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Melanie Sferrazza (Environmental Science ’17) and Michael Pashkevich (Biology ’17) presented their research last weekend in the Mentored Undergraduate Research Poster Competition at the Annual Professional Development Conference of the National Association of Biology Teachers in Denver, CO.  They competed against other college students who have done research in their discipline and were judged by scientists and science educators in their respective fields.  In the competition, Pashkevich placed first for his work entitled, “Indirect effects of white-tailed deer on southeast Louisiana spider

Anthony Rizzi ’19, a student in the Environment Program, attended the 2016 annual American Public Health Association (APHA) conference in Denver, CO.

Dr. Frank Jordan, from the Biology Department and the Environment Program, co-authored an article with Loyola Alum David B. Reeves (BS ’12) titled “Response of Imperiled Okaloosa Darters to Stream Restoration.” North American Journal of Fisheries Management 36:1375–1385, 2016.  Link to the article here

Dr. Paul W. Barnes, Professor of Biological Sciences and the Environment Program and J.H. Mullahy Chair in Environmental Biology recently participated in a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) meeting in Ioannina, Greece to prepare a scientific assessment on the environmental effects of ozone depletion and climate change.  Dr.

Rob Verchick, Loyola Law Professor and the Environment Program, accompanied several environmental law students on a bicycle tour through Cancer Alley. Our guides were Anne Rolfes and Iris Carter, a former resident of the town of Diamond. Our route was also the site of an 1811 slave rebellion, which to this day inspires the activism of residents from Norco to St. Rose. See the slideshow on video.

Members of DIVEST Loyola gathered on Tuesday, October 4,2016 with other campus community members supportive of the group’s divestment advocacy goals.

Loyola University New Orleans Biology and Environment professor Aimée K.

Loyola student Anthony Rizzi ’19, an Environmental Science major, was awarded a $1,500 scholarship to assist with his education, complementary admission to the 2016 Resource Recycling Conference in New Orleans, and a one-year membership to the National Recycling Coalition.

Take a look at Brooke Bullock’s ‘15 undergraduate research experience from Loyola video made by one of our Environment Program students Adrienne Ingram ‘18. 

This year (2015-16) Robert Verchick a faculty member in the Environment Program has written and published a variety of works on Environmental Law. Robert has also spoke on many important environmental topics here in the US and internationally. See more detailed information here.


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