Job well done, LUMCONBy Editorial
Tri-Parish Times; February 15, 2008
With little fanfare, it was announced that Terrebonne Parish’s Dr.
The celebration will take place in June at ASLO’s meeting in
The award honors outstanding research by a scientist in the application of basic aquatic science principles to the identification, analysis and/or solution of important environmental problems.
In Rabalais’ case, the award recognizes her courageous struggle to have policies implemented to reduce the size and effects of hypoxia, especially as it relates to the
Since 1979, scientists have been studying coastal
Because of the upper end of
Based on findings generated from local research, scientists are closer to understanding the causes and, equally as important, ways to stem the threats to our coastal and marine resources.
In addition to studying the Mississippi River-Gulf of Mexico continuum, LUMCON researchers are currently involved in projects involving coastal productivity, living resources, human and industrial impacts on our wetlands, coast and offshore environments, as well as wetland and barrier island loss in the Louisiana coastal zone.
The work is crucial to the state’s future.
The 2005 storm season heightened awareness of erosion problems, but
The work Dr. Rabalais, the faculty and staff of LUMCON are providing will ensure
Let’s hope Congress continues to recognize the value of a job well done and provides the needed full funding to keep the studies going strong.