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2010 LEAG Annual Review and Planning Meeting
April 28-29, 2010

Quantifying the Role of Growth Faulting in the Quaternary Development of the Mississippi River Delta
Kyle Straub, Tulane University

Using the late Holocene stratigraphic record to quantify rates of wetland accretion in the Mississippi Delta
Zhixiong Shen, Tulane University

Quantifying river response to faulting on the Baton Rouge fault zone
Nicole Gasparini, Tulane University

Population Dynamics of Gulf Blue Crabs
Erin Grey, Tulane University

A Study of Biomarkers for Organic Pollution and Reproductive Health of Crustaceans in the Wetlands of the Mississippi Delta
Enmin Zou, Nicholls State University

Comparative Assessment of Reproductive Failure and Susceptibility to Lead in Urban Ecosystems
Michael Blum, Tulane University

Flooding and Salinity Impacts on New Orleans Urban Forest Understory Plant Community Composition
Dave Baker, Tulane University

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in New Orleans Urban Environment
Guangdi Wang, Xavier University

Biomarkers for endocrine disruption in feral fish from around the US
Jill Jenkins, USGS National Wetlands Research Center

Establishing a River-Dominated Coastal Wetland Observing System
Alexander Kolker, LUMCON/Tulane University

Lower Mississippi/Greater New Orleans Environmental Observatory Planning Meeting

Observatory Working Session:

  1. Welcome/Agenda
    Pierre Glynn, US Geological Survey and Torbjörn Törnqvist, Tulane EES, Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research
  2. Guiding Questions for the Observatory – What do we study?
  3. Goals and Outcomes – What do we aim to achieve in the next year? 5 years? 10 years?
  4. Data – What data do we need to accomplish our goals? What Exists and what state is it in?
  5. Concrete Plans – What activities and personnel should we spend time and funds on?

All working session discussions will be documented on the LMNO Observatory Wiki, where it will be available for further discussion and refinement online. If you need access to the Wiki, please contact Shelley Meaux (