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Street centrality and land use intensity in Baton Rouge, Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the relationship between street centrality and land use intensity in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Street centrality is calibrated in terms of a node’s closeness, betweenness and straightness on the road network. Land use intensity is measured by population (residential) and employment (business) densities in census tracts, respectively and combined. Two GIS-based methods are used to transform data sets

Fahui Wang; Anzhelika Antipova; Sergio Porta

2011-01-01

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75 FR 6570 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Louisiana; Baton Rouge 1-Hour...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Implementation Plans; Louisiana; Baton Rouge 1-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area; Determination of Attainment of the 1-Hour Ozone Standard AGENCY: Environmental...has determined that the Baton Rouge (BR) 1-hour ozone nonattainment area has...

2010-02-10

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Indicator geostatistics for reconstructing Baton Rouge aquifer-fault hydrostratigraphy, Louisiana, USA  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The complex siliciclastic aquifer system underneath the Baton Rouge area, Louisiana (USA), is fluvial in origin and is characterized by strongly binary heterogeneity of sand units and mudstones as pervious and impervious hydrofacies. The east-west trending Baton Rouge fault and Denham Springs-Scotlandville fault cut across East Baton Rouge Parish and play an important role in groundwater flow and aquifer salinization. This study reconstructs the Baton Rouge aquifer-fault system architecture for a Miocene-Pliocene depth interval that consists of the 1,200-foot sand to the 2,000-foot sand. The results show the spatial extent of sand units, their interconnections, and flow paths within each sand unit. The regional-scale formation dip, the sand unit offset on the faults, and the volumetric spatial extent of individual sand units are quantified. The study reveals the complexity of the Baton Rouge aquifer-fault system where the sand deposition is non-uniform, different sand units are interconnected, the sand unit displacement on the faults is significant, and the spatial distribution of flow pathways through the faults is sporadic. The identified locations of flow pathways through the Baton Rouge fault provide useful information on possible windows for saltwater intrusion from the south.

Elshall, Ahmed S.; Tsai, Frank T.-C.; Hanor, Jeffrey S.

2013-12-01

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Version L3.11 Proteus Changes David M. Koppelman Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge  

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Version L3.11 Proteus Changes David M. Koppelman Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge 3 August 1997 #12;Proteus Local 1 ProteusLocal #12;Chapter 1: Proteus Overview 2 1 ProteusOverview Proteus be simu- lated; others can be added through user-written code. C programs, written using Proteus' parallel

Koppelman, David M.

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Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) survey of the Louisiana State Emergency Operating Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this report is to develop an engineering design package to protect the federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Radio System (FNARS) facilities from the effects of high-altitude electromagnetic pulses (HEMP). This report refers to the Louisiana State Emergency Operating Center (EOC) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This report addresses electromagnetic pulse (EMP) effects only, and disregards any condition in which radiation effects may be a factor. It has been established that, except for the source region of a surface burst, EMP effects of high-altitude bursts are more severe than comparable detonations in either air or surface regions. Any system hardened to withstand the more extreme EMP environment will survive the less severe conditions. The threatening environment will therefore be limited to HEMP situations. 76 figs., 2 tabs.

Crutcher, R.I.; Buchanan, M.E.; Jones, R.W.

1989-08-01

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Public School Desegregation/Redesign: A Case Study in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Urban Education Reports Number Fourteen.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication presents a case study of the public school desegregation and redesign program of the East Baton Rouge Parish (Louisiana) School System, focusing on the 5 years from 1987 to 1992. Chapter 1 describes the setting and background, the sociocultural history of the area since pre-Revolutionary War days, the role and treatment of African…

Stone, Frank Andrews

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Immunoassay screening of sediment cores for polychlorinated biphenyls, Devil's Swamp Lake near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2004  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Devil?s Swamp Lake near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, constructed by dredging in 1973 in Devil?s Swamp along the Mississippi River, is contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). This study investigated the possible historical contribution of PCBs from a hazardous-chemical disposal facility by way of a wastewater drainage ditch that operated from 1971 to 1993. Six sediment cores from the lake and three bottom-material samples from the drainage ditch were collected on October 5, 2004, and analyzed for PCBs using an immunoassay screening method. The results were used to evaluate qualitatively the historical input record of PCBs to the lake. Deposition dates in three of the cores were estimated by assuming that penetration of the push corer was stopped by firmer, pre-lake materials that mark the 1973 subsurface level of dredging. Sixty-one samples from five of the six cores and three bottom-material samples from the drainage ditch were analyzed. PCBs were at higher concentrations in ditch bottom material (about 1.1 to 2.2 milligrams per kilogram) than in cores from sites near where the ditch enters the lake (about 0.1 to 1.0 milligrams per kilogram). The highest concentrations of PCBs (maximum about 15 milligrams per kilogram) were detected in lake-bottom sediment about 350 meters west of where the drainage ditch enters the lake. Detection rates and median PCB concentrations were higher in all of the dated core sediments deposited before about 1990 than after 1990.

Van Metre, Peter C.; Wilson, Jennifer T.

2004-01-01

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Health hazard evaluation report HETA 82-387-1392, Exxon Corporation, Baton Rouge, Louisiana  

SciTech Connect

In response to a request from an authorized representative of employees at the Exxon Corporation, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, an investigation was begun into a possible reproductive health hazard at the refinery waste water treatment facility. The refinery processed crude petroleum into a variety of products, processing about 500,000 barrels of crude oil each day. The men had noted what seemed to be an excessive number of spontaneous abortions occurring among their wives. A cross sectional evaluation of sperm concentration and sperm morphology was conducted in wastewater treatment facility workers and two control groups (those who worked in other portions of the refinery and administrative personnel who did not work in the refinery itself). Of the 68 men employed in the wastewater treatment facility during the 6 month period before this study, six were not eligible for the study. Semen samples were provided by 42 of the 62 eligible men, and by 73 control subjects. After data adjustment for abstinence period, the mean sperm concentration of the unexposed group did not differ significantly from that of the 42 exposed men.

Ratcliffe, J.M.; Rosenberg, M.J.; Fox, S.H.; Horning, R.W.; Wyrobek, A.J.

1983-12-01

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Hydrogeophysical Data Fusion and Geostatistical Approach to Characterize Hydrogeological Structure of the Baton Rouge Aquifer System in Louisiana  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The complex siliciclastic aquifer system underneath the Baton Rouge area, Louisiana is fluvial in origin and is characterized by strongly binary heterogeneity of sandy units and mudstones as pervious and impervious hydrofacies. Two distinct east-west trending geologic faults, the Baton Rouge fault and the Denham Springs-Scotlandville fault, cut across East Baton Rouge Parish. Data from the USGS water wells suggest that the Baton Rouge fault is a low permeable fault that historically separates a sequence of freshwater aquifers north of the fault from brackish aquifers south of the fault. However, the Denham Springs-Scotlandville fault appears to be pervious. In this study we utilize wireline geophysical data and lithologic data to characterize the Baton Rouge aquifer system and delineate flow pathways thought the faults. To avoid non-uniqueness associated with the use of a single geophysical data type particularly with the presence of salinization, we interpret the sand and shale hydrofacies for each well log based on wireline short normal electrical resistivity, single-point resistance, spontaneous-potential and gamma ray. For geological model calibration we use lithologic data from drillers logs representing the actual lithology with depth. Using geophysical data for hydrogeological structure construction and using lithologic data for model calibration, we implement a generalized parameterization indicator scheme. First, we show that this methodology can effectively analyze a binary siliciclastic aquifer by depicting the spatial extent of major water bearing units, their interconnections and preferential flow paths within each unit. Second, mapping of the binary fault stratigraphy assists in the assessment of hydraulic continuity and saltwater intrusion in the siliciclastic aquifer system, which exhibits discontinuous heterogeneity due to fault throw. By juxtaposing sand units from both sides of the fault plane, horizontal flow pathways are identified if sands connect through the faults; otherwise, horizontal flow barriers are determined. Third, we use two post-processing techniques, which utilize the spatial delineation of each aquifer unit, to validate the region-scale depositional dip as estimated by solving the inverse problem to calculate the fault throw and to quantify the volumetric spatial extent of individual aquifer units. Results of detailed binary architecture of the Baton Rouge fault implies that the fault acts as a conduit-barrier. Saltwater may intrude the freshwater aquifers through various leaky areas along the fault plane. It was believed that hydraulic continuity through the Denham Springs-Scotlandville fault is due to insignificant sediment offset. However, the study quantitatively shows that there is a considerable fault throw and that the hydraulic continuity occurs due to connection of offset water bearing units.

Elshall, A. S.; Tsai, F. T.; Hanor, J. S.

2012-12-01

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Occurrence of acid rain in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Summer 1981. The role of the catalytic converter  

Microsoft Academic Search

Between June and October 1981, acid rain falling in Baton Rouge, LA was studied. The acidity of the rain ranged for pH 3.9 to pH 5.8. Preliminary data showed that rain associated with thermal cumulo nimbus tended to be more acidic, but rain associated with active cold fronts were less acid. This may relate to dispersion and dilution of the

J. W. Robinson; H. Ghane

1982-01-01

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NCI Community Cancer Centers Program - Pilot Site Profile - Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana  

Cancer.gov

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center is the largest private medical center in Louisiana. With 740 licensed beds, Our Lady of the Lake provides services to more than 33,000 hospital patients and 350,000 outpatients. The hospital occupies 100 acres in the heart of Baton Rouge, including the cancer center. The cancer program includes Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, a nonprofit, comprehensive radiation therapy facility, which joined with Our Lady of the Lake in 1988 to offer multispecialty cancer care.

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Intern experience at MEL, Incorporated, Inc., Baton Rouge, Louisiana: an intern report  

E-print Network

and administration of a project from conception through completion, 3. designing the mechanical systems on a lift span bridge to be constructed over Bayou Grain Caillou in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, 4. serving as project manager on three projects, 5...

Morgan, James Oliver, 1939-

2013-03-13

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East Baton Rouge, School Desegregation, and White Flight.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Used archival, interview, and demographic data to conduct a historical analysis of school desegregation and its consequences in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana from 1965 through 1997. Findings show the massive white flight to nonpublic schools and adjoining suburban districts and the failure of efforts to reverse this trend. (SLD)

Caldas, Stephen J.; Bankston, Carl L., III

2001-01-01

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A School Desegregation Plan for East Baton Rouge Parish.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper outlines an alternative desegregation plan that would replace the one implemented in the East Baton Rouge Parish (Louisiana) School District in 1981. Known as the Incentives Desegregation Plan, the alternative plan was designed to produce interracial contact comparable to the earlier plan, without incurring the attendant costs of…

Rossell, Christine H.

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A Survey of Attitudes about Digital Repositories among Faculty at Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper gives the result of a 2007 survey of faculty at eight academic departments at Louisiana State University, asking them about the usefulness for their needs of an extension of the scholarly communication system by digital repositories. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)

Lercher, Aaron

2008-01-01

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Louisiana Ground-Water Map No. 22: Generalized Potentiometric Surface of the Amite Aquifer and the "2,800-Foot" Sand of the Baton Rouge Area in Southeastern Louisiana, June-August 2006  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The Amite aquifer and the '2,800-foot' sand of the Baton Rouge area (hereafter referred to as the '2,800-foot' sand) are principal sources of fresh ground water in southeastern Louisiana. Both the Amite aquifer and the '2,800-foot' sand are part of the Jasper equivalent aquifer system. The Amite aquifer is heavily pumped in the Bogalusa area, and the '2,800-foot' sand is one of the most heavily pumped aquifers in East Baton Rouge Parish. The Baton Rouge fault zone, which acts as a barrier to flow, trends approximately west-northwest from a point just south of The Rigolets through southern West Baton Rouge Parish, and is the approximate southern limit of freshwater in the aquifers. For the purposes of this report, freshwater is defined as water having less than 250 milligrams per liter (mg/L) of chloride, and most of the water withdrawals described in this report were assumed to be fresh. In 2005, about 18 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) was withdrawn from the Amite aquifer, primarily for public-supply use (8.4 Mgal/d) and industrial use (9.6 Mgal/d). During this same period, about 32 Mgal/d was withdrawn from the '2,800-foot' sand, primarily for public-supply use (13 Mgal/d) and industrial use (19 Mgal/d). Public-supply and industrial withdrawals from the Amite aquifer and the '2,800-foot' sand are listed in table 1. According to data from the Louisiana State Census Data Center, some of the largest population increases in the State during the period 1990 to 2000 occurred in St. Tammany (32.4 percent), Livingston (30.2 percent), and Tangipahoa (17.4 percent) Parishes. These population increases have been accompanied by increased withdrawals of ground water during the same period: 40 percent in St. Tammany Parish, 63 percent in Livingston Parish, and 35 percent in Tangipahoa Parish. An increase in population in these parishes is expected from population displacement due to damages from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita crossing the Louisiana coast in August and September of 2005. Additional information about ground-water flow and effects of increased withdrawals on water levels in the Amite aquifer and the '2,800-foot' sand is needed to assess ground-water-development potential and to protect this resource. To meet this need, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, began a study in 2005 to determine water levels, flow direction, and water-level trends for the Amite aquifer and '2,800-foot' sand. This report presents data and a map that describe the generalized potentiometric surface of the Amite aquifer and '2,800-foot' sand in southeastern Louisiana. Graphs of water levels in selected wells and a table of withdrawals from the Amite aquifer and '2,800-foot' sand show historical changes in water levels and water use. The generalized potentiometric-surface map illustrates the water levels and ground-water flow directions for June-August 2006. These data are on file at the USGS office in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Fendick, Robert B.

2007-01-01

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Simulation of groundwater flow in the "1,500-foot" sand and "2,000-foot" sand and movement of saltwater in the "2,000-foot" sand of the Baton Rouge area, Louisiana  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Groundwater withdrawals have caused saltwater to encroach into freshwater-bearing aquifers beneath Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Groundwater investigations in the 1960s identified a freshwater-saltwater interface located at the Baton Rouge Fault, across which abrupt changes in water levels occur. Aquifers south of the fault generally contain saltwater, and aquifers north of the fault contain freshwater, though limited saltwater encroachment has been detected within 7 of the 10 aquifers north of the fault. The 10 aquifers beneath the Baton Rouge area, which includes East and West Baton Rouge Parishes, Pointe Coupee Parish, and East and West Feliciana Parishes, provided about 167 million gallons per day (Mgal/day) for public supply and industrial use in 2010. Groundwater withdrawals from an aquifer that is 2,000-feet (ft) deep in East Baton Rouge Parish (the “2,000-foot” sand of the Baton Rouge area) have caused water-level drawdown up to 356 ft and induced saltwater movement northward across the fault. Groundwater withdrawals from the “2,000-foot” sand averaged 23.9 Mgal/d during 2010. Saltwater encroachment threatens wells that are located about 3 miles north of the fault, where industrial withdrawals account for about 66 percent of the water withdrawn from the “2,000-foot” sand in East Baton Rouge Parish. Constant and variable-density groundwater models were developed with the MODFLOW and SEAWAT groundwater modeling codes to evaluate strategies to control saltwater migration, including changes in the distribution of groundwater withdrawals and installation of “scavenger” wells to intercept saltwater before it reaches existing production wells. Five hypothetical scenarios simulated the effects of different groundwater withdrawal options on groundwater levels within the “1,500-foot” sand and the “2,000-foot” sand and the transport of saltwater within the “2,000-foot” sand. Scenario 1 is considered a base case for comparison to the other four scenarios and simulates continuation of 2007 reported groundwater withdrawals. Scenario 2 simulates discontinuation of withdrawals from seven selected industrial wells located in the northwest corner of East Baton Rouge Parish, and water levels within the “1,500-foot” sand were predicted to be about 15 to 20 ft higher under this withdrawal scenario than under scenario 1. Scenario 3 simulates the effects of a scavenger well, which withdraws water from the base of the “2,000-foot” sand at a rate of 2 Mgal/d, at two possible locations on water levels and concentrations within the “2,000-foot” sand. In comparison to the concentrations simulated in scenario 1, operation of the scavenger well in the locations specified in scenario 3 reduces the chloride concentrations at all existing chloride-observation well locations. Scenario 4 simulates a 3.6 Mgal/d reduction in total groundwater withdrawals from selected wells screened in the “2,000-foot” sand that are located in the Baton Rouge industrial district. For scenario 4, the median and mean plume concentrations are slightly lower than scenario 1. Scenario 5 simulates the effect of total cessation of groundwater withdrawals from the “2,000-foot” sand in the industrial district. The simulated chloride-concentration distribution in scenario 5 reflects the change in groundwater flow direction. Although some saltwater would continue to cross the Baton Rouge Fault and encroach toward municipal supply wells, further encroachment toward the industrial district would be abated.

Heywood, Charles E.; Griffith, Jason M.

2013-01-01

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ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Chemicals: Energy Optimization in a Turndown Environment  

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: Energy Optimization in a Turndown Environment 2010 Industrial Energy Technology Conference New Orleans, Louisiana May 21, 2010 2 Overview ? Scene Set ? 2009 ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Chemicals ACC Awards ? Exceptional Merit 1: Elastomers Block... to sustain progress ? Ownership by business teams to demonstrate progress ? Plan developed regardless of business environment 4 2009 BRCP ACC Awards ? Elastomers Block Operation ? Butadiene DMC ? Steam system efficiency improvements ? Aromatics SWAT...

Geier, E.; Panaev, L.; Waite, R.; Eiklor, L.

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EMPLOYMENT SUMMARY FOR 2011 GRADUATES Baton Rouge, LA 70803  

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EMPLOYMENT SUMMARY FOR 2011 GRADUATES Baton Rouge, LA 70803 Website : www.law.lsu.edu Phone : 225 graduates 176 Unemployed - Not Seeking 3 Employment Status Unknown 8 Unemployed - Seeking 7 Employed - Undeterminable * 0 0 0 0 0 Employed - Bar Passage Required 143 1 1 0 145 Pursuing Graduate Degree Full Time 2

Harms, Kyle E.

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Baton Rouge Metropolitan Transportation Plan Update  

E-print Network

FORECASTING MODEL DEVELOPMENT ............................15? V. CALIBRATION AND VALIDATION ..............................................................................64? VI. TRAVEL FORECAST AND DEFICIENCY IDENTIFICATION .............................100... ROUGE STUDY AREA EXTERNAL STATIONS (2005) .......................................................................33 TABLE 6 ? INTERSTATE EXTERNAL STATIONS VIDEO LICENSE PLATE MATCH...

Capital Region Planning Commission

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The influence of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on the inflammatory cytokine response and protein expression in A549 cells exposed to PM2.5 collected in the Baton Rouge-Port Allen industrial corridor of Southeastern Louisiana in 2005.  

PubMed

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit the coast of Louisiana in 2005 and killed more than 2000 people. The two storms resulted in a significant spike in particulate matter (PM2.5) levels across the state of Louisiana. This report focuses on PM2.5 samples collected in 2005 from two monitoring sites in the neighboring cities of Baton Rouge and Port Allen, Louisiana. Inductively coupled plasma (ICP) revealed the presence of PM2.5-adsorbed representative and Fenton-active transition metals. Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analyses revealed the presence of 23 PAH compounds. Endotoxins were also detected. Metals and endotoxins were extracted with water. PAH were extracted with dichloromethane. In order to assess cytotoxicity, aqueous PM2.5 extracts were introduced to A549 Human Epithelial Lung Carcinoma Cells. Results indicated decreased cell viability in a dose-dependent manner, with an LC50 of 235 µg/ml and 250 µg/ml, respectively, for the two sites featured here. Endotoxins alone were not cytotoxic. The concentration of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and released LDH activity increased following exposure of A549 cells to aqueous PM2.5 extracts. Fluorescence microscopy revealed apoptotic and necrotic cell death mechanisms. ELISA revealed increased secretion of primary pro-inflammatory cytokines, IL-6, IL-8, and TNF-?. Global PCR gene expression revealed up-regulation of proteins associated with the cytokine storm; e.g. interleukins, chemokines, and TNF-?. Global antibody microarray was consistent with an inflammatory response, with up-regulation of cytokines involved in the down-field activation of the caspase cascade and kinase pathways. The up-regulation of metal-redox sensitive transcription factors, NF-?? and AP-1, is consistent with a cell death mechanism initiated by Fenton-active transition metal redox catalysis. PMID:24401135

Bourgeois, Brian; Owens, John Wesley

2014-03-01

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33 CFR 110.195 - Mississippi River below Baton Rouge, LA, including South and Southwest Passes.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 2010-07-01 false Mississippi River below Baton Rouge, LA, including South...Anchorage Grounds § 110.195 Mississippi River below Baton Rouge, LA, including South...length along the right descending bank of the river from mile 1.5 to mile 6.7 above...

2010-07-01

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33 CFR 110.195 - Mississippi River below Baton Rouge, LA, including South and Southwest Passes.  

... 2014-07-01 false Mississippi River below Baton Rouge, LA, including South...Anchorage Grounds § 110.195 Mississippi River below Baton Rouge, LA, including South...length along the right descending bank of the river from mile 1.5 to mile 6.7 above...

2014-07-01

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33 CFR 110.195 - Mississippi River below Baton Rouge, LA, including South and Southwest Passes.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Mississippi River below Baton Rouge, LA, including...Anchorage Grounds § 110.195 Mississippi River below Baton Rouge, LA, including...above Head of Passes marked by Mississippi River Wreck Lighted Buoy WR4....

2011-07-01

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33 CFR 110.195 - Mississippi River below Baton Rouge, LA, including South and Southwest Passes.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Mississippi River below Baton Rouge, LA, including...Anchorage Grounds § 110.195 Mississippi River below Baton Rouge, LA, including...above Head of Passes marked by Mississippi River Wreck Lighted Buoy WR4....

2013-07-01

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THE HISTORY OF STANDARD OIL/EXXONMOBIL IN BATON ROUGE Oral History Interviewee Contact Survey Form  

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THE HISTORY OF STANDARD OIL/EXXONMOBIL IN BATON ROUGE Oral History Interviewee Contact Survey Form LSU Libraries Special Collections Williams Center for Oral History If you think that you location; T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History: ATTN: Staff LSU Libraries Special Collections Agnes

Harms, Kyle E.

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Fog chemistry in the Texas–Louisiana Gulf Coast corridor  

Microsoft Academic Search

Fog samples were collected in two population centers of the US Gulf Coast (Houston, Texas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana) using Caltech active strand cloud collectors. A total of 32 fogwater samples were collected in Baton Rouge (November 2004–February 2005) and Houston (February 2006). These samples were analyzed for pH, total and dissolved organic carbon, major inorganic ions, and a variety

Suresh Raja; Ravikrishna Raghunathan; Xiao-Ying Yu; Taehyoung Lee; Jing Chen; Raghava R. Kommalapati; Karthik Murugesan; Xinhua Shen; Yuan Qingzhong; Kalliat T. Valsaraj; Jeffrey L. Collett

2008-01-01

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AFFILIATIONS: Gall--Stephenson Disaster Management Institute, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana;  

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, whereas FEMA maintains records on insured flood losses and paid claims through the National Flood unaware of biases in these databases and accept the loss figures uncritically. T he insurance industry has the multitude of federal agencies that focus on natural hazards. In contrast to insurance companies

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Wildlife Hospital of Louisiana Adopt-a-Patient Form The Wildlife Hospital of Louisiana cares for over 1,600 wildlife cases every year. Our ability to care for these animals is  

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Wildlife Hospital of Louisiana Adopt-a-Patient Form The Wildlife Hospital of Louisiana cares: Dr. Javier Nevarez, Wildlife Hospital of Louisiana, LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #12;Wildlife Hospital of Louisiana

Harms, Kyle E.

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BLACK FACULTY & STAFF CAUCUS at LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY  

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BLACK FACULTY & STAFF CAUCUS at LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY AND AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE Milestone Award Presented to a student with any significant first-time achievement. The Black Faculty Staff P.O. Box 21863 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70894 2012 BLACK SCHOLARS AWARDS PROGRAM Call for Nominations

Harms, Kyle E.

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Depositional environment of Upper Cretaceous deep Tuscaloosa Sandstones, Profit Island field, east Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana  

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and induction log response from Trans Match 1 and Bourgeois 1 showing shaly nature of the sandstones. Stipled pattern represents those sandstones used in the correlations. 20 Sedimentary structures from the Hunt Trans Match 1 cored interval. 23 Sedimentary... for predicting morphology and, therefore, reservoir extent and location ~ Using this approach, sandstones of the deep Woodbine of East Texas, time equivalent to the Tuscaloosa, were studied (Siemers, 1978; The citations in this thesis follow the style...

Roth, Susan Viola

2012-06-07

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Survey for Selected Diseases in Nutria (Myocastor coypus) from Louisiana  

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450 Survey for Selected Diseases in Nutria (Myocastor coypus) from Louisiana Journal of Wildlife, Mississippi 39762, USA ABSTRACT: Thirty-two trapper-caught nutria (Myocastor coypus) from East Baton Rouge: Nutria, Myocastor coypus, se- rology, Toxoplasma gondii, Chiamydia psit- taci, Francisella tularensis

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Energy savings for heat-island reduction strategies in Chicago and Houston (including updates for Baton Rouge, Sacramento, and Salt Lake City)  

SciTech Connect

In 1997, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the ''Heat Island Reduction Initiative'' to quantify the potential benefits of Heat-Island Reduction (HIR) strategies (i.e., shade trees, reflective roofs, reflective pavements and urban vegetation) to reduce cooling-energy use in buildings, lower the ambient air temperature and improve urban air quality in cities, and reduce CO2 emissions from power plants. Under this initiative, the Urban Heat Island Pilot Project (UHIPP) was created with the objective of investigating the potential of HIR strategies in residential and commercial buildings in three initial UHIPP cities: Baton Rouge, LA; Sacramento, CA; and Salt Lake City, UT. Later two other cities, Chicago, IL and Houston, TX were added to the UHIPP. In an earlier report we summarized our efforts to calculate the annual energy savings, peak power avoidance, and annual CO2 reduction obtainable from the introduction of HIR strategies in the initial three cities. This report summarizes the results of our study for Chicago and Houston. In this analysis, we focused on three building types that offer the highest potential savings: single-family residence, office and retail store. Each building type was characterized in detail by vintage and system type (i.e., old and new building constructions, and gas and electric heat). We used the prototypical building characteristics developed earlier for each building type and simulated the impact of HIR strategies on building cooling- and heating-energy use and peak power demand using the DOE-2.1E model. Our simulations included the impact of (1) strategically-placed shade trees near buildings [direct effect], (2) use of high-albedo roofing material on the building [direct effect], (3) urban reforestation with high-albedo pavements and building surfaces [indirect effect] and (4) combined strategies 1, 2, and 3 [direct and indirect effects]. We then estimated the total roof area of air-conditioned buildings in each city using readily obtainable data to calculate the metropolitan-wide impact of HIR strategies. The results show that in Chicago, potential annual energy savings of $30M could be realized by ratepayers from the combined direct and indirect effects of HIR strategies. Additionally, peak power avoidance is estimated at 400 MW and the reduction in annual carbon emissions at 58 ktC. In Houston, the potential annual energy savings are estimated at $82M, with an avoidance of 730 MW in peak power and a reduction in annual carbon emissions of 170 ktC.

Konopacki, S.; Akbari, H.

2002-02-28

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Site Index Curves for Direct-Seeded Loblolly and Longleaf Pines in Louisiana  

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of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803; V. Clark Baldwin, Jr 1929, Schumacher and Coile 1960, Farrar 1981, Farrar and Matney 1994) and young plantations (Boyer 1983, Clutter and Lenhart 1968, Smalley and Bower 197 1, Trousdell et al. 1974, Golden et al. 1981, Amateis

Cao, Quang V.

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Organochlorine residue levels in Mississippi River water snakes in southern Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study was designed to determine the usefulness of water snakes in pollution monitoring. This was accomplished by assessing the organochlorine load in tissues of snakes inhabiting three sites along the Mississippi River near Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Two species of water snakes, Nerodia rhombifera and Nerodia cyclopion, were chosen for analysis of chlorinated hydrocarbons. Fishes account for 95.2 and 98.4%,

T. D. Sabourin; W. B. Stickle; T. C. Michot; C. E. Villars; D. W. Garton; H. R. Mushinsky

1984-01-01

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76 FR 28223 - Adequacy Status of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana Maintenance Plan 8-Hour Ozone Motor Vehicle...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Emission Budgets for Transportation Conformity Purposes AGENCY: Environmental Protection...LDEQ) are adequate for transportation conformity purposes. As a result of EPA's finding...area must use these budgets for future conformity determinations for the 1997...

2011-05-16

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1 Louisiana State University Louisiana State  

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.3 2 16.7 7 3.9 33 5.5 11 Black or African American 36 10.9 51 19.2 87 14.9 0 0 25 14 87 14.6 26 Asian-578-8491 Website: www.law.lsu.edu Baton Rouge, LA 70803 Louisiana State University - 2013 Standard 509 Information 41 23 139 23.3 51 Two or more races 4 1.2 2 0.8 6 1 0 0 3 1.7 6 1 4 Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific

Harms, Kyle E.

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Space science public outreach at Louisiana State University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Over the last seven years the Astronomy / Astrophysics group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy of Louisiana State University has developed an exten- sive Space Science education and public outreach program. This program includes the local park district (the Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge, BREC), the local amateur astronomer group (the Baton Rouge As- tronomical Society, BRAS), the Louisiana Arts and Science Museum (LASM), and Southern University (SU, part of the largest HBCU system in the nation). Our effort has directly led to the development of the Highland Road Park Observatory (HRPO, http://www.bro.lsu.edu/hrpo) that supports student astronomy training at LSU and SU, amateur observations and a public program for adults and children, establishment of a series of teacher professional development workshops in astronomy and physics, and the "Robots for Internet Experiences (ROBIE)" project (http://www.bro.lsu.edu/) where we have several instruments (e.g. HAM radio, radio telescope, optical tele- scopes) that can be controlled over the internet by students and teachers in the class- room along with associated lessons developed by a teacher group. In addition, this year the LASM, will be opening a new planetarium / space theater in downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We are currently working to bring live views of the heavens from the HRPO telescope to audiences attending planetarium shows and will be working closely with planetarium staff to develop shows that highlight LSU astronomy / space science research. During the presentation we will provide some details about our in- dividual projects, the overall structure of our program, establishing community links and some of the lessons we learned along the way. Finally, we would like to acknowl- edge NASA, Louisiana State University, the Louisiana Systemic Initiatives Program and the Louisiana Technology Innovation Fund for their support.

Guzik, T.; Babin, E.; Cooney, W.; Giammanco, J.; Hartman, D.; McNeil, R.; Slovak, M.; Stacy, J.

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Activities at the Louisiana State University hazardous waste research center - A status report  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hazardous waste and the problems associated with its proper disposal are the concerns of the Hazardous Waste Research Center (H.W.R.C.), located on the Baton Rouge Campus of Louisiana State University. Initial experiments confirmed the validity of the basic experimental procedures and suggested an appropriate modeling approach based upon the narrow plume hypothesis and suitable integrations of the K-theory governing equation.

R. Segesta; L. J. Thibodeaux

1987-01-01

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Nuclear interactions in high energy heavy ions and applications in astrophysics. [Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State Univ. , Baton Rouge  

SciTech Connect

The overall objective is to study the mechanisms and the energy dependence of heavy ion fragmentation by studying the reactions of heavy ion projectiles (e.g. [sup 4]He, [sup 16]O, [sup 20]Ne, [sup 28]Si, [sup 56]Fe) in a variety of targets (H, He, C, Si, Cu, Pb) and at a number of beam energies exceeding 0.1 GeV/nucleon. The results have application to questions in high-energy nuclear astrophysics. Most of the discussion is on low-energy [sup 16]O,[sup 28]Si data analysis. The description includes analysis procedures and techniques, detector calibrations, data selections and normalizations. Cross section results for the analysis are also presented. 83 figs., 6 tabs., 73 refs.

Wefel, J.P.; Guzik, T.G.

1993-01-11

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Survey for selected diseases in nutria (Myocastor coypus) from Louisiana.  

PubMed

Thirty-two trapper-caught nutria (Myocastor coypus) from East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Tangipahoa, and St. Helena Parishes in Louisiana (USA) were sampled for several disease agents. Antibodies against Toxoplasma gondii, Chlamydia psittaci, Francisella tularensis, Leptospira spp., and encephalomyocarditis virus were detected in 7%, 14%, 0%, 7%, and 0% of nutria, respectively. Both animals seropositive for leptospirae were positive for L. interrogans serovar canicola. No Salmonella spp. were isolated from feces, and no Giardia spp. were seen in trichrome-stained fecal preparations. PMID:7933295

Howerth, E W; Reeves, A J; McElveen, M R; Austin, F W

1994-07-01

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76 FR 53434 - Free Flow Power Corporation, Northland Power Mississippi River LLC; Notice of Competing...  

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...Mississippi River, near the town of Baton Rouge, in West Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parishes, Louisiana...02114; phone (978) 283-2822. For Northland: Tim Richardson, 30 St. Clair Avenue West, 17th Floor, Toronto, Ontario, Canada;...

2011-08-26

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Evaluation of Selected Processes Controlling Nitrogen Loss in a Flooded Soil1 K. R. REDDY,2  

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, Agronomy Dep., Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, La., Dep. of Agronomy, Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington. Ky, Center for Wetland Resources, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, LA 70803. 'Professor, Dep. of Agronomy

Florida, University of

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First Shell Energy Venture Camp Baton Rouge Area  

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to demonstrate how a four stroke engine works. Pressure Conductivity of water Distillation of coke Solar house grow in a vacuum, and how caramel is made from condensed milk under high temperature and pressure. #12 such as pressure, density, heat, temperature, phase change, and conductivity. In order to explore energy concepts

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Facilitating Collaboration and Communication IALS Conference, Baton Rouge, LA  

E-print Network

Bird, Educator, CMU Children's School Linda Hancock, Educational Administrator, CMU Children's School the technology, and support the development of materials for educators and parents. Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children PAEYC provided a connection with the Pittsburgh Area Early Childhood Community

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A search for the production of direct leptons in nucleon-nucleus and nucleus-nucleus collisions. [Intermediate Energy Nuclear Physics Group, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State Univ. , Baton Rouge  

SciTech Connect

Activities included contributions to the AMY Collaboration, the transverse energy detector, the Di-Lepton Spectrometer, with emphasis on the single-lepton experiment. Elastic and inelastic scattering differential cross sections and total cross sections are shown for [pi][sup +] and [pi][sup [minus

Kirk, P.N. (Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, LA (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy)

1992-12-15

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Center-of-Mass Baton.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Described is a baton that consists of an unbreakable transparent tube with three inserted light-emitting diodes (LED) and terminal impact buffers that hold batteries and counterweights. The concepts of projectile motion and parabolic paths can be shown by analyzing the path of a thrown baton. (KR)

Bucher, Manfred; And Others

1991-01-01

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Proceedings of the conference on coastal erosion and wetland modification in Louisiana: causes, consequences, and options  

SciTech Connect

Sixteen papers and panel discussions from a conference held in Baton Rouge, LA, 5 to 6 October 1981 are presented. The presentations consider the causes and consequences of coastal erosion and wetland modification in Louisiana and the mitigative options available to slow or reverse the rapid rate of coastal land loss. Detailed habitat mapping studies have allowed accurate estimates of coastal habitat change and land loss through 1978. Projections from these rates of change indicate an annual rate of land loss in coastal Louisiana in the early 1980's of approximately 130 km/sup 2//y (50 m/sup 2//y). The projected effects of wetland modification on the bountiful living resources of coastal Louisiana (fisheries, fur and hide bearers and waterfowl) are major because of the close dependence of these resources on estuarine wetlands. These changes and others related to flood protection, transportation and ownership of mineral resources are projected to have extensive social and economic consequences. Options proposed to slow coastal land loss include major and minor diversions of the Mississippi River, barrier island and shoreline restoration and protection, hydrological management of wetlands and more restrictive permitting of dredging activities.

Boesch, D.F. (ed.)

1982-09-01

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ASSESSING THE EXPANDABLE SIDE-HANDLED BATON  

Microsoft Academic Search

The search for a suitable alternative to the conventional truncheon has seen a range of different types of baton being trialled by individual police forces in England & Wales over the last two years. These batons vary in their length, construction and design, but a key distinction is between the 'straight' and 'side-handled' baton. While some individual forces have trialled

Egmont Kock; Tim Kemp; Bernard Rix

1994-01-01

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A Comparison of the Louisiana Forest Stewardship Program  

E-print Network

Agricultural Center Baton Rouge, LA 70803 Steverson O. Moffat Policy Analyst USDA-USFS Forest Resources .. .. .. .. .. .. 29 9. All Plans Combined Management Plans .. .. .. .. .. 30 10. All Plans Combined Management History .. .. .. .. 35 21. All Plans Combined Water Quality .. .. .. .. .. .. 36 22. All Plans Combined Chemical

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The state of trauma care in Louisiana--impediments and opportunities: a survey of the state's surgeons.  

