Coastal Louisiana has a lengthy, and somewhat notorious, history as a hazardous place. From the founding of New Orleans, its citizens have coped with challenges presented by this perilous setting. LSU geographers have been at the forefront of tracking and mapping environmental change and hazards in Louisiana’s littoral for decades. Since the pioneering work of Sherwood Gagliano in the 1970s faculty, students, and alumni of LSU’s Department of Geography and Anthropology have played prominent roles. This session will use An Unnatural Metropolis: Wresting New Orleans as a point of departure to foreground current geographic scholarship on the state’s officially declared “coastal crisis.” A physical scientists, GIS specialist, social scientist, and humanities scholars will present the most recent scholarship on land loss, economic and natural resource challenges, human migration, and public policy to contend with this situation. Their presentations will highlight the range of geographic issues and approaches to managing the coastal crisis.
|Discussant||Craig Colten Louisiana State University||20||3:20 PM|
|Presenter||Brady Couvillion*, U.S. Geological Survey, Holly Beck, U.S. Geological Survey, Donald Schoolmaster, U.S. Geological Survey, Land Area Change in Coastal Louisiana (1932 to 2016)||20||3:40 PM|
|Presenter||Scott Hemmerling*, The Water Institute of the Gulf, Monica Barra, The Water Institute of the Gulf, Putting Social-Cultural Values on the Map: Incorporating Local Knowledge into Ecological Restoration Assessments||20||4:00 PM|
|Presenter||Christopher Dalbom*, Tulane University Law School, From Planning to Implementing: Law and Policy as both Catalyst and Inhibitor for Coastal Adaptation||20||4:20 PM|
|Presenter||Jessica Simms*, , The Vanishing Isle de Jean Charles: A Resettlement at the Community Scale||20||4:40 PM|
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