcase

October 2018 NOLA Bat-o-Rama

The Loyola Bat Lab will be presenting and demonstrating Louisiana bats and bat biology in 4 events throughout the next 10 days.

Tropical Ecology

Tropical Ecology Study Abroad Field Courses - Loyola’s Tropical Ecology study abroad program combines lectures and discussions on campus with fieldtrips to Central America. Click on the picture to see our Brazil 2018 photo gallery.