PubMed

Trauma is the leading cause of death in persons under 45 years of age. A looming physician shortage, comparatively high rates of injury in the state, and the high cost of caring for the injured has raised the question of how to best deal with this problem in Louisiana. A 37-question survey was sent to all 324 Louisiana members of the American College of Surgeons. The survey assessed characteristics of surgeons, the hospitals and their resources, and perceived impediments to trauma care. Seventy-three percent of responders provide trauma coverage to their hospitals. Ninety percent of hospitals have a blood bank; only 27.4% had 24-hour operating room availability. Most hospitals had adequate subspecialty availability. Major deterrents to trauma coverage that were identified were no control of schedule, no repayment for care, and interruption of a surgeon's elective schedule. Eighty-six percent of responders agreed the state should implement a statewide network. More than 90% said tertiary trauma centers should be in New Orleans, Shreveport, and Baton Rouge to provide trauma care. Louisiana has a surgical workforce trained and capable of trauma care. Impediments to surgeon involvement revolve upon reimbursement and interruption of elective practice. An organized trauma system will help triage critically ill patients to appropriate trauma centers for improved care by appropriate surgeons. PMID:22866353

Timmer, Jeremy; Fahr, Michael; Stuke, Lance; Duchesne, Juan; Meade, Peter; McSwain, Norman; Marr, Alan; Hunt, John

2012-01-01

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A Market Analysis of the Ready-To-Assemble Furniture Industry  

E-print Network

Agricultural Center Baton Rouge, LA Kofi Poku, Ph.D. Candidate Forest Products Marketing Program Louisiana melamine or wood veneers. Primary RTA furniture products include entertainment centers, electronic

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Red Rice Research and Control.  

E-print Network

Physiology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. Baldwin, Ford L., University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, Little Rock. Bourgeois, W. J., Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. Cox... ...................................... 10 E. A. Sonnier RED RICE CONTROL IN ALTERNATE CROPS ................................ 16 F. L. Baldwin ..# RED RICE CONTROL ..................................................lg B. A. Huey and F. L. Baldwin RED RICE HERBICIDE SCREENING TESTS...

Baker, John B.; Baldwin, Ford L.; Bourgeois, W.J.; Cox, Clodis H.; Craigmiles, Julian P.; Dishman, William D.; Eastin, E. Ford; Helpert, Charles W.; Hill, Lewis C.; Huey, Bobby A.; Klosterboer, Arlen D.; Sonnier, Earl A.

1980-01-01

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A Model of the Impact of Corporate Culture on Information Technology Adoption  

E-print Network

of Renewable Natural Resources Louisiana State University Agricultural Center Baton Rouge, Louisiana Working University Agricultural Center Baton Rouge, LA December 2, 2002 #12;2 Introduction The forest products attributed to a number of reasons including the industry's history of complacency emanating from the concept

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the Form Baton2 : Analyzing Body-  

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themselves. 1 Waggling is a derogatory term for swinging the Wiimote back and forth as a game mechanic. 2 Wario Ware Smooth Moves christened the Wiimote the `form baton' in their humorous instructions

Isbister, Katherine

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Scales and Uncertainties in Estimating Soil Carbon with STATSGO Database for Louisiana  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The State Soil Geographic (STATSGO) database has been used in estimating soil carbon storage at regional and national scales. However, due to its coarse resolution (1:250,000), uncertainty is a problem that has been addressed by researchers when the database is applied at a finer scale. The Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) database at a scale of 1:24,000 apparently provides a better alternative, but the spatial data is unavailable for many areas across the nation. The primary goal of this study is to develop pedotransfer functions for Louisiana's carbon assessment using these two databases. The specific objectives of the study are to (1) compare soil carbon estimates between STATSGO and SSURGO spatially and statistically; (2) assess the uncertainty in carbon estimates by STATSGO particularly on hydric soils; and (3) identify attributes that are important for model prediction. The assessment on soil carbon at the depths from 0 to 25 and to 100 cm was conducted for Lincoln and West Baton Rouge Parishes. The compared soil attributes included a series of physical, chemical, and hydraulic properties. The results showed that not only did the two databases produce different soil carbon estimates based on their data attributes, but also the difference in estimates varied spatially across the landscape. The study demonstrated that GIS applications can be critical for improving accuracy of terrestrial carbon assessment.

Wang, F.; Xu, Y.; Zhong, B.

2005-05-01

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Loss of Resources and Hurricane Experience as Predictors of Postpartum Depression Among Women in Southern Louisiana  

PubMed Central

Abstract Background After a natural disaster, mental disorders often become a long-term public health concern. Previous studies under smaller-scale natural disaster conditions suggest loss of psychosocial resources is associated with psychological distress. Methods We examined the occurrence of depression 6 and 12 months postpartum among 208 women residing in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who were pregnant during or immediately after Hurricane Katrina's landfall. Based on the Conservation of Resources (COR) theory, we explored the contribution of both tangible/financial and nontangible (psychosocial) loss of resources (LOR) on the outcome of depression, measured using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS). We also investigated the influence on depression of individuals' hurricane experience through a Hurricane Experience Score (HES) that includes such factors as witnessing death, contact with flood waters, and injury to self or family members. Results Both tangible and nontangible LOR were associated with depression cross-sectionally and prospectively. Severe hurricane exposure (high HES) was also associated with depression. Regression analysis showed LOR-associated depression was explained almost entirely by nontangible rather than tangible factors. Consistent with COR theory, however, nontangible LOR explained some of the association between severe hurricane exposure and depression in our models. A similar result was seen prospectively for depression at 12 months, even controlling for depression symptoms at 6 months. Conclusions These results suggest the need for preventive measures aimed at preserving psychosocial resources to reduce the long-term effects of disasters. PMID:20438305

Ehrlich, Matthew; Xiong, Xu; Buekens, Pierre; Pridjian, Gabriella; Elkind-Hirsch, Karen

2010-01-01

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Energy Savings Calculations for Heat Island Reduction Strategies in Baton Rouge, Sacramento and Salt Lake City  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1997, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the ''Heat Island Reduction Initiative'', to quantify the potential benefits of Heat Island Reduction (HIR) strategies (i.e., shade trees, reflective roofs, reflective pavements and urban vegetation) to reduce cooling energy use in buildings, lower the ambient air temperature and improve urban air quality in cities, and reduce CO2 emissions from power

S. Konopacki; H. Akbari

2000-01-01

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33 CFR 110.195 - Mississippi River below Baton Rouge, LA, including South and Southwest Passes.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...obstructing or interfering with navigational aids or for failing to comply with the navigation laws for lights, day shapes, or fog signals and any other applicable laws and regulations. [CGD 77-028, 46 FR 49850, Oct. 8, 1981] Editorial...

2012-07-01

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The Louisiana State University waste-to-energy incinerator  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This proposed action is for cost-shared construction of an incinerator/steam-generation facility at Louisiana State University under the State Energy Conservation Program (SECP). The SECP, created by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, calls upon DOE to encourage energy conservation, renewable energy, and energy efficiency by providing Federal technical and financial assistance in developing and implementing comprehensive state energy conservation plans and projects. Currently, LSU runs a campus-wide recycling program in order to reduce the quantity of solid waste requiring disposal. This program has removed recyclable paper from the waste stream; however, a considerable quantity of other non-recyclable combustible wastes are produced on campus. Until recently, these wastes were disposed of in the Devil's Swamp landfill (also known as the East Baton Rouge Parish landfill). When this facility reached its capacity, a new landfill was opened a short distance away, and this new site is now used for disposal of the University's non-recyclable wastes. While this new landfill has enough capacity to last for at least 20 years (from 1994), the University has identified the need for a more efficient and effective manner of waste disposal than landfilling. The University also has non-renderable biological and potentially infectious waste materials from the School of Veterinary Medicine and the Student Health Center, primarily the former, whose wastes include animal carcasses and bedding materials. Renderable animal wastes from the School of Veterinary Medicine are sent to a rendering plant. Non-renderable, non-infectious animal wastes currently are disposed of in an existing on-campus incinerator near the School of Veterinary Medicine building.

1994-10-01

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Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (16th, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, November 5-8, 1994). Volume 1: Plenary Sessions, Technology Focus Groups, Discussion Groups and Research Papers, Oral Reports and Posters.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume contains the full text of 2 plenary papers and 26 research reports. In addition, brief, usually one-page, reports are provided for 6 discussion groups, 10 technology focus groups, 7 symposiums, 7 oral presentations, and 17 position sessions. The two full plenary reports are: (1) "Problems of Reification: Representations and…

Kirshner, David, Ed.

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Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center,  

Cancer.gov

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana The Cancer Program of Our Lady of the Lake and Mary Bird Perkins 5000 Hennessey Blvd Baton Rouge, LA 70808 www.ololrmc.com www.marybird.org • Robert Davidge, CEO, Our

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Baton: Key Agility for Android without a Centralized Certificate Infrastructure  

E-print Network

Baton: Key Agility for Android without a Centralized Certificate Infrastructure David Barrera,dmccarney}@ccsl.carleton.ca {clark,paulv}@scs.carleton.ca ABSTRACT Android's trust-on-first-use application signing model asso transfer signing au- thority to a new signing key. Our proposal, Baton, modifies Android's app installation

Van Oorschot, Paul

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GROUNDBREAKING! E. J. Ourso College of Business  

E-print Network

be an incredible catalyst for economic development in our state by partnering with Louisiana's business community.6 million for LSU's Baton Rouge campus. We are putting into practice every aspect of accounting, economics

Harms, Kyle E.

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75 FR 69399 - Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs and National Estuarine Research Reserves  

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...30 p.m. in the Griffon Room, LaSalle Building, Capitol Complex, 617 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Jobos...Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road, Naples, Florida. The...

2010-11-12

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Machines Don't Listen (But Neither Do People) A Keynote Address prepared for the Interdisciplinary Workshop on Feedback Behaviors in Dialog  

E-print Network

comprehension of another's utterance (Bodie, Worthington, Imhof, & Cooper, 2008). At its best, listening brings of Communication Studies. Louisiana State University. Baton Rouge, LA. Bodie, G. D., Worthington, D. L., Imhof, M

Ward, Nigel

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This article appeared in a journal published by Elsevier. The attached copy is furnished to the author for internal non-commercial research  

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Engineering, Henan Agricultural University, Zhengzhou 450002, PR China a r t i c l e i n f o Article history, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA b College of Mechanical and Electrical

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Green Highways: American Concrete Paving  

E-print Network

Green Highways: American Concrete Paving Industry's Perspective National Concrete Consortium;What are Green Highways? Environmentally and Economically Sustainable Concrete Pavements! What Sustainability in Concrete Construction April 9th, 2008 Baton Rouge, Louisiana #12;Lets get one thing straight

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77 FR 76427 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Wisconsin; Milwaukee-Racine...  

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...1-hour ozone), 75 FR 6570 (February 10, 2010) (Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1-hour ozone), 75 FR 27944 (May 19, 2010) (Coso Junction, California, PM 10 ). EPA also incorporated its interpretation under the Clean Data Policy in several...

2012-12-28

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77 FR 35652 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designations of Areas for Air Quality...  

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...1-hour ozone), 75 FR 6570 (February 10, 2010) (Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1-hour ozone), 75 FR 27944 (May 19, 2010) (Coso Junction, California, PM 10 ). EPA also incorporated its interpretation under the Clean Data Policy in...

2012-06-14

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ENVIRONMENTAL SAMPLING AND ANALYSIS IN THE AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE KATRINA  

EPA Science Inventory

This presentation describes the environmental sampling completed by EPA in southeastern Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina caused major catastrophic damage. Presentation also describes EPA's Environmental Unit activities in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, LA, and Dallas, TX....

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The Spectator's Dancing Gaze in Moulin Rouge!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the ways in which the choreography of "Moulin Rouge!" offers a range of gazes to the audience through the perspectives of both the characters and the camera itself. Various gendered and imperial/colonial power relationships that occur within the narrative are heightened in the choreography by referring to discourses inscribed…

Parfitt, Clare

2005-01-01

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Development of Temperature and Humidity-Based Indicators for Diagnosing Problems in Low Tonnage, Split System Air Conditioners  

E-print Network

result demonstration in residential air conditioning servicing. February. Cooperative Extension Service. Agricultural Center. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. Smilie, J., G. Johnson, M. Miller, and J. D. Bankston. 1984b. A result... result demonstration in residential air conditioning servicing. February. Cooperative Extension Service. Agricultural Center. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. Smilie, J., G. Johnson, M. Miller, and J. D. Bankston. 1984b. A result...

Watt, J. B.; O'Neal, D. L.; Haberl, J. S.

1998-01-01

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LaURGE: Louisiana Undergraduate Recruitment and Geoscience Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

NSF and the Shell Foundation sponsor a program called Louisiana Undergraduate Recruitment and Geoscience Education (LaURGE). Goals of LaURGE are: 1) Interweave geoscience education into the existing curriculum; 2) Provide teachers with lesson plans that promote interest in geoscience, critical thinking by students, and are consistent with current knowledge in geoscience; and 3) Provide teachers with supplies that make these lessons the highlights of the course. Biology workshops were held at LSU in Baton Rouge and Centenary College in Shreveport in July 2009. 25 teachers including 5 African-Americans attended the workshops. Teachers were from public and private schools in seven different parishes. Teacher experience ranged from 3 years to 40 years. Courses impacted are Biology, Honors Biology, AP Biology, and Environmental Science. The workshops began with a field trip to Mississippi to collect fossil shark teeth and create a virtual field trip. After the field trip, teachers do a series of activities on fossil shark teeth to illustrate evolution and introduce basic concepts such as geologic time, superposition, and faunal succession. Teachers were also given a $200 budget from which to select fossils for use in their classrooms. One of our exercises explores the evolution of the megatoothed shark lineage leading to Carcharocles megalodon, the largest predatory shark in history with teeth up to 17 cm long. Megatoothed shark teeth have an excellent fossil record and show continuous transitions in morphology from the Eocene to Pliocene. We take advantage of the curiosity of sharks shared by most people, and allow teachers to explore the variations among different shark teeth and to explain the causes of those variations. Objectives are to have teachers (and their students): 1) sort fossil shark teeth into biologically reasonable species; 2) form hypotheses about evolutionary relationships; and 3) describe and interpret evolutionary trends in the fossil Megatoothed lineage. The exercise concludes with discussion of the environmental and biotic events occurring between the Eocene and Miocene epochs that may have caused evolutionary changes in the megatooth shark’s teeth. Other topics covered include radiometric age dating, biogeochemical cycles, and human impact on the carbon and sulfur cycles. Pretests and posttests were administered to assess effectiveness of the program as well as identify teacher misconceptions. This information will be used in future workshops. NSF funding will allow the biology workshops to be repeated in 2010. In addition, a new workshop for physics teachers will be introduced in 2010.

Nunn, J. A.; Agnew, J.

2009-12-01

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Baton Rouge, LA. 225-578-3202 http://www.lsu.edu Student Characteristics (Fall 2007) Undergraduate Success and  

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UNDERGRADUATE PROFILE Total 23,393 Gender Women 12,029 51% Men 11,364 49% Race/Ethnicity African American,161 Business/Marketing 19% Education 10% Biological/Life Sciences 10% Liberal Arts/General Studies 9% Social

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77 FR 76453 - Opportunity for Designation in Amarillo, TX; Cairo, IL; Baton Rouge, LA; Raleigh, NC; and Belmond...  

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...Route 3 and Interstate 35 and east of State Route 17 and U.S. Route 65) Counties. In Minnesota Faribault, Freeborn, and Mower Counties. In New Jersey The entire State of New Jersey, except those export port locations within the State which are...

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The world's oldest tool for professional law enforcement: Historical and legal perspectives on the police baton  

Microsoft Academic Search

The widely viewed videotape of Rodney King's beating in March 1991, by Los Angeles police officers using batons, placed police brutality and the use of non?lethal police weapons firmly under public scrutiny. This article traces the development of the baton, the oldest and most fundamental law enforcement tool. Included are the baton's physical evolution, expanded uses, court review of its

Ken Peak; Jenny D. Hubach

1992-01-01

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New books in review  

Microsoft Academic Search

THE DISRUPTION OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY. By Roy Franklin Nichols. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1948; pp. xvii+612. $7.50.THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOUTHERN SECTIONALISM 1819–1948. By Charles S. Sydnor. Baton Rouge: The Louisiana State University Press; Austin: The Littlefield Fund for Southern History of the University of Texas, 1948; pp. xii+400. $6.00.THE SOUTH DURING RECONSTRUCTION 1865–1877. By E. Merton Coulter. Baton Rouge:

William Norwood Brigance; Bower Aly; Earl W. Wiley; Earnest Brandenburg; Everett L. Hunt; Francis R. Johnson; Donald C. Bryant; Martin Malonev; Giraud Chester; Jack Matthews; Morroe Berger; Max E. Fuller; John Keltner; Barnard Hewitt; Mildred F. Berry; Elwood Murray; Mildred C. Templin; Waldo Abbot; Carrie Rasmussen; F. Lincoln D. Holmes; George V. Bohman; Hugo Hellman; Ralph A. Micken

1949-01-01

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Retrofitting of Conditioning Systems for Existing Small Commercial Buildings - Analysis and Design of Liquid Desiccant - Vapor Compression Hybrid  

E-print Network

Rouge, Louisiana 70803 Troy M. McQueen Associate Professor School of Architecture Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803 ABSTRACT The combination of several concepts of new energy technologies may make it possible to reduce.... If the roof is not supported by prefabricated trusses. buildings with either light wood or metal framing may be good candidates for retrofit. When the roof support is a braced-rafter framing system work in the attic space is more easily accomplished. A...

Arnas, O. A.; McQueen, T. M.

1984-01-01

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Quantifying Morphologic Changes in a Low Gradient River Crossing Southeast Louisiana Fault Zones  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study investigates the signature of faulting in low gradient, alluvial rivers crossing the Baton Rouge fault zone (BRFZ) and Denham Springs-Scotlandville fault zone (DSSFZ), which encompass a set of East-West striking normal faults in southeast Louisiana. These faults exhibit surface expressions associated with up to a few meters of vertical displacement of Late Pleistocene sediments, but little is known about their activity during the Holocene. Our study aims to quantify geomorphic changes in a number of rivers that cross these fault zones and to use these changes to gain insight into the history of faulting in the region. We hypothesize that fault movement will be evident in patterns of river sinuosity, slope, and width to depth ratio. We focus on four subparallel channels of various discharges that cross either or both the BRFZ and the DSSFZ. Information on local fault scarp heights and channel reaches are extracted by GIS analysis of the LA LiDAR 5 m DEM, as well as flow modeling using the HEC-RAS software program. On the Tickfaw River, we conducted field surveys using differential GPS to record contemporary water surface slopes and channel location. Historic channel features on the Tickfaw are characterized using a series of aerial photographs dating back to 1952. Over the past 50 years, the Tickfaw River has shortened its course through the study area significantly (~4.9%) by means of meander cutoffs. Since 1952, sinuosity (P) has decreased in all of the Tickfaw channel reaches that cross fault segments. Currently, the sinuosity is extremely low (average P = 1.14) where the river crosses the DSSFZ and slightly higher where the river crosses the BRFZ (average P = 1.9). We use the LiDAR data to quantify offset on the faults that the river crosses. These values will be compared with the average lateral migration rate of the river in order to better understand the time scales over which both processes operate. If the faults appear to have little morphologic impact on the river, it is likely that that fluvial migration rates are rapid enough to erase any signature of the accumulated throw from the faults. With continued analysis, our goal is to develop a reliable method for using alluvial rivers to help unravel the history of fault systems in low gradient landscapes, with possible applications for detecting regions vulnerable to fault-related subsidence.

Fischer, G.; Gasparini, N. M.; Dawers, N. H.

2011-12-01

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Stress fracture of the ulna in an adolescent baton twirler.  

PubMed

Upper extremity stress fractures are rare, with the majority of those reported occurring in the ulna. The location of the fracture is influenced by the type of activity and mechanism of injury with which it is associated. We report the first case of a mid-ulnar stress fracture in a baton twirler due to chronic torsional stress. This patient was referred to our Orthopedic Oncology clinic with a preliminary diagnosis of osteoid osteoma. PMID:11828335

Fines, Bonnie P; Stacy, ScottG

2002-02-01

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Using Fossil Shark Teeth to Illustrate Evolution and Introduce Basic Geologic Concepts in a High School Biology Classroom  

Microsoft Academic Search

Shell Foundation sponsors a program at Louisiana State University called Shell Undergraduate Recruitment and Geoscience Education (SURGE). The purpose of SURGE is to help local high school science teachers incorporate geology into their classrooms by providing resources and training. As part of this program, a workshop for high school biology teachers was held at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge

J. G. Agnew; J. A. Nunn

2007-01-01

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76 FR 19792 - Notice of Intent To Award-Grant Awards for the Provision of Civil Legal Services to Eligible...  

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The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) hereby announces its intention to award grants and contracts to provide economical and effective delivery of high quality civil legal services to eligible clients in Louisiana (service area LA-1) beginning June 2011. Service area LA-1 comprises the following Louisiana parishes: Ascension Parish, Assumption Parish, East Baton Rouge Parish, East Feliciana......

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YAO ET AL. VOL. 5 ' NO. 7 ' 57635774 ' 2011 www.acsnano.org  

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-Phong Le, Matthew V. Schulmerich, Joana Maria,§ Tae-Woo Lee,^ Stephen K. Gray,z Rohit Bhargava, John A. Rogers,,§ and Ralph G. Nuzzo,§,* Department of Chemistry, Department of Bioengineering, Beckman & Technology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, United States, and z Center

Rogers, John A.

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PHYSICAL REVIEW A 81, 042105 (2010) Quantum discord for two-qubit X states  

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PHYSICAL REVIEW A 81, 042105 (2010) Quantum discord for two-qubit X states Mazhar Ali,1,3,* A. R. P-64289, Germany 2 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Abbottabad 22060, Pakistan (Received 18 February 2010; published 12 April 2010) Quantum discord, a kind

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BioOne sees sustainable scholarly publishing as an inherently collaborative enterprise connecting authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders in the common goal of maximizing access to  

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Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 70803, USA 3 RC little study and quantitative data is needed for management of GCCP waterfowl. Radio-telemetry tech-2006 in south- western Louisiana. Habitat use was quantitatively estimated for areas open and closed to hunting

Afton, Alan D.

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Interface between astrophysical datasets and distributed database management systems (DAVID)  

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This is a status report on the progress of the DAVID (Distributed Access View Integrated Database Management System) project being carried out at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The objective is to implement an interface between Astrophysical datasets and DAVID. Discussed are design details and implementation specifics between DAVID and astrophysical datasets.

Iyengar, S. S.

1988-01-01

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WETI-ANDS,Vol. 19,No. 3, September1999,pp. 594-606 @ 1999,The Societyof WetlandScientists  

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improve wintering waterfowl habitat, reduce wetland loss, and create emergentwetlands.Little information and to improve habitat quality of existing marshes for wildlife, especially waterfowl (Anatidae). Two commonly, Wildlife, and Fisheries Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA 70803 2 U.S. Geological

Afton, Alan D.

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Electrospun Polyimide Nanocomposite Fibers Reinforced with Core-Shell Fe-FeO Nanoparticles  

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Versity, Beaumont, Texas 77710, Department of Chemistry and Physics, Lamar UniVersity, Beaumont, Texas 77710, and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State UniVersity, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803 ReceiVed: March introducing the Fe-FeO nanoparticles. The glass transition temperature (Tg) and melting temperature (Tm

Guo, John Zhanhu

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The Heritage Fallacy: Race, Loyalty, and the First Grambling-Southern Football Game  

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On Armistice Day 1932, the Southern University Bushmen football team left Baton Rouge and traveled to Monroe, Louisiana to play the Tigers of Louisiana Negro Normal and Industrial Institute for the first time. Normal was far younger than Southern. It was a two-year junior college in the northeast cotton town of Grambling, and its football team was…

Aiello, Thomas

2010-01-01

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An Exploratory Study of U.S. Home Builder and Architect Use of Tropical Hardwoods  

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Agricultural Center Baton Rouge, Louisiana Louisiana Forest Products Development Center Working Paper #79 Organization (UNECE/FAO) reports that the three primary regions that import tropical hardwood products, importing countries are changing the trend of importing primary products to importing secondary products

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Louisiana Transportation Research Center  

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Louisiana Transportation Research Center LTRC www.ltrc.lsu.edu 2012-13 ANNUALREPORT #12;The Louisiana Transportation Research Center (LTRC) is a research, technology transfer, and training center administered jointly by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) and Louisiana State

Harms, Kyle E.

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The Influence of a Serial Killer on Changes in Fear of Crime and the Use of Protective Measures: A Survey-Based Case Study of Baton Rouge  

Microsoft Academic Search

When a serial killer is present, the media and local authorities often claim that public attitudes and behaviors change sharply, usually becoming more fearful and less outgoing. Unfortunately, much of the evidence on this score is either speculative or anecdotal. This study reports quantified results from a series of surveys conducted over the course of a serial killing spree in

Matthew R. Lee; Erica DeHart

2007-01-01

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Energy savings for heat-island reduction strategies in Chicago and Houston (including updates for Baton Rouge, Sacramento, and Salt Lake City)  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1997, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the ''Heat Island Reduction Initiative'' to quantify the potential benefits of Heat-Island Reduction (HIR) strategies (i.e., shade trees, reflective roofs, reflective pavements and urban vegetation) to reduce cooling-energy use in buildings, lower the ambient air temperature and improve urban air quality in cities, and reduce CO2 emissions from power plants. Under

S. Konopacki; H. Akbari

2002-01-01

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Coastal Louisiana Activity Book  

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River. · Louisiana is disappearing! An alarming 80% of all coastal wetlands loss in the continental. · Coastal Louisiana contains many different ecosystems, including natural levee and beach ridges, forested

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Losing Louisiana  

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There are many opportunities to gain knowledge of the current situation in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina by reading technical reports and viewing tables of data. But, those looking for another complementary way to look at the region should take a close look at this rather engaging site. Beginning with a compelling visual introduction that includes photographs of the wetlands of the Mississippi Delta, the site offers an aerial view of the region, complete with interactive elements that allow users to click on a number of locations, including New Orleans. Within each section, visitors will be treated to a series of photographs, augmented by audio features that include interviews with coastal restoration experts and local folks affected by the hurricane. There are even a few Quick Time features that allow users to explore some of the sites profiled here. Finally, visitors can also learn about the history of the levees as well as the ominous phenomenon of subsidence, which Louisianans have dealt with for centuries.

Wise, Zach

2006-01-01

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DMONSTRATION PAR LE ROUGE DE RUTHNIUM D'INVAGINATIONS PROFONDES  

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interprétées comme le signe d'une activité de pinocytose qui persiste, au-delà du stade alevin, chez la Truite pinocytose, au niveau de l'intestin postérieur, chez le Poisson rouge, aussi bien au stade de l'alevin de 6 également leur existence chez l'alevin de Truite de 20-22 mm de long, avant la résorption de la vésicule

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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75 FR 27641 - Safety Zone; Marathon Oil Refinery Construction, Rouge River, Detroit, MI  

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...USCG-2010-0333] RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Marathon Oil Refinery Construction, Rouge River...portion of the Rouge River during the Marathon Oil Refinery Construction project. This...of equipment in conjunction with the Marathon Oil Refinery Construction project....

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33 CFR 165.T09-0333 - Safety zone; Marathon Oil Refinery construction, Rouge River, Detroit, MI.  

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...Marathon Oil Refinery construction, Rouge River, Detroit, MI. 165.T09-0333 Section...Marathon Oil Refinery construction, Rouge River, Detroit, MI. (a) Location. ...safety zone: all U.S. waters of the Rouge River, Detroit, MI, bound by a line...

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Box O ce Hours: Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (225) 578-5128www.uniontheater.lsu.edu UNION THEATER PRESENTS  

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THEATER PRESENTS 2013-14 Season HELLO, DOLLY!www.HelloDollyOnTour.com starring SALLYSTRUTHERS NON-PROFIT ORG. U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 733 Baton Rouge, LA LSU Auxiliary Services LSU Student UnionTheater is inspired by French-speaking Louisiana. Saturday, November 2, 2013 · 7:30 p.m. LSU Student Union Theater

Harms, Kyle E.

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TRNEWS279MARCHAPRIL2012 The authors are Concrete  

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TRNEWS279MARCH­APRIL2012 46 The authors are Concrete Research Engineers, Louisiana Transportation Research Center, Baton Rouge. T he permeability of the concrete deter- mines whether a structure will have a long service life free from corrosion of the structural steel. Concrete permeability depends

Harms, Kyle E.

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It is our great pleasure to present the proceedings of the First International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction. This new conference addresses interaction, design, tools, use, and art, especially  

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on Tangible and Embedded Interaction. This new conference addresses interaction, design, tools, use, and art is held in concert with the 14th Annual Mardi Gras conference at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge Gras conference embraces a different theme of regional interest and relevance. This year, we have

Ullmer, Brygg

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The Impact of Black Nationalism on Negritude: A Comparative Study of Black Males and Females  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses a path analysis of the attitudes of 800 black male and female Americans in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Their attitude toward their skin color is analyzed as a function of their personal orientation toward political and social separation, whereas both their ratings and their orientation are analyzed as a function of their education, age and…

Thomas, Curlew O.; Thomas, Barbara Boston

1977-01-01

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Changes in South Asian monsoon: New high-resolution paleoclimaticrecords from Tibet, China  

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TANG ~ingyu',SHEN ~aiming',LIU ~ a m b i u ~8.J.T. 0verpeck3 1.Nanjing Institute of Geology, LouisianaState University, Baton Rouge,LA 70803, USA; 3. NOAA Paleoclimatology Program,National GeophysicalData Center, Boulder, CO 80303, USA Abstract High-resolution pollen records from 6 small lakes in the Tibetan

Liu, Kam-biu

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Molecular Ecology (2009) 18, 23752389 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04202.x 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd  

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. HELLBERG* *Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA, Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA, NOAA.g. cave salamanders, Niemiller et al. 2008; earthworms, King et al. 2008; parasitic acan- thocephalans

Hellberg, Michael E.

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Accepted by L. Page: 9 Mar. 2011; published: 27 Apr. 2011 ISSN 1175-5326 (print edition)  

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-mail: cmcmah2@lsu.edu 2 Department of Biological Sciences, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond LA 70402. PILLER2 1 Division of Ichthyology, LSU Museum of Natural Science, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 USA. E and close allies Theraps and Paraneetroplus also recovered the genus as paraphyletic (McMahan et al. 2010

Piller, Kyle R.

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From Vedic Science To Vedanta Subhash C. Kak  

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of valuable strands of meaning. First, the PurÂŻan.ic accounts of Vedic schools1 imply a break in the tradition Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA 70803-5901 Email: kak@ece.lsu.edu Adyar Library Bulletin, vol. 59 a clean break with the earlier views and build an interpretative system guided primarily by philology

Koppelman, David M.

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Consumer Response to Arts Offerings: A Study of Theater and Symphony in Four Southern Cities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In an effort to broaden the audience for the performing arts, attitudinal, life-style, and socioeconomic data on marginal and regular attenders of theater and symphony concerts in Atlanta (Georgia), Baton Rouge (Louisiana), Columbia (South Carolina), and Memphis (Tennessee) were collected. Telephone interviews were conducted with 1491 respondents…

Andreasen, Alan R.; Belk, Russell W.

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Gill histopathology of two species of buffalo fish from a contaminated Swamp  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two species of buffalo fish, smallmouth buffalo (Ictiobus bubalus) and bigmouth buffalo (Ictiobus cyprinellus), were collected from a contaminated (multiple metals and organic chemicals) Mississippi River Basin ecosystem, Devil's Swamp and a control site, Tunica Swamp, both near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. The buffalo fish were examined for general health and histopathological effects. This research consists of an analysis of

Arunthavarani Thiyagarajah; William R. Hartley; Sharee E. Major; Michael W. Broxson

1996-01-01

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Hepatic hemosiderosis in buffalo fish ( Ictiobus spp.)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hepatocellular hemosiderosis was observed in several species of fish associated with mixed chemical pollution in a Mississippi River Basin ecosystem. Three species of buffalo fish—smallmouth buffalo (Ictiobus bubalus), bigmouth buffalo (Ictiobus cyprinellus), and black buffalo (Ictiobus niger)—were collected from a contaminated site, Devil's Swamp, and a control site, Tunica Swamp, both near Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Liver, kidney and spleen were

A. Thiyagarajah; W. R. Hartley; A. Abdelghani

1998-01-01

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UNCORRECTEDPROOF INDCRO 5141 16  

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Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA 4 5 6 a r t i c l e i n f o7 8 Article history:9 Received 12. Introduction Sugar cane is an important agricultural crop in the south-0 ern U.S. (Rowell, 1995; FAO, 2006 author at: School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, 227 RNR

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Center for SyStematiC entomology, inC., Gainesville, FL Date of Issue: November 30, 2012  

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Center for SyStematiC entomology, inC., Gainesville, FL Date of Issue: November 30, 2012 Insecta Arthropod Museum, Department of Entomology Louisiana State University Agricultural Center 402 Life Sciences Building Baton Rouge, LA, 70803, U.S.A. spongymesophyll@gmail.com Matthew L. Gimmel Division of Entomology

Harms, Kyle E.

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NON-REFEREED PUBLICATIONS Dunn, M.A., R.P. Vlosky, and T.F. Shupe. 2005. Homebuilders attitudes and  

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, Properties, and Quality `04. October 13-16, 2004. St. Petersburg, Russia. Kallioranta, Sanna M. and Richard P fishing survey: the Red River. Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Research Summary 161. Baton Rouge. Petersburg, Russia. Piao, C., T.F. Shupe, C.Y. Hse,

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DRAINAGE SYSTEM IMPACTS ON SURFACE RUNOFF, NITRATE LOSS, AND CROP YIELD ON A SOUTHERN ALLUVIAL SOIL  

Microsoft Academic Search

Excess rainfall and subsequent surface runoff is a challenge to farmers of the Lower Mississippi River Valley region. In 1993, we established an experimental field site in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, consisting of 16 hydraulically isolated plots (0.2 ha) on a Commerce soil (Aeric Fluvaquents). Our objective was to determine drainage system impacts on surface runoff, subsurface drainage effluent, nitrate loss,

B. C. Grigg; L. M Southwick; J. L. Fouss; T. S. Kornecki

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Astronomy and its Role in Vedic Culture Subhash Kak  

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Astronomy and its Role in Vedic Culture Subhash Kak Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA, Part 1, edited by G.C. Pande, ICPR/Munshiram Manoharlal, Delhi, 2000, pp. 507-524. That astronomy to the calendar. Vedic astronomy was not based on the use of accurate clocks, but fine time units were defined

Koppelman, David M.

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Tensile and thickness swelling properties of strands from  

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Research Associate, School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State Univ. Agri. Cen ter, Baton Rouge to assess the damage associated with a particular process. One of the major strand modifications during hot of physical damage imposed on strands during the entire manufacturing process (Geimer et al. 1985). Stepwise

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Wood Durability Service & Reliability  

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insect that has been intro- duced to the Gulf South and has led to significant damage to wooden Decay WDMA TM-2-99 (06) Water-Repellent Effectiveness Visit Our Website www.rnr.lsu.edu/lfpdc For More Center Rm. 227 School of Renewable Natural Resources Louisiana State University AgCenter Baton Rouge, LA

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Liver lesions in the gar fish ( Lepisosteidae) as biomarkers of exposure  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of this research was to identify lesions and diseases in fish as biomarkers of exposure to environmental contaminants from polluted wetlands typical of the Mississippi River Basin. Devil's Swamp, located northwest of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is an ecosystem contaminated with a variety of metals and organic chemicals. The nearby control site was Tunica Swamp. Gar were collected from

William R. Hartley; Arunthavarani Thiyagarajah; Anna M. Treinies

1996-01-01

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Ms. Mentor Unmasked  

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This article presents an interview with Emily Toth, who writes the monthly "Ms. Mentor" academic advice column in the "Chronicle of Higher Education" and teaches in the English department at Louisiana State University, in Baton Rouge. She is the author of "Ms. Mentor's Impeccable Advice for Women in Academia" (1997), "Inside Peyton Place: The Life…

Krebs, Paula

2008-01-01

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Olsen and Afton (2000) found that lesser snow geese (Chen caerulescens caerulescens; hereafter  

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for Jason H. Caswell: School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA; e-mail: Jason.Caswell@EC.GC.CA. Address for Alan D. Afton: United States Geological Survey calls Jason H. Caswell, Alan D. Afton, and F. Dale Caswell Abstract Since 1999, use of electronic calls

Afton, Alan D.

