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Late Nights at Loyola - Solving Mysteries with Science.

BioBlitz New Orleans City Park #2

A BioBlitz, also known as a biological inventory or biological census, is an event or intense period of surveying that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time.

Paul W. Barnes (editor)

New Orleans, August–October 2017.

A moment of reflection

In New Orleans, summer is a time when life generally slows down as the heat, humidity and afternoon thunderstorms settle in and it becomes less than comfortable to pursue vigorous outdoor activities. Thus, in this part of the world, summer is a good time to relax, eat and drink good food and beverages, and ponder (Figure 1.1). 

Edward Schneider, ENVA ‘16, As I slipped on the algae hugging the concrete banks of Bayou Saint John, flooding my chest waders to obtain a water sample for bacterial analysis, I thought to myself "I sure hope this pays off." Lo and behold, the efforts I made towards my senior capstone project which involved sampling beach, bayou and drinking water set me in a comfortable position when

Airportness: The Nature of Flight
Book by Christopher Schaberg
Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Sep 21, 2017

Sydney Young, ENVA ’17, just finished two months of field work with a Syracuse University PhD student studying plant island biogeography at Clarks Hill Lake just north of Augusta, Georgia. Every day they went to locations on different islands to measure tree diameter, estimate shrub cover for the plots, and take soil samples. They also collected tea bags to measure decomposition rates and took photos of the canopy. She learned the statistics program R while assisting with data analysis.

Steven Gergen, ENVT ’16, is a Naturalist at the Audubon Louisiana Nature Center. Every day he has the opportunity to work in both of his fields: Environmental Science and Education. Gergen says, “It's thrilling to be able to engage with the public outdoors and to work in a field tied so closely with what I fell in love with studying at Loyola.”

The Times-Picayune published an article on the S&WB's crumbling water system is part of a national problem: Opinion by Dr. Eric Hardy

Eric M. Hardy teaches in both the History Department and the Environment Program at Loyola University. His current book project is "Atlanta's Water Wars: Technocracy, Racial Politics, and Environmental Activism, 1945-2005."

"UV Screening in Native and Non-native Plant Species in the Tropical Alpine: Implications for Climate Change-Driven Migration of Species to Higher Elevations."


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