How can communities build resilience to adverse events such as oil spills or hurricanes? A community’s ability to buffer or counteract stressors that disasters may cause or worsen depends on its people having and using social resources and networks.
Maria Vozzo’s strong interest in Deepwater Horizon research led her from North Carolina to Louisiana to study the oil’s effects on local oysters. Her work has a wide scope, from the oyster’s environmental conditions to their cellular responses. Maria’s creative adaptation of commercial oyster equipment for her research may also improve them for fisherman’s use.
A scientific article published by Mark Benfield and a team from LSU’s Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, housed in the School of the Coast & Environment, was published online on June 5 by the prestigious Journal of Fish Biology. This paper documented five observations of healthy oarfish from the northern Gulf of Mexico by… Read More
Omowumi Iledare, director of the Energy Information and Data Division of the LSU Center for Energy Studies, has been named president-elect of the International Association for Energy Economics, or IAEE. He will become president in January of 2014. Iledare served as president of the IAEE-affiliated U.S. Association for Energy Economics in 2008. The IAEE, founded… Read More
According to the study by David Dismukes, LSU professor and associate executive director for the Center for Energy Studies, found the recently-announced unconventional natural gas projects could potentially generate more than $26.7 billion in economic output over a nine-year period (2011-19), a cumulative increase of more than 214,000 jobs and a 9.3 billion increase in wages… Read More
The study by LSU’s Center for Energy Studies notes that much of the capital expenditures associated with large projects occur in other states. The study released Tuesday was commissioned by a national natural gas industry association.