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The Impact of Enrichment Activities upon the Self-Concept of Secondary Cooperative Office Education Students.  

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A study examined the effect of a series of enrichment activities on the self-concept of 34 cooperative office education students in the East Baton Rouge School Parish (Louisiana). The students participated in an enrichment program consisting of 10 55-minute class periods of instruction in human relations and communication skills, ways of coping…

Davis-Newton, Hazel C.

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arXiv:gr-qc/0510111v125Oct2005 AMR, stability and higher accuracy  

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a number of times, the simulation of strongly gravitating astrophysical systems in 3D requires the stable Hall, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803-4001, USA 2 Department of Physics, Long Island University ­ C these independent developments lies in the complications encountered when implementing AMR techniques, especially

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Page 1 of 9 Park Scholarships, North Carolina State University  

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Kent DELAWARE ARCHMERE ACADEMY Claymont CHARTER SCHOOL OF WILMINGTON Wilmington FLORIDA AMERICAN MONSIGNOR DONOVAN CATHOLIC HS Athens MOUNT VERNON PRESYBYTERIAN SCHOOL Atlanta NORTHVIEW HIGH SCHOOL Duluth ST XAVIER HS Louisville TRINITY HS Louisville LOUISIANA CATHOLIC HS Baton Rouge ISIDORE NEWMAN SCHOOL

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GOVERNMENT FOREST POLICIES IN COTE D'IVOIRE Working Paper #29  

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not adequately countered forest degradation in the country (African Development Bank 1990). This article priorities that are centered on agricultural development. For forestry and agriculture coexist, policies Louisiana State University Agricultural Center Baton Rouge, LA A. Nicolas Koudou Richard P. Vlosky June 9

Wu, Qinglin

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Marcel Rejmnek at 60 the man and his work Born 5 June 1946, Hradec Krlov, Czechoslovakia.  

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u c a t i o n : Charles University, Prague, Czechoslovakia: MSc (botany), 1969; RNDr. (botany), 1970 of Botany, Charles University, Prague, Czechoslovakia; 1977­1978:Institute of Radioecology and Applied, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA; 1986­1988: Assistant Professor, Department of Botany

Leps, Jan "Suspa"

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School of Veterinary Medicine Bulletin  

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School of Veterinary Medicine Bulletin 2010-2011 #12;2 School of Veterinary Medicine About of Veterinary Medicine. http://www.vetmed.lsu.edu/art_show.htm #12;2010­2011 Bulletin 22010­2011 Bulletin 1 2010, and other mail sent to­School of Veterinary Medicine, LSU, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803. Statement

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School of Veterinary Medicine Bulletin  

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School of Veterinary Medicine Bulletin 2009-2010 #12;2 School of Veterinary Medicine About at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, March 28-April 26, 2009. #12;2009­2010 Bulletin of address, undeliverable copies, and other mail sent to­School of Veterinary Medicine, LSU, Baton Rouge

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All (Librarian) Hands on Deck: Librarians Lead the Way on the Long Journey to Recovery and Rebuilding  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes how librarians stepped up to the plate to rescue materials and meet the needs of thousands of uprooted evacuees from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, employing their unique skills and resources to put forth a humane and herculean effort. In Houston and Austin, Texas; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Memphis; Fayetteville, Arkansas; and…

Block, Marylaine; Kim, Ann

2006-01-01

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On the Chronological Framework for Indian Subhash Kak  

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of archaeology, history of science and art, and textual analysis takes the Indian tradition to be indigenousOn the Chronological Framework for Indian Culture Subhash Kak Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA 70803-5901, USA Email: kak@ee.lsu.edu Indian Council of Philosophical Research. 2000, pp. 1

Koppelman, David M.

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Al Roy: The First Modern Strength Coach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents a historical perspective through the story of Alvin Roy, the first modern strength coach. Roy went against the common belief in the 1950s that weight lifting made athletes slow and bulky. When the football coaches at Istrouma High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, allowed him to set up and supervise a weight-training program,…

Todd, Terry

2008-01-01

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Educational Reform in Louisiana.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although education has appealed to southern governors as a catapult to historical recognition, future governors should consider Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer's ill-fated educational reform plan for Louisiana State University's College of Education, particularly its teacher evaluation and internship program. Public education seems a low-priority…

Maxcy, Spencer J.; Maxcy, Doreen O.

1993-01-01

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Subsidence in Coastal Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

Understanding Subsidence: Implications for Coastal Restoration and Protection Planning; New Orleans, Louisiana, 13 January 2009; The high rates of subsidence in coastal Louisiana are a well-documented component of regional land loss, ecosystem function deterioration, and coastal engineering failures. For agencies tasked with managing the effects of subsidence, the wide variability of these rates and their sharp spatial gradients pose significant

Brendan Yuill; Denise J. Reed

2009-01-01

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Quel avenir pour les filires animales sans OGM en France? Illustration par le poulet Label Rouge  

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, externalités Key words : genetically modified organisms, corn, soybean, poultry, externalities Nomenclature JEL réglementaire actuel. Abstract : Producers of chicken "Label Rouge" that have adopted a genetically modified (GM

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Louisiana Division of Archaeology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Louisiana Division of Archaeology is part of the state's Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. Their website offers a multitude of resources, including their homepage "What Do I Do if...?" section that helps those in Louisiana who might find artifacts on their property, an archaeological site, or an old burial site. Another helpful guide on their homepage is the "Are you looking for information about" section. Visitors should take a look at the "free books about Louisiana archaeology" to see the available books that can ordered for free, or just read directly from the site. Some of the titles include "Indian Mounds of Northeast Louisiana: A Driving Trail Guide", "El Nuevo Constante", and "Poverty Point". Visitors will enjoy the interactive "Los Adaes Site Explorer", at the bottom of the page, which highlights the Spanish mission built in the early 1700s to protect land that is now Texas, Florida, and Mexico.

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Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

LUMCON was formed in 1979 to coordinate and stimulate Louisiana's activities in marine research and education. It operates from the DeFelice Marine Center in Cocodrie, Louisiana. Information on research, facilities, faculty, and more is available. The K-12 Education section provides information on in-class and field trip opportunities, as well as teacher workshops and student summer camps. Site also features real time data from its five weather stations.

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Louisiana: European Explorations and the Louisiana Purchase  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

When a young United States finalized the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, they in some ways literally didn't know what they were getting. Certainly a number of surveyors, explorers, and Native Americans had traversed different segments of this vast territory, but it had by no means been completely explored and documented. Recently, the American Memory Project at the Library of Congress created this rather delightful online collection that tells the historical and cultural story of the European explorations of these lands. The collection contains 119 items such as a Native American map of the Upper Missouri from 1801 and the "Accurate Map of North America" by Emmanuel Bowen from 1767. First-time visitors should make a point of reading the 118-page explanatory essay offered here. It covers such topics as the cartographic setting of the Purchase and Louisiana's tenure as a Spanish colony.

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"I Participate, You Participate, We Participate... They Profit," Notes on Revolutionary Educational Activism to Transcend Capital: The Rouge Forum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ten years ago, the Rouge Forum initiated its work with this statement: "The Rouge Forum is a group of educators, students, and parents seeking a democratic society. We are concerned about questions like these: How can we teach against racism, national chauvinism and sexism in an increasingly authoritarian and undemocratic society? How can we gain…

Gibson, Rich; Queen, Greg; Ross, E. Wayne; Vinson, Kevin

2007-01-01

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Louisiana and SREB  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) is a nonprofit organization that works collaboratively with Louisiana and 15 other member states to improve education at every level--from pre-K to postdoctoral study--through many effective programs and initiatives. SREB's "Challenge to Lead" Goals for Education, which call for the region to lead the…

Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009

2009-01-01

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Nutria, Eating Louisiana's Coast  

USGS Publications Warehouse

'Eating-out' might be a term you associate with a pleasant experience, especially in south Louisiana where the food is good and the atmosphere is casual. Another kind of 'eat-out' in Louisiana that is not so pleasant, though, is where nutria, large semiaquatic rodents introduced from South America, have literally eaten up the coastline. Nutria live in fresh, intermediate, and brackish marshes and wetlands and feed on vegetation (herbivory) that is vital to sustaining the Louisiana coastline. Their 'eat-outs' create openings in the marsh vegetation, and they are currently affecting an estimated 100,000 acres of coastal wetlands. With Louisiana's coastal wetlands converting to open water at a rate of 25-35 square miles (65-91 square kilometers) each year, nutria are an additional burden to an already stressed ecosystem. The nutria, or coypu (Myocastor coypus), was introduced into the United States in 1899 in California for the fur-farming industry. Since then, they have been introduced to many states and currently have viable populations in 15. Like many introductions of nonnative plants and animals, the introduction of nutria into the United States was intentional and originally viewed as a way to provide economic benefit.

Geological Survey (U.S.)

2000-01-01

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Geographic Education in Louisiana  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author analyzes and summarizes geographic education in Louisiana from a historical perspective with a specific emphasis on the degree to which geography was implemented into the state's standards. To accomplish that, he draws from the following three sources of information: active and retired social studies teachers from a…

Lewis, Anthony J.

2004-01-01

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New thermochronological constraints for the exhumation of the Aiguilles Rouges massif, Western Alps  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

During Oligo-Miocene times, the proximal part of the European passive margin underwent collisional shortening. In the outermost part of the Alpine arc, this shortening occurred in the fold-and-thrust belts (Bornes, Bauges, Chartreuse and Vercors massifs) with no significant tectonic burial. In the External Crystalline Massifs (ECM: Mont Blanc, Aiguilles Rouges, Belledonne, Oisans massifs) the crust was buried at mid-crustal depths below the internal units at 35 to 30 Ma. Along the ECORS profile, the timing of the Mont Blanc massif deformation and exhumation is now well constrained. However, the exhumation of the Aiguilles Rouges massif is much less constrained and this led to various and contrasting interpretations in terms of structural style and sequence of shortening. In this contribution, we present a new thermochronological dataset of the southern part of the Aiguilles Rouges massif. (U-Th-Sm)/He ages on zircons were obtained on three different elevation profiles. Preliminary results indicate ages around 7-8 Ma, which are consistent with Apatite Fission Track data. Those results will allow us to better constrain the timing of the Aiguilles Rouges massifs exhumation relative to the Mont Blanc massif and decipher whether these massifs are deformed in the forward sequence or not, if there were some out-of-sequence major shear zones/thrusts, or if these massifs were deformed sub-coevally. This has major implications in terms of both Alpine collisional wedge kinematics and crustal rheology of the European margin during the Tertiary collision.

Boutoux, Alexandre; Bellahsen, Nicolas; Pik, Raphael; Rolland, Yann; Verlaguet, Anne; Lacombe, Olivier

2014-05-01

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ADVANCED DIGITAL TERRAIN ANALYSIS USING ROUGNESS-DISSECTIVITY PARAMETERS IN GIS  

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1 ADVANCED DIGITAL TERRAIN ANALYSIS USING ROUGNESS-DISSECTIVITY PARAMETERS IN GIS Peter P. Siska is to develop new methods and procedures for terrain analyses within a GIS environment. The focus is to develop characteristics in one unified package and programmed in GIS using the ARC Macro Language (AML). The digital

Hung, I-Kuai

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76 FR 53445 - Northland Power Mississippi River LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for...  

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...Mississippi River, near the town of St. Gabriel, in West Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, and Iberville...be sold to a local utility. Applicant Contact: Tim Richardson, 30 St. Clair Avenue West, 17th Floor, Toronto, Ontario, Canada;...

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76 FR 53446 - Northland Power Mississippi River LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Mississippi River, near the town of St. Gabriel, in West Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, and Iberville...be sold to a local utility. Applicant Contact: Tim Richardson, 30 St. Clair Avenue West 17th Floor, Toronto, Ontario, Canada;...

2011-08-26

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An Investigation into Heavy Metal Contamination and Mobilization in the Lower Rouge River, Michigan  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Similar to many densely populated watersheds in the Great Lakes Basin, the Rouge River in Michigan drains a heavily urbanized watershed, which, over time, has accumulated a substantial amount of contamination due to decades of manufacturing and refining industries. Statistically significant levels of heavy metals have been found in the bed sediment of the Rouge; however, little is known about the mobilization of these contaminated bed sediments. The goal of this study was to ascertain the extent to which these potentially contaminated sediments are mobilized and transported downstream. Suspended sediment samples were collected at four sites along the lower Rouge River using composite depth integrated sediment samples three times per week, resulting in a total of twenty samples from each site. Turbidity was measured simultaneously using a YSI datalogger at all sampling locations. Sediment was also extracted from floodplain soil pits and silted vegetation, as well as river bed sediment cores along stream channel cross-sections. Heavy metal concentrations (As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Pb, Hg, Ni, Se, Zn) were analyzed using ICP-MS and compared against both background characteristics for Michigan soils and EPA Hazardous Criteria Limits. As expected, a positive correlation exists between turbidity and heavy metal concentrations. Even in the sampling sites furthest upstream, heavy metal concentrations exceeded background soil characteristics, with a few also exceeding hazardous criteria limits. The heavy metal concentrations found in the Lower Rouge affirm the elevated pollution classification of the river, depict the overall influence of industrialization on stream health, and verify that contaminated sediments are being deposited in aquatic and floodplain environments during variable flow or high discharge events. Results from this study emphasize the need to remediate bed sediments in the Rouge and suggest that there may be significant bioaccumulation potential for organisms inhabiting the floodplain corridor.

Shihadeh, M.; Forrester, J.; Napieralski, J. A.

2010-12-01

146

Louisiana Forest Products Lab INJURIES TO LOGGERS IN  

E-print Network

, & Fisheries Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station LSU Agricultural Center #12;Louisiana Forest Products Department of Experimental Statistics College of Agriculture Louisiana State University Research Interests, Wildlife, & Fisheries Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station LSU Agricultural Center #12;Louisiana

147

Hurricane Katrina Deaths, Louisiana, 2005  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: Hurricane Katrina struck the US Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005, causing unprecedented damage to numerous communities in Louisiana and Mississippi. Our objectives were to verify, document, and characterize Katrina-related mortality in Louisiana and help identify strategies to reduce mortality in future disasters. Methods: We assessed Hurricane Katrina mortality data sources received in 2007, including Louisiana and out-of-state death

Joan Brunkard; G. Namulanda; R. Ratard

2008-01-01

148

Passing the Baton to the Davis Editorial Office--January 2010 It is with excitement that I  

E-print Network

Passing the Baton to the Davis Editorial Office--January 2010 It is with excitement that I recently recog- nize the great work of the previous Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Larry McIntire, and the Editorial an inspiration to many of us. Building on their success, the overriding goal of the Davis office is to elevate

Athanasiou, Kyriacos

149

HEADSTONES OF BERNARD AND MICHAEL JODD, FATHERANDSON CIVILIANS RESPONSIBLE FOR ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

HEADSTONES OF BERNARD AND MICHAEL JODD, FATHER-AND-SON CIVILIANS RESPONSIBLE FOR CONSTRUCTION OF BRICK PERIMETER WALL WHO DIED OF YELLOW FEVER DURING WALL CONSTRUCTION. VIEW TO WEST. - Baton Rouge National Cemetery, 220 North 19th Street, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA

150

Webinars at Louisiana Virtual School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Delivering meaningful professional development, engaging students in exciting yet practical curricula, and effectively communicating with faculty and staff members are challenges in any school setting. At the Louisiana Virtual School, a state-funded virtual school run by the Louisiana Department of Education, the 6,000 students, 115 instructors,…

Grant, Allen

2009-01-01

151

Louisiana's Children of the Fields.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Louisiana, like other agricultural states, has long known the cyclic demand for large numbers of seasonal farm workers. These migrant workers are being replaced by machines, except during harvesting of crops which resist mechanization (e.g., strawberries). Families migrate to Louisiana to pick berries. Due to this influx of educatables, the local…

Junkin, William J., Jr.; Faser, Patricia F.

152

THE LOUISIANA STATEWIDE LIDAR PROJECT  

Microsoft Academic Search

Louisiana's statewide LIDAR project began in 2000 largely in response to the high per capita and repetitive flood loss rates experienced by the FEMA, National Flood Insurance Program and the private insurance industry in the state. The LIDAR systems being used in the Louisiana project are accurate to 15-30 cm RMSE, depending upon land cover, and will support contours of

Robert Cunningham; David Gisclair; John Craig

153

Regional Phonological Variants in Louisiana Speech.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Based on tape recorded conversations of 28 informants in 18 Louisiana communities, this study investigated regional phonological variants in Louisiana speech. On the basis of settlement history and previous dialect studies, four regions are defined: northern Louisiana, the Florida Parishes, French Louisiana, and New Orleans. The informants are all…

Rubrecht, August Weston

154

The Public Utility and Industry: A Customer- Supplier Relationship for Long-Term Survival  

E-print Network

mandates. rate structures that were more attainabl Also on the horizon came the Japanese to industry providing a number of with a product called a "subcompact provisions were met. In the Baton Rouge, automobile". Its claim was high gas Louisiana, area... point. Japanese. They offered a quality product Industry, on the other hand, has for a reasonable price. As the American started changing its philosophy on automobile industry started experiencing a customer relatioships. In order to turndown...

Janson, J. R.

155

New books in review  

Microsoft Academic Search

RHETORIC AND CRITICISM. By Marie Hochmuth Nichols. Introduction by Waldo W. Braden. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1963; pp. viii+151. $5.00.THE IDEA OF JUSTICE AND THE PROBLEM OF ARGUMENT. By Ch. Perelman. Translated from the French by John Petrie. New York: Humanities Press, 1963; pp. xi+ 212. $5.50.LITERATURE, PHILOSOPHY AND THE SOCIAL SCIENCES: ESSAYS IN EXISTENTIALISM AND PHENOMENOLOGY. By

Bower Aly; Thomas H. Olbricht; Otis M. Walter; James H. Clay; Alan Nichols; Arno Hill; Eugene K. Bristow; Alan S. Downer; William I. Oliver; Ralph S. Pomeroy; John B. Newman; Lloyd F. Bitzer; Fred R. McMahon; Carroll C. Arnold; Marie Hochmuth Nichols; Thomas A. Hopkins; Erwin P. Bettinghaus; Goodwin F. Berquist Jr; Donald C. Bryant; Forbes I. Hill; David M. Berg; Leslie Irene Coger

1964-01-01

156

X-Ray Radiation Effects on the Dielectric Properties of PZT Ceramics  

Microsoft Academic Search

We have systematically studied the X-ray radiation effects on PZT thin ceramic disk provided by CTS Communications Components, Inc using the X-ray beam line in the Center for Advanced Micro-Structure and Devices (CAMD) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The photo energies of the X-ray range from 2000 eV to 8000 eV. The beam size is 10.0cm×1.0cm.We measure the dielectric constant in

J. T. Wang; C. Zhang; A. Fitzgerald; Y. Fu; S. Hall

2007-01-01

157

Border States and Civil Rights: Activism Prior to 1955  

E-print Network

: America in the King Years, 1954-1963. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster. Chafe, William H. 1980. Civilitesand Civil Rights. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Cox, Thomas C. 1982. Blacks in Topeka, Kansas, 1865-1915. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State..., while socialism contributed an anti-liberal and class unifying sense of self to Irish nationalist rhetoric, landlord privilege was implicitly understood as necessary to practical politics of the day. 166 BORDER STATES AND CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVISM PRIOR...

Delinder, Jean Van

1999-04-01

158

Object oriented framework for character animation and design  

E-print Network

: Computer Science ABSTRACT Object Oriented Character Animation and Design. (April 2002) Erin Devoy Department of Computer Science Texas AkM University Fellows Advisor: Dr. Nancy Amato Department of Computer Science Three-dimensional computer.... J. Bird Fli ht Performance: A Practical Calculation Manual. Oxford University Press, 1989 17 VITA Erin Devoy was born in Baton Rouge, LA in 1980. She attended the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts where she earned her high school...

Devoy, Erin

2013-02-22

159

Changes in ultraviolet-B and visible optical properties and absorbing pigment concentrations in pecan leaves during a growing season  

Microsoft Academic Search

UV-B (280-320 nm) and visible (400-760 nm) spectral reflectance, transmittance, and absorptance; chlorophyll content; W-B absorbing compound concentration; and leaf thickness were measured for pecan (Carya illinoensis) leaves over a growing season (April-October). Leaf samples were collected monthly fiom a pecan plantation located on the Southern University Horticultural Farm, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The leaf spectral reflectance and transmittance were measured

Yadong Qial; Shuju Bai

2003-01-01

160

Changes in ultraviolet-B and visible optical properties and absorbing pigment concentrations in pecan leaves during a growing season  

Microsoft Academic Search

UV-B (280–320nm) and visible (400–760nm) spectral reflectance, transmittance, and absorptance; chlorophyll content; UV-B absorbing compound concentration; and leaf thickness were measured for pecan (Carya illinoensis) leaves over a growing season (April–October). Leaf samples were collected monthly from a pecan plantation located on the Southern University Horticultural Farm, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The leaf spectral reflectance and transmittance were measured from 280

Yadong Qi; Shuju Bai; Gordon M Heisler

2003-01-01

161

Urbanization and a threatened freshwater mussel: evidence from landscape scale studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

The inflated heelsplitter, Potamilus inflatus, a federally listed freshwater bivalve, has been eradicated from northern portions of its range in the Amite River in Louisiana,\\u000a USA. We hypothesized that the remaining populations of Potamilus inflatus in the southern part of the Amite River are being affected by increased urbanization of the watershed caused by growth of\\u000a the surrounding Baton Rouge

Kenneth M. Brown; Gerald George; Wesley Daniel

2010-01-01

162

New books in review  

Microsoft Academic Search

THE DRAMATIC IMPULSE IN MODERN POETICS. By Don Geiger. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1967; pp. vii + 165. $6.00.CONCEPTUAL FRONTIERS IN SPEECH?COMMUNICATION; REPORT OF THE NEW ORLEANS CONFERENCE ON RESEARCH AND INSTRUCTIONAL DEVELOPMENT. Edited by Robert J. Kibler and Larry L. Barker. New York: Speech Association of America, 1969; pp. ix+242. $3.75; paper $255.PREACHING IN AMERICAN HISTORY: SELECTED

Charlotte I. Lee; Al Croft; Paul H. Boase; Fredrick Trautmann; Prentice A. Meador Jr; James H. McBath; Goodwin F. Berquist Jr; John B. Newman; Thomas W. Benson; Kenneth Wilkens; Larry D. Browning; Charles L. Balcer; Alvin A. Goldberg; William Brooks; C. David Mobtensen; Thorrel B. Fest; Peter E. Kane; Harry P. Kerr; John Waite Bowers; Joseph E. Kruppa; W. R. Zemlin; Joel Adedeji; Samuel L. Leiter; Robert A. Potter; Robert R. Findlay; David Knauf

1969-01-01

163

Louisiana Geological Survey  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is the homepage of the Louisiana Geological Survey (LGS). The site includes general information about LGS and its various offices, as well as an overview of the Basin Research Energy Section, the oil, gas, and coal research section of LGS. The publications and data page features a catalog and ordering information for documents on mineral resources, fossils, water resources, geological bulletins and maps, and many others, as well as a selection of downloadable maps, including 30 x 60 minute geologic quadrangles, a generalized geologic map of the state with accompanying text, and an online map viewer of the state with selectable layers (geology, water bodies, cultural features, and Landsat imagery). There is also an online listing of well logs, grouped by parish, online listings of core samples, grouped by state, and downloadable public information documents on a variety of geologic topics.

164

LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY BARKSDALE PROGRAM  

E-print Network

LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY BARKSDALE PROGRAM MASTER OF ARTS IN COUNSELING AND GUIDANCE CLINICAL in psychological counseling. CORE CURRICULUM Counseling 502..................................................................3 hours Psychology 510..................................................................3 hours Psychology

Selmic, Sandra

165

Distributed control of multi-robot teams: Cooperative baton passing task  

SciTech Connect

This research addresses the problem of achieving fault tolerant cooperation within small- to medium-sized teams of heterogeneous mobile robots. The author describes a novel behavior-based, fully distributed architecture, called ALLIANCE, that utilizes adaptive action selection to achieve fault tolerant cooperative control. The robots in this architecture possess a variety of high-level functions that they can perform during a mission, and must at all times select an appropriate action based on the requirements of the mission, the activities of other robots, the current environmental conditions, and their own internal states. Since such cooperative teams often work in dynamic and unpredictable environments, the software architecture allows the team members to respond robustly and reliably to unexpected environmental changes and modifications in the robot team that may occur due to mechanical failure, the learning of new skills, or the addition or removal of robots from the team by human intervention. After presenting ALLIANCE, they describe the implementation of this architecture on a team of physical mobile robots performing a cooperative baton passing task. These experiments illustrate the ability of ALLIANCE to achieve adaptive, fault-tolerant cooperative control amidst dynamic changes during the task.

Parker, L.E.

1998-11-01

166

Natural farming in Louisiana  

SciTech Connect

This project evaluates the possibility of producing rice and winter grain on the Gulf Coast of Louisiana using very little or no fossil fuel inputs. Radically different natural farming techniques pioneered in Japan were used to establish a continuous yearly cycle of rice, wheat and clover culture with human labor substituted where possible for mineral fuel dependent inputs. An examination of energy flows in food producing systems generally forms the theoretical framework for a discussion and comparison of particular agricultural systems. The components of a complete yearly cycle of farming practices were carried out experimentally, observed, and evaluated. Several varieties of wheat and cover crops were planted in the fall and harvested in the spring, several varieties of rice were broadcast no-till, irrigated, weeded, harvested and milled, and measurements and observation of stand, weeds, insects, disease, nutrients, and harvesting and milling methods were made and discussed. Human labor inputs were recorded and an economic and energetic evaluation of the overall method was made.

Hair, M.

1983-03-31

167

Parental styles in the intergenerational transmission of trauma stemming from the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia.  

PubMed

The impact of parental styles in intergenerational transmission of trauma among mothers who survived the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, in power from 1975 to 1979, and their teenaged children was examined in 2 studies. In Study 1, 46 Cambodian female high school students and their mothers were recruited. Each daughter completed anxiety and depression measures as well as assessment of her mother's role-reversing, overprotective, and rejecting parental styles, whereas the mothers completed measures of their trauma exposure during the Khmer Rouge regime and PTSD symptoms. In support of trauma transmission, the mother's PTSD symptoms were predictive of her daughter's anxiety. Moreover, the mother's role-reversing parental style was shown to mediate the relationship between her own and her daughter's symptoms. In support of their generalizability, the results were replicated in Study 2 in a Cambodian-American refugee sample comparing 15 mental health treatment-seeking mothers and their teenaged children with 17 nontreatment-seeking mother-child pairs. The implications of the findings within the larger literature on intergenerational trauma transmission stemming from genocide are discussed. PMID:24164520

Field, Nigel P; Muong, Sophear; Sochanvimean, Vannavuth

2013-10-01

168

LOUISIANA BARRIER ISLAND EROSION STUDY.  

USGS Publications Warehouse

During 1986, the U. S. Geological Survey and the Louisiana Geological Survey began a five-year cooperative study focused on the processes which cause erosion of barrier islands. These processes must be understood in order to predict future erosion and to better manage our coastal resources. The study area includes the Louisiana barrier islands which serve to protect 41% of the nation's wetlands. These islands are eroding faster than any other barrier islands in the United States, in places greater than 20 m/yr. The study is divided into three parts: geological development of barrier islands, quantitative processes of barrier island erosion and applications of results. The study focuses on barrier islands in Louisiana although many of the results are applicable nationwide.

Sallenger, Jr. , Asbury, H.; Penland, Shea; Williams, S. Jeffress; Suter, John, R.

1987-01-01

169

An Automated Telescope for Education and Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this time of limited resources, the problem of providing an up to date facility for education and outreach needs to be addressed. One solution to this problem is a joint venture between Louisiana State University, BREC (the Park and creation Commission of East Baton Rouge Parish), and BRAS (the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society). The result of this collaboration is a facility with outreach and educational space, a 20 inch Ritchey-Chretien telescope with CCD camera, and volunteers from the amateur community for help with the outreach mission. We present an overview of the project, and show how the telescope will be completely automated to allow use of the telescope by LSU students and our outreach partners on the Internet. We explore the possibility for use of this facility by a world wide audience over the web.

Burks, G. S.; Guzik, T. G.; Tohline, J. E.; Landolt, A.

1997-12-01

170

Religion and Education in Louisiana.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Church-state issues in education have a long history in America. Although the U.S. Supreme Court has made several landmark decisions with regard to the separation of church and state in schools, strong conservative influences in Southern states, including Louisiana, have resulted in state statutes and individual school-district policies and…

Stader, David L.; Armenta, Tony; Hill, Flo

171

Gamma-rays Associated with Nearby Thunderstorms at Ground Level  

E-print Network

The TGF and Energetic Thunderstorm Rooftop Array (TETRA) is an array of NaI scintillators located at rooftop level on the campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. From July 2010 through March 2014, TETRA has detected 28 millisecond-duration bursts of gamma-rays at energies 50 keV - 2 MeV associated with nearby (thunderstorms. The ability to observe ground-level Terrestrial Gamma Flashes from close to the source allows a unique analysis of the storm cells producing these events. The results of the initial analysis will be presented.

Ringuette, Rebecca; Granger, Douglas; Guzik, T Gregory; Stewart, Michael; Wefel, John P

2014-01-01

172

Charged with war crimes during the reign of the Khmer Rouge, interrogator says he was following "orders from the top."  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

First Khmer Rouge Leader chargedhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6924371.stmAs It Happens Daily: Khmer Rouge [iTunes]http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/asithappens_20070731_2982.mp3Cambodian Genocide Project [pdf]http://www.yale.edu/cgp/index.htmlTuol Sleng: Photos from Pol Pot's Secret Prisonhttp://www.tuolsleng.com/After years of wrangling over a variety of important procedural details and other matters, an UN-backed tribunal has brought formal charges against former Khmer Rouge leader, Kang Kek Ieu. This Tuesday, Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia charged him with crimes against humanity. Ieu was the Khmer Rouge's chief interrogator and he was responsible for overseeing the Tuol Sleng S-21 prison, where 14,000 inmates died of torture, disease and execution during the reign of the Khmer Rouge and its leader, Pol Pot. Prosecutors are also interested in locating some of the other suspects involved with this genocide, including Ieng Sary, the former Khmer Rouge minister and Meas Muth, Pol Pot's son-in-law. Ieu has been detained since he was located in 1999, and in his initial interrogation he maintained that he was only following "verbal orders from the top." Many hope that these forthcoming trials will bring a measure of closure on this traumatic chapter in Cambodia's history, and survivors of these notorious interrogation camps are seeking answers. One such survivor, Chum Manh, has said that "As a Buddhist, I don't want to avenge violence with more violence. But I do want to hear a public apology for what he did."The first link will take visitors to a Washington Post article which discusses the charges that were recently brought against Kang Kek Leu. The second link leads users to a news brief from the BBC which expands on the situation of Kang Kek Leu. Additionally, this link contains a video clip of Leu and links to other recent pieces on the tribunal. Moving along, the third link will take visitors to a podcast from the CBC program "As It Happens Daily", which also provides commentary on this ongoing tribunal. The fifth link leads to the very compelling Cambodian Genocide Program site, created by Yale University. Here, visitors can learn more about the tribunals, view online databases, and read other materials in a variety of languages, including Thai, Khmer, German, and Armenian. The final link leads to a moving selection of photographs of the prisoners held at the Tuol Sleng prison in Phnom Penh.

Grinnell, Max

2007-08-03

173

Louisiana Tech University EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN  

E-print Network

Louisiana Tech University Part III EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN FOR STUDENTS JANUARY, 2013 #12;Emergency Response Plan for Students 2 SECTION I. INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................................................................ 3 Communications

Selmic, Sandra

174

In Brief: Protecting Louisiana's coasts  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

With numerous wetlands restoration and protection projects slated for Louisiana, a well-developed implementation strategy that can address a number of uncertainties is important for the success of these projects, according to a 14 December report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). GAO specifically urged maintaining the collaborative process that is used by Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) program agencies, with scientists, engineers, and others working together to plan and design restoration projects. The report also noted the need to address such other issues as having an integrated monitoring system to determine whether goals and objectives are met as well as to understand that projects can encounter significant setbacks due to storms and hurricanes, landscape and structural causes, and spiraling project costs. Louisiana state officials anticipate the state could receive about $8.5 billion over the next 10 years for coastal restoration and protection. Nearly 40% of all coastal wetlands in the lower 48 U.S. states are located in Louisiana. For more information, visit the Web site: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08130.pdf.

Showstack, Randy

2007-12-01

175

Avian simuliotoxicosis: outbreak in Louisiana.  

PubMed

From April 20 to May 10, 2010, multiple species of birds were seen at the Louisiana State University (LSU) Zoological Medicine Department for a disease syndrome characterized by acute lethargy, generalized subcutaneous petechiae, vasculitis, and death caused by a black fly identified as Simulium meridionale. Twenty psittacine birds presented with severe depression and multifocal subcutaneous hemorrhages over the body and especially noted in the featherless areas of the head and neck. Ten out of 20 clinical cases seen survived on a treatment regimen consisting of intravenous fluid therapy, anti-inflammatories, antihistaminic medications, and supportive care. The 10 other birds likely died of cardiopulmonary collapse and anaphylactoid reactions. In all post mortem examinations multifocal to coalescing dermal hemorrhage, eosinophilic dermatitis, severe edema, and vasculitis were observed. The LSU School of Animal Science conducted a brief survey that included 34 of the 64 Louisiana parishes and showed that 17 parishes, at least, were affected by this outbreak. A total of at least 225 poultry bird deaths could be attributed to black fly strikes. Simuliotoxicosis outbreaks have previously been reported in North America, and this report documents the clinical and post mortem findings, treatment response, and extent of such an outbreak in pet and farm birds in Louisiana. PMID:23050485

Schnellbacher, Rodney W; Holder, Kali; Morgan, Tim; Foil, Lane; Beaufrčre, Hugues; Nevarez, Javier; Tully, Thomas N

2012-09-01

176

An Assessment of Consumer Preferences for Louisiana Strawberries.  

E-print Network

??Louisiana strawberry production has decreased over a period of years while national production has increased, leading to concern that Louisiana's strawberry industry might disappear. California,… (more)

Bruchhaus, Michael Neil

2005-01-01

177

State Education Finance and Governance Profile: Louisiana  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents Louisiana's education finance and governance profile. Louisiana witnessed a 3.9% decline in population during the period from 2000 to 2007. Poverty persists both in urban and rural areas of the state, as demonstrated by visible poverty both in the agricultural parishes and in major cities such as New Orleans and Shreveport…

Shaikh, Naveed A.

2010-01-01

178

Participants Assess the Louisiana Consent Decree.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Analysis of 602 administrators, faculty, and students from Louisiana's public universities revealed attitudes about the Louisiana Consent Decree (LCD) to preserve Black institutions, including the following: (1) Blacks are more positive than Whites about the LCD; (2) LCD has caused more cooperation among Black and White schools; and (3) many are…

Ginsberg, Rick; Carter, Marie

1988-01-01

179

Louisiana Folklife: A Guide to the State.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Louisiana is composed of a vast array of traditional cultures and activities. This resource directory to Louisiana folk arts and folk communities aims to promote better understanding and preservation of the cultural settings and meanings of those things already well known and to explicate the lesser-known activities that comprise living folk…

Spitzer, Nicholas R., Ed.

180

Smart Bodies: Louisiana Responds to Youth Overweight  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In Louisiana, it is estimated that almost 33% of school-age children are at risk for becoming overweight or are already overweight (Louisiana Office of Public Health, 2004). Studies have shown that poor nutrition, physical inactivity, and weight problems often associated with being overweight adversely affect academic performance in school…

Murphy, Ellen P.; Holston, Denise; Tuuri, Georgianna

2005-01-01

181

50 CFR 32.37 - Louisiana.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SYSTEM HUNTING AND FISHING Refuge-Specific Regulations for Hunting and Fishing § 32.37 Louisiana. The following refuge units have been opened for hunting and/or fishing, and are listed in...

