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Dr. John R. White

John & Catherine Day Professor of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences

Associate Dean of Research, College of the Coast & Environment, LSU

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jacob smilingDr. Jacob F. Berkowitz

WABL affiliate faculty member

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences 

Senior Research Soil Scientist & Wetlands Research Team Leader, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center

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lee by waterLee Potter

Ph.D. Candidate : Starting Jan 2023

Receiving an MS degree from The Department of Renewable Resources at LSU. His thesis is entitled "Environmental Controls on Carbon Biogeochemistry in Aquatic Systems".  His Ph.D. research will be on Watershed Phosphorus Biogeochemistry Impacting Harmful Algal Blooms in Estuarine Waters.



Robert FederRobert Feder

Masters Degree Candidate in Oceanography & Coastal Sciences: Started Fall 2021

B.S. in Environmental Science and minor in Nonprofit Organizational Leadership. University of Florida, Spring 2021

Research: Coastal Wetland Biogeochemical Function Related to Decreasing Salinity Changes

Funding:  Coastal Sciences Assistantship Program-CPRA/LA SeaGrant

Mercedes Pinzon smiles outdoorsMercedes Pinzon

Masters Degree Candidate in Oceanography & Coastal Sciences: Started Fall 2021

B.S. in Coastal Environmental Science. Louisiana State University Spring 2021

Research: Nutrient dynamics in coastal marshes

Funding: Water Institute of the Gulf - Gulf Center of Excellence


Jacob Cheng poses with an instrument on a boatJacob Cheng 

Masters Degree Candidate in Oceanography & Coastal Science Started Fall 2022

B.S. in Coastal Environmental Science, Louisiana State University Spring 2022

Research: Wetland Biogeochemistry 

Undergraduate Research -Manuscript published - WABL paper #119 : Ecological Engineering 

Funding:  Teaching Assistantship Fall 2022-Spring 2023.

Jacob Anderson holds equipment in a labJames Anderson

Undergraduate Researcher since 2020,  junior year

Seeking B.S. degree in Coastal Environmental Science, LSU Honors College 

Undergrad Research: Nutrient dynamics in deltaic marshes of different ages

Presented at LSU Discover Day 2022

Honor's thesis research starting Fall 2022: Internal (sediment) vs External (watershed) Phosphorus Loading Linked to Harmful Algal Blooms - Funded by LA SeaGrant UROP program

Summer 2022 - Pacific Northwest National Lab - DOE-funded SULI Program - Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships

kate holding samples in labLauren "Kate" Landholm

Undergraduate Researcher since 2021, junior year

Seeking B.S. degree in Coastal Environmental Science 

Proposed Research in Fall 2022 : Nutrient dynamics in the Lake Pontchartrain Estuary

riley in labRiley Jenkins

Undergraduate Researcher since 2022,  sophomore year 

Seeking B.S. degree in Coastal Environmental Science


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