Jaime Jimenez is a senior in the environmental studies and journalism department. He is currently working on his capstone project which involves creating standing snags in Picayune, MS. This conservation project hopes to create habitats to draw in more bird and insect species. He has special consideration of invasive Tung trees in the area. When Jaime isn’t girdling trees you can find him working on a story for The Maroon, cycling on the levee or trying new recipes.
Mark Tobler is a plant ecologist in the laboratory of Dr. Paul Barnes where they study plant and ecosystem responses to global climate change. In addition, he oversees the Azby rooftop greenhouse that supports teaching, student research and faculty-student collaborations. He is always seeking student volunteers interested in fostering a lifelong passion for plants.
Loyola Law school professor, Robert Verchick, who worked in the Environmental Protection Agency under the Obama Administration and has conducted research abroad in India, is now onto his next project, representing Loyola in Louisiana’s effort to protect the planet. Louisiana State Governor John Bel Edwards appointed Verchick to the state’s new Climate Emissions Task Force, the first of its kind in the Gulf South. The task force aims to cut the state’s net greenhouse gas emissions, as well as aid in adjusting to climate change.
Frank Jordan and his students study the ecology of freshwater and estuarine systems, with special emphasis on the biology, management, and conservation of fishes. He is also interested in developing and evaluating new methods for monitoring and modeling population dynamics of imperiled and non-native aquatic organisms. He is always seeking highly motivated students to conduct research in his lab.
Victoria Rodrigues is conducting research on an asian species of swamp eel recently discovered in Bayou St. John. She also received two dive certifications through Loyola and hopes to use these experiences to start a career in coral reef conservation and restoration research.
Dr. Paul Barnes has recently contributed to the UNEP (United Nations Environmental Program) Environmental Effects Assessment Panel on the environmental effects of ozone depletion, UV radiation and climate change. He was also the lead author of a shorter summary report for Policy Makers.
Congratulaions to ENVA alum Champagne Cunningham for winning the 3rd place Environmental Science Poster award Presented at the 130th Annual Meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Science on November 21, 2020, hosted by East Tennessee State University. She will be recognized in an upcoming issue
of the Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science.
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A native of Omaha, Nebraska, Sitzman is a scholar-athlete devoting much of her time to swimming and in the classroom as an Environmental Studies (Social Sciences) scholar. In her role as a CRCL student ambassador, she will strengthen the Loyola University New Orleans campus community by helping address the challenges threatening our coast by gaining an in-depth understanding of the restoration efforts happening along our coast while building professional skills and a network. CRCL is a non-profit organization "working to drive bold, science-based action to rebuild Coastal Louisiana throug
ENVT '21 majors Amanda Snyder and Amanda Tang Nian have been working together at New Orleans City Park in developing an environmental education curriculum. They presented their environmental hands-on learning strategies at this years NABT conference. Congratulations to you both!
Anne Daniell is our Professor of the Month for November. Anne Daniell teaches in the Religious and Environmental Studies programs, and one of her most popular courses is Eco-Feminist Theologies. Dr.