2013-10-01

182

50 CFR 32.37 - Louisiana.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SYSTEM HUNTING AND FISHING Refuge-Specific Regulations for Hunting and Fishing § 32.37 Louisiana. The following refuge units have been opened for hunting and/or fishing, and are listed in...

2010-10-01

183

50 CFR 32.37 - Louisiana.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SYSTEM HUNTING AND FISHING Refuge-Specific Regulations for Hunting and Fishing § 32.37 Louisiana. The following refuge units have been opened for hunting and/or fishing, and are listed in...

2012-10-01

184

50 CFR 32.37 - Louisiana.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SYSTEM HUNTING AND FISHING Refuge-Specific Regulations for Hunting and Fishing § 32.37 Louisiana. The following refuge units have been opened for hunting and/or fishing, and are listed in...

2011-10-01

185

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS Louisiana Tech University  

E-print Network

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS Louisiana Tech University New Student 2013 Scholarship Application Name Loan _____ National Direct Loan _____ Pell Grant _____ TOPS _____ Other (Please specify that complete and accurate information is necessary to be considered eligible for a College of Business

Selmic, Sandra

186

Chronic dermatitis in nutria in Louisiana.  

PubMed

Chronic dermatitis in nutria (Myocastor coypus) in Louisiana was traced to secondary bacterial and fungal infection resulting from the penetration of achene awns of smooth beggartick (Bidens laevis) into the skin. PMID:916150

Chabreck, R H; Thompson, R B; Ensminger, A B

1977-07-01

187

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center  

E-print Network

................................................59 PGY-1 Residents` 2010-2011 Surgery Rotation ScheduleLouisiana State University Health Sciences Center Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery-26 Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Rotation Notes................................. 27

188

Vibrios in the Louisiana gulf coast environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

A polyphasic approach, using bacteriological, immunological, and molecular biological techniques was used to elucidate the distribution of pathogenicVibrio species in the Louisiana coastal environment. A variety ofVibrio species pathogenic for man, includingV. cholerae, V. parahaemolyticus, V. fluvialis, andV. vulnificus, were found to be ubiquitous in Louisiana.Vibrio species monitored were shown to fluctuate in response to environmental factors of temperature, salinity,

N. C. Roberts; R. J. Siebeling; J. B. Kaperfl; H. B. Bradford Jr

1982-01-01

189

A Market Based Strategy for Rural Development In Northwest Louisiana: Maximizing Opportunities Through  

E-print Network

A Market Based Strategy for Rural Development In Northwest Louisiana: Maximizing Opportunities Assistant Professor Nathan Paul Chance, MBA Research Associate Forest Products Marketing Program Louisiana Louisiana State University Agricultural Center Conducted by: The Forest Products Marketing Program Louisiana

190

A Response to Mooi, Williams and Gill  

E-print Network

of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity Research Center, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, U.S.A. E-mail: ewiley@ku.edu 2Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, U.S.A. E-mails: prosanta@lsu.edu (PC.... To our minds, it is not. Discussion One may wonder why Mooi et al. reject the very foundations of evolutionary biology by calling up Gary Nelson’s assertions that character transformation and ancestry are myths to be discarded. One answer...

Wiley, Edward O.; Chakrabarty, Prosanta; Craig, Matthew T.; Davis, Matthew P.; Holcroft, Nancy I.; Mayden, Richard L.; Smith, William Leo

2011-01-01

191

A Market Based Strategy for Rural Development In Northwest Louisiana  

E-print Network

A Market Based Strategy for Rural Development In Northwest Louisiana: Maximizing Opportunities Through Value- Added Forest Products Industries Conducted by: Forest Products Marketing Program Louisiana Agricultural Center May 1998 #12;Project Coordinators Dr. Richard Vlosky Forest Products Marketing Program

192

An (Un)Likely Culprit: Examining the U.N.’s Counterproductive Role in the Negotiations Over a Khmer Rouge Tribunal  

Microsoft Academic Search

This Note analyzes the breakdown in the negotiations between the United Nations and the Cambodian government over a criminal tribunal to try the surviving senior leaders of the 1975-79 Khmer Rouge regime. A careful study of the Cambodian legislature's tribunal law and the nature of the United Nation's objections to the law reveals that Cambodia is not the source of

Gerald V May III

2004-01-01

193

Fait A La Main: A Source Book of Louisiana Crafts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Louisiana Crafts Program is an economic development program that strives to stimulate several markets for Louisiana craftsmen. This publication is a directory of juried Louisiana craftsmen of various types; it is intended as a source book for anyone interested in handmade crafts. It is divided into two sections: "Folk Craftsmen" and…

Bergeron, Maida, Ed.

194

An Overview of the Louisiana Primary Solid Wood Products Industry  

E-print Network

An Overview of the Louisiana Primary Solid Wood Products Industry Working Paper #2 Louisiana Forest Paper #1 that examined the Louisiana secondary wood products industry (Vlosky et al. 1994). The broad goal of this second study is to profile the primary solid wood products industry. In addition

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Louisiana Forest Products Lab 1 Accidents in the Primary &  

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Louisiana Forest Products Lab 1 Accidents in the Primary & Secondary Forest Products Industry Center #12;Louisiana Forest Products Lab 2 Abitibi Paper Co. Camp 40 Thunder Bay, Ontario #12;Louisiana Forest Products Lab 3 Accidents in Forest Products Industry Accident Statistics Primary industry

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Coastal Protection & Restoration: State of Louisiana  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Coastal Protection & Restoration office provides material support and research on the wetlands and coastal areas of Louisiana. Their work includes a long-term master plan for protecting these unique resources, information on flood insurance, and materials for teachers. On their homepage, users will find links to Projects, Teacher Resources, Deepwater Horizon, and News. First-time visitors may wish to look over the Louisiana's Coastal Crisis area to get a sense of the grave problems faced by the state. The Teacher Resources area includes basic definitions of terms such as "coastline" and "shoreline," along with a creative rap about coastal erosion, and several presentations crafted by the agency. Additionally, the site's Library area contains the agency's annual plan and ten different coastal study reports, such as "Vegetation Response to Hurricane Rita in Southwestern Louisiana Marshes."

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The Louisiana State Museum Photograph Collection  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Louisiana State Museum Photograph Collection consists of approximately 1500 photographs detailing the people, folkways, traditions, and landscape of Louisiana. The pictures date from the mid-1850s to the early 1920s and document the work of several well-known photographers of the period, including Covert, who was commissioned by the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce in 1917 to create a visual record of the civic, commercial, and industrial conditions in the warehouse district of the city. Along with his images, there are numerous stereographic views of New Orleans, plantations throughout the state, rural life, and the French Quarter. The photograph database is searchable in a variety of ways, including photograph title, photographer, subject, and keywords. Overall, persons with an interest in material culture and urban history will find this site quite compelling, and a valuable place for getting the feel and look of late 19th century Louisiana.

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Louisiana hydrologic atlas map no. 2 : Areal extent of freshwater in major aquifers of Louisiana  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The areal availability of freshwater (cl content < 250 mg/L) in 14 major aquifers in Louisiana was investigated. The depth of occurrence of fresh groundwater in Louisiana is variable. The aquifers were mapped to show their areal extent from the outcrop or subcrop to the downdip limit of freshwater. Water in each aquifer becomes saline downdip; but in most areas an overlying (younger) aquifer contains freshwater. None of the major aquifer contains freshwater in northern Louisiana where the Vicksburg and Jackson groups crop out and the underlying Cockfield aquifer (Cockfield Formation) contains saline water. (Peters-PTT)

Smoot, Charles W.

1986-01-01

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Meat quality and sensory attributes of a conventional and a Label Rouge-type broiler strain obtained at retail.  

PubMed

Some consumers have reported preferences for meat from alternative broiler strains as compared with meat from conventional broiler strains relative to taste and texture, but relatively few objective measurements have been conducted on these particular strains. To directly compare meat quality from a Label Rouge-type alternative and a conventional broiler strain available at retail, 4 ready-to-cook conventional and 6 alternative strain carcasses were obtained from retail or a processing plant on each of 6 d. Boneless skinless breast fillets and boneless thighs were taken from each carcass and weighed. Raw meat was then assigned to different testing lots for cooking to evaluate yield, objective texture, meat color, sensory profile, and proximate composition (percentage protein, moisture, fat, and ash). Analyses of data revealed no significant difference (P < 0.05) due to broiler strain for percentage protein, moisture, fat, and ash, for either breast or thigh meat. Conventional breast (raw and cooked) weights were significantly higher than the alternative strain, but there was no difference in cooked yield. There were no differences between strain for thigh weights or yield. Both thigh and breast meat from the conventional broilers was more tender than meat from alternative broilers. Cooked conventional breast meat was darker and yellower, whereas cooked thigh was lighter, less red, and more yellow than alternative meat. Sensory analysis found no difference between strains for breast meat attributes. Conventional thigh meat scored higher than alternative for appearance, tenderness, juiciness, and how well the panelist liked the appearance, but there was no difference in aftertaste or overall liking. Although minimal differences were observed for cooked breast meat due to strain, conventional cooked thigh meat scored higher than the thigh meat from the Label Rouge-type alternative for most of the sensory attributes. PMID:22582311

Smith, D P; Northcutt, J K; Steinberg, E L

2012-06-01

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Demographic Trends in Education in Louisiana.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Utilizing census data from 1950, 1960, and 1970 and school data from 1950-51, 1960-61, and 1973-74, the historical trends in Louisiana education were analyzed. Units of analysis included: (1) the State; (2) the most urban and most rural parishes (defined as 65% urban or rural at each point in time); and (3) whites and nonwhites within the State…

Falk, William W.; Comfort, Allen

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Natural farming in Louisiana. Final technical report  

Microsoft Academic Search

This project represents the beginning of an attempt to adapt radically different natural farming techniques of growing rice and winter grain developed in Japan to the Gulf Coast of Louisiana. Choosing a possible set of farming practices and combination of crops appropriate to this area was the first step as the outlines of a complete yearly cycle of rice, wheat,

Hair

1981-01-01

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Status of Pituophis ruthveni (Louisiana Pine Snake)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Extensive trapping surveys across the historical range of Pituophis ruthveni (Louisiana Pine Snake) suggest that extant populations are extremely small and limited to remnant patches of suitable habitat in a highly fragmented landscape. Evaluation of habitat at all known historical localities of P. ruthveni documents the widespread degradation of the fire-maintained pine ecosystem throughout the his- torical range of the

D. Craig Rudolph; Shirley J. Burgdorf; Richard R. Schaefer; Richard N. Conner; Ricky W. Maxey

2006-01-01

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Frugivory by Wintering Hermit Thrush In Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

We investigated the role of fruit availability in the diet of wintering Catharus guttatus Pallas (Hermit Thrushes) in southeastern Louisiana. Most fecal samples contained fruit and arthropods (N = 126), while few samples contained only arthropods (N = 32). We observed 26 species of fruiting plants at our sites, and found nine in fecal samples. Ilex vomitoria (Yaupon, 52% of

Cheryl M. Strong; David R. Brown; Philip C. Stouffer

2005-01-01

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Hybrid Computation at Louisiana State University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Hybrid computation facilities have been in operation at Louisiana State University since the spring of 1969. In part, they consist of an Electronics Associates, Inc. (EAI) Model 680 analog computer, an EAI Model 693 interface, and a Xerox Data Systems (XDS) Sigma 5 digital computer. The hybrid laboratory is used in a course on hybrid computation…

Corripio, Armando B.

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A catalog of Louisiana's nesting seabird colonies  

USGS Publications Warehouse

collective habitats which comprise Louisiana's now fragile coastal zone have taken major hits from commercial/residential, oil & gas, and other industrial development, primarily in the form of coastal erosion exacerbated by these and other factors (Portnoy 1978, Spendelow and Patton 1988, Martin and Lester 1990, Green, et al. 2006). Moreover, during this same period, both geologic subsidence rates (Tornqvist et al. 2008) and mean sea-level (Tornqvist et al. 2002) have increased, along with significant tropical storm activity; all of which have combined to impact available marsh, barrier island, beach, and dredge spoil nesting habitat for waterbirds, especially seabirds, throughout the coastal zone of Louisiana. The primary objective of this publication is to detail those coastal Louisiana colonial seabird nesting sites for which we have reasonably accurate data, in a tabular, site-by-site format. All major survey (1976-2008) data of site-by-site seabird species counts, as well as several smaller data sets, referred to in the site history tables as “miscellaneous observations” obtained during the May-June seabird breeding period, are included. It is our hope that these data will provide a dependable foundation from which future colonial seabird nesting surveys might be planned and carried out, as well as showcase the importance of coastal Louisiana's seabird rookeries, and contribute to their conservation.

Fontenot, William R.; Cardiff, Steve W.; DeMay, Richard A.; Dittmann, Donna L.; Hartley, Stephen B.; Jeske, Clinton W.; Lorenz, Nicole; Michot, Thomas C.; Purrington, Robert Dan; Seymour, Michael; Vermillion, William G.

2012-01-01

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LOUISIANA TECH OFFICE OF VICE PRESIDENT  

E-print Network

business are additionally bound by regulations set forth in Louisiana Travel Policies and Procedures history on each employee authorized to drive. If for privacy or any other reason, an individual wishes the driver safety course online or anyone removing their name from the authorized list will not be permitted

Selmic, Sandra

207

Jackpot for Insurgent in Louisiana Contest  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Campaigns for state school board are typically quiet affairs, eliciting only modest interest from the public and even less from political donors. But the race last fall for the District 2 seat on Louisiana's board of elementary and secondary education was a remarkable exception. The contest attracted the attention of education activists and…

Cavanagh, Sean

2012-01-01

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Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center  

E-print Network

Greiffenstein Kelly Willman Vascular Fellow: Jodi Gerdes Plastic Surgery Fellows: M'liss Hogan George JosephLouisiana State University Health Sciences Center Department of Surgery 2011-2012 House Officer Abstracts 141 Submissions 142 General Surgery Qualifying Exam 143 New Innovations 146 Infection Control 147

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State Teacher Policy Yearbook, 2009. Louisiana  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Louisiana edition of the National Council on Teacher Quality's (NCTQ's) 2009 "State Teacher Policy Yearbook" is the third annual look at state policies impacting the teaching profession. It is hoped that this report will help focus attention on areas where state policymakers can make changes that will have a positive impact on teacher quality…

National Council on Teacher Quality, 2009

2009-01-01

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76 FR 33804 - Louisiana Disaster #LA-00038  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the State of Louisiana dated 06/02/2011. Incident: Severe Weather, Flash Flooding and Tornadoes. Incident Period: 04/27/2011 through 04/29/2011. Effective Date: 06/02/2011....

2011-06-09

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LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY AFFIRMATIVE ACTION CHECKLIST  

E-print Network

LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY AFFIRMATIVE ACTION CHECKLIST PART A Each item on this sheet is required for an affirmative action package when hiring new unclassified faculty and staff. Affirmative Action Checklist The University EEO Officer must review the Affirmative Action package before a job offer is extended to any

Selmic, Sandra

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Gambling Behavior of Juvenile Offenders in Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this paper was to determine the (1) frequency of and (2) types of prearrest gambling (3) prevalence of pathological gambling and (4) the associations of after school activities and gambling related symptoms among juvenile offenders in Louisiana, compared to a contemporaneous school sample. A gambling survey was administered to 343 (jail) and 1293 (prison) offenders, ages 10–19

James R. Westphal; Lera J. Johnson

2006-01-01

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Louisiana State University Office of Accounting Services  

E-print Network

Louisiana State University Office of Accounting Services Accounts Payable & Travel 217 Thomas Boyd ________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ Payment via Mail check to Payee's address (listed above) Wire Transfer to Payee's Bank Account * * MUST attach AS493, "Wire Transfer Request Account # Trans Type Object Code Sub Object Code DR/ CR Amount

Harms, Kyle E.

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Louisiana State University Office of Accounting Services  

E-print Network

Rev 7/13 Louisiana State University Office of Accounting Services Accounts Payable & Travel 217 __________________________________ * Must have approval of Donna K.Torres, Associate Vice Chancellor of Accounting and Financial Services _________ _______________________ Donna K. Torres Printed Name Date Employee LSU ID Department Phone Fax E-mail LaCarte Card Account

Harms, Kyle E.

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Louisiana State University Office of Accounting Services  

E-print Network

Rev 08/07 Louisiana State University Office of Accounting Services Payroll 204 Thomas Boyd Hall entries in error to my account at the indicated financial institution, and I hereby authorize the indicated financial institution to accept and to post such entries to my account. I understand that it is my

Harms, Kyle E.

216

Louisiana Truck Driving Program Actively Recruiting Women  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This brief case study highlights Louisiana Technical College's trucking program, centered at the Lafource campus. Of the 138 recent graduates of the two-year program, 18% are women, which is much higher than the national average of 7%. This document describes the program and what has led more women to become involved with it.

2012-01-23

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Water resources data, Louisiana, water year 2003  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Water resources data for the 2003 water year for Louisiana consist of records of stage, discharge, and water quality of streams; stage, contents, and water quality of lakes and reservoirs; and water levels and water quality of ground water. This report contains records for water discharge at 76 gaging stations; stage only for 86 gaging stations and 7 lakes; water quality for 56 surface-water stations (including 44 gaging stations) and 142 wells; and water levels for 313 observation wells. Also included are data for 158 crest-stage and flood-profile partial-record stations. Additional water data were collected at various sites not included in the systematic data-collection program, and are published as miscellaneous measurements. These data represent that part of the National Water Data System operated by the U.S. Geological Survey and cooperating Federal and State agencies in Louisiana.

Baumann, Todd; Goree, B. B.; Lovelace, W. M.; Montgomery, P. A.; Resweber, J. C.; Ross, Garron B.; Sasser, D. C., Jr.; Walters, D. J.

2004-01-01

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Water resources data, Louisiana, water year 2004  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Water resources data for the 2004 water year for Louisiana consist of records of stage, discharge, and water quality of streams; stage, contents, and water quality of lakes and reservoirs; and water levels and water quality of ground water. This report contains records for water discharge at 77 gaging stations; stage only for 86 gaging stations and 7 lakes; water quality for 60 surface-water stations (including 42 gaging stations) and 112 wells; and water levels for 304 observation wells. Also included are data for 158 crest-stage and flood-profile partial-record stations. Additional water data were collected at various sites not included in the systematic data-collection program, and are published as miscellaneous measurements. These data represent that part of the National Water Data System operated by the U.S. Geological Survey and cooperating State and Federal agencies in Louisiana.

Baumann, Todd; Goree, B. B.; Lovelace, W. M.; Montogmery, P. A.; Resweber, J. C.; Ross, Garron B.; Ward, Aub N.; Walters, David J.

2005-01-01

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Water Resources Data, Louisiana, Water Year 2001  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Water resources data for the 2001 water year for Louisiana consists of records of stage, discharge, and water quality of streams; stage, contents, and water quality of lakes and reservoirs; and water levels and water quality of ground water. This report contains records for water discharge at 71 gaging stations; stage only for 73 gaging stations and 7 lakes; water quality for 66 surface-water stations (including 39 gaging stations) and 92 wells; and water levels for 205 observation wells. Also included are data for 166 crest-stage and flood-profile partial-record stations. Additional water data were collected at various sites not included in the systematic data-collection program, and are published as miscellaneous measurements. These data represent that part of the National Water Data System operated by the U.S. Geological Survey and cooperating State and Federal agencies in Louisiana.

Goree, B. B.; Lovelace, W. M.; Montgomery, P. A.; Resweber, J. C.; Sasser, D. C., Jr.; Walters, David J.

2002-01-01

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Water Resources Data, Louisiana, Water Year 2002  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Water resources data for the 2002 water year for Louisiana consists of records of stage, discharge, and water quality of streams; stage, contents, and water quality of lakes and reservoirs; and water levels and water quality of ground water. This report contains records for water discharge at 85 gaging stations; stage only for 79 gaging stations and 7 lakes; water quality for 52 surface-water stations (including 40 gaging stations) and 104 wells; and water levels for 300 observation wells. Also included are data for 143 crest-stage and flood-profile partial-record stations. Additional water data were collected at various sites not included in the systematic data-collection program, and are published as miscellaneous measurements. These data represent that part of the National Water Data System operated by the U.S. Geological Survey and cooperating State and Federal agencies in Louisiana.

Goree, B. B.; Lovelace, W. M.; Montgomery, P. A.; Resweber, J. C.; Labbe, Charles K.; Walters, David J.

2003-01-01

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Water Resources Data, Louisiana, Water Year 2000  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Water resources data for the 2000 water year for Louisiana consists of records of stage, discharge, and water quality of streams; stage, contents, and water quality of lakes and reservoirs; and water levels and water quality of ground water. This report contains records for water discharge at 66 gaging stations; stage only for 70 gaging stations and 7 lakes; water quality for 45 surface-water stations (including 25 gaging stations) and 108 wells; and water levels for 221 observation wells. Also included are data for 204 crest-stage and flood-profile partial-record stations. Additional water data were collected at various sites not included in the systematic data-collection program, and are published as miscellaneous measurements. These data represent that part of the National Water Data System operated by the U.S. Geological Survey and cooperating State and Federal agencies in Louisiana.

Goree, B. B.; Lovelace, W. M.; Montgomery, P. A.; Resweber, J. C.; Sasser, D. C., Jr.; Walters, David J.

2001-01-01

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CD-ROM: Explore Coastal Louisiana  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This interactive, educational CD-ROM explains many of the issues that affect coastal wetlands of Louisiana. Its purpose is to increase public awareness of the value of the wildlife and wetlands that are being lost. High schools will find it a useful component of environmental science curricula. Science and visitor centers will discover it to be a colorful and informative addition to their exhibits. This site also provides a teacher's guide to the CD-ROM.

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Secondary pollen types characteristic of Louisiana honeys  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nine secondary pollen types (those comprising 16–45% of the pollen sample) were recovered from 54 honey samples (10 g) collected\\u000a from the major beekeeping areas of Louisiana. The pollen types in order of decreasing importance are:Berchemia scandens, rattan vine;Rubus spp., blackberry and dewberry;Salix spp., willow;Trifolium repens, white clover;Glycine max, soybean;Parthenocissus quinquefolia, Virginia creeper; Rosaceae, rose family;Cephalanthus occidentalis, buttonbush; andCornus spp.,

Meredith Hoag Lieux

1977-01-01

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Afro-Louisiana History and Genealogy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In 1984, Dr. Gwendolyn Hall, a professor emerita of history at Rutgers University, stumbled upon a treasure of historical data in a courthouse in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. For the next 15 years, Dr. Hall rummaged through documents from all over Louisiana (as well as archives in France, Spain and Texas) and uncovered the background of approximately 100,000 slaves who were brought to Louisiana in the 18th and 19th centuries. Armed with this information, Dr. Hall designed and created a database into which she recorded and calculated the information she obtained from these documents regarding African slave names, genders, ages, occupations, illnesses, family relationships, ethnicity, places of origin, prices paid by slave owners, and slave testimonials and emancipations. Together, Dr. Hall, the Center for the Public Domain, and ibiblio.org presents this online collection of significant historical data. The user-friendly database is searchable by name, gender, racial designation, and plantation or origin. From historians, genealogists, anthropologists, geneticists, and linguists, to Americans seeking keys to their past, there are many who can benefit from this freely accessible information.

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Louisiana Literacy Forum II. Proceedings (New Orleans, Louisiana, March 12-13, 1991).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report contains the proceedings of the second Louisiana statewide conference on literacy, which spotlighted the national endeavors of literacy practitioners and providers, works, and programs. Based on participants' input from the first forum, special emphasis was placed on workplace and family literacy, public relations, and policy making.…

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, New Orleans.

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Local School Finances in Louisiana: Disparities, Discrepancies, and Disgrace.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Because Louisiana is facing financial difficulties, the impact of reductions in federal aid since 1980 has been severe. With a state economy dependent on gas, oil, and agriculture, Louisiana suffers when oil prices are low and farming costs are high. Reduced tax income for the state lowers state spending, forcing additional enterprises out of…

Hare, Dwight

227

Methane in well water from Lake Charles, Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Chicot aquifer underlies all or parts of 13 parishes in Southwestern Louisiana. The uses of the aquifer include agricultural, industrial and provides nearly 100% of the potable water for the area. Southwestern Louisiana has a large natural gas industry and its associated distribution facilities. Agriculture is unique in this region in that there is extensive rice production and crawfish

H. E. Murray; J. N. Beck

1992-01-01

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Experiencing Higher Education in Louisiana through a Native American Lens  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this dissertation was to capture the voice of the Louisiana Native American students who attend Louisiana institutions of higher education. Native Americans are the least represented minority in colleges. More have entered college in recent years, yet they continue to leave college at a high rate. It is important to understand what motivates Native students to attend

Linda Kelly

2008-01-01

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LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS  

E-print Network

) Director Agriculture, Forest and Food Technology Cluster Development Louisiana Economic Development) 9256903 afpla@aol.com Ray Bard Director of Manufacturing Productivity MEPOL 7100 West Park Road.P.I.M., Director of Business Development Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Louisiana (MEPoL) Metro

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Louisiana Education Quality Trust Fund: Annual Report Fiscal Year 2004.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Louisiana Education Quality Trust Fund (LEQTF) was established in 1986 by Louisiana voters to improve the quality of education in the state. The LEQTF receives funds through the Federal Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act and deposits them in what is known as the Permanent Fund. From this Permanent Fund, a separate Support Fund (also known as…

Kennedy, John

2004-01-01

231

Tardigrades of Louisiana and Arkansas, United States of America  

Microsoft Academic Search

The distribution of tardigrades in the states of the southern United States is poorly known. There are no published records from the state of Louisiana, while in Arkansas only one species has been reported. Samples of mosses and lichens from trees and rocks were collected from three sites in central and southern Louisiana and six sites in western Arkansas. Leaf

Harry A. Meyer

2001-01-01

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Employment Trends; Eating and Beverage Establishments 1958 to 1968, Louisiana.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Employment in eating and beverage establishments has grown tremendously in Louisiana. In 1940, United States Census figures showed that 18,400 were employed in the industry, and by 1969, the number had increased to 31,000. The situation in Louisiana may not be typical of other states because of a sharp increase in catering services to offshore oil…

Louisiana State Dept. of Employment Security, Baton Rouge

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Report on internship with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra  

Microsoft Academic Search

This thesis describes a graduate student's internship an analysis of the offices of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. The internship took place during the University of New Orleans' 1994 fall semester. The Louisiana Philhannonic is a pioneering arts organization that is owned and operated by its own orchestra players. The organization's primary goal is to introduce the highest possible quality music

Martha C. Borgman

1995-01-01

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New gulf pipeline begins feeds to Louisiana processing  

Microsoft Academic Search

A $350 million gas gathering and processing system began its start-up sequence at the end of September, flowing wet gas from Gulf of Mexico producers offshore Louisiana to processing and marketing onshore. The Discovery project marks the first major grassroots offshore gathering and processing system along the Louisiana Gulf Coast in more than a decade. The system is fed by

K. C. Bodenhamer; J. P. Laguens

1998-01-01

235

Training Needs in Louisiana's Value-Added Forest Products Industry  

E-print Network

Training Needs in Louisiana's Value-Added Forest Products Industry Richard VloskyRichard Vlosky-Added Training in Other States · The Need for Training in Louisiana-Past Research #12;Industry Development & Adding Value #12;Value-Added Industry Development is Multi-Faceted Marketing Workforce Training Strategic

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Kids Count Data Book on Louisiana's Children, 1999.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Kids Count data book provides statistics on the well-being of children in Louisiana. Data are provided for the state as a whole and for each of Louisiana's 64 parishes. An introduction summarizes findings for 1999, and a final section summarizes trends in the data over the past several years. Indicators used in the report to measure child…

Agenda for Children, New Orleans, LA.

237

Sea level rise in Louisiana and Gulf of Mexico  

Microsoft Academic Search

Data from two tide-gage networks in Louisiana and the northern Gulf of Mexico were analyzed to determine local and regional trends in relative sea level rise. The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) maintains a network of 83 tide-gage stations throughout coastal Louisiana. Of these, 20 have records for two lunar nodal cycles or more, and some date back to

K. Ramsey; S. Penland

1989-01-01

238

Louisiana State University: Earth Scan Laboratory  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Louisiana State University's earth station for NOAA polar orbiting and geostationary satellites collects, analyzes, interprets, and distributes earth environmental data. Researchers can view abstracts of the many publications authored by people associated with the laboratory. The web site offers a large quantity of detailed imagery from GOES, MODIS, and other remote sensing equipment as well as a series of hurricane animations. Because the files are fairly large, users may want to access this web site with a fast internet connection...or be patient.

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Rise and Disappearance of Southeast Louisiana  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This multimedia presentation describes the evolution and devolution of the deltas and wetlands that make up southeast Louisiana, including the human impacts on the process. Topics include the role of the Mississippi River and its shifting courses, rising sea level and the formation of barrier islands, the migration of the St. Bernard Delta, and the formation of Lake Pontchartrain. With regard to the modern era, the presentation discusses levee construction in New Orleans, the digging of canals and channels in wetland areas, hurricanes, saltwater intrusion, and the introduction of invasive species as factors resulting in loss of wetlands.

Swenson, Dan

240

The Economic Impact of the Louisiana State University System on the Louisiana State Economy. AIR Forum 1980 Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An econometric model was developed for use in measuring the impact of the Louisiana State University (LSU) upon the Louisiana economy. Emphasis is placed on measuring the effects of enrollment changes, salary and wage expenditures, and campus construction activity. The results show that, overall, each dollar spent by the LSU System creates another…

Engler, Sheldon D.; And Others

241

Distribution and Habitat Associations of Breeding Secretive Marsh Birds in Louisiana’s Mississippi Alluvial Valley  

Microsoft Academic Search

Populations of many North American secretive marsh birds (SMBs) have declined in recent decades, partially as a function of\\u000a wetland loss. Protecting and restoring appropriate habitat for these species is contingent upon understanding the habitat\\u000a features they utilize. We investigated breeding distributions of SMBs in northeast Louisiana at 118 wetlands in 2007 and 2008\\u000a and modeled species occupancy (?) as

Jonathon J. Valente; Sammy L. King; R. Randy Wilson

2011-01-01

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Louisiana hydrologic atlas map no. 1 : Mean annual runoff in Louisiana  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The map shows the mean annual runoff from drainage basins in Louisiana exclusive of those in the coastal zone and the alluvial valleys of the Mississippi, Ouachita, and Red Rivers. The mean annual runoff for the State of Louisiana varies from 0.7 (cu ft/s)/sq mi in the Sabine and Red River basins to >2.0 (cu ft/s)/sq mi in the upper reaches of the Mermentau River. Factors that account for the three-fold variation in runoff across Louisiana include regional differences in rainfall, varying physical characteristics of the land, and differing land use patterns. The mean annual runoff was determined on the basis of continuing measurements of stage and discharge of uncontrolled streams. The periods of record from the 88 stations shown on the map vary from 5 to 25 yr. The 88 stations were grouped into seven categories of runoff. The boundaries for each region generally correspond to drainage boundaries or physiographic boundaries. (Peters-PTT)

McWreath, Harry C., III; Lowe, Alfred S.

1986-01-01

243

Flood tracking chart, Amite River Basin, Louisiana  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The Amite River Basin flood tracking chart is designed to assist emergency response officials and the local public in making informed decisions about the safety of life and property during floods along the Amite and Comite Rivers and Bayou Manchac in southeastern Louisiana. This chart is similar in concept to the charts used to track hurricanes; the user can record the latest river stage information at selected gaging stations and the latest flood crest predictions. The latest stage data can be compared to historical flood peaks as well as to the slab or pier elevation of a threatened property. The chart also discusses how to acquire the latest river stage data from the Internet and a recorded voice message.

Callender, Lawrence E.; McCallum, Brian E.; Brazelton, Sebastian R.; Anderson, Mary L.; Ensminger, Paul A.

1998-01-01

244

Louisiana NASA EPSCoR Project  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In 1994, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration issued a Cooperative Agreement (CA) to the State of Louisiana, through the Louisiana Board of Regents (BOB), for the performance of scientific research under the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Project. Originally constructed as a three-year program with an optional two-year follow on, this federal-state partnership culminated on 31 October 2001, including two CA extensions. The total value of the project reached $3.3M in NASA funding, matched by $2.75M in BOB funds, and supplemented by several million dollars in institutional contributions. Three Research Clusters comprised the state-wide research effort coupled with scientific/technical management and a teacher involvement component. The three research clusters addressed the Enterprises of Space Science, Earth Science and Aerospace Technology with research in High Energy Astrophysics, the Global Carbon Cycle, and Propulsion. Ten universities, over two dozen faculty, over 150 students and numerous support personnel were involved. All of the scientific and technical objectives were met or exceeded. In aggregate, the clusters generated about $18M in outside support, better than a 2:1 return on investment (better than 5:1 considering only the NASA investment). Moreover, two of the clusters have advanced to the level of applying for major NSF research center designation. This project was a trial of the model of building research infrastructure through mentoring. While not completely successful, the results at the smaller institutions were, none the less, positive. Faculty were engaged in major research and involved their students. Administrations improved their capabilities to handle grants and contracts. Faculty release time was granted, research space was provided and, in some cases, equipment was made available for the research. Some of the faculty at these schools have remained involved in research and/or formed collaborations for new endeavors, demonstrating that the mentoring model can be successful.

Wefel, John P.

2002-01-01

245

Phytoplankton Communities in Louisiana coastal waters and the continental shelf  

EPA Science Inventory

Louisiana coastal waters and the adjacent continental shelf receive large freshwater and nutrient inputs from the Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers, creating favorable conditions for increased phytoplankton productivity. To examine inshore-offshore patterns in phytoplankton comm...

246

The Louisiana State University Law Center's Bijural Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the bijural program of Louisiana State University Law Center. The program educates all first-degree law students in both the common law and civil law traditions, preparing them for the increasing globalization of legal practice. (EV)

Costonis, John J.

2002-01-01

247

Bringing Back Childhood Bilingualism: The Case of Louisiana.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses Louisiana's linguistic history, focusing on periods when the state was predominantly French speaking, when it was officially bilingual, when French was threatened to become extinguished, and ultimately when the state decided to preserve its French-speaking heritage. (VWL)

Caldas, Stephen J.

1998-01-01

248

Developmental Toxicity of Louisiana Crude Oiled Sediment to Zebrafish  

EPA Science Inventory

Embryonic exposures to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and petroleum products cause a characteristic suite of developmental defects in a variety of fish species. We exposed zebrafish embryos to sediment mixed with laboratory weathered South Louisiana crude oil. Oiled sedi...

249

Energy Audits of Local Government Buildings (Louisiana DNR)  

E-print Network

This paper describes innovations instituted in an ongoing energy auditing program for local government buildings in Louisiana. In order to provide as many audits as possible with the funds available, a two-pronged effort was initiated to reduce...

Bruce, A. C.; Lowther, J. D.; Tarver, E.

1987-01-01

250

FIRST FLORIDA RECORD OF 'TAPHROMYSIS LOUISIANAE' (CRUSTACEA: MYSIDACEA)  

EPA Science Inventory

First sighting of the mysid shrimp Taphromysis louisianae Banner, 1953, is reported from Milton, Florida in November 1978 and January 1979 in the Blackwater River estuary. The known range of this species is extended approximately 550 km eastward....

251

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER SCHOOL OF NURSING  

E-print Network

and evaluation of the student. The faculty will assure that ongoing communication occurs between the faculty ............................................................... 17 Nurses Physicians Preceptors for Nurse Anesthesia Students Additional Criteria Roles1 LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER SCHOOL OF NURSING GRADUATE NURSING PROGRAM

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LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER SCHOOL OF NURSING  

E-print Network

that ongoing communication occurs between the faculty, preceptor and student through site visits ............................................................... 15 Nurses Physicians Preceptors for Nurse Anesthesia Students Additional Criteria RolesLOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER SCHOOL OF NURSING GRADUATE NURSING PROGRAM MASTER

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LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER SCHOOL OF NURSING  

E-print Network

of the student. The faculty will assure that ongoing communication occurs between the faculty, preceptor ............................................................... 15 Nurses Physicians Preceptors for Nurse Anesthesia Students Additional Criteria RolesLOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER SCHOOL OF NURSING GRADUATE NURSING PROGRAM MASTER

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Pesticide and heavy metal residues in Louisiana river otter  

E-print Network

PESTICIDE AND HEAVY METAL RESIDUES IN LOUISIANA RIVER OTTER A Thesis by DFBRA LYNN BECK Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTFR OF SCIENCE May 1977 Mcjor... Subject: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences PESTICIDE AND HFAVY METAL RFSIDUFS IN LOUISIANA RIVER OTTFR A Thesis by DFBRA LYNN BECK Approved as to style and con ent by: (Chairman of Committee) ~ -ne U (Head of Department) (Member) (Member) May 1977...

