Senior Research Professor, Professor, Shell Oil Endowed Chair in Oceanography & Wetland Studies, Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences


  • Ph.D., 1983, Zoology The University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • M.S., 1975, Biology Texas A & I University, Kingsville
  • B.S., 1972, Biology Texas A & I University, Kingsville

Research Interests

Current Projects

  • Coastal Change, Eutrophication and Hypoxia
  • Cumulative Coastal Stressors
  • Pelagic and Benthic Processes in Continental Shelf Hypoxic Area
  • Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon on coastal wetland fauna


Office: Room 3161, Energy, Coast and Environment Building

Phone LSU: 225-578-8531 Phone LUMCON: 985-851-2836