News Releases

RNR Faculty Share in Provost's Fund for Innovation in Research

[18 Jan 2023] BATON ROUGE —Today, the LSU Provost’s Fund for Innovation in Research announced $1.1 million in faculty research grants to 33 different projects in support of sustained strategic priorities for the university and for Louisiana. Ranging from the discovery of new antibiotics to underground storage of hydrogen, a low-carbon alternative to oil and gas, to how to effectively remove so-called ”forever chemicals” from drinking water and the environment, the funded research projects involve 77 faculty across eight colleges and schools on LSU’s flagship campus in Baton Rouge. This is the largest LSU investment in seed funding for faculty research in university history.

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Arbor Day at Burden returns with new activities

[4 Jan 2023] The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden's annual Arbor Day celebration is back and better than ever. This year's event, slated for Saturday, January 28th (NOTE the date change - due to weather concerns), will feature a wide range of activities to help people of all ages learn about the importance of trees while enjoying time in the great outdoors.

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How cold weather may impact the start of crawfish season

[28 Dec 2022] Last week's cold weather brings concerns to farmers and restaurants that are getting ready for crawfish season.

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First Time Duck Hunt Experience for Students

[8 Dec 2022] Experience a duck hunt through the eyes of future wildlife professionals hunting for the first time on this episode of DU Nation.

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Vlosky re-elected as Chair of the LSU Agricultural Faculty Council

[30 Nov 2022] Richard Vlosky, Crosby Land & Resources Professor of Forest Sector Business Development and Director, Louisiana Forest Products Development Center, School of Renewable Natural Resources, has been re-elected as Chair, LSU Agricultural Faculty Council for 2023.

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Annual Christmas Tree Sale Scheduled

[21 Nov 2022] The Society of American Foresters student chapter at LSU will be selling Christmas trees: November 28 - 29th

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RNR Undergraduate Student Wins Award at Regional Coastal Conference

[16 Nov 2022] Patrick Colclough, an undergraduate majoring in Renewable Natural Resources at LSU's School of Renewable Natural Resources, won the Undergraduate Poster Award at the 2022 Gulf Estuarine Research Society Biennial Meeting.

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Applications open for 2023 Gilbert Foundation Research Assistantships

[14 Nov 2022] The School of Renewable Natural Resources is seeking M.S. and Ph.D. applicants for Gilbert Foundation Graduate Research Assistantships. These assistantships are available to students on a competitive bases concentrating on the study of forestry and closely related areas.

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On Par with the President: Dr. Lively Takes a Deep Dive into Louisiana Fisheries and the Coastline

[3 Nov 2022] On this episode of the "On Par with the President" podcast, President William F. Tate IV sits down with the executive director of the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program, Julie Lively. Her research has centered around commercial fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico with a focus on blue crab including soft shell crab production, which generates about $293 million in Louisiana each year.

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Dr. Bret Collier awarded 1.2 million dollar USDA-Forest Service grant

[23 Sept 2022] The United States Department of Agriculture-Forest Service recently awarded Dr. Bret Collier a 1.2 million dollar grant for a multi-year evaluation of forest restoration post-Hurricane Laura and the resultant impacts on wild turkeys in west-central Louisiana.

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Greetings from Namibia!

[16 Sept 2022] Dr. Phil Stouffer is on sabbatical for the academic year, working at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) in Windhoek.

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RNR Student Named as Knauss Fellowship Finalist

[23 Aug 2022] Two graduate students at Louisiana State University (LSU), two from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette (ULL) and one from Loyola University have been named 2023 Knauss Fellowship finalists. All were nominated for the fellowship by the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program. Ashley Booth, a graduate student in the School of Renewable Natural Resources is one of the Finalists.

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TAF to fund genetic research on tigers

[7 June 2022] Mike the Tiger is a major part of the heart and soul of LSU. Tiger pride runs deep on campus, and the LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation is turning its love of our tiger into research to benefit the species as a whole. TAF will provide funding for a doctoral student in the LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources to conduct genetic research on tigers.

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Rescuing the Massive Swamp

[2 May 2022] Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin, the nation's largest cypress swamp, nurtures an abundant ecosystem and protects a critical coast. But years of exploitation and neglect have made it a "ticking time bomb."

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Dr. Sabrina Taylor receives Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award

[25 Apr 2022] Dr. Sabrina Taylor receives the LSU Foundation's Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award for 2022. This award is to recognize superior graduate-level teaching.

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