Beck, Debra Lynn

2012-06-07

255

Observatory for education and public outreach controlled through the World Wide Web  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For the last two and a half years the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Louisiana State University has been engaged in a collaborative effort with the Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge and the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society to develop a observatory that can be used for astronomy education from primary school; through graduate studies as well as for recreation and public outreach. The observatory includes a 2,300 square feet facility, a 20-inch diameter Ritchey-Chretien telescope, a black-thinned CCD camera, a computer control system and an internet T1 link. The on site public outreach and education program has been fully active since Fall, 1997 and we are currently in the process of developing a platform- independent system for remotely controlling the observatory over the internet. The initial version of the Java/World Wide Web based software is currently functioning and provides interactive control of the observatory via any Java compatible web browser. The main principles of the remote control system are presented in this paper, along with a discussion of the education and outreach goals of the observatory, details of the facility and hardware, initial measurements of system performance, and a discussion of our future development plans.

Guzik, T. Gregory; Motl, Patrick M.; Burks, Geoffrey S.; Fisher, Paul; Giammanco, James; Landolt, Arlo U.; Stacy, J. G.; Tohline, Joel E.; Wefel, Katrina

1998-05-01

256

Remote sensing as an aid to route evaluation for relocated Louisiana Highway 1  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA aerial photography in the form of color infrared and color positive transparencies is used as an aid for evaluation of the route proposed for relocated Louisiana Highway 1, between LaRose and Golden Meadow, in South Louisiana.

Thoms, R. L.; Whitehurst, C. A.; Monte, J. A.

1974-01-01

257

30 CFR 918.15 - Approval of Louisiana regulatory program amendments.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Louisiana regulatory program amendments. 918...OF THE INTERIOR PROGRAMS FOR THE CONDUCT OF SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS WITHIN EACH STATE...Louisiana regulatory program amendments...2001 Revegetation Success Standards for...

2011-07-01

258

30 CFR 918.15 - Approval of Louisiana regulatory program amendments.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Louisiana regulatory program amendments. 918...OF THE INTERIOR PROGRAMS FOR THE CONDUCT OF SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS WITHIN EACH STATE...Louisiana regulatory program amendments...2001 Revegetation Success Standards for...

2010-07-01

259

30 CFR 918.15 - Approval of Louisiana regulatory program amendments.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Louisiana regulatory program amendments. 918...OF THE INTERIOR PROGRAMS FOR THE CONDUCT OF SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS WITHIN EACH STATE...Louisiana regulatory program amendments...2001 Revegetation Success Standards for...

2012-07-01

260

40 CFR 409.40 - Applicability; description of the Louisiana raw cane sugar processing subcategory.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Applicability; description of the Louisiana raw cane sugar processing subcategory. 409.40 Section...CONTINUED) EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS SUGAR PROCESSING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Louisiana Raw Cane Sugar Processing Subcategory § 409.40...

2010-07-01

261

40 CFR 409.40 - Applicability; description of the Louisiana raw cane sugar processing subcategory.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Applicability; description of the Louisiana raw cane sugar processing subcategory. 409.40 Section...CONTINUED) EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS SUGAR PROCESSING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Louisiana Raw Cane Sugar Processing Subcategory § 409.40...

2011-07-01

262

40 CFR 409.40 - Applicability; description of the Louisiana raw cane sugar processing subcategory.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Applicability; description of the Louisiana raw cane sugar processing subcategory. 409.40 Section...CONTINUED) EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS SUGAR PROCESSING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Louisiana Raw Cane Sugar Processing Subcategory § 409.40...

2013-07-01

263

40 CFR 409.40 - Applicability; description of the Louisiana raw cane sugar processing subcategory.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Applicability; description of the Louisiana raw cane sugar processing subcategory. 409.40 Section...CONTINUED) EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS SUGAR PROCESSING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Louisiana Raw Cane Sugar Processing Subcategory § 409.40...

2012-07-01

264

77 FR 12333 - Special Nuclear Material License Amendment From Louisiana Energy Services, LLC, for the National...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...NRC-2010-0264] Special Nuclear Material License Amendment From Louisiana Energy Services, LLC, for...Hobbs, NM AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission...request to amend special nuclear material license SNM- 2010, held by Louisiana Energy Services, LLC,...

2012-02-29

265

33 CFR 165.805 - Security Zones; Calcasieu River and Ship Channel, Louisiana.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... Security Zones; Calcasieu River and Ship Channel, Louisiana. 165.805 Section... Security Zones; Calcasieu River and Ship Channel, Louisiana. (a) Location...required by these regulations, contact Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles at (337)...

2012-07-01

266

33 CFR 165.805 - Security Zones; Calcasieu River and Ship Channel, Louisiana.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... Security Zones; Calcasieu River and Ship Channel, Louisiana. 165.805 Section... Security Zones; Calcasieu River and Ship Channel, Louisiana. (a) Location...required by these regulations, contact Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles at (337)...

2011-07-01

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33 CFR 165.805 - Security Zones; Calcasieu River and Ship Channel, Louisiana.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... Security Zones; Calcasieu River and Ship Channel, Louisiana. 165.805 Section... Security Zones; Calcasieu River and Ship Channel, Louisiana. (a) Location...required by these regulations, contact Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles at (337)...

2010-07-01

268

Remote sensing as an aid to route evaluation for relocated Louisiana Highway 1  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Aerial photography in the form of color infrared and color positive transparencies was used as an aid for evaluation of the route proposed for relocated Louisiana Highway 1, between LaRose and Golden Meadows, in South Louisiana.

Thoms, R. L.; Monte, J. A.

1973-01-01

269

Natural farming in Louisiana. Final technical report  

SciTech Connect

This project represents the beginning of an attempt to adapt radically different natural farming techniques of growing rice and winter grain developed in Japan to the Gulf Coast of Louisiana. Choosing a possible set of farming practices and combination of crops appropriate to this area was the first step as the outlines of a complete yearly cycle of rice, wheat, and clover culture without mechanical cultivation or use of chemicals was formulated. A theoretical model of such a natural commercial system was constructed and assigned parameters of labor, energy and money inputs and outputs that would make it potentially competitive with present practices. In order to see whether the chosen set of practices could in fact produce acceptable yields of rice, experimental plots were constructed and provided with irrigation and drainage facilities. Initially winter crops were planted conventionally, organic mulch and nutrients were supplied, and wheat was harvested in the spring. Rice was planted no-till, irrigated, weeded and harvested and finally, winter crops were planted no-till for the next year. Each component of the yearly cycle was observed and evaluated as it was being put into practice, and modifications of those components that did not perform well were suggested. Preliminary data that will indicate the possibilities and limitations of the method were recorded.

Hair, M.

1981-12-31

270

Towards sustainable management of Louisiana’s coastal wetland forests: problems, constraints, and a new beginning  

SciTech Connect

Over 345,000 ha of forested swamps occur throughout the Mississippi River Deltaic Plain. Natural and anthropogenic changes in hydrology and geomorphology at local and landscape levels have reduced the productivity in many of these coastal wetland forests areas and have caused the complete loss of forest cover in some places. A summary and interpretation of the available science, suggestions for policy change, and a multidisciplinary (multi-responsibility) approach were needed to address these issues [in the context of private land]. In response, the Louisiana Governor's office formed a Coastal Wetland Forest Conservation and Use Science Working Group (SWG) and an associated Advisory Panel to provide the Governor with information and suggestions of strategies for environmental and economic utilization, conservation, and protection of Louisiana's coastal wetland forest ecosystem in the long-term. The process of engaging scientists, resource managers, and other stakeholders in this effort is described, and the recommendations of the SWG are presented relative to forestry practices and the potential for sustainable management of coastal wetland forests.

Chambers, J. L.; Keim, R. F.; Faulkner, S. P.; Day Jr., J. W.; Gardiner, E. S.; Hughes, M. S.; King, S. L.; McLeod, K. W.; Miller, C. A.; Nyman, J. A.

2006-01-01

271

Louisiana INTECH Professional Development: Middle School Administrators' Perceptions of Change as Related to Student Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

School accountability requires administrators and policymakers to implement sound programs that sustain school improvement. Hundreds of Louisiana teachers participate in Louisiana Integration of Technology (INTECH) professional development as a strategy to change instructional practice and improve student achievement. The purpose of this quantitative research study was to investigate the Louisiana INTECH professional development model as an impetus for school change

Diane R. Mason

2007-01-01

272

30 CFR 918.25 - Approval of Louisiana abandoned mine land reclamation plan amendments.  

...2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Approval of Louisiana abandoned mine land reclamation plan amendments. 918.25 Section 918...STATE LOUISIANA § 918.25 Approval of Louisiana abandoned mine land reclamation plan amendments. The following is a...

2014-07-01

273

Louisiana oyster CuLtCh ProjeCt General Project DescriPtion  

E-print Network

Louisiana oyster CuLtCh ProjeCt General Project DescriPtion The Louisiana Oyster Cultch Project involves (1) the placement of oyster cultch onto approximately 850 acres of public oyster seed grounds throughout coastal Louisiana, and (2) construction of an oyster hatchery facility that would produce

274

The Impact of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on Louisiana School Nurses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the fall of 2005, the coast of Louisiana was devastated by two hurricanes, Katrina and Rita. Not only did these natural disasters have detrimental effects for those directly in their path, the storms had an impact on the lives of everyone in Louisiana. The professional practice of many Louisiana school nurses was affected by several factors,…

Broussard, Lisa; Myers, Rachel; Meaux, Julie

2008-01-01

275

LSU Virtual Museum: Technology-Enhanced Geoscience Teacher Workshops for Louisiana K-8 Educators  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Virtual Museum, a Louisiana Board of Regents sponsored SELECT program, is a collaborative project between the Museum of Natural Science and the French Education Project at Louisiana State University. It offers Louisiana science teachers, in-training teachers, and immersion teachers a professional development program via six videoconferences. These videoconferences are broadcast from LSU to six distance-learning sites across the entire

S. Warny; D. Egea-Kuehne; R. Tedford; A. Lopez

2007-01-01

276

Integrated consistent and complete "expert" and data mining Boris Kovalerchuk1  

E-print Network

, Russia vityaev@math.nsc.ru 3 Department of Radiology, Woman's Hospital, Baton Rouge, LA 70895-9009, USA, MDJR@womans.com 1. INTRODUCTION. Integration of knowledge management (KM) and Data Mining (DM) methods

Kovalerchuk, Boris

277

Consistent and complete data and "expert" mining in medicine  

E-print Network

, Russia vityaev@math.nsc.ru 3 Department of Radiology, Woman's Hospital, Baton Rouge, LA 70895- 9009, USA, MDJR@womans.com The ultimate purpose of many medical data mining systems is to create formalized

Kovalerchuk, Boris

278

40 CFR 52.977 - Control strategy and regulations: Ozone.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...false Control strategy and regulations: Ozone. 52.977 Section 52.977 Protection...977 Control strategy and regulations: Ozone. (a) Determination of Attainment...has determined the Baton Rouge 1-hour ozone nonattainment area has attained the...

2011-07-01

279

40 CFR 52.977 - Control strategy and regulations: Ozone.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Control strategy and regulations: Ozone. 52.977 Section 52.977 Protection...977 Control strategy and regulations: Ozone. Determination of Attainment. Effective...has determined the Baton Rouge 1-hour ozone nonattainment area has attained the...

2010-07-01

280

Program Overview Information for Launch Binders  

Cancer.gov

NCI Community Cancer Centers Program Program Overview – Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center 1 A. Name and location of hospital: Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, 5000 Hennessey Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70808 B. Name

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SOUTHWEST CATALYSIS 2013 SPRING SYMPOSIUM  

E-print Network

9:15 AM Jerry Spivey, LSU Cain Department of Chemical Engineering, Baton Rouge, LA "Natural Gas coupons available for drivers of cars to exit the garage for free. You will input the coupon upon exiting

Natelson, Douglas

282

Extraction Steam Controls at EPLA-W  

E-print Network

ExxonMobil's Baton Rouge site encompasses a world-scale refinery, chemical plant and third party power station. Historically, inflexible and unreliable control systems on two high-pressure, extracting/condensing steam turbines prevented the site...

Brinker, J. L.

2004-01-01

283

This article appeared in a journal published by Elsevier. The attached copy is furnished to the author for internal non-commercial research  

E-print Network

Agricultural University, Zhengzhou 450002, China a r t i c l e i n f o Article history: Received 2 July 2010 University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA b Energy Engineering Laboratory, Henan

284

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ROBOTICS, VOL. 28, NO. 1, FEBRUARY 2012 223 On Optimizing Autonomous Pipeline Inspection  

E-print Network

Inspection Xin Li, Member, IEEE, Wuyi Yu, Student Member, IEEE, Xiao Lin, and S. S. Iyengar, Fellow, IEEE, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 USA (e-mail: xinli@cct.lsu.edu). W. Yu and X. Lin are with the Department

Li, Xin "Shane"

285

First Name Last Name Parish/School System Michelle Adkins St. Charles  

E-print Network

Vernon Kelly Brant Washington Denise Brashear Calcasieu Jared Breaux West Baton Rouge Joanna Brockhoff St Tangipahoa Beth McCarty Caddo Chris McCurry Caddo Wade McGaha Lincoln Angela McGee St. Tammany Susan Mc

Harms, Kyle E.

286

77 FR 51041 - Approval of Inspectorate America Corporation, as a Commercial Gauger  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Inspectorate America Corporation, 8367 Paris Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70814, has been approved to gauge petroleum, petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR...

2012-08-23

287

14 CFR 1201.402 - NASA Industrial Applications Centers.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...06084. (6) North Carolina Science and Technology Research Center...Southern University, Department of Computer Science, Baton Rouge, LA 70813-2065...obtain access to NASA-developed computer software, contact: Computer...

2011-01-01

288

47 CFR 90.903 - Competitive bidding mechanisms.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...4 (Central): The Central Region consists of the following MTAs: Birmingham, Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, El Paso-Albuquerque, Houston, Kansas City, Little Rock, Memphis-Jackson, New Orleans-Baton Rouge, Oklahoma City, San Antonio,...

2013-10-01

289

33 CFR 165.801 - Annual fireworks displays and other events in the Eighth Coast Guard District requiring safety...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2nd weekend in July Guttenderg Development and Tourism/Stars and Stripes River Day Guttenderg, IA Upper Mississippi...12 July 4th USS KIDD Veterans Memorial/Fourth of July Star-Spangled Celebration Baton Rouge, LA In the...

2012-07-01

290

33 CFR 165.801 - Annual fireworks displays and other events in the Eighth Coast Guard District requiring safety...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2nd weekend in July Guttenderg Development and Tourism/Stars and Stripes River Day Guttenderg, IA Upper Mississippi...12 July 4th USS KIDD Veterans Memorial/Fourth of July Star-Spangled Celebration Baton Rouge, LA In the...

2013-07-01

291

40 CFR 52.977 - Control strategy and regulations: Ozone.  

...false Control strategy and regulations: Ozone. 52.977 Section 52.977 Protection...977 Control strategy and regulations: Ozone. (a) Determination of Attainment...has determined the Baton Rouge 1-hour ozone nonattainment area has attained the...

2014-07-01

292

47 CFR 80.1011 - Transmitter.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...following waters: (1) The lower Mississippi River from the territorial sea...near Baton Rouge; (2) The Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet from the territorial sea boundary, and within the Mississippi River-Gulf outlet Safety...

2011-10-01

293

47 CFR 80.1011 - Transmitter.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...following waters: (1) The lower Mississippi River from the territorial sea...near Baton Rouge; (2) The Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet from the territorial sea boundary, and within the Mississippi River-Gulf outlet Safety...

2013-10-01

294

47 CFR 80.1011 - Transmitter.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...following waters: (1) The lower Mississippi River from the territorial sea...near Baton Rouge; (2) The Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet from the territorial sea boundary, and within the Mississippi River-Gulf outlet Safety...

2010-10-01

295

76 FR 53428 - Free Flow Power Corporation; Northland Power Mississippi River LLC; Notice of Competing...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Corporation; Northland Power Mississippi River LLC; Notice of Competing Preliminary...Free Flow) and Northland Power Mississippi River LLC (Northland) filed preliminary...hydropower projects hydropower on the Mississippi River, in West Baton Rouge and...

2011-08-26

296

47 CFR 80.1011 - Transmitter.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...following waters: (1) The lower Mississippi River from the territorial sea...near Baton Rouge; (2) The Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet from the territorial sea boundary, and within the Mississippi River-Gulf outlet Safety...

2012-10-01

297

Hurricane Influences on Vegetation Community Change in Coastal Louisiana  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The impacts of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 on wetland vegetation were investigated in Louisiana coastal marshes. Vegetation cover, pore-water salinity, and nutrients data from 100 marsh sites covering the entire Louisiana coast were sampled for two consecutive growing seasons after the storms. A mixed-model nested ANOVA with Tukey's HSD test for post-ANOVA multiple comparisons was used to analyze the data. Significantly (p<0.05) lower vegetation cover was observed within brackish and fresh marshes in the west as compared to the east and central regions throughout 2006, but considerable increase in vegetation cover was noticed in fall 2007 data. Marshes in the west were stressed by prolonged saltwater logging and increased sulfide content. High salinity levels persisted throughout the study period for all marsh types, especially in the west. The marshes of coastal Louisiana are still recovering after the hurricanes; however, changes in the species composition have increased in these marshes.

Steyer, Gregory D.; Cretini, Kari Foster; Piazza, Sarai; Sharp, Leigh Anne; Snedden, Gregg A.; Sapkota, Sijan

2010-01-01

298

Abundance, genetic diversity and conservation of Louisiana black bears ( Ursus americanus luteolus ) as detected through noninvasive sampling  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although the Louisiana black bear (Ursus americanus luteolus) is currently listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, there have been no attempts to estimate range-wide abundance. This subspecies was thought to occupy a near contiguous range across southern Mississippi, Louisiana and east Texas but is now restricted to three isolated areas in Louisiana. In 1964, Louisiana initiated a restocking

Deborah A. Triant; Richard M. Pace; Michael Stine

2004-01-01

299

Spinal Bracing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Dr. Arthur Copes of the Copes Foundation, Baton Rouge, LA, says that 35 percent of the 50 technical reports he received from the NASA/Southern University Industrial Applications Center in Baton Rouge and the Central Industrial Applications Center, Durant, OK, were vital to the development of his Copes Scoliosis Braces, which are custom designed and feature a novel pneumatic bladder that exerts constant corrective pressure to the torso to slowly reduce or eliminate the spinal curve.

1991-01-01

300

Coastal change analysis program implemented in Louisiana  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Landsat Thematic Mapper images from 1990 to 1996 and collateral data sources were used to classify the land cover of the Mermentau River Basin (MRB) within the Chenier Plain of coastal Louisiana. Landcover classes followed the definition of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Coastal Change Analysis Program; however, classification methods had to be developed as part of this study for attainment of these national classification standards. Classification method developments were especially important when classes were spectrally inseparable, when classes were part of spatial and spectral continuums, when the spatial resolution of the sensor included more than one landcover type, and when human activities caused abnormal transitions in the landscape. Most classification problems were overcome by using one or a combination of techniques, such as separating the MRB into subregions of commonality, applying masks to specific land mixtures, and highlighting class transitions between years that were highly unlikely. Overall, 1990, 1993, and 1996 classification accuracy percentages (associated kappa statistics) were 80% (0.79), 78% (0.76), and 86% (0.84), respectively. Most classification errors were associated with confusion between managed (cultivated land) and unmanaged grassland classes; scrub shrub, grasslands and forest classes; water, unconsolidated shore and bare land classes; and especially in 1993, between water and floating vegetation classes. Combining cultivated land and grassland classes and water and floating vegetation classes into single classes accuracies for 1990, 1993, and 1996 increased to 82%, 83%, and 90%, respectively. To improve the interpretation of landcover change, three indicators of landcover class stability were formulated. Location stability was defined as the percentage of a landcover class that remained as the same class in the same location at the beginning and the end of the monitoring period. Residence stability was defined as the percent change in each class within the entire MRB during the monitoring period. Turnover was defined as the addition of other landcover classes to the target landcover class during the defined monitoring period. These indicators allowed quick assessment of the dynamic nature of landcover classes, both in reference to a spatial location and to retaining their presence throughout the MRB. Examining the landcover changes between 1990 to 1993 and 1993 to 1996, led us to five principal findings: (1) Landcover turnover is maintaining a near stable logging cycle, although the locations of grassland, scrub shrub, and forest areas involved in the cycle appeared to change. (2) Planting of seedlings is critical to maintaining cycle stability. (3) Logging activities tend to replace woody land mixed forests with woody land evergreen forests. (4) Wetland estuarine marshes are expanding slightly. (5) Wetland palustrine marshes and mature forested wetlands in the MRB are relatively stable.

Ramsey, III, E. W.; Nelson, G. A.; Sapkota, S. K.

2001-01-01

301

Louisiana Tech University Statement on Hazing / Alcohol / & Substance Abuse  

E-print Network

Louisiana Tech University Statement on Hazing / Alcohol / & Substance Abuse 2009-2010 The purpose and substance abuse are inconsistent with the responsibility of the student organization to conduct safe concerning alcohol abuse, substance abuse, and hazing. Every student and employee of the University plays

Selmic, Sandra

302

Kids Count 1995 Data Book on Louisiana's Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This data book presents findings of the Kids Count project on current conditions faced by Louisiana children ages birth to 19 years of age. Data is presented in a table format by individual indicator for each of the parishes, and is further broken down by race. The first subject area addresses poverty and statistics on children receiving AFDC,…

Agenda for Children, New Orleans, LA.

303

Gifted in Rural Louisiana: Past, Present, and Future  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This literature review explores the status of gifted education within the confines of predominately rural districts, such as those in Louisiana, in an effort to increase awareness of some of the unique struggles of both gifted programs and students. Findings: Topics addressed in this paper include: (1) the prevalence of rural schools in…

Courville, Keith

2010-01-01

304

Phytoplankton community composition in nearshore coastal waters of Louisiana  

EPA Science Inventory

Phytoplankton community compositions within near-shore coastal and estuarine waters of Louisiana were characterized by relative abundance, biovolume, and taxonomic identification to genus and species when possible. The range of total nitrogen was 0.5 to 1.3 mg L-1 and total phos...

305

Late Holocene benthic foraminifera and paleoenvironments of the Louisiana coast  

Microsoft Academic Search

The foraminiferal assemblages of 5 vibracores from Isles Dernieres on the Louisiana coast indicate significant environmental shifts within the past 1000 years. The cores, 2 offshore and 3 from the back barrier region, represent mainly the progradational phase of the Early Lafourche delta. Overall, Ammonia parkinsoniana and Elphidium excavatum dominate the faunas, except those of marshes and low-salinity interdistributary bays.

M. A. Eger; B. K. Sen Gupta

1985-01-01

306

Guidelines for CPR Training in Louisiana Schools. Bulletin No. 1638.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Completion of a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is required for graduation from high school in Louisiana. This bulletin presents the guidelines for a course in CPR and was prepared with the cooperation of the American Red Cross (ARC) and the American Heart Association (AHA). At the conclusion of the course, students will be prepared…

Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge.

307

College of Education Louisiana Tech University Dynamics of Domestic and  

E-print Network

College of Education Louisiana Tech University Dynamics of Domestic and Family Violence (DDVI Violence and the Law PSYC 556 Issues in Domestic Violence FCS 521 Family Crisis (substation PSYC 589C: Males in Domestic Violence PSYC 589 Males in Domestic Violence: Research, Treatment, and Prevention 1

Selmic, Sandra

308

Sediment metabolism on the Louisiana continental shelf - Eldridge  

EPA Science Inventory

Rates of aerobic and anaerobic sediment metabolism were measured on the Louisiana Continental Shelf during 5 cruises in 2006 and 2007. On each cruise, 3-4 stations were occupied in regions of the shelf that experience summer bottom-water hypoxia. Net DIC, O2, N2, and nutrient f...

309

Alumni Relations Development Private support of Louisiana State Univer-  

E-print Network

Alumni Relations · Development Private support of Louisiana State Univer- sity is led. In addition, many academic units of the University have volunteer development councils and "friends" groups a spectacular display of historical LSU sports memorabilia donated by the Andonie family. The current exhibit

Harms, Kyle E.

310

Academic Programs The State of Louisiana Board of Regents,  

E-print Network

Communication College of Music & Dramatic Arts Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Music Bachelor of Music Education of Arts in Liberal Arts Master of Business Administration Master of Education Master of Fine Arts MasterAcademic Programs The State of Louisiana Board of Regents, in its Master Plan for Higher Education

Harms, Kyle E.

311

Environmental contaminants in redheads wintering in coastal Louisiana and Texas  

Microsoft Academic Search

Whole body and liver analyses indicated that wintering redheads (Aythya americana; n=70) in coastal Louisiana (one site) and Texas (two sites) were relatively free of contamination with common trace elements, organochlorines, and hydrocarbons. Most trace elements, including As, Cr, Hg, Mg, Mn, Ni, Pb, Se, Sr, and Zn, were within background concentrations in livers; levels of B, Cd, Cu, and

T. C. Michot; T. W. Custer; A. J. Nault; C. A. Mitchell

1994-01-01

312

Stewart T. Gordon, MD, FAAP President, Louisiana Chapter  

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! Louisiana Chapter #12;· I have no disclosures "The problems of some are the responsibilities of us all." #12 to Chapter · Website­ www.laaap.org · Blast emails · Twitter--@MyLaaap #12;Pediatricians are Highly Qualified

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DESCRIPTIVE WATER QUALITY FOR THE ATCHAFALAYA BASIN, LOUISIANA  

EPA Science Inventory

This report describes water quality in the Atchafalaya Basin in terms of geographical areas, seasonal patterns, and its relationships to water regimes and compares water quality in the Basin to water quality in other Louisiana and southeastern lakes. Emphasis in this report is gi...

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The Louisiana Community and Technical College System: A Brief History  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) was created in 1999 to bring together into one governance body almost all of the state's community and technical colleges. Driven primarily by the need for increased workforce training capabilities, Governor M.J. "Mike" Foster and other top governmental officials promoted the idea as a…

Manning, Curtis

2004-01-01

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MEASURING THE SUPPLY OF COTTON GINNING STRUCTURE IN LOUISIANA  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this technical paper is to estimate changing geographic capacity of cotton ginning infrastructure in Louisiana. In particular, cotton field locations are compared to cotton gin locations using geographic information system (GIS) technology. We compare changing average field to gin distance between 2006 and 2009 production years. We then evaluate how field to gin distance changes when we

J. Matthew Fannin; Kenneth W. Paxton; Huizhen Niu

316

Developments in Arkansas, North Louisiana, and East Texas in 1978  

Microsoft Academic Search

Activity in East Texas and North Louisiana showed strong gains during 1978, a welcome change from the even level of activity and the decrease in activity which occurred respectively in the two areas in 1977. Arkansas activity showed a slight decrease during 1978. South Arkansas efforts concentrated on the Smackover, Cotton Valley, and the Pettet. Arkoma basin discoveries included Orr,

D. J. Collins; A. G. Murphy; E. H. Core

1979-01-01

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Developments in Arkansas, North Louisiana, and East Texas  

Microsoft Academic Search

Drilling activity increased in all 3 CSD districts covered by this report. Exploratory drilling resulted in a success ratio of 8% in Arkansas, 13.6% in N. Louisiana, and 10.3% in E. Texas. The most important area of exploratory and development activity in Arkansas continued to be in the Smackover Limestone trend. Mohawk and Chalybeat Springs fields were among the leaders

G. C. Sigler; A. G. Murphy; J. D. Gilley

1975-01-01

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Evaluation of potential geopressure geothermal test sites in southern Louisiana  

SciTech Connect

Six geopressured-geothermal prospects in southern Louisiana were studied in detail to assess their potential use as test sites for the production of geopressure-geothermal energy. Each of the six sites contains substantial quantities of energy. Three of these prospects, Grand Lake, Lake Theriot, and Bayou Hebert, appear to be suitable for a test site. A summary of the findings is presented.

Bassiouni, Z.

1980-04-01

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A Selected Annotated Bibliography of Louisiana Indian Languages.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The document presents a survey and evaluation of the literature on Louisiana Indian languages. The methodology employed was the library search. Sources were publications of the Bureau of American Ethnology, anthropological and linguistic works, pertinent theses and dissertations, and other works relating to the subject. The first part of the…

Hough, David L.

320

Offshore sand resources for coastal erosion control in Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

An inventory of existing geophysical data supplemented by more than 15,000 km of high-resolution seismic profiles and 400 vibracores collected cooperatively by the Louisiana Geological Survey and US Geological Survey since 1981 indicates that a wide range of aggregate minerals occurs on the continental shelf in a variety of depositional settings. The distribution of these deposits is controlled by the

K. E. Ramsey; S. Penland; R. A. McBride; J. R. Suter; J. Williams

1990-01-01

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LOUISIANA STORY, 1964, THE SUGAR SYSTEM AND THE PLANTATION WORKERS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

BASED UPON THE FINDINGS OF A RURAL EDUCATION AND WELFARE SURVEY OF MORE THAN 900 SUGARCANE WORKERS IN THE NINE LOUISIANA COUNTIES WHERE SUGARCANE CULTIVATION IS CONCENTRATED, THIS DOCUMENT TELLS OF THE LIVES OF THE WORKERS AND EXPLAINS THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL "SUGAR SYSTEM" UNDER WHICH THEY LIVE. DISCUSSED ARE THE EFFECTS OF MECHANIZATION…

MYERS, ROBIN

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U S I N E S LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSIT Y  

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Business Law 255 BLAW 255 Legal Environment of Business Economics 201 & 202 ECON 201 & 202 Economic Principles and Problems Quantitative Analysis 233 QA 233 Basic Business Statistics JUNIOR YEAR BusCom 305C O LLEGE O F B U S I N E S S LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSIT Y FRESHMAN YEAR Business 110 BUSN 110

Selmic, Sandra

323

National Environmental/Energy Workforce Assessment for Louisiana.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents existing workforce levels, training programs and career potentials and develops staffing level projections (1976-1982) based on available information for the State of Louisiana. The study concerns itself with the environmental pollution control areas of air, noise, potable water, pesticides, radiation, solid waste, wastewater,…

National Field Research Center Inc., Iowa City, IA.

324

A COMPARISON OF THREE FLOODING REGIMES, ATCHAFALAYA BASIN, LOUISIANA  

EPA Science Inventory

Three backwater areas in the Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana, are compared. The three areas studied are Fordoche and Buffalo Cove, within the Atchafalaya Basin Floodway and subject to annual flooding by the Atchafalaya River, and Pat Bay which is located outside the floodway and in ...

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Intergenerational Use of and Attitudes Toward Food Labels in Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

Results from a random sample of 1,300 households in Louisiana suggest that seniors are the most frequent users of food labels, but they are also more likely to agree that labels are hard to interpret. Consumers in the 18-to-25 age group are more likely to use friends, relatives, and food-company publications as their main sources of nutritional information.

Patricia E. McLean-Meyinsse; Jock J. Summers

2008-01-01

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U S I N E S LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSIT Y  

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innovative solutions to problems in a business environment while participating in unique classesC O LLEGE O F B U S I N E S S LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSIT Y BUSINESS CORE ACCT 505 -- Accounting BUSN 501 -- Global Perspectives in Management BUSINESS ADVANCED ANALYTICAL SKILLS MGMT 595

Selmic, Sandra

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U S I N E S LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSIT Y  

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understand and help resolve problems in today's business and society. PROFESSION A major in economicsC O LLEGE O F B U S I N E S S LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSIT Y FRESHMAN YEAR Business 110 3 Computer and 202 6 Business Law 255 3 Economics 201 and 202 6 Natural Science Electives 6 Political Science 201 3

Selmic, Sandra

328

Dirofilaria immitis in a river otter (Lutra canadensis) from Louisiana.  

PubMed

A single adult male river otter (Lutra canadensis) from Louisiana was found naturally infected with Dirofilaria immitis. One adult male nematode was found in the heart; lesions attributable to the presence of the parasite were not found. This is the first report of D. immitis in the river otter in North America. PMID:2810565

Snyder, D E; Hamir, A N; Nettles, V F; Rupprecht, C E

1989-10-01

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Farm Family Life in Louisiana. Bulletin No. 770.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Data from a 1982 state-wide survey of 764 Louisiana farm households were analyzed to assess the relationship between conjugal work-role arrangements and four dimensions of farm family life: socio-demographic characteristics, scale and type of farm operation, farm and household decision-making and allocation of tasks, and subjective aspects of farm…

Deseran, Forrest A.; And Others

330

Investigating Discriminative Bail Setting: Multivariate Analysis on Louisiana Drug Interdiction  

Microsoft Academic Search

The core findings in the analyses of drug cases in traffic arrests on Louisiana's Interstate-10 were indicative of discriminative demographic profiling (Bowling, Ruiz, & Reynolds, 2008; Ruiz & Lee, 2009; Ruiz & Woessner, 2006). Assuming that a similar pattern would exist in the bail set by the court, the current study examined data collected directly from arrest reports between 1995

Joongyeup Lee; James M. Ruiz

2011-01-01

331

NASA, Remote Sensing and Archaeology: An Example from Southeast Louisiana  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA Stennis Space Center, located in Mississippi, USA, undertook an archaeological survey of the southeastern Louisiana marshes beginning in 2003. Progress on this activity was severely hampered by the 2005 hurricane season when both Katrina and Rita devastated the study area. In 2008, the NASA team reinitiated the analysis of the project data and that work continues today. The project was conducted initially in partnership with the U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers New Orleans District and Tulane University. NASA and its partners utilized a wide variety of satellite and airborne remote sensing instruments combined with field verification surveys to identify prehistoric archeological sites in the Southeastern Louisiana delta, both known and still undiscovered. The main approach was to carefully map known sites and use the spectral characteristics of these sites to locate high probability targets elsewhere in the region. The archaeological activities were conducted in support of Coast 2050 whose stated goals is to sustain and restore a coastal ecosystem that supports and protects the environment, economy and culture of southern Louisiana. As the Coast 2050 report states: [T]he rate of coastal land loss in Louisiana has reached catastrophic proportions. Within the last 50 years, land loss rates have exceeded 40 square miles per year, and in the 1990's the rate has been estimated to be between 25 and 35 square miles each year. This loss represents 80% of the coastal wetland loss in the entire continental United States.

Giardino, Marco J.

2010-01-01

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A drilling model for young offshore Louisiana and Texas trends  

SciTech Connect

A new type of model specifically designed to aid in the planning and drilling of young offshore Louisiana and Texas wells is presented. The model is composed of functions to represent changing drilling mechanics, as well as changing drillabilities with respect to depth, area, and formation type.

Smalling, D.A.; Meyers, R.L. II

1988-06-01

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After the Storm 9 Restoring Coastal Louisiana: Dispelling  

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After the Storm 9 Restoring Coastal Louisiana: Dispelling Myths and Seeking Opportunities In the weeks and months following the hurricanes, Americans sought to understand the catastrophe's causes the Gulf Coast over that four-week period in August and September. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita were immense

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Louisiana Annual Rural Manpower Report, MA 5-79, 1976.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Stressing the provision of services to migrants and seasonal farmworkers in keeping with the U.S. District Court Order requiring and quantitatively proportionate service to this labor segment, the Rural Manpower Service provided a comprehensive program of service to all rural elements in Louisiana. Working in close conjunction with the Service was…

Louisiana State Dept. of Employment Security, Baton Rouge

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Man in Louisiana's coastal zone - From reclamation to subsidence  

SciTech Connect

For more than 300 years the US marsh lands were thought to be of no economic value. They were considered useless wastelands. Today, they are recognized as valuable and highly productive environments. As a renewable resource that operates with minimum capital expenditures, the wetlands are epitomized in Louisiana. Even so, south Louisiana's first settlers were unaware of the wetlands value. These coastal lowlands were considered a nuisance. They bred yellow fever-carrying mosquitos and contributed directly and indirectly to flooding. Consequently, to overcome the hardships of being sea-level citizens, for more than 250 years the inhabitants have systematically reclaimed the marshes and swamps. As a result of the intense utilization of levees and pumps, normally wet property began to dry out, losing some of its natural buoyancy, increasing regional subsidence. Man-induced negative land surfaces are producing an urbanized population that must face the realities of subsidence caused by unregulated reclamation. New Orleans has, in fact, become North America's premier sinking city. The population has been forced to learn how to live with the problem. Nevertheless, these people are at risk, particularly if the current predicted sea-level rise of 1.2 mm/yr is correct. In the main, Louisiana's coastal issues will become those of the nation and represent the precursor of things to come. Louisiana's reaction and solutions to these issues will establish a precedent for the remainder of the country to follow.

