LSU Scientists Are Where?

You can find LSU College of Science Researchers all over the globe! Our scientists fearlessly go into the unknown—driven to find answers because science is everywhere.


Colorado Srings Mountains by Alexis Gethin on UnsplashImage by Alexis Gethin on Unsplash.

Every summer, LSU Geology students and scientists visit the LSU Charles Barney Geology Field Camp near Colorado Springs. The field camp sits at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and is a space for students to go explore and learn outside the classroom!


Image of Bolivian Rain Forest with accomodation buildings in the upper right corner.

LSU ornithologist J.V. Remsen has studied birds in Bolivia for years! He has even co-authored the book, Birds of Bolivia. And did you know that the LSU Museum of Natural Science has the world's largest collection of Bolivian birds?


Overhead image of McMurdo Station in Ross Island, Antarctica, LSU College of Science Pursuit for Kids

At least five LSU College of Science researchers work in the frozen landscape of Earth's highest, driest, and most uninhabitable continent! These researchers are housed at McMurdo Station, a United States Antarctic research station on the south tip of Ross Island. 


Photo of the Arcul de Triumf in Bucharest, Romania by Nicole Baster on Unsplash.

Image by Nicole Baster on Unsplash.

LSU physicist Jeff Blackmon measures nuclear processes (like fission and fusion) that play an important role in astrophysical environments. He visits the Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering in Romania for his work.


Overlooking a small bay of crystal clear light blue water in the Philippines by John Hernandez on Unsplash.Image by John Hernandez on Unsplash.

LSU biologist Jake Esselstyn studies the evolutionary history of small mammals. In the Philippines,  he examines shrews, which are small mole-like animals.

New Guinea

Two hut buildings in Kaironk Village in the highlands of Madang Province, LSU College of Science Pursuit for KidsField accommodations in Kaironk Village in the highlands of Madang Province (6,000 foot elevation). Photo by Christopher Austin.

LSU biologist Christopher Austin traveled all the way to New Guinea, where he discovered a lizard with green blood!


Are you up for a challenge?

Use programs, like Google Earth, to explore the world without having to leave your home! Search the places below in Google Earth to see exactly where our LSU College of Science researchers are around the world. Can you find them all?

  1. McMurdo Station, Antarctica
  2. LSU Charles Barney Geology Field Camp, Colorado
  3. Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, Chile


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