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Anthony Rizzi reported on his visit in Baton Rouge at the Public Hearing on the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. 


April 12th, 6pm – Galvez Building 602 N. 5th Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802

The Public Hearing on the proposed Bayou Bridge Pipeline conducted by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and the U.S Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District

The Foundations in Environmental Science and BioInquiry Poster Session. Held on Thursday, December 8,2016 on the 4th floor in Monroe Hall from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. There will be 20 research posters being presented by teams of students enrolled in these courses. The topics range from water chemistry in local aquatic systems and greenhouse plant growth to arthritis in humans.

Link to the photo gallery here.

"Walking It Off"

Post-election reflections from the Sleeping Bear Dunes
By Christopher Schaberg | Dec 1 2016


Alumna Taylor Burns (BS '15)

Environmental Science graduate Taylor Burns co-authored an article called “Threshold effects of habitat fragmentation on fish diversity at landscapes scales” which was published in Ecology, 97(8), 2016, pp. 2157-2166. Click on the link to see the whole article

Jury out on Trump plan — 'politically naive' or 'creative'? 

Arianna Skibell, E&E News reporter
Published: Friday, November 11, 2016

A top priority for President-elect Donald Trump is a highly contentious regulatory reform plan that is receiving mixed support from veteran regulators.

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.


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