Davis, D.W. (Louisiana Geological Survey, Baton Rouge (USA))

1990-09-01

336

Louisiana Opens Novel Marketplace of K-12 Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Louisiana is gearing up to open a new front in its push to expand educational choice, essentially creating a marketplace that lets students shop around for publicly funded courses--both online and face-to-face--beyond their schoolhouse doors. More than 30 providers already have stepped forward seeking state approval to take part in the Course…

Robelen, Erik W.

2012-01-01

337

Firearm-related mortality, louisiana 1999-2010.  

PubMed

This report is a purely descriptive study of firearm-related deaths occurring in Louisiana from 1999 to 2010. Mortality data were collected from death certificates from this 12-year period to describe firearm fatalities by year, race, gender, age group, and manner of death (accident, homicide, suicide). Louisiana data were also compared to national data. Race, sex, and age were important factors influencing mortality rates and the death manner. Rates were higher in males than in females and higher in African-Americans than in Whites. The highest rates were observed for homicides among African-American males. The ratio of Louisiana age/race-adjusted firearm mortality rates over the US rates were 1.8. Both Louisiana and the US mortality rates remained fairly constant over the 12-year period. Parish level data showed a wide variation in firearm mortality rates with some urban and some rural parishes having the highest rates. Data obtained from death certificates have limitations due to the limited number of variables available. PMID:25311460

Straif-Bourgeois, Susanne; Ratard, Raoult

2014-01-01

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LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER SCHOOL OF NURSING  

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of the student. The faculty will assure that ongoing communication occurs between the faculty, preceptorLOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER SCHOOL OF NURSING GRADUATE NURSING PROGRAM DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE PRECEPTOR ORIENTATION HANDBOOK Original: Approved Graduate Council: #12;2 Preceptor

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LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER SCHOOL OF NURSING  

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and evaluation of the student. The faculty will assure that ongoing communication occurs between the faculty ............................................................... 15 Nurses Physicians Preceptors for Nurse Anesthesia Students Additional Criteria RolesLOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER SCHOOL OF NURSING GRADUATE NURSING PROGRAM MASTER

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LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER SCHOOL OF NURSING  

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and evaluation of the student. The faculty will assure that ongoing communication occurs between the faculty ............................................................... 14 Nurses Physicians Preceptors for Nurse Anesthesia Students Additional Criteria RolesLOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER SCHOOL OF NURSING GRADUATE NURSING PROGRAM MASTER

341

Sea level rise in Louisiana and Gulf of Mexico  

SciTech Connect

Data from two tide-gage networks in Louisiana and the northern Gulf of Mexico were analyzed to determine local and regional trends in relative sea level rise. The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) maintains a network of 83 tide-gage stations throughout coastal Louisiana. Of these, 20 have records for two lunar nodal cycles or more, and some date back to 1933. The authors used the USACE data set to determine the local and regional character of relative sea level rise in Louisiana. The National ocean Survey (NOS) maintains nine tide gage stations throughout the northern Gulf of Mexico in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. All of the records of these stations exceed two lunar nodal cycles, and some date back to 1908. The authors used the NOS data set to determine the character of relative sea level rise throughout the northern Gulf of Mexico. This investigation updates and extends the previous systematic regional tide gage analysis (which covered 1908-1983) to 1988.

Ramsey, K.; Penland, S. (Louisiana Geological Survey, Baton Rouge (USA))

1989-09-01

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Louisiana Annual Farm Labor Report. ES 225, 1970.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Due to continued changes in Louisiana's agricultural economy, the supply and demand for seasonal and year-round farm workers changed during 1970. Therefore, the Rural Manpower Service's major emphases were directed toward worker and employer relations, recruitment, day-haul operations, and limited services to rural non-agricultural workers and…

Louisiana State Dept. of Employment Security, Baton Rouge

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LOUISIANA ENVIRONMENTAL MODELING SYSTEM FOR HYPOXIA RELATED ISSUES  

EPA Science Inventory

An environmental assessment tool to evaluate the impacts of nonpoint source (NPS) pollutants discharged from Mississippi River basins into the Gulf of Mexico and to assess their effects on receiving water quality will be described. This system (Louisiana Environmental Modeling S...

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The geological framework of coastal land loss in Louisiana  

SciTech Connect

The Mississippi River delta and chenier plains in Louisiana are experiencing catastrophic coastal land loss rates exceeding 100 km{sup 2}/ yr. Louisiana's coastal zone contains 40% of the US wetlands and 80% of the nation's loss occurs here. The origin and stability of these coastal environments are tied to the sediments discharged by the Mississippi River through the delta cycle process. Sediments accumulate in well-defined delta complexes at approximately 800-1,000 year intervals followed by abandonment and barrier island formation. The delta-cycle process, which builds new deltas and barrier islands, has been stopped by flood control structures. These harness the flow of the Mississippi River within a massive levee system, channeling most of the sediments off of the continental shelf. Deprived of sediments and subsiding rapidly, Louisiana's wetlands are disintegrating and the shoreline is eroding. Subsidence is a key critical process driving the submergence of Louisiana's sediment-starved coastal zone. The thickness of the Holocene sequence controls the subsidence rate. Where the Holocene delta plain sequence is greater than 50 m, the submergence rates are 1- 1.25 cm/yr and the land loss rates are 80 km{sup 2}/yr. In contrast, where the Holocene chenier plain thickness is less than 15 m, the submergence rates are 0.4-0.6 cm/yr, and the land loss rate is 10 km{sup 2}/yr.

Penland, S. (Louisiana Geological Survey, Baton Rouge (USA)); Roberts, H.H. (Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge (USA)); Williams, S.J. (Geological Survey, Reston, VA (USA))

1990-09-01

345

Selected Job Title Description for Nonfarm Agricultural Jobs in Louisiana.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Job information, presented for use by high school counselors, was derived from a statewide study of nonfarm agricultural occupations which revealed that 20,025 Louisiana workers in 1,699 job titles were doing work demanding some specialized training in agriculture. Information includes a description, employee qualifications, employment…

Mondart, C. L., Jr.; And Others

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Louisiana, A Leader in Earth and Space Science Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Earth and Space Science is too often viewed as a peripheral science compared to chemistry, biology, and physics. It is typically found integrated with geography, ecology, and general science in various stages of the curriculum, and is rarely considered holistically or as a discrete discipline. The status of earth and space science is also commonly reflected in the inadequate preparation of teachers and in the lack of government recognition of the value of earth science education. Louisiana is a state that does not follow the typical trend. It is a leader in earth and space science education with its cadre of programs that impact teacher preparation, state testing programs, curriculum development and technology initiatives. The state science framework introduces earth science in middle school. Grades 5-7 have an integrated science curriculum that includes an earth science component. Grade 8 has either an earth science or an integrated science course depending upon the availability of certified teachers in the district. Earth science is also included in Louisiana's high school science curriculum. It satisfies one science credit required for graduation. The Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP 21) and the Graduation Exit Exam (GEE 21) compose Louisiana's new criterion-referenced testing program. The content standards measured by the LEAP 21/GEE 21science tests include earth and space science. The LEAP 21 is administered at grades 4 and 8, and the GEE 21 at grades 10 and 11. Students have to pass the GEE 21 to graduate from high school. Therefore, all students graduating from a Louisiana high school will have been exposed to earth science concepts multiple times throughout their K-12 schooling. Louisiana also has an array of programs that provide statewide curriculum and student resources and professional development that impact earth and space science education. The Making Connections Project provides web-site resources and lesson plans that have been aligned with the Louisiana Content Standards, which include the earth and space science benchmarks. This web-based resource is available to students, teachers, administrators, and parents. Another Louisiana program is the GIS K-12 Initiative- Where in the World? It introduces K-12 students and teachers to GIS systems. It helps students develop a spatial understanding of the earth's surface, use maps, create maps, and make connections between man and his environment. ThinkQuest Camp is another program that impacts earth and space science in Louisiana. It is a camp designed for students and teachers to build content-rich websites to share with their peers around the world. All of the above mentioned programs are structured around the state science benchmarks, which include earth and space science. Louisiana has incorporated a strong earth and space component into its science curriculum and continues to be a leader in the nation's effort towards science education reform.

Totten, I. M.

2002-05-01

347

Offshore sand resources for coastal erosion control in Louisiana  

SciTech Connect

An inventory of existing geophysical data supplemented by more than 15,000 km of high-resolution seismic profiles and 400 vibracores collected cooperatively by the Louisiana Geological Survey and US Geological Survey since 1981 indicates that a wide range of aggregate minerals occurs on the continental shelf in a variety of depositional settings. The distribution of these deposits is controlled by the geometry of the preexisting fluvial and deltaic channel systems and the stratigraphic signature of the Holocene Transgression across these features. The geology of coastal and offshore Louisiana is tied to the depositional history of the Mississippi River. Offshore of the delta plain, five types of aggregate sources can be identified: inner shelf shoals, submerged barrier islands, tidal inlets, distributary channels, and barrier platforms. This paper describes the geology of offshore Louisiana, the available geophysical data sets, and the distribution of aggregate mineral resources. On the continental shelf of the Mississippi River delta plain, two extensive seismic survey grids have been developed by the Louisiana Geological Survey and US Geological Survey. The most prospective resources found are the huge sand bodies of Ship Shoal and associated distributaries, Cat Island Pass tidal channels and associated tidal deltas, and Barataria Pass/Grand Terre tidal channels and associated tidal deltas. East of the mouth of the Mississippi River are the Chandeleur Islands, where LGS identified seven major sand resource targets, truncated barrier-spit and tidal inlet deposits, submerged beach ridges, and distributaries associated with abandoned St. Bernard delta complexes. Abundant sand resources can be found in offshore Louisiana. Many of the sand bodies contain heavy minerals, but their concentration and distribution is unknown. Other potential sand resources not yet adequately explored include Sabine Bank, the Outer Shoal, and the St. Bernard shoal.

Ramsey, K.E.; Penland, S.; McBride, R.A. (Louisiana Geological Survey, Baton Rouge (USA)); Suter, J.R. (Exxon Production Research, Houston, TX (USA)); Williams, J. (Geological Survey, Reston, VA (USA))

1990-09-01

348

Finite element analysis of a composite artificial ankle  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Ultra-light carbon fiber composite materials are being utilized in artificial limbs with increasing frequency in recent years. Dr. Arthur Copes, an orthotist from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has developed a graphite expoxy composite material artificial ankle (Copes/Bionic Ankle) that is intended to be used by amputees who require the most advanced above-and-below-the-knee prosthetic devices. The Copes/Bionic Ankle is designed to reproduce the function of the natural ankle joint by allowing the composite material to act as a spring mechanism without the use of metal mechanical parts. NASA Marshall Space Flight Center has agreed to participate in the design effort by providing the structural analysis of the artificial ankle design.

Perkins, Leigh Ann; Johnston, Lawrence; Denniston, Charles; Czekalski, Blaise E.

1993-01-01

349

Cultural resources survey and assessment of the proposed Department of Energy Freeport to Texas City pipeline, Brazoria and Galveston Counties, Texas. Final report  

SciTech Connect

An intensive survey and testing program of selected segments of a proposed Department of Energy pipeline were conducted by Coastal Environments, Inc., Baton Rouge, Louisiana, during December 1985 and January 1986. The proposed pipeline runs from Texas City, Galveston County to Bryan Mound, Brazoria County. The pedestrian survey was preceded by historical records survey to locate possible historic sites within the DOE righ-of-way. Four prehistoric sites within the ROW (41BO159, 160, 161, 162) and one outside the ROW (41BO163) were located. All are Rangia cuneata middens. The survey results are discussed with particular reference to the environmental settings of the sites and the effectiveness of the survey procedure. Two of the sites located within the ROW were subjected to additional testing. The results of the backhoe testing program are included in the site descriptions, and the scientific value of the sites are presented. 52 refs., 20 figs., 10 tabs.

Castille, G.J.; Whelan, J.P. Jr.

1986-01-01

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Complete genome sequence of Dehalogenimonas lykanthroporepellens type strain (BL-DC-9T) and comparison to Dehalococcoides strains  

SciTech Connect

Dehalogenimonas lykanthroporepellens is the type species of the genus Dehalogenimonas, which belongs to a deeply branching lineage within the phylum Chloroflexi. This strictly anaerobic, mesophilic, non spore forming, Gram negative staining bacterium was first isolated from chlorinated solvent contaminated groundwater at a Superfund site located near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. D. lykanthroporepellens was of interest for genome sequencing for two reasons: (a) its unusual ability to couple growth with reductive dechlorination of environmentally important polychlorinated aliphatic alkanes and (b) its phylogenetic position distant from previously sequenced bacteria. The 1,686,510 bp circular chromosome of strain BL-DC-9{sup T} contains 1,720 predicted protein coding genes, 47 tRNA genes, a single large subunit rRNA (23S-5S) locus, and a single, orphan, small unit rRNA (16S) locus.

Siddaramappa, Shivakumara [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Delano, Susana [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Green, Lance D. [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Daligault, Hajnalka E. [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Bruce, David [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Detter, J. Chris [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Tapia, Roxanne [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Han, Cliff [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Goodwin, Lynne A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Han, James [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Woyke, Tanja [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Pitluck, Sam [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Pennacchio, Len [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Nolan, Matt [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Land, Miriam L [ORNL; Chang, Yun-Juan [ORNL; Kyrpides, Nikos C [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Ovchinnikova, Galina [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Hauser, Loren John [ORNL; Lapidus, Alla L. [U.S. Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute; Yan, Jun [Louisiana State University; Bowman, Kimberly [Louisiana State University; Da Costa, Milton S, [University of Coimbra, Coimbra Portugal; Rainey, Fred A. [University of Alaska; Moe, William M. [Louisiana State University

2012-01-01

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Complete genome sequence of Dehalogenimonas lykanthroporepellens type strain (BL-DC-9(T)) and comparison to "Dehalococcoides" strains.  

PubMed

Dehalogenimonas lykanthroporepellens is the type species of the genus Dehalogenimonas, which belongs to a deeply branching lineage within the phylum Chloroflexi. This strictly anaerobic, mesophilic, non spore-forming, Gram-negative staining bacterium was first isolated from chlorinated solvent contaminated groundwater at a Superfund site located near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. D. lykanthroporepellens was of interest for genome sequencing for two reasons: (a) an unusual ability to couple growth with reductive dechlorination of environmentally important polychlorinated aliphatic alkanes and (b) a phylogenetic position that is distant from previously sequenced bacteria. The 1,686,510 bp circular chromosome of strain BL-DC-9(T) contains 1,720 predicted protein coding genes, 47 tRNA genes, a single large subunit rRNA (23S-5S) locus, and a single, orphan, small subunit rRNA (16S) locus. PMID:22768368

Siddaramappa, Shivakumara; Challacombe, Jean F; Delano, Susana F; Green, Lance D; Daligault, Hajnalka; Bruce, David; Detter, Chris; Tapia, Roxanne; Han, Shunsheng; Goodwin, Lynne; Han, James; Woyke, Tanja; Pitluck, Sam; Pennacchio, Len; Nolan, Matt; Land, Miriam; Chang, Yun-Juan; Kyrpides, Nikos C; Ovchinnikova, Galina; Hauser, Loren; Lapidus, Alla; Yan, Jun; Bowman, Kimberly S; da Costa, Milton S; Rainey, Fred A; Moe, William M

2012-05-25

352

Fraud and abuse. Building an effective corporate compliance program.  

PubMed

In 1997, General Health System (GHS), a not-for-profit integrated delivery system headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, developed a formal corporate compliance program. A newly appointed corporate compliance officer worked with key GHS managers and employees to assess the organization's current fraud and abuse prevention practices and recommend changes to meet new regulatory and organizational requirements. Then a structure for implementing these changes was developed, with staff training at its core. The program required a significant initial outlay of financial and human resources. The benefits to the organization, however, including a greater ability to respond quickly and effectively to possible compliance problems and better organizational communications, were worth the investment. PMID:10178069

Matusicky, C F

1998-04-01

353

CLASSIFICATION AND BEHAVIOR OF MEANDER MIGRATION.  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Meander migrations on the Mississippi River between Cairo, Illinois and Baton Rouge, Louisiana for the time period between the years 1765 and 1930 were classified into six categories based on the nature of channel movements. During the time period between 1765 and 1900, man's disturbance on this river reach was relatively minor. This study was mainly based on measurements taken in the years 1765, 1825, 1887 and 1930. The six categories of meander migration were: downstream limb migration, downstream limb rotation, mainly upstream limb migration, upstream limb rotation, pure translation and pure expansion. It was determined that over 60% of future meander migrations could be predicted from the characteristics of each individual initial channel pattern.

Martin, Edward H.; Shen, Hsieh W.; Glover, J. Ed

1986-01-01

354

Cancer corridors and toxic terrors--is it safe to eat and drink?  

PubMed

This is a general discussion of the "toxic terrors" (1) Love Canal and Hinkley, California, and a more specific, in depth, evaluation of the extent and the significance of the industrial and petrochemical cancer risks to the people of Louisiana in the so-called "Cancer Alley" between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Has the birthright been exchanged for a mess of "chemical pottage?" "...and a great star fell from heaven, blazing like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water. The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter." Revelation 8:10-12. Two miles away from my house flows the Mississippi River, which swells with water from well over one-third of the rivers and streams of the continental United States. PMID:16555610

Billings, Frederic T

2005-01-01

355

Cancer Corridors and Toxic Terrors--is it Safe to Eat and Drink?  

PubMed Central

This is a general discussion of the “toxic terrors” (1) Love Canal and Hinkley, California, and a more specific, in depth, evaluation of the extent and the significance of the industrial and petrochemical cancer risks to the people of Louisiana in the so-called “Cancer Alley” between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Has the birthright been exchanged for a mess of “chemical pottage?” “… and a great star fell from heaven, blazing like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water. The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.”Revelation 8:10–12. Two miles away from my house flows the Mississippi River, which swells with water from well over one-third of the rivers and streams of the continental United States. PMID:16555610

Billings, Frederic T

2005-01-01

356

What's New in Children's Literature for the Children of Louisiana? A Selected Annotated Bibliography with Readability Levels (Selected) and Associated Louisiana Content Standards  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An annotated list of children's books published within the last 15 years and related to Louisiana culture, environment, and economics are linked to the Louisiana Content Standards. Readability levels of selected books are included, providing guidance as to whether a book is appropriate for independent student use. The thirty-three books listed are…

Webre, Elizabeth C.

2011-01-01

357

Winter status of White-eyed Vireos in northeastern Louisiana  

USGS Publications Warehouse

In December 2004, February 2005, and June 2005, we recaptured a White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) that was banded on 19 May 2004 at the same location on the Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge, Madison Parish, LA. This is the first documented permanent resident White-eyed Vireo outside of resident populations known from Florida and southern Texas. This individual appears to be resident near the northern limit of the winter range for the species. Although White-eyed Vireos are uncommon in northeastern Louisiana during winter, we detected other White-eyed Vireos during line transect surveys and banding during winters 2003-2004 and 2004-2005. The lack of research and observation of winter birds in northern Louisiana and the secretive and inconspicuous behavior of White-eyed Vireos in winter may have led to an underestimation of abundance at the northern limits of their winter range.

Somershoe, S.G.; Twedt, D.J.

2005-01-01

358

Post-glacial Sediment Load and Subsidence in Coastal Louisiana  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Sea level rise in the Gulf of Mexico has occurred at a rate of 1.8-2.2 mm/yr during the 20th century, or nearly the same as observed globally due to combined steric and water mass changes. Tide gauges in coastal Louisiana, however, record a substantially larger rate of rise and while a number of causal mechanisms may be responsible, their specific contribution is poorly understood. Using a realistic viscoelastic Earth model, detailed geologic parameters for south Louisiana and new GPS data, we demonstrate that Holocene sedimentary loading in the Gulf and Mississippi River delta is capable of contributing to 1-8 mm/yr of subsidence over areas of 30-0.75 x 10(exp 3) km(exp 2).

Ivins, Erik R.; Dokka, Roy K.; Blom, Ronald G.

2007-01-01

359

Coastal erosion and wetland change in Louisiana: selected USGS products  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This Digital Data Series (DDS) report is primarily a selection of USGS science products that were previously published as paper atlases and maps but are no longer available in their original form. We have made an attempt to preserve the paper atlases by having them scanned in an efficient compressed digital format that provides a print-on-demand as well as a programmed viewing capability of the original material. We included additional materials bearing on aspects to enhance the scientific understanding of coastal erosion and wetland loss in Louisiana. In addition, this report contains multimedia-based publications including photographs, a 48-minute video, and map tools to allow the user to experience the many scientifically based research activities that are in progress along the coast of Louisiana.

Williams, S. Jeffress; Reid, Jamey M.; Cross, VeeAnn A.; Polloni, Christopher F.

2003-01-01

360

Avian paramyxoviruses from migrating and resident ducks in coastal Louisiana.  

PubMed

Cloacal and tracheal swabs were collected from 1,409 hunter-killed ducks in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, during the 1986 and 1987 waterfowl seasons. Thirty avian paramyxoviruses (PMV's) were isolated from 605 blue-winged teal (Anas discors), 75 mottled ducks (A. fulvigula), 375 gadwalls (A. strepera), 334 green-winged teal (A. crecca), and 20 mallards (A. platyrhynchos). Prevalence of PMV decreased (P = 0.042) from September (4%) through November (2%) to December and January (1%). Juveniles had a higher prevalence of PMV (P less than 0.0001) than adults. An isolate from resident mottled ducks documents transmission of PMV's on the coastal wintering areas of Louisiana. The four serotypes isolated, PMV-1, PMV-4, PMV-6, and PMV-8, were typical of PMV's commonly associated with free-living waterfowl. PMID:2023311

Stallknecht, D E; Senne, D A; Zwank, P J; Shane, S M; Kearney, M T

1991-01-01

361

Debris is not a cheese: litter in coastal Louisiana  

USGS Publications Warehouse

An 18-month study of six Louisiana beaches determined the extent, composition, and possible sources of beach litter. Data showed that from 2590 to 23,154 items may be encountered along any one-mile stretch of Louisiana beach, depending upon location and season, and that densities of litter ranged from 5 to 28 items per 100 m2. Plastics constituted 47% of the total, followed by polystyrene at 16% and glass at 10%. Drink-related items accounted for 40% of the identifiable material; operational wastes, 21%; galley wastes, 15%; personal items, 11%; and fishing items, 6%. Litter laws already exist at state and federal levels. Strict enforcement of Annex V of MARPOL should significantly reduce plastic beach litter. Solutions to beach litter will come from public participation in adopt-a-beach programs and statewide clean-ups and from educational programs focusing on existing laws, proper disposal methods, recycling, and the threat litter poses to wildlife and public health.

Lindstedt, Dianne, M.; Holmes, Jr. , Joseph, C.

1989-01-01

362

Denitrification in coastal Louisiana: A spatial assessment and research needs  

Microsoft Academic Search

By transforming fixed nitrogen (N) into nitrogen gas, the biochemical processes that support denitrification provide a function critical to maintaining the integrity of ecosystems subjected to increased loading of N from anthropogenic sources. The Louisiana coastal region receives high nitrate (NO3?) concentrations (>100µM) from the Mississippi–Ohio–Missouri River Basin and is also an area undergoing high rates of wetland loss. Ongoing

Victor H. Rivera-Monroy; Peter Lenaker; Robert R. Twilley; Ronald D. Delaune; Charles W. Lindau; William Nuttle; Emad Habib; Robinson W. Fulweiler; Edward Castańeda-Moya

2010-01-01

363

Distribution and microhabitat use by flatfishes in a Louisiana estuary  

Microsoft Academic Search

We used a 1 m beam trawl to characterize microhabitat use of flatfishes in monthly samples collected in Barataria Bay, Louisiana.\\u000a Six strata were established along a salinity gradient from the nearshore zone along the Gulf of Mexico to approximately 30\\u000a km inland. Randomized sampling within strata characterized flatfish distributions and environmental conditions throughout\\u000a the bay. Microhabitats were characterized by

Robert L. Allen; Donald M. Baltz

1997-01-01

364

RESERVOIR STUDY OF THE CAMP SAND, HAYNESVILLE FIELD, LOUISIANA  

Microsoft Academic Search

A successful miscible flood was initiated during 1966 in a Camp Sand Unit, N. Haynesville field, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana. The Camp Sand Unit is about 3.5 miles (5.6 km) long and one mile (1.6 km) wide. Injection of a slug of enriched gas was followed by a buffer of natural gas and then by water. Over 2.4 million bbl of

J. T. Morgan; Thompson J. E

1978-01-01

365

Acadian Settlement in Louisiana: Colonial Populations and Imperial Policy  

E-print Network

policy for the empire, including the safeguard of the colony itself. Even as the final French governments awaited the transfer of power to Spain, they considered the future defensive assets that the Acadians might provide to the colony through... and religion. This perception, as well as Acadian frontier religious practices, would come into conflict particularly with officials, priests, and other colonists in Louisiana. Catholicism played an important role in Acadian cultural identity and certainly...

Kolb, Frances Bailey

2007-08-03

366

78 FR 69743 - Environmental Impact Statement: Caddo Parish, Louisiana  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

The FHWA is issuing this revised notice of intent to advise the public of modifications to the I-49 Inner City Connector Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The previous notice of intent described the I-49 Inner City Connector as an approximate 3.8 mile new freeway designed to connect existing I-49 to future I-49 North at its proposed junction with I-220 in Shreveport, Louisiana. During the......

2013-11-20

367

Denitrification in coastal Louisiana: A spatial assessment and research needs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

By transforming fixed nitrogen (N) into nitrogen gas, the biochemical processes that support denitrification provide a function critical to maintaining the integrity of ecosystems subjected to increased loading of N from anthropogenic sources. The Louisiana coastal region receives high nitrate (NO 3-) concentrations (> 100 µM) from the Mississippi-Ohio-Missouri River Basin and is also an area undergoing high rates of wetland loss. Ongoing and anticipated changes in the Louisiana coastal region promise to alter biogeochemical cycles including the net rate of denitrification by ecosystems. Projecting what these changes could mean for coastal water quality and natural resources requires an understanding of the magnitude and patterns of variation in denitrification rates and their connection to estuarine water quality at large temporal and spatial scales under current conditions. We compile and review denitrification rates reported in 32 studies conducted in a variety of habitats across coastal Louisiana during the period 1981- 2008. The acetylene inhibition and 15N flux were the preferred techniques (95%); most of the studies used sediment slurries rather than intact sediment cores. There are no estimates of denitrification rates using the N 2/Ar ratio and isotope pairing techniques, which address some of the problems and limitations of the acetylene inhibition and 15N flux techniques. These studies have shown that sediments from estuaries, lakes, marshes, forested wetlands, and the coastal shelf region are capable of high potential denitrification rates when exposed to high NO 3- concentrations (> 100 µM). Maximum potential denitrification rates in experimental and natural settings can reach values > 2500 µmol m 2 h - 1 . The lack of contemporary studies to understand the interactions among critical nitrogen transformations (e.g., organic matter mineralization, immobilization, aquatic plant assimilation, nitrification, nitrogen fixation, dissimilatory nitrate reduction to ammonium (DNRA) and anaerobic ammonium oxidation (annamox) limits our understanding of nitrogen cycling in coastal Louisiana, particularly the role of respiratory and chemolithoautotrophic denitrification in areas undergoing wetland restoration.

Rivera-Monroy, Victor H.; Lenaker, Peter; Twilley, Robert R.; Delaune, Ronald D.; Lindau, Charles W.; Nuttle, William; Habib, Emad; Fulweiler, Robinson W.; Castańeda-Moya, Edward

2010-04-01

368

Industrial-hygiene survey report, IMC, Sterlington, Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

A walk-through survey was conducted at IMC, located in Sterlington, Louisiana, to determine the feasibility of using this site for a health-effects study on nitropropane workers. The facility produced anhydrous ammonia, nitric acid, nitroparaffin derivatives, tris(hydroxyl-methyl)-amino methane, ammonium sulfate crystals, hydroxyl ammonium sulfate, nitropropanes, nitromethane, and nitroethane. Tank farms were used for the storage of fuel oil, ammonia, and nitroparaffins.

B. Brown; R. Dobbin

1977-01-01

369

Swine-origin influenza virus (SOIV) in Louisiana, 2009.  

PubMed

Since the new flu strain--named A(H1N1) or Swine Origin Influenza Virus (SOIV) to differentiate it from the seasonal H1N1--first emerged in Mexico and the United States in April, it has spread to 74 countries around the globe. The objectives of this article are to describe the initial stages of the epidemic in Louisiana and to draw some epidemiologic lessons for the future, which could be particularly useful if the pandemic continues during the winter season 2009-2010. Between April 22, 2009 (date when the first specimen was collected) to May 31, 2009, a six week period, there were 133 cases of SOIV infection detected in Louisiana. Cases were diagnosed in late April in several regions of the state, showing that when the first cases had been identified in Mexico and California, the infection was already widespread in Louisiana. The most affected age group was between the ages of five and 25. PMID:20108825

Sokol, Theresa; Hand, Julie; Stanley, Erin; Holsinger, Caroline; Romalewski, Christine; Ejigiri, Ogechi Grace; Straif-Bourgeois, Susanne; Ratard, Raoult

2009-01-01

370

The Impact of Louisiana INTECH Professional Development on Elementary School Leaders' Perceptions of Change and Student Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Each year, hundreds of Louisiana's teachers participate in state-sponsored Integration of Technology (INTECH) training. Although INTECH training and certification is acknowledged by the Louisiana Department of Education as the standard for technology-trained teachers, no research has been conducted to determine its impact on student achievement (Picard, 2000). The study's purposes were to examine perceptions of school leaders about Louisiana INTECH

Sheryl Abshire

2007-01-01

371

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT NEEDS OF PREGNANT WOMEN IN LOUISIANA: FINDINGS FROM A STUDY OF WOMEN GIVING BIRTH IN TWO HOSPITALS  

Microsoft Academic Search

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This report was developed by Research Triangle Institute (RTI) and Louisiana State University Medical Center (LSUMC), with assistance from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse. This is one of seven studies that together constitute Louisiana's State Demand,and Needs Assessment Studies: Alcohol and Other Drugs. This work was supported by the Center for

Lori J. Ducharme; Rebecca L. Green; Jody M. Greene; J. Valley Rachal

1998-01-01

372

Construct Validation of the Louisiana School Analysis Model (SAM) Instructional Staff Questionnaire  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to validate the Louisiana SAM Instructional Staff Questionnaire, a key component of the Louisiana School Analysis Model. The model was designed as a comprehensive evaluation tool for schools. Principle axis factoring with oblique rotation was used to uncover the underlying structure of the SISQ. (Contains 1 table.)

Bray-Clark, Nikki; Bates, Reid

2005-01-01

373

BODY TEMPERATURE VARIATIONS OF THE LOUISIANA PINE SNAKE (PITUOPHIS RUTHVENT) IN A LONGLEAF PINE ECOSYSTEM  

Microsoft Academic Search

The thermal ecology of the Louisiana pine snake, Pituophis ruthveni, was studied from 1993-97 in Louisiana and Texas. All snakes were implanted with temperature-sensitive radiotransmitters. Temperatures were recorded from snakes located above ground and underground and were compared between size and sex classes (juveniles, adult males, adult females). Associated air and substrate tempera- tures were also recorded. Collectively, body temperatures

John G. Himesl; Laurence M. Hardy; D. Craig Rudolph; Shirley J. Burgdorfi

374

76 FR 14602 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Louisiana; Revisions To Control...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Coatings and Graphic Arts AGENCY: Environmental...proposing to approve State Implementation...SIP revision in parallel with Louisiana's...to approve, by parallel processing, a...2143 Graphic Arts (Printing) by...to approve, by parallel processing, the...7, 2011, the State of Louisiana...

2011-03-17

375

The Role of Shale Compaction due to Hydrocarbon Production on Subsidence in the Louisiana Coastal Zone  

Microsoft Academic Search

Coastal wetland loss in southern Louisiana poses a threat to the ecological and economic stability of the region. Wetland loss in the Louisiana Coastal Zone is due to subsidence caused by the complex interaction of multiple natural and human induced mechanisms. It has been suggested that oil and gas production may be a large contributing factor to subsidence in this

E. P. Mallman; M. D. Zoback

2006-01-01

376

NASA EPSCoR in Louisiana A NASA/BOR Research Infrastructure Development Project  

E-print Network

-cutting, advanced and pioneering new technologies needed for current and future NASA missions. #12;2 More or more of these directorates. Likewise, all programs supported by the Louisiana NASA EPSCoR must alsoNASA EPSCoR in Louisiana A NASA/BOR Research Infrastructure Development Project Small Equipment

Li, X. Rong

377

Technology Juggernaut: Rhonda Lee Brings Louisiana-Style Enthusiasm to Her School District  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Rhonda Lee has brought computers, networks, and internet access to rural Louisiana, mainly through grant funds. She is a firm believer in the power of the public school system. This document briefly examines her strive to incorporate technology into her Louisiana school district.

Learning & Leading with Technology, 2004

2004-01-01

378

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER SCHOOL OF ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS  

E-print Network

: The person named here is applying for admission to the School of Allied Health Professions, Louisiana StateLOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER SCHOOL OF ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS Office college and university you have attended. Request TWO copies of your official academic record. When you

379

Socioeconomic Impacts Associated with Mineral Exploration: Louisiana Versus Other Mineral-Producing States.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Compares differences in resource exploitation and energy development in Louisiana and western mineral-producing states. Identifies socioeconomic impacts of Louisiana's offshore drilling and western coal, oil, and natural gas mining, noting the boom and bust cycles and "hyperurbanization" that attends both. Stresses the necessity of balancing…

Davis, Donald W.

1990-01-01

380

An Inhospitable Land: Anti-Italian Sentiment and Violence in Louisiana, 1891-1924  

Microsoft Academic Search

For over one hundred and sixty years, the Italian immigrants settling in Louisiana have been the subject of much scholarly research. The newly-arrived immigrants showed a propensity for hard work, and natives of the region expected them to eventually assimilate into their new surroundings. However, Italians held little understanding of race relations between blacks and whites in Louisiana as well

Alan Gauthreaux

2007-01-01

381

Prototype Passive Solar Buildings in Louisiana - A Hot-Humid Climate  

E-print Network

This paper on prototype passive solar buildings in Louisiana presents state of the art passive solar design. According to U.S. Department of Energy report, the annual energy consumption for a single family detached dwelling in Louisiana is from 31...

Shih, J. C.

1986-01-01

382

Scientific requirements for ecosystem-based management in the restoration of Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ecosystem-based management requires integration of multiple system components and uses, identifying and striving for sustainable outcomes, precaution in avoiding deleterious actions, and adaptation based on experience to achieve effective solutions. Efforts underway or in planning to restore and manage two major coastal ecosystems, the Chesapeake Bay (Chesapeake Bay Program) and coastal Louisiana (Louisiana Coastal Area Plan and Gulf Hypoxia Action

Donald F. Boesch

2006-01-01

383

Dutch Perspective on Coastal Louisiana Flood Risk Reduction and Landscape Stabilization  

Microsoft Academic Search

Strategies were analyzed for long-term flood risk reduction in coastal Louisiana and for strengthening the natural ecosystem functions of the Mississippi Delta, aimed at stabilizing the landscape. This was done as an independent, external contribution to the ongoing planning in the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Project (LACPR). A cost-benefit analysis was carried out and led to the conclusion that

J. Dijkman

2008-01-01

384

Information resources: How they are utilized by Louisiana  

SciTech Connect

Louisiana, now in a developmental stage of policy and planning, has completed a project aimed at reducing hazardous releases of air toxics in thee state. The state is also conducting a Comparative Risk Project and is using risk assessment practices to develop its waste quality standards. In developing an air toxic list, Louisiana incorporated four major criteria into the ranking: emission levels, human health effects, potential population exposure, and persistence or accumulation in the environment. For the human health effects criterion, data for each substance was gathered from numerous sources, although the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) database was used as a primary source for toxicological information. Following guidelines established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Office of Water Resources, Water Pollution Control Division, has developed numerical criteria for human health protection based on risk assessment procedures in the 1989 Water Quality Standards Revision. Currently over 30 toxic substances have risk-based criteria for th protection of human health in the standards. Numerical criteria were calculated for carcinogenic substances having an EPA Classification of A, B1, B2, or C. Cancer class designations along with cancer potency slopes and reference doses were extracted from the IRIS database, with the exception of those chemicals that had not been assessed in IRIS as of December 1, 1988. The parameters necessary for calculating human health criteria for the missing chemicals were taken from 1980, 1984, and 1985 ambient water quality criteria documents: data on bioconcentration factors were included. Currently, Louisiana is working on a Comparative Risk Project, a ranking of the environmental issues in the state relative to potential risk to the public, which is the basis for a widespread 1991 public outreach effort.

Gardner, S. [Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, Baton Rouge (United States)

1990-12-31

385

Diagenesis within the deep Tuscaloosa formation, Profit Island field, Louisiana  

E-print Network

inside a grain mold in Tuscaloosa sandstone, HTM-1 well, Profit Island field, Louisiana, 19363 ft (5901. 6 m) deep, channel-fill facies, $ = 27. 72, k = 120 md 37 15a Thin section photomicrograph of a quartz overgrowth with characteristic "dusty" rim... in Angstrom units. Reflection planes are in parentheses. CuKa radiation. C = chlorite, I = illite, and Q = quartz 55 19 X-ray diffractograms for the clay fraction of an interchannel deposit at 19045 ft (5804. 6 m) from the HTM B-l well. Peaks are labelled...

Hudder, Karen Ann Gilchrist

2012-06-07

386

An overview of agriforestry waste production and use in Louisiana  

SciTech Connect

Agriculture and forestry are the second largest employers in the state of Louisiana. Natural by-products of these industries are biomass waste in the form of bark, wood chips, sawdust, cotton gin trash, rice hulls and sugar bagasse. Disposing of these wastes poses problems for the air and water. One popular waste management solution is to use them for fuel. To measure the potential for using biomass waste for fuel and other uses, a study was conducted of sugar cane processors, cotton ginners, rice processors and the primary and secondary wood processors in Louisiana. The study revealed that while some firms use waste for their own boilers, or sell it to others for fuel, there is still unused waste. There are many reasons for this including the cost of competing energy sources, lack of marketing innovation and the economies of scale. The study`s mission includes identifying new areas for utilizing waste. To facilitate these innovations, and bridge buyers with sellers of biomass waste, a geographic information system (GIS) was developed to map all sites claiming to produce and/or consume wood waste, as well as processors of cotton gin trash, rice hulls and sugar bagasse. These data are layered with timber supply data from the U.S. Forest Service.

Kleit, S.; Hoop, C.F. de; Chang, S.J. [Louisiana State Univ. Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA (United States)

1994-12-31

387

Sampling and dynamics of Pseudacteon tricuspis (Diptera: Phoridae) in Louisiana.  

PubMed

The population dynamics of a fire ant (Solenopsis invicta Buren) parasitoid (Pseudacteon tricuspis Borgmeier) was studied in Louisiana. The objectives of this study were to understand the daily and seasonal population dynamics of P. tricuspis in the context of environmental variables, determine whether P. tricuspis populations were synchronized over local and regional scales, determine the sex ratios and frequency distributions of P. tricuspis at disturbed S. invicta mounds, and determine the minimum sample size and sampling methodology that would provide an estimate of the true relative abundance of P. tricuspis at any location. Daily patterns of relative abundance of P. tricuspis followed a quadratic pattern, with peak fly activity during the afternoon. Seasonally, P. tricuspis relative abundance was variable but tended to positively fluctuate with soil moisture levels. Peak seasonal population abundance occurred during the late summer and fall, whereas population abundance was lowest during the late winter and early spring. Population dynamics of P. tricuspis were found to be synchronized at local and regional scales. Sampling protocols were derived for sampling P. tricuspis populations in Louisiana to account for local spatial heterogeneity in relative population abundance. To obtain an estimate of the true relative population abundance of P. tricuspis, at least 15 S. invicta mounds should be sampled, preferably allocated in groups to different areas at a location to account for spatial population heterogeneity. Phorid fly sampling should be conducted during the afternoons during the summer and fall, when fly abundance is highest. PMID:19508762

Henne, Donald C; Johnson, Seth J

2009-06-01

388

Landform technology at fort polk, louisiana: lessons learned. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Fort Polk, LA, is located in central Vernon Parish in West-Central Louisiana, about 6 miles southeast of the town of Leesville. In early 1983, a combination of factors prompted Fort Polk to explore alternatives for disposing of sewage sludge and contaminated soil. Changes in Louisiana's Solid Waste Rules and Regulations ended the practice of disposing of contaminated soil in the installation's landfill. Changing regulations were also affecting the disposal of sewage sludge. The technology investigated in this research is landfarming, a treatment process in which waste is mixed with the surface soil and is degraded, transformed, or immobilized. The surface soil is used as the treatment medium and the process is based primarily on the principle of aerobic decomposition of organic wastes. Compared to other land disposal treatments such as landfills and surface impoundments, landfarming has the potential to reduce monitoring and maintenance costs, as well as cleanup liabilities. Because of these reduced costs and liabilities, and the relatively low initial and operating costs, landfarming has received much attention as an ultimate disposal alternative.

Smith, J.L.; Grafton, J.D.; Mann, D.K.

1992-03-01

389

Decomposition of saltmeadow cordgrass (Spartina patens) in Louisiana coastal marshes  

USGS Publications Warehouse

In Louisiana, plant production rates and associated decomposition rates may be important in offsetting high rates of land loss and subsidence in organic marsh soils. Decomposition of Spartina patens shoot and leaf material was studied by using litter bags in mesohaline marshes in the Barataria and Terrebonne basins of coastal Louisiana. Spartina patens decomposed very slowly with an average decay constant of 0.0007, and approximately 50% of the material remained after 2 years in the field. Material at the Barataria site decomposed faster than did Terrebonne material with trend differences apparent during the first 150 days. This difference might be explained by the higher content of phosphorus in the Barataria material or a flooding period experienced by the Barataria bags during their first 10 days of deployment. Nitrogen and carbon content of the plant material studied did not differ between the two basins. We detected no consistent significant differences in decomposition above, at, or below sediment/water level. Because S. patens is the dominant plant in these marshes, and because it is so slow to decompose, we believe that S. patens shoots are an important addition to vertical accretion and, therefore, marsh elevation.

Foote, A.L.; Reynolds, K.A.

1997-01-01

390

Marsh management in coastal Louisiana: Effects and issues  

SciTech Connect

The marshes of coastal southeast Louisiana occur over an area that constitutes about 60% of the Mississippi River Deltaic Plain complex, the newest land added to the Gulf Coastal Region during the past few thousand years. Part 1 of this paper consists of a brief description of the deltaic plain complex. Part 2 is concerned with the description of the coastal bays, sounds, transgressive barrier islands, and offshore shoals which are related to the delta complex. Part 3 discusses 51 significant papers on the delta complex which have been written during the past 58 years. Part 4 is a brief summary of the origin and development of the coastal region of southeast Louisiana based upon the research outlined above. Illustrations show how the mighty Mississippi River created about 14,000 mi{sup 2} of new land in the Gulf of Mexico, in the form of a series of deltas, during the past 7,000 years. Attention is also subsidence of abandoned delta sediments, which permitted the gulf to move in inland and reclaim about 7,000 mi{sup 2} of this new land. This volume contains 37 papers. Individual papers are indexed separately on the energy data base.

Duffy, W.G. (National Wetlands Research Center, Slidell, LA (USA)); Clark, D. (eds.) (Louisiana Dept. of Natural Resources, Baton Rouge, LA (USA). Coastal Management Div.)

1989-09-01

391

Mortality patterns among residents in Louisiana's industrial corridor, USA, 1970-99  

PubMed Central

Background: Because of the high concentration of oil refining and petrochemical facilities, the industrial area of the lower Mississippi River of South Louisiana has been termed the Industrial Corridor and has frequently been referred to as the "Cancer Corridor". Aims: To quantitatively assess the "Cancer Corridor" controversy based on mortality data available in the public domain, and to identify potential contributing factors to the observed differences in mortality. Methods: Age adjusted mortality rates were calculated for white and non-white males and females in the Industrial Corridor, Louisiana, and the United States for the time periods 1970–79, 1980–89, and 1990–99. Results: All-cause mortality and all cancer combined for white males in the Industrial Corridor were significantly lower than the corresponding Louisiana population while Louisiana had significantly higher rates than the US population for all three time periods. Cancer of the lung was consistently higher in the Industrial Corridor region relative to national rates but lower than or similar to Louisiana. Non-respiratory disease and cerebrovascular disease mortality for white males in the Industrial Corridor were consistently lower than either Louisiana or the USA. However, mortality due to diabetes and heart disease, particularly during the 1990s, was significantly higher in the Industrial Corridor and Louisiana when compared to the USA. Similar mortality patterns were observed for white females. The mortality for non-white males and females in the Industrial Corridor was generally similar to the corresponding populations in Louisiana. There were no consistent patterns for all cancer mortality combined. Stomach cancer was increased among non-whites in both the Industrial Corridor and Louisiana when compared to the corresponding US data. Mortality from diabetes and heart disease among non-whites was significantly higher in the Industrial Corridor and Louisiana than in the USA. Conclusions: Mortality rates in the Industrial Corridor area were generally similar to or lower than the State of Louisiana, which were increased compared to the United States. Contrary to prior public perceptions, mortality due to cancer in the Industrial Corridor does not exceed that for the State of Louisiana. PMID:15031386

Tsai, S; Cardarelli, K; Wendt, J; Fraser, A

2004-01-01

392

Surviving the toxics in south Louisiana: A minority perspective  

SciTech Connect

The Louisiana industrial corridor along the Mississippi River is lined with 136 petro-chemical plants and serves oil refineries. This approximates nearly one plant or refinery for every half mile of the river. The air, ground, and water along this corridor are so full or carcinogens that it has been described as a massive human experiment. Poor blacks live in river towns near the brunt of this discharge. Total mortality rates and cancer mortality rates in counties along the Mississippi River are significantly higher than in the rest of the nation`s counties. Moreover, the areas of greatest toxic discharge. Findings of disproportionately high mortality rates along the Mississippi, especially in communities on the lower river where toxic discharge minority and poor communities along the Mississippi River chemical corridor.

Wright, B. [Xavier Univ., New Orleans, LA (United States)

1995-12-01

393

Quantifying the Uncertainty in Land Loss Estimates in Coastal Louisiana  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For the past twenty-five years the land loss along the Louisiana Coast has been recognized as a growing problem. One of the clearest indicators of this land loss is that in 2000 smooth cord grass (spartina alterniflora) was turning brown well before its normal hibernation period. In 2001 data were collected using low altitude helicopter based transects of the coast, with 8,400 data points being collected. The surveys contained data describing the characteristics of the marsh, including; latitude, longitude, marsh condition, marsh color, percent vegetated, and marsh die-back. The 2001 data were compared with previously collected data from 1997. Over 100,000 acres of marsh were affected by the 2000 browning. Satellite imagery can be used to monitor changes in coastlines, vegetation health, and conversion of land to open water. An unsupervised classification was applied to 1997 Landsat TM imagery from the Louisiana coast. Based on the classification, polygons were delineated surrounding areas of water. Using the Kappa Classification Statistical Analysis extension in ArcView, kappa statistics were calculated to quantify the amount of agreement between the unsupervised classification and field checked data while correcting for agreement due to chance. Numerical results reveal that a straightforward unsupervised classification does a reasonable job of approximating the actual field checked data. Kappa values of 0.57 and higher have been obtained, which is considered fair to good agreement. This agreement adds credibility to imagery based estimates of coastal land loss, which affords the opportunity for significant savings of time, labor, and cost compared to field based monitoring. Refined classifications and use of higher resolution imagery are expected to yield improved costal land loss estimates.

Wales, P. M.; Kuszmaul, J. S.; Roberts, C.

2005-05-01

394

Chronostratigraphy of Plio-Pleistocene sequences, offshore Louisiana  

SciTech Connect

Plio-Pleistocene cool stages correlate with sequence boundaries in the Gulf of Mexico, offshore Louisiana. The cool/warm stages are defined by planktonic foram assemblages in the Vema 16-205 core in the eastern tropical Atlantic. The mean duration of each climatic stage was 230,000 years. These climatic stages were incorporated into a composite standard section with oxygen isotope events, planktonic foraminiferal and nannofossil datums, and magnetostratigraphic events from oceanic core holes: DSDP 502 in the Columbia basin, Caribbean; DSDP 552 on the Rockall Plateau, northeast Atlantic; DSDP 572C in the equatorial Pacific; Vema 28 core 219 on the Solomon Rise, west Pacific; and the Eureka 57 core 135 in DeSoto Canyon, offshore Florida. The oxygen isotope events and the paleontologic datums were identified in two exploration wells in the Green Canyon block, offshore Louisiana, and correlated with seismic sequence boundaries. Iterative graphic correlation with the composite standard refines the positions of the tops of the isotope events where data noise makes the pick equivocal providing a precise, high-resolution correlation tool. Each oxygen isotope event represents approximately 31,000 years. The sequences in the Green Canyon area are from 300 m to 800 m thick, and were deposited at rates from 800 to 1500 cm/ka. The duration of the hiatuses at the sequence boundaries range from 27,000 to 200,000 years. These seismic/depositional sequences were deposited during the alter parts of the cool stage and the warm climates, which indicate rising sea level to highstand. The ages of the sequence boundaries are approximately 500,000 years, 900,000 years, 1.5 Ma, 2.0 Ma, 2.7 Ma, 3.0 Ma, and 3.75 Ma.

Scott, R.W. (Amoco Production Co., Tulsa, OK (United States))

1991-03-01

395

Multiple Stressors: Lessons from Louisiana Coastal Waters (Invited)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Coastal Louisiana is a Mississippi River-dominated landscape driven by the long-term (millennia) and short-term (decades to hundreds of years) changes in materials flux, nature and human activities. The results are a highly productive coastal landscape and nearshore coastal waters that support rich natural and non-renewable resources. The ecosystem and socio-economic systems are intimately linked. Several factors have led to the demise of many of the healthy features of this coastal system, including long-term changes in the landscape of the Mississippi River basin watershed, alterations to the structure and flow of the Mississippi River and its tributaries, coastal landscape alterations leading to loss of productive marshes and protective barrier islands, increases in nitrogen and phosphorus loads to the coastal ocean and their detrimental effects, and reduction in the sediments delivered by the river. Increases in population and extraction of living resources and oil and gas reserves continue to drive many actions taken in the coastal landscape and waters. As a result, Louisiana is in a state of major disrepair (to be charitable) and needs thoughtful consideration of restoration actions taken in the river basin and within the coastal landscape. The first thought is to cause no further harm. The second is to proceed acknowledging that human and natural forces (particularly climate change, rising sea level and changing global economies) must be taken into account. Thirdly, a broader consideration of the river basin and coastal landscapes, their interconnectivity, and ecosystem health and social welfare must be taken into account.

Rabalais, N. N.

2013-12-01

396

Evaluation of Magnetic Anomalies Located in Lower Bayou Teche, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report presents results of testing and assessment of eleven previously recorded magnetic anomalies located in Lower Bayou Teche, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Maintenance dredging of Lower Bayou Teche may impact several of the eight anomalies evaluated...

A. R. Saltus, R. C. Goodwin, W. P. Athens

1991-01-01

397

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER SCHOOL OF ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS  

E-print Network

Score EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION List all HIGH SCHOOLS, TRADE or VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS (use separate sheet1 LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER SCHOOL OF ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS Office if necessary) NAME OF SCHOOL CITY/STATE DATE ENTERED DATE G

398

75 FR 27008 - Louisiana Disaster #LA-00032 Declaration of Economic Injury  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...of an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) declaration for the State of Louisiana, dated 05/05/2010. Incident: Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Incident Period: 04/20/2010 And Continuing. Effective Date: 05/05/2010. EIDL Loan Application...

2010-05-13

399

75 FR 27845 - Louisiana Disaster #LA-00032 Declaration of Economic Injury  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) declaration for the State of Louisiana, dated 05/10/2010. Incident: Deepwater BP Oil Spill. Incident Period: 04/20/2010 and continuing. DATES: Effective Date: 05/10/2010. EIDL Loan Application...

2010-05-18

400

Cultural Resources Survey of Three Mississippi River Levee and Revetment Items, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In September of 1980, Iroquois Research Institute conducted an archeological survey of three levee and revetment items on the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. Two historic sites were discovered. One consisted of an inlet and possible fr...

J. D. Hartley, A. G. Garson, C. R. Brooks, D. H. Edsall, P. B. Eggleston

1982-01-01

401

Sources and Distribution of Organic Matter in Sediments of the Louisiana Continental Shelf  

EPA Science Inventory

Both riverine and marine sources of organic matter (OM) contribute to sediment organic pools, and either source can contribute significantly to sediment accumulation, burial, and remineralization rates on river dominated continental shelf systems. For the Louisiana continental sh...

402

Interpretation of side-scan sonar images from hydrocarbon seep areas of the Louisiana continental slope  

E-print Network

Side-scan sonar images from the Louisiana continental slope were examined to study hydrocarbon seepage and related surficial geologic seafloor features. Three study areas are located in the Green Canyon area and the Garden Bank area. Hydrocarbon...

Hou, Rusheng

2012-06-07

403

Determining the Optimal Location for Collocating a Louisiana Sugar Mill and a New Cellulosic Ethanol Plant  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the possibility of collocating a cellulosic ethanol processing plant with certain Louisiana sugar mills, chosen based on their strategic locations and cane grinding capacity. The prospective plants are compared based on transportation costs and overall economic performance.

Paul M. Darby; Tyler B. Mark

2012-01-01

404

33 CFR 165.807 - Calcasieu River, Louisiana-regulated navigation area.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Calcasieu River, Louisiana-regulated navigation area. 165.807 Section 165.807 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT...

2010-07-01

405

40 CFR 81.92 - Monroe (Louisiana)-El Dorado (Arkansas) Interstate Air Quality Control Region.  

...Louisiana)-El Dorado (Arkansas) Interstate Air Quality Control Region. 81.92 Section 81...CONTINUED) DESIGNATION OF AREAS FOR AIR QUALITY PLANNING PURPOSES Designation of Air Quality Control Regions § 81.92 Monroe...

2014-07-01

406

Phytoplankton Community Structure, Biomass and Diversity on the Louisiana Continental Shelf  

EPA Science Inventory

Phytoplankton communities on the Louisiana continental shelf (LCS) respond to nutrient loading from the Mississippi and Atchafalaya River Basin (MARB). Enhanced phytoplankton biomass is a source of organic matter contributing to the development of seasonal hypoxia. Samples were ...

407

Barrier island erosion and protection in Louisiana: a coastal geomorphological perspective  

SciTech Connect

Louisiana has the highest rates of coastal erosion and land loss in the US. In Louisiana, rates of coastal land loss exceed 100 km/sup 2//year. Louisiana's barrier islands, whose presence creates and maintains an extensive estuarine system and protects the marshes from the wave energy of the open Gulf of Mexico, are rapidly vanishing, decreasing in area and migrating landward at rates up to 20 m/year. Between 1890 and 1979, Louisiana barriers decreased in area by 37%, shrinking from 92 to 58 km/sup 2/. The life expectancy of individual barrier island systems ranges between 50 years for the Isles Dernieres and 225 years for the Chandeleur Islands. Disappearance of the barrier islands will result in destruction of the barrier-built estuaries and accelerated marsh deterioration. Such destruction will severely impact the fishery and fur industries, valued at an estimated $1 billion per year, whose harvests depend on the habitat provided by these fragile coastal ecosystems.

Penland, S.; Suter, J.R.

1988-09-01

408

75 FR 51167 - Bank of Ruston, Ruston, Louisiana; Approval of Conversion Application  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...TREASURY Office of Thrift Supervision [AC-48 OTS Nos. 03912 and H4739] Bank of Ruston, Ruston, Louisiana; Approval of Conversion Application Notice is hereby given that on August 11, 2010, the Office of Thrift Supervision approved the application...

2010-08-18

409

77 FR 38530 - Louisiana: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Affairs, to the new Department. The LDEQ has lead agency jurisdictional authority for administering...Regulatory Code, Louisiana Shipments of Spend Lead-Acid 2010. Department of Environmental Quality, ERC Batteries. (Checklist 222). Title 33, Part...

2012-06-28

410

Soybean Best Management Practices for Louisiana, USA, Agricultural Nonpoint Source Water Pollution Control  

Microsoft Academic Search

This field study was conducted over a 3-year time period in Louisiana to determine which soybean (Glycine max L.) tillage practice discharged the least amount of nutrients and sediment from experimental plots after rainfall\\/runoff events. In addition, tillage effect on soybean yield was investigated. Experimental design consisted of three Louisiana soybean tillage treatments [conventional (CT), stale seedbed (SS), and no-till

Charles Lindau; Pat Bollich; Jason Bond

2010-01-01

411

Foraging behavior of redheads ( Aythya americana ) wintering in Texas and Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

Redheads, Aythya americana, concentrate in large numbers annually in traditional wintering areas along the western and northern rim of the Gulf of Mexico.\\u000a Two of these areas are the Laguna Madre of Texas and Chandeleur Sound of Louisiana. We collected data on 54,340 activities\\u000a from 103 redhead flocks in Texas and 51,650 activities from 57 redhead flocks in Louisiana. Males

Marc C. Woodin; Thomas C. Michot

2006-01-01

412

Foraging behavior of redheads ( Aythya americana ) wintering in Texas and Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

Redheads, Aythya americana, concentrate in large numbers annually in traditional wintering areas along the western and northern rim of the Gulf of Mexico.\\u000a Two of these areas are the Laguna Madre of Texas and Chandeleur Sound of Louisiana. We collected data on 54,340 activities\\u000a from 103 redhead flocks in Texas and 51,650 activities from 57 redhead flocks in Louisiana. Males

Marc C. Woodin; Thomas C. Michot

413

Measurement and analysis of hypoxia in Texas-Louisiana coastal waters  

E-print Network

, temperature, sigma-t, bottom dissolved oxygen, and river discharge, off Cameron, Louisiana are described and statistically analyzed using four years (1981-1984) of data obtained from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Program (SPR). A special cruise..., temperature, sigma-t, bottom dissolved oxygen, and river discharge, off Cameron, Louisiana are described and statistically analyzed using four years (1981-1984) of data obtained from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Program (SPR). A special cruise...

Pokryfki, Lynn Brigid

2012-06-07

414

The Impact of Hurricane Katrina on Reported Crimes in Louisiana: A Spatial and Temporal Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research assesses the impact that one natural disaster—Hurricane Katrina—and subsequent population movements have had on crime in the state of Louisiana. Using Index Crimes from the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, time series of violent and nonviolent crime rates were first analyzed using autoregressive, integrated, and moving average (ARIMA) models. Cumulative

Michael Leitner; Michelle Barnett; Joshua Kent; Tom Barnett

2011-01-01

415

The Socioeconomic Position of the Louisiana Creoles: An Examination of Racial and Ethnic Stratification  

E-print Network

descendants of slaves was funher blurred by the .involvement of both groups in the Civil Rights movement and intermarriage. Following the pattern of racial bipolarization imposed by the Americanization of Louisiana, Creoles were classified as blacks by whites...: AN EXAMINATION OF RACIAL AND ETHNIC STRATIFICATION CARL L. BANKSTON III JACQUES HENRY University of Southwestern Louisiana Social Thought and Research, 1998, Vol. 21, 1-2 This study suggests that the class-caste argument associated with the Wilson- Willie debate...

Bankston III, Carl L.; Henry, Jacques

1998-04-01

416

Properties of Cotton Valley sandstone reservoirs (Upper Jurassic), Terryville Field, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana  

E-print Network

PROPERTIES OF COTTON VALLEY SANDSTONE RESERVOIRS (UPPER JURASSIC), TERRYVILLE FIELD, LINCOLN PARISH, LOUISIANA A Thesis by KAREN 'CELE MCBRIDE Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1982 Major Subject: Geology PROPERTIES OF COTTON VALLEY SANDSTONE RESERVOIRS (UPPER JURASSIC), TERRYVILLE FIELD, LINCOLN PARISH, LOUISIANA A Thesis by KAREN 'CELE MCBRIDE Approved as to style and content by...

McBride, Karen 'Cele

2012-06-07

417

What comes next? : employment opportunities for Vietnamese American fisherfolk affected by the BP gulf oil spill in Louisiana ; Employment opportunities for Vietnamese American fisherfolk affected by the BP gulf oil spill in Louisiana .  

E-print Network

??This thesis explores potential employment opportunities in energy efficiency construction and aquaculture for Vietnamese American fisherfolk significantly impacted by the BP oil spill in Louisiana.… (more)

Dang, Mai T. (Mai Thuy Tran)

2011-01-01

418

LSU Virtual Museum: Technology-Enhanced Geoscience Teacher Workshops for Louisiana K-8 Educators.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Virtual Museum, a Louisiana Board of Regents sponsored SELECT program, is a collaborative project between the Museum of Natural Science and the French Education Project at Louisiana State University. It offers Louisiana science teachers, in-training teachers, and immersion teachers a professional development program via six videoconferences. These videoconferences are broadcast from LSU to six distance-learning sites across the entire state of Louisiana. This unique teacher population was selected because in Louisiana, there are two types of K-8 science teachers: teachers in traditional classroom settings and teachers in immersion programs. In the Foreign language Immersion programs, the target language (French or Spanish) is the language of instruction and communication in the classroom. For each videoconference, teachers are provided content material that is prepared by geology faculty and graduate students, example of ongoing field research by LSU faculty members, classroom-ready activities, information on available loan material and on-line resources, training on the unique Scope-On-A-Rope microscope, pre-made PowerPoint presentations and virtual museum photos, all, in French and in English. Three of the videoconferences emphasize regional and statewide earth science topics including Louisiana fossils, rocks and minerals, and field techniques used to interpret Louisiana's geologic history. The activities provided for teachers are hands-on, inquiry based classroom exercises that focus on the availability of local materials. These activities can also be scaled for use in a variety of grade-levels and teachers are encouraged to use these activities in their classrooms. The program has proven to foster new collaboration between science teachers in regular programs and immersion schools while boosting the interest statewide for natural science topics.

Warny, S.; Egea-Kuehne, D.; Tedford, R.; Lopez, A.

2007-12-01

419

Daily movements of female mallards wintering in Southwestern Louisiana  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Understanding daily movements of waterfowl is crucial to management of winter habitats, especially along the Gulf Coast where hunting pressure is high. Radio-telemetry was used to investigate movements of female Mallards (Anas platyrchychos) wintering in southwestern Louisiana. Movement distances were analyzed from 2,455 paired locations (diurnal and nocturnal) of 126 Mallards during winters 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 to assess effects of winter, female age, areas closed (Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge [LAC], Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge [CAM], Amoco Pool [AMOCO] or open to hunting [OPEN]), and habitat type, including all interactions. Movement distances from the various land management categories were not consistent by age, date, or by winter. Flight distances from LAC increased with date, whereas those from CAM and OPEN did not vary significantly by date. Female Mallards moved short distances between diurnal and nocturnal sites (ranging from 3.1 to 15.0 km by land management category), suggesting that they are able to meet their daily energy requirements within a smaller area than Northern Pintails (Anas acuta, hereafter Pintails), and thus minimize transit energy costs.

Link, P.T.; Afton, A.D.; Cox, R.R., Jr.; Davis, B.E.

2011-01-01

420

Geopressured-geothermal development and coastal subsidence in Louisiana  

SciTech Connect

Elevation changes at the Parcperdue geopressured-geothermal test site in southwestern Louisiana range from 0.8 to 0.16 in/y (+2 to -4 mm/y) and reflect natural base-line movements associated with salt dome growth and the compaction of thick, recent sediments. Natural variation is the primary cause of greater movement at the nearby Rockefeller Refuge geopressured-geothermal test site where base-line movement rates range from -0.43 to -0.55 in/y (-12 to -14 mm/y). Holocene sediments in the coastal marshlands at Rockefeller Refuge are more susceptible to compactional subsidence than upland Pleistocene formations at Parcperdue. Anomalous subsidence at both test sites coincided with site preparation and well drilling and may have been related to loading of surficial soils by the weight of drilling equipment. Elevation changes monitored after drilling and during formation testing were consistent with base-line subsidence rates, indicating that loading was temporary. Anomalous base-line subsidence rates coinciding with areas of historical fluid withdrawal indicate that these effects may outweigh the effects of present geopressured-geothermal development.

Trahan, D.B.

1985-01-01

421

Environmental contaminants in redheads wintering in coastal Louisiana and Texas  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Whole body and liver analyses indicated that wintering redheads (Aythya americana; n=70) in coastal Louisiana (one site) and Texas (two sites) were relatively free of contamination with common trace elements, organochlorines, and hydrocarbons. Most trace elements, including As, Cr, Hg, Mg, Mn, Ni, Pb, Se, Sr, and Zn, were within background concentrations in livers; levels of B, Cd, Cu, and Fe were elevated in some specimens. Only one organochlorine, DDE, was detected in redhead carcasses, but its concentration was below reported toxic levels in waterfowl. Body burdens of aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons were generally low, but levels of pristane, total hydrocarbons, and the ratios of phytane:n-octadecane and pristane:n-heptadecane were indicative of possible chronic exposure to petroleum. Based on brain cholinesterase assays, redheads were not recently exposed to organophosphorous or carbamate pesticides. Of 30 elements or compounds tested for seasonal differences, only Se increased from early to late winter at one of the three sites. Eight of 57 contaminants differed among the three sites; no sex or age differences were found.

Michot, T.C.; Custer, T.W.; Nault, A.J.; Mitchell, C.A.

1994-01-01

422

Cadmium Exposure and Pancreatic Cancer in South Louisiana  

PubMed Central

Cadmium has been hypothesized to be a pancreatic carcinogen. We test the hypothesis that cadmium exposure is a risk factor for pancreatic cancer with a population-based case-control study sampled from a population with persistently high rates of pancreatic cancer (south Louisiana). We tested potential dietary and nondietary sources of cadmium for their association with urinary cadmium concentrations which reflect long-term exposure to cadmium due to the accumulation of cadmium in the kidney cortex. Increasing urinary cadmium concentrations were significantly associated with an increasing risk of pancreatic cancer (2nd quartile OR = 3.34, 3rd = 5.58, 4th = 7.70; test for trend P ? 0.0001). Potential sources of cadmium exposure, as documented in the scientific literature, found to be statistically significantly associated with increased risk of pancreatic cancer included working as a plumber, pipefitter or welder (OR = 5.88) and high consumption levels of red meat (4th quartile OR = 6.18) and grains (4th quartile OR = 3.38). Current cigarette smoking, at least 80 pack years of smoking, occupational exposure to cadmium and paints, working in a shipyard, and high consumption of grains were found to be statistically significantly associated with increased concentrations of urinary cadmium. This study provides epidemiologic evidence that cadmium is a potential human pancreatic carcinogen. PMID:23319964

Luckett, Brian G.; Su, L. Joseph; Rood, Jennifer C.; Fontham, Elizabeth T. H.

2012-01-01

423

Old World hantaviruses in rodents in New Orleans, Louisiana.  

PubMed

Seoul virus, an Old World hantavirus, is maintained in brown rats and causes a mild form of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) in humans. We captured rodents in New Orleans, Louisiana and tested them for the presence of Old World hantaviruses by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) with sequencing, cell culture, and electron microscopy; 6 (3.4%) of 178 rodents captured--all brown rats--were positive for a Seoul virus variant previously coined Tchoupitoulas virus, which was noted in rodents in New Orleans in the 1980s. The finding of Tchoupitoulas virus in New Orleans over 25 years since its first discovery suggests stable endemicity in the city. Although the degree to which this virus causes human infection and disease remains unknown, repeated demonstration of Seoul virus in rodent populations, recent cases of laboratory-confirmed HFRS in some US cities, and a possible link with hypertensive renal disease warrant additional investigation in both rodents and humans. PMID:24639295

Cross, Robert W; Waffa, Bradley; Freeman, Ashley; Riegel, Claudia; Moses, Lina M; Bennett, Andrew; Safronetz, David; Fischer, Elizabeth R; Feldmann, Heinz; Voss, Thomas G; Bausch, Daniel G

2014-05-01

424

Endemic tickborne infectious diseases in Louisiana and the Gulf South.  

PubMed

Most emerging infectious diseases today, such as West Nile virus and sudden acute respiratory distress syndrome (SARS), arise from zoonotic reservoirs and many are transmitted by arthropod vectors. Ticks are among the most competent and versatile arthropod vectors of infectious diseases because ticks of all ages and both sexes remain infectious for generations without having to reacquire infections from reservoir hosts. Today, ticks transmit the most common arthropod-borne infectious disease in the United States (US), Lyme disease (LD); and the most lethal arthropod-borne infectious disease in the US, Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF). Both LD and RMSF are endemic in Louisiana and the Gulf South. Ticks have also become frequent vectors of emerging zoonotic diseases in the Gulf South, including southern tick-associated rash illness (STARI), transmitted by the lone star tick, and Maculatum disease, transmitted by the Gulf Coast tick. Recent environmental changes and human lifestyle choices now place humans and ticks together outdoors in the Gulf South for longer periods in welcoming ecosystems for breeding, blood-feeding, and infectious disease transmission. An increasing incidence of emerging and re-emerging, endemic infectious diseases transmitted by existing and unanticipated tick vectors may be expected. PMID:20108827

Diaz, James H

2009-01-01

425

Successful transplantation of HIV patients: the Louisiana experience.  

PubMed

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) seropositivity has historically been an absolute contraindication for solid organ transplantation. However, the successful application of HAART (highly active anti-retroviral therapy) drug regimens has greatly prolonged the life expectancy of HIV-positive patients. Therefore, it has become appropriate to consider this patient population for transplantation. HIV positive transplants are being performed around the country in controlled settings, usually as part of a research protocol. The aim of our study is to describe the Louisiana experience with organ transplantation into HIV-positive patients. We identified seven HIV-positive patients who underwent kidney or kidney/pancreas transplantation at our center between 2007 and 2010. We performed a retrospective chart review to ascertain graft function, as well as virologic and immunologic status post-transplant. Renal function (glomerular filtration rate and serum creatinine concentrations) improved in all subjects post-transplant, and six of seven (85.8%) subjects remained virologically suppressed with no progression to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Overall, two-year graft and patient survival rates were 85.5%. HIV seropositive End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients represent a new population of patients that can be successfully transplanted. This offers a new dimension in care for successful HAART therapy to prolong the life of HIV-infected patients. PMID:22953455

Hayes, Kellen; Van Sickels, Nicholas; Buell, Joseph; Killackey, Mary; Zhang, Rubin; Slakey, Douglas; Lukitsch, Ivo; Alper, Arnold; Mushatt, David; Asad, Shadaba; Paramesh, Anil

2012-01-01

426

The Louisiana Medicare Electro-Convulsive Therapy Quality Improvement Project.  

PubMed

The first collaborative statewide psychiatric quality improvement project, initiated by Louisiana Health Care Review, Inc, focused on the practice of inpatient electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) among Medicare patients. Data from the project indicated that the majority of Medicare patients receiving ECT were white females living at home, in good physical health, in their seventies, and with a diagnosis of major depression or major depression with psychotic features. The quality indicators for the project included: (documentation of) monitoring of cognitive side effects, monitoring of depressive target symptoms, ECT appropriateness, electrode placement, anesthesia evaluation, and dental examination. An additional indicator (administration of possibly detrimental medication during ECT) was developed based on the recommendation by the study group. At project conclusion, significant improvement occurred in all project indicators. ECT as practiced in the participating hospitals was effective and appropriate. Appropriateness was determined as depression refractory to two medication trails or an emergency due to severe suicidal ideation or physical deterioration secondary to malnutrition. Transient hypertension (13%) and cardiac dysrhythmia (3.5%) which resolved in the recovery period were the most frequent complications. PMID:10546434

Westphal, J R; Sakauye, K; Rush, J; Kumar, S

1999-10-01

427

Seafloor erosional processes offshore of the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The Chandeleur Islands are a chain of barrier islands that lies along the eastern side of the modern Mississippi River Delta plain. The island chain is located near the seaward edge of the relict St. Bernard Delta, the part of the Mississippi Delta that formed between approximately 4,000 and 2,000 years before present and was later abandoned as sedimentation shifted southward. After abandonment of the St. Bernard Delta, deposits were reworked, and the sandy component was shaped into the Chandeleur Islands. With continued subsidence, the islands became separated from their original delta headland sources and presently are isolated from the mainland by the shallow Chandeleur Sound. Newly acquired geophysical data and vibracores provide an opportunity to better understand the processes that are shaping seafloor morphology (i.e., shape, geometry, and structure of the seafloor) on the inner shelf adjacent to the Chandeleur Islands. The inner shelf offshore of the Chandeleur Islands was mapped in 2006 and 2007 using swath bathymetry, sidescan sonar, and high-resolution seismic-reflection techniques. The detailed results of this study were published in December 2009 (Twichell and others, 2009) as part of a special issue of Geo-Marine Letters that documents early results from the Northern Gulf of Mexico (NGOM) Ecosystem Change and Hazard Susceptibility Project. This study addresses questions and concerns related to limited sand resources along the Louisiana shelf and their implications to long-term relative sea-level rise and storm impacts.

Twichell, David C.; Brock, John C.

2011-01-01

428

Sparta sandstones: future exploration potential in south-central Louisiana  

SciTech Connect

The middle Eocene Sparta Formation is an important exploration objective within the prolific Eocene-Oligocene trend of south-central Louisiana. Cumulative production from 20 multiple-reservoir fields in the trend exceeds 269 million bbl of crude, 50 million bbl of condensate, and 1.5 billion ft/sup 3/ of gas. Additional reservoirs include the lower Eocene Wilcox, upper Eocene Cockfield, and Oligocene Frio Formations. This trend, coincident with the location of the Lower Cretaceous carbonate shelf edge, represents a series of unstable progradational clastic shelf margins. Principal structural traps are rollover anticlines, associated with down-to-the-basin growth faults, and salt domes. Recent Sparta production is associated with progradational barrier island complexes. Storm washover fan sandstones (22% porosity, 324 md permeability), tidal-inlet channel sandstones (20% porosity, 140 md permeability), and upper shoreface sandstones (19% porosity, 113 md permeability) represent the optimum-quality reservoir facies. Organic-rich basinal shales are source rocks for crude oil downdip from production where they are thermally mature. Lateral migration best explains emplacement of hydrocarbons in reservoirs.

Lemoine, R.C.; Moslow, T.F.; Sassen, R.; Ferrell, R.E.

1989-03-01

429

Suicide mortality rates in Louisiana, 1999-2010.  

PubMed

This report is a descriptive study on suicide deaths in Louisiana occurring in the years 1999 to 2010. Mortality data was collected from death certificates from this 12-year period to describe suicide mortality by year, race, sex, age group, and methods of suicide. Data were also compared to national data. Rates and methods used to commit suicide vary greatly according to sex, race, and age. The highest rates were observed in white males, followed by black males, white females, and black females. Older white males had the highest suicide rates. The influence of age was modulated by the sex and race categories. Firearm was the most common method used in all four categories. Other less common methods were hanging/strangulation/suffocation (HSS) and drugs/alcohol. Although no parish-level data were systematically analyzed, a comparison of suicide rates post-Katrina versus pre-Katrina was done for Orleans Parish, the rest of the Greater New Orleans area, and a comparison group. It appears that rates observed among whites, particularly males, were higher after Katrina. Data based on mortality do not give a comprehensive picture of the burden of suicide, and their interpretation should be done with caution. PMID:23362593

Straif-Bourgeois, Susanne; Ratard, Raoult

2012-01-01

430

Time of travel of solutes in the Vermilion River, Louisiana  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Dye-tracer studies were made in November 1978 and in June 1979 to define streamflow patterns in the Vermilion River. For the November 1978 study the tracer was injected at two locations, Surrey Street in Lafayette and about 7 miles downstream at State Highway 3073; the discharge at Surrey Street at the time of injection was 218 cubic feet per second. The two dye clouds merged at Broussard Cemetery, about 12.2 miles downstream from Surrey Street, after an elapsed time of about 270 hours. After 438 hours the dye cloud extended form the Abbeville bridge (Louisiana Highway 14 Bypass) upstream about 14.5 miles. In June 1979, a tracer was injected into the river at Surrey Street at Lafayette; the discharge at Surrey Street at the time of injection was 161 cubic feet per second. Forty-two hours after injection the leading edge of the tracer was located at the Milton pumping plant, 14 miles downstream from the injection site. The average pumping rate of the plant during the study was 440 cubic feet per second. Ninety hours after injection, no indication of the tracer was found in the river, but the tracer was found in a rice-irrigation cannal at State Highway 14, about 10 miles west of Abbeville. (USGS)

Calandro, A. J.

1981-01-01

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Assessing the Geomorphic Evolution and Hydrographic Changes Induced by Winter Storms along the Louisiana Coast  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The influence that cold front passages have on Louisiana coastal environments, including land loss and land building processes, has been the primary topic of this multidisciplinary research. This research has combined meteorological, remote sensing, and coastal expertise from the University of Wisconsin (UW) and Louisiana State University (LSU). Analyzed data sets include remotely sensed radiometric data (AVHRR on NOAA-12,13,14, Multispectral Atmospheric Mapping Sensor (MAMS) and MODIS Airborne Simulator (MAS) on NASA ER-2), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) water level data, water quality data from the Coastal Studies Institute (CSI) at LSU, USACE river discharge data, National Weather Service (NWS) and CSI wind in sitzi measurements, geomorphic measurements from aerial photography (NASA ER-2 and Learjet), and CSI ground based sediment burial pipes (for monitoring topographic change along the Louisiana coast) and sediment cores. The work reported here-in is a continuation of an initial investigation into coastal Louisiana landform modification by cold front systems. That initial effort demonstrated the importance of cold front winds in the Atchafalaya Bay sediment plume distribution (Moeller et al.), documented the sediment transport and deposition process of the western Louisiana coast (Huh et al.) and developed tools (e.g. water types identification, suspended solids estimation) from multispectral radiometric data for application to the current study. This study has extended that work, developing a Geomorphic Impact Index (GI(sup 2)) for relating atmospheric forcing to coastal response and new tools to measure water motion and sediment transport.

Menzel, W. Paul; Moeller, Christopher, C; Huh, Oscar K.; Roberts, Harry H.

1998-01-01

432

22 January 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP  

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and more forests in the United States could disappear. Dean Wilson gives a tour of the Atchafalaya. Dean22 January 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER - FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP 1 (Sent to me by a group member) Louisiana forests being sacrificed

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Louisiana K-12 & School Choice Survey: What Do Voters Say about K-12 Education? Polling Paper Number 7  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The "Louisiana K-12 & School Choice Survey" project, commissioned by the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice and conducted by Braun Research Incorporated (BRI), measures Louisiana registered voters' familiarity and views on a range of K-12 education topics and school choice reforms. In this paper the author and his colleagues report…

DiPerna, Paul

2012-01-01

434

5 February 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP  

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MONROE, LA ­ New words like wood pellets and biomass are providing a ray of hope for forest landowners5 February 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER - FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP 1 Louisiana: New Technologies Could Mean Profit for Forest Landowners WEST

435

The impact of hurricanes Katrina and Rita on Louisiana school nurses.  

PubMed

In the fall of 2005, the coast of Louisiana was devastated by two hurricanes, Katrina and Rita. Not only did these natural disasters have detrimental effects for those directly in their path, the storms had an impact on the lives of everyone in Louisiana. The professional practice of many Louisiana school nurses was affected by several factors, including a sudden influx of students with no medical records. A qualitative descriptive study was conducted to gain an understanding of school nurses' feelings and experiences related to the hurricanes and their aftermath. Forty-one school nurses participated in the study, and findings revealed significant effects on their personal and professional lives. Themes within each area were identified: uncertainty, hopelessness and helplessness, thankfulness, practice challenges, and practice rewards. Implications for school nursing practice include the need for support during natural disasters and the importance of school nurse involvement in disaster preparedness. PMID:18363442

Broussard, Lisa; Myers, Rachel; Meaux, Julie

2008-04-01

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USGS environmental characterization of flood sediments left in the New Orleans area after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, 2005--Progress Report  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Introduction: The flooding in the greater New Orleans area that resulted from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in September, 2005, left behind accumulations of sediments up to many centimeters thick on streets, lawns, parking lots, and other flat surfaces. These flood sediment deposits have been the focus of extensive study by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) due to concerns that the sediments may contain elevated levels of heavy metals, organic contaminants, and microbes. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is characterizing a limited number of flood sediment samples that were collected on September 15-16 and October 6-7, 2005, from the greater New Orleans area by personnel from the USGS Louisiana Water Science Center in Baton Rouge. Small samples (< 3 pints each) of wet to dry flood sediment were collected from 11 localities around downtown New Orleans on September 15, 2005, and two large samples (40 pints each) of wet flood sediment were collected from the Chalmette area on September 16. Twelve additional samples (8-10 pints each) were collected from New Orleans, Slidell, Rigolets, and Violet on October 6 and 7. The USGS characterization studies of these flood sediments are designed to produce data and interpretations regarding how the sediments and any contained contaminants may respond to environmental processes. This information will be of use to cleanup managers and DoI/USGS scientists assessing environmental impacts of the hurricanes and subsequent cleanup activities.

Plumlee, Geoffrey S.; Meeker, Gregory P.; Lovelace, John K.; Rosenbauer, Robert J.; Lamothe, Paul J.; Furlong, Edward T.; Demas, Charles R.

2006-01-01

437

Correlates of gun-carrying among adolescents in south Louisiana.  

PubMed

In the majority of episodes of fatal interpersonal violence, the weapon used is a firearm. Amid frequent reports of youths carrying weapons, including firearms, we conducted a case-control study to identify risk factors for being charged with gun-carrying and gun-carrying, per se, among adolescents in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Cases were defined as incidents of gun-carrying among adolescents < 19 years of age, legally charged in the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, juvenile court from January 1, 1992, through April 15, 1993. For each case, we randomly drew three age-, gender-, and school-matched control subjects from the enrollment rosters of the Jefferson Parish public schools and administered a questionnaire. The data set comprised 38 case subjects and 103 matched control subjects. Thirty (29%) control subjects reported gun-carrying. Both case subjects and gun-carrying control subjects reported self-defense (40%) as the main reason for gun-carrying. Most case subjects (25 [66%]) were African Americans, but only 8 (27%) gun-carrying and 27 (37%) non-gun-carrying control subjects were African Americans. Case subjects were significantly more likely than gun-carrying control subjects to report being African American (odds ratio [OR] = 5.3, 95% confidence intervals [CI] = 1.6, 17.5). In crude analyses, case subjects were more likely than non-gun-carrying control subjects to report adult-male unemployment among households with adult men, to foresee a likelihood to be shot in school, to have seen a shooting, to use marijuana, to watch television > 6 hours per day, and to be African American. After the effect estimates were adjusted in conditional logistic regression modeling, case subjects were more likely than non-gun-carrying control subjects to report adult-male unemployment among households with adult men, using marijuana, and watching television > 6 hours per day (OR = 8.6, 95% CI = 1.2, 61,2; OR = 11.7, 95% CI = 2, 70.2; and OR = 6.5, 95% CI = 0.8, 51.9, respectively). Gun-carrying control subjects were significantly more likely than non-gun-carrying control subjects to report their school not safe, having seen a shooting, using marijuana, and having fired a gun (OR = 9, 95% CI = 1, 82.1; OR = 7, 95% CI = 1.3, 38.2; OR = 6.8, 95% CI = 1.8, 25.5; and OR = 17, 95% CI = 1.8, 156.6, respectively). We found that gun-carrying was very common, and that adolescent youths who carry guns were more likely to have familiarity with guns and experience with or perception of an unsafe environment. Together, these lead to the conclusion that gun-carrying is a common response of youths who live in a risky environment, who do not have the social support to learn how to deal effectively with that risk, and who have access to guns, which they think may provide them with some protection. PMID:8777074

McNabb, S J; Farley, T A; Powell, K E; Rolka, H R; Horan, J M

1996-01-01

438

Organic geochemistry of lower Tertiary shales of southern Louisiana: Regional distribution of source potential  

SciTech Connect

Outer continental shelf shales of the Paleogene/Eocene Wilcox Group and middle Eocene Sparta Formation are potential source rocks for hydrocarbons in southern Louisiana. Eight hundred and thirty-seven shale samples (Sparta 219) Wilcox, 618 from 24 wells across south Louisiana were analyzed using Rock-Eval pyrolysis; 24 organic-rich samples were analyzed using pyrolysis-gas chromatography and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Regional trends in organic geochemistry are related to two main factors: sedimentary facies transition from proximal deltaic to shelf/slope environments, and thermal maturity. According to geothermal gradient maps, thermal effects increase from east to west across southern Louisiana and from north to south as the lower Tertiary section is buried to greater than 30,000 ft. The Wilcox, and to a lesser extent the Sparta, are major regressive deltaic sequences whose primary deltaic depocenters are located in subsurface Texas. Volumetrically, smaller deltas prograded beyond the ancient Cretaceous shelf edge by as much as 50 mi across southern Louisiana. Source potential in both rock units becomes more oil prone from west to east across south Louisiana, with an apparent maximum in the shelf/slope flexure zone in south central Louisiana. In this area, Sparta Formation shales show good to excellent potential in shales overlain by shelf-edge barrier sands. Wilcox source potential is fair to good in shales deposited in submarine fan environments. Source units are interpreted to be a product of transgressive episodes occurring within primarily regressive sequences. The close proximity of source units to the shelf-edge suggest that they may represent conditions deeper in the Eocene Gulf of Mexico basin.

Chinn, E.W. (Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge (USA)); Cole, G.A.; Gibbons, M.J.; Sassen, R.; Drozd, R.J. (BP Exploration, Houston, TX (USA))

1990-05-01

439

Spatial variability of phosphorus sorption dynamics in Louisiana salt marshes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

(P) biogeochemistry has been studied in multiple wetland ecosystems, though few data exist on P sorption in U.S. Gulf Coast marshes. There also is a limited understanding of how oil spills in coastal zones can influence P dynamics in wetland soils. In this study, we measured P sorption potential, using the P sorption index (PSI), soil properties, and P saturation at increasing distances from the marsh edge in oiled and unoiled marshes in three regions along the southeastern Louisiana coast (Terrebonne Bay, western, and eastern Barataria Bay). Individual PSI values were highly variable, ranging from 19.5 to 175.6 mg P 100 g-1 and varying by at least a factor of five within each of the three regions, and did not significantly differ between regions or between oiled and unoiled marshes. Soil pH, organic matter, total N, N:P ratio, moisture content, cation exchange capacity, and P saturation differed between regions, and all soil parameters showed great variability between and within individual marshes. Extractable iron was the strongest predictor of PSI across all regions, explaining between 51 and 95% of the variability in individual regions. PSI increased with distance from marsh edge in Terrebonne Bay where other soil properties exhibited similar trends. Results suggest mineral composition of marsh soils, influenced by elevation-inundation gradients, are critical in dictating P loading to estuaries and open waters, and overall marsh functioning. Further, within 2 years of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, oiled marshes are able to sorb phosphorus at comparable levels as unoiled marshes.

Marton, John M.; Roberts, Brian J.

2014-03-01

440

Fish Consumption and Mercury Exposure among Louisiana Recreational Anglers  

PubMed Central

Background Methylmercury (MeHg) exposure assessments among average fish consumers in the United States may underestimate exposures among U.S. subpopulations with high intakes of regionally specific fish. Objectives We examined relationships among fish consumption, estimated mercury (Hg) intake, and measured Hg exposure within one such potentially highly exposed group, recreational anglers in the state of Louisiana, USA. Methods We surveyed 534 anglers in 2006 using interviews at boat launches and fishing tournaments combined with an Internet-based survey method. Hair samples from 402 of these anglers were collected and analyzed for total Hg. Questionnaires provided information on species-specific fish consumption during the 3 months before the survey. Results Anglers’ median hair Hg concentration was 0.81 ?g/g (n = 398; range, 0.02–10.7 ?g/g); 40% of participants had levels >1 ?g/g, which approximately corresponds to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s reference dose. Fish consumption and Hg intake were significantly positively associated with hair Hg. Participants reported consuming nearly 80 different fish types, many of which are specific to the region. Unlike the general U.S. population, which acquires most of its Hg from commercial seafood sources, approximately 64% of participants’ fish meals and 74% of their estimated Hg intake came from recreationally caught seafood. Conclusions Study participants had relatively elevated hair Hg concentrations and reported consumption of a wide variety of fish, particularly locally caught fish. This group represents a highly exposed subpopulation with an exposure profile that differs from fish consumers in other regions of the United States, suggesting a need for more regionally specific exposure estimates and public health advisories. PMID:20980220

Lincoln, Rebecca A.; Shine, James P.; Chesney, Edward J.; Vorhees, Donna J.; Grandjean, Philippe; Senn, David B.

2011-01-01

441

Estimating occupancy dynamics in an anuran assemblage from Louisiana, USA  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Effective monitoring programs are designed to track changes in the distribution, occurrence, and abundance of species. We developed an extension of Royle and K??ry's (2007) single species model to estimate simultaneously temporal changes in probabilities of detection, occupancy, colonization, extinction, and species turnover using data on calling anuran amphibians, collected from 2002 to 2006 in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley of Louisiana, USA. During our 5-year study, estimates of occurrence probabilities declined for all 12 species detected. These declines occurred primarily in conjunction with variation in estimates of local extinction probabilities (cajun chorus frog [Pseudacris fouquettei], spring peeper [P. crucifer], northern cricket frog [Acris crepitans], Cope's gray treefrog [Hyla chrysoscelis], green treefrog [H. cinerea], squirrel treefrog [H. squirella], southern leopard frog [Lithobates sphenocephalus], bronze frog [L. clamitans], American bullfrog [L. catesbeianus], and Fowler's toad [Anaxyrus fowleri]). For 2 species (eastern narrowmouthed toad [Gastrophryne carolinensis] and Gulf Coast toad [Incilius nebulifer]), declines in occupancy appeared to be a consequence of both increased local extinction and decreased colonization events. The eastern narrow-mouthed toad experienced a 2.5-fold increase in estimates of occupancy in 2004, possibly because of the high amount of rainfall received during that year, along with a decrease in extinction and increase in colonization of new sites between 2003 and 2004. Our model can be incorporated into monitoring programs to estimate simultaneously the occupancy dynamics for multiple species that show similar responses to ecological conditions. It will likely be an important asset for those monitoring programs that employ the same methods to sample assemblages of ecologically similar species, including those that are rare. By combining information from multiple species to decrease the variance on estimates of individual species, our results are advantageous compared to single-species models. This feature enables managers and researchers to use an entire community, rather than just one species, as an ecological indicator in monitoring programs. ?? 2011 The Wildlife Society.

Walls, S. C.; Waddle, J. H.; Dorazio, R. M.

2011-01-01

442

Estimating Occupancy Dynamics in an Anuran Assemblage from Louisiana, USA  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Effective monitoring programs are designed to track changes in the distribution, occurrence, and abundance of species. We developed an extension of Royle and Kéry's (2007) single species model to estimate simultaneously temporal changes in probabilities of detection, occupancy, colonization, extinction, and species turnover using data on calling anuran amphibians, collected from 2002 to 2006 in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley of Louisiana, USA. During our 5-year study, estimates of occurrence probabilities declined for all 12 species detected. These declines occurred primarily in conjunction with variation in estimates of local extinction probabilities (cajun chorus frog [Pseudacris fouquettei], spring peeper [P. crucifer], northern cricket frog [Acris crepitans], Cope's gray treefrog [Hyla chrysoscelis], green treefrog [H. cinerea], squirrel treefrog [H. squirella], southern leopard frog [Lithobates sphenocephalus], bronze frog [L. clamitans], American bullfrog [L. catesbeianus], and Fowler's toad [Anaxyrus fowleri]). For 2 species (eastern narrowmouthed toad [Gastrophryne carolinensis] and Gulf Coast toad [Incilius nebulifer]), declines in occupancy appeared to be a consequence of both increased local extinction and decreased colonization events. The eastern narrow-mouthed toad experienced a 2.5-fold increase in estimates of occupancy in 2004, possibly because of the high amount of rainfall received during that year, along with a decrease in extinction and increase in colonization of new sites between 2003 and 2004. Our model can be incorporated into monitoring programs to estimate simultaneously the occupancy dynamics for multiple species that show similar responses to ecological conditions. It will likely be an important asset for those monitoring programs that employ the same methods to sample assemblages of ecologically similar species, including those that are rare. By combining information from multiple species to decrease the variance on estimates of individual species, our results are advantageous compared to single-species models. This feature enables managers and researchers to use an entire community, rather than just one species, as an ecological indicator in monitoring programs.

Walls, Susan C.; Waddle, J. Hardin; Dorazio, Robert M.

2011-01-01

443

Potentiometric maps of the Sparta Sand, northern Louisiana and southern Arkansas, 1900, 1965, 1975, and 1980  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The potentiometric surface of the Sparta Sand in northern Louisiana is shown by contours on four maps. Maps for 1900, 1965 , and spring 1975 are generalized, small-scale maps from previously published reports. The spring 1980 map (1:500,000) is based on measurements in 144 wells and includes the southern tier of counties in southern Arkansas. The map shows regional effects of pumping from the Sparta Sand and effects of local pumping centers at Magnolia and El Dorado, Ark., and at Minden, Ruston, Jonesboro-Hodge, Winnfield, Bastrop, and in the Monroe area of Louisiana. (USGS)

Ryals, G.N.

1980-01-01

444

Bathymetric survey of the nearshore from Belle Pass to Caminada Pass, Louisiana: methods and data report  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the University of New Orleans (UNO) and the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LDNR), conducted a high-resolution, single-beam bathymetric survey along the Louisiana southern coastal zone from Belle Pass to Caminada Pass. The survey consisted of 483 line kilometers of data acquired in July and August of 2005. This report outlines the methodology and provides the data from the survey. Analysis of the data and comparison to a similar bathymetric survey completed in 1989 show significant loss of seafloor and shoreline retreat, which is consistent with previously published estimates of shoreline change in the study area.

DeWitt, Nancy T.; Flocks, James G.; Hansen, Mark; Kulp, Mark; Reynolds, B.J.

2007-01-01

445

Predicting climate change effects on surface soil organic carbon of Louisiana, USA.  

PubMed

This study aimed to assess the degree of potential temperature and precipitation change as predicted by the HadCM3 (Hadley Centre Coupled Model, version 3) climate model for Louisiana, and to investigate the effects of potential climate change on surface soil organic carbon (SOC) across Louisiana using the Rothamsted Carbon Model (RothC) and GIS techniques at the watershed scale. Climate data sets at a grid cell of 0.5°?×?0.5° for the entire state of Louisiana were collected from the HadCM3 model output for three climate change scenarios: B2, A2, and A1F1, that represent low, higher, and even higher greenhouse gas emissions, respectively. Geo-referenced datasets including USDA-NRCS Soil Geographic Database (STATSGO), USGS Land Cover Dataset (NLCD), and the Louisiana watershed boundary data were gathered for SOC calculation at the watershed scale. A soil carbon turnover model, RothC, was used to simulate monthly changes in SOC from 2001 to 2100 under the projected temperature and precipitation changes. The simulated SOC changes in 253 watersheds from three time periods, 2001-2010, 2041-2050, and 2091-2100, were tested for the influence of the land covers and emissions scenarios using SAS PROC GLIMMIX and PDMIX800 macro to separate Tukey-Kramer (p?Louisiana, monthly mean temperature under all three emissions projections will increase; and monthly precipitation will, however, decrease. Under three emission scenarios, A1FI, A2, and B2, the mean SOC in the upper 30-cm depth of Louisiana forest soils will decrease from 33.0 t/ha in 2001 to 26.9, 28.4, and 29.2 t/ha in 2100, respectively; the mean SOC of Louisiana cropland soils will decrease from 44.4 t/ha in 2001 to 36.3, 38.4, and 39.6 t/ha in 2100, respectively; the mean SOC of Louisiana grassland soils will change from 30.7 t/ha in 2001 to 25.4, 26.6, and 27.0 t/ha in 2100, respectively. Annual SOC changes will be significantly different among the land cover classes including evergreen forest, mixed forest, deciduous forest, small grains, row crops, and pasture/hay (p?

Zhong, Biao; Xu, Yi Jun

2014-10-01

446

Microbial abundance and biomass in sediments of the Texas-Louisiana shelf  

E-print Network

MICROBIAL ABUNDANCF. AND BIOMASS IN SEDIMENTS OF THF. TEXAS-LOUISIANA SHELF A Thesis by MARTA ELIZABETH CRUZ-KAEGI Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfiument of the requirements for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1992 Major Subject: Oceanography MICROBIAL ABUNDANCE AND BIOMASS IN SEDIMENTS OF THE TEXAS-LOUISIANA SHELF A Thesis by MARTA ELIZABETH CRUZ-KAEGI Approved as to style and content by: I $7& Gilberl T. Rowe (Chair...

Cruz-Kaegi, Marta Elizabeth

2012-06-07

447

Passing the baton: The HIF switch  

PubMed Central

Hypoxia is an inadequate oxygen supply to tissues and cells, which can restrict their function. The hypoxic response is primarily mediated by the hypoxia-inducible transcription factors, HIF-1 and HIF-2, which have both overlapping and unique target genes. HIF target gene activation is highly context specific and is not a reliable indicator of which HIF-? isoform is active. For example in some cell lines, the individual HIFs have specific temporal and functional roles: HIF-1 drives the initial response to hypoxia (<24 hours) and HIF-2 drives the chronic response (>24 hours). Here, we review the significance of the HIF switch and the relationship between HIF-1 and HIF-2 under both physiological and pathophysiological conditions. PMID:22818162

Koh, Mei Yee; Powis, Garth

2012-01-01

448

Pesticide Contamination of Surface Waters by Sugar Cane Farming in Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

Agricultural, hyrological, and water quality studies were conducted in Louisiana during the years 1961, 1962, and in 1964 to determine the methods, extent, and duration of surface water contamination by endrin used in sugar cane agriculture. In 1961, a maximum of 360 parts per trillion (ppt) of endrin was recovered from water by carbon adsorption (sample volumes of 1,000 to

Gerald J. Lauer; H. Page Nicholson; William S. Cox; John I. Teasley

1966-01-01

449

Wildlife Hospital of Louisiana Annual Adopt-a-Bird Form Print Name: ____________________________________________________________ Date: ___________________  

E-print Network

Wildlife Hospital of Louisiana Annual Adopt-a-Bird Form Print Name ____________________________________________________________________ There are two ways to support the adoption of a raptor. You can be a gold or silver contributor. A gold the expenes for a quarter of the year. If you wish to adopt more than one bird, please do! If you are adopting

Harms, Kyle E.

450

THE SPATIAL DYNAMICS OF HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT: THE CASE OF RURAL LOUISIANA  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study uses data from the Louisiana Department of Education to conduct a spatial analysis of high school dropout. The paper suggests school-level factors influence dropout rates not only within their schools, but also more widely across schools in close proximity. These claims are tested in two distinct ways: (1) by comparing spatial cluster maps of dropout to measures of

MARK J. SCHAFER; MAKIKO HORI

451

Physicochemical Effects of the Flood Pulse on Fishes in the Atchafalaya River Basin, Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

We examined the relationships between physicochemistry and the distribution and abundance of fishes at 36 sites in the lower Atchafalaya River basin (ARB), Louisiana, a bottomland hardwood swamp fed by waters (distributaries) of the Mississippi and Red rivers. We used principal components analysis (PCA) of the 29 most common ARB fishes to examine fish assemblage structure and then related the

D. Allen Rutherford; Kevin R. Gelwicks; William E. Kelso

2001-01-01

452

Louisiana School-Based Health Centers Annual Services Report, 2001-2002.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Louisiana's initiative to assist local communities in developing and operating school-based health centers (SBHCs), in place since 1991, is a nationally recognized model. Starting with the basic premise that students must be healthy to learn and be educated in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle, this annual report describes the important role…

Louisiana State Office of Public Health, New Orleans. Dept. of Health and Hospitals.

453

Policy considerations for wetland wastewater treatment in the coastal zone: A case study for Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two major environmental problems currently affecting the Louisiana coastal zone are a high rate of wetland loss and high levels of surface water pollution. The application of secondarily treated wastewater to wetlands can be a means of dealing with both of these problems. The benefits of wetland wastewater treatment include improved surface water quality, increased accretion rates to balance a

A. M. Breaux; J. W. Day Jr

1994-01-01

454

Environmental Protection, Agency Motivations, and Rent Extraction: The Regulation of Water Pollution in Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

Direct environmental regulation has been in place in the United States for more than twenty-five years. Yet there has been little study of what actually affects regulatory enforcement levels. This study examines enforcement issues by focusing on water quality enforcement by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality. The study finds that penalties are more likely to occur, and are likely

Andrew N. Kleit; Meredith A. Pierce; R. Carter Hill

1998-01-01

455

Teacher Perceptions of the Mentoring Component of the Louisiana Teacher Assistance and Assessment Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined new teacher perceptions of the impact of mentoring as evidenced through their experiences in the Louisiana Teacher Assistance and Assessment Program. Primary questions were whether participants experience mentoring as an aid in successful completion of their certification and whether the mentoring component increased teachers'…

Bauer, Scott C.; LeBlanc, Gerard

456

Epidemiology and Herd Health Training in the School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

At Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, training in preventive medicine is incorporated into all four years of the curriculum. The curriculum is described with focus on the fourth year practical course that involves problem solving, using various herds in the area. (JMD)

Archbald, L. F.; Hagstad, H. V.

1978-01-01

457

BIG BLUESTEM RESPONSE TO FERTILIZER AND DEFOLIATION ON THE LOUISIANA COASTAL PLAIN  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii Vitman) is used for forage and conservation in the Great Plains, potentially useful Louisiana ecotypes have received little attention. Cloned plants from a robust big bluestem plant collected near Rosepine, LA were assessed for responses to fertilizer and defoliation in a field evaluation of potential forage value. Annual application of nitrogen fertilizer at 50 kg

W. D. Pitman

2012-01-01

458

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Louisiana Rivers and Coastal Environments: Source Fingerprinting and Forensic Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), many of which are toxic and recalcitrant compounds, are ubiquitous in rivers and coastal environments. Anthropogenic introduction of these chemicals into the environment compromises the assessment of cleanup responsibility and environmental damage liability. Natural background and anthropogenic PAHs in Louisiana coast and major rivers were differentiated based on PAH profiles in samples selected from a pool

Javed Iqbal; Edward B. Overton; David Gisclair

2008-01-01

459

Development of improved methods for locating large areas of bypassed oil in Louisiana. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The primary objective of the project was to develop a predictive method for locating Pockets of bypassed mobile oil and estimating the volume of this resource. A secondary objective of the project was to transfer the learned technology to small independent operators who drill a majority of the domestic wells but lack access to a research staff. Another objective was to develop a format for compiling data on Louisiana reservoirs in a form that can be used by government and industry to evaluate the resource and plan future activities. The format developed will be demonstrated using data compiled in the bypassed oil study for selected reservoirs. The project was being funded over a three-year period and was jointly funded by the DOE and the state of Louisiana. The objectives of the project were accomplished using an interdisciplinary approach which included the disciplines of engineering, geology, and computer science. The work was organized into the following major tasks: Selection of reservoirs for study of bypassed oil potential; development of improved reservoir simulator for bypassed oil prospecting; an interdisciplinary reservoir characterization study of Louisiana reservoirs; active modelling of bypassed oil for three Louisiana reservoirs; and technology transfer activities.

Bourgoyne, A.T. Jr.; Kimbrell, C.

1994-07-01

460

Reactive Iron and Iron-Reducing Bacteria in Louisiana Continental Shelf Sediments  

EPA Science Inventory

The Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers release sediments containing 15 x 106 t of iron onto the Louisiana continental shelf (LCS) each year. Iron oxides reaching the seafloor may be utilized as electron acceptors by iron-reducing bacteria for organic matter oxidation or become r...

461

Interactions between Freshwater Input, Light, and Phytoplankton Dynamics on the Louisiana Continental Shelf.  

EPA Science Inventory

Light attenuation (kd), chlorophyll a (chl a), and primary production (PP) were measured across the Louisiana shelf, encompassing the area of the shelf where summer hypoxia forms, on 7 spring/summer cruises from 2005 to 2007. Shelf-wide average kd (1/m) co-varied with Mississipp...

462

Response of waterbird colonies in southern Louisiana to recent drought and hurricanes  

E-print Network

Response of waterbird colonies in southern Louisiana to recent drought and hurricanes P. L. Leberg1 colonial waterbirds; Hurricane Katrina; Hurricane Rita; climate change. Correspondence Paul L. Leberg-1795.2007.00141.x Abstract Although hurricanes have been implicated in causing shifts in waterbird use of individual

Green, Clay - Department of Biology, Texas State University

463

Patterns of Habitat Use among Vegetation-Dwelling Littoral Fishes in the Atchafalaya River Basin, Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

Information regarding the relative value of different aquatic macrophytes as fish habitat is lacking for large floodplain river systems, such as the Atchafalaya River basin in south-central Louisiana. We made seasonal comparisons of fish (total length, <100 mm) density, diversity, and biomass and physicochemistry among submersed hydrilla Hydrilla verticillata, emergent bulltongue Sagittaria lancifolia, and floating water hyacinth Eichhornia crassipes. In

John P. Troutman; D. Allen Rutherford; W. E. Kelso

2007-01-01

464

Temporal and Spatial Patterns of Microhabitat Use by Fishes and Decapod Crustaceans in a Louisiana Estuary  

Microsoft Academic Search

We used a 1-m beam trawl to characterize microhabitat use by fishes and decapod crustaceans in monthly samples collected in Vermilion and West Cote Blanche bays in central coastal Louisiana. Randomized sampling within strata characterized the distributions of species, size-classes, and environmental conditions throughout the coastal bays. Microhabitats were characterized by salinity, temperature, dissolved oxygen, depth, distance from shore, substrate

Donald M. Baltz; Robert F. Jones

2003-01-01

465

Consumer Education Curriculum Guide for Home Economics Teachers in Louisiana. Bulletin No. 1171.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Developed for home economics teachers in Louisiana, the curriculum guide presents materials for developing a program in consumer education for grades 8-12. Material is arranged under three levels: (1) Beginning Level, with units covering grades 8 and 9; (2) Intermediate Level, with units covering grades 10 and 11; (3) Advanced Level, with units…

Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge. Dept. of Vocational Home Economics Education.

466

Year-round West Nile Virus Activity, Gulf Coast Region, Texas and Louisiana  

PubMed Central

West Nile virus (WNV) was detected in 11 dead birds and two mosquito pools collected in east Texas and southern Louisiana during surveillance studies in the winter of 2003 to 2004. These findings suggest that WNV is active throughout the year in this region of the United States. PMID:15498169

Parsons, Ray; Siirin, Marina; Randle, Yvonne; Sargent, Chris; Guzman, Hilda; Wuithiranyagool, Taweesak; Higgs, Stephen; Vanlandingham, Dana L.; Bala, Adil A.; Haas, Keith; Zerinque, Brian

2004-01-01

467

Survey for Blood Parasites in Redheads (Aythya americana) Wintering at the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

We detected no infections with species of Plasmodium, Haemoproteus, Leu- cocytozoon, Sarcocystis or Trypanosoma in blood smears, liver and spleen impressions, and muscle tissue from 136 redheads (Aythya amer- icana) collected or captured at the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana (USA), during three winters (1987 to 1990). One bird, a juvenile male, was infected with an unidentified species of micro- filaria. Thus,

Thomas C. Michot; Mary C. Garvin; Earl H. Weidner

468

Metal Accumulation in Crayfish, Procambarus clarkii,Exposed to a Petroleum-Contaminated Bayou in Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

Red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) were placed for a period of 7 days in Bayou Trepagnier, a Louisiana waterway which received petroleum-laden effluents from a manufacturing complex several decades ago. However, coolant water from the plant continued to be released into the bayou until 1995. Analyses of sediments at the exposure site revealed heavy contamination by lead, chromium, and copper,

Mary Bitner Anderson; Palla Reddy; Janet E. Preslan; Milton Fingerman; James Bollinger; Lloyd Jolibois; Gidda Maheshwarudu; William J. George

1997-01-01

469

Presence and biomagnification of organochlorine chemical residues in oxbow lakes of Northeastern Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ninety-eight samples of 16 species of animals were collected at Lake Providence, 88 samples of 15 species at Lake Bruin, and 21 samples of 5 species at Lake St. John, Louisiana, between 15 July and 25 September 1980. Residues of 13 organochlorine compounds were identified in these samples. Substantial concentrations of many of these compounds throughout the food webs of

Kenneth R. Niethammer; Donald H. White; Thomas S. Baskett; Mark W. Sayre

1984-01-01

470

Water resources program of the U.S. Geological Survey related to agriculture in Louisiana  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Surveillance activities of the U.S. Geological Survey Louisiana District include long-term, hydrologic-data-collection sites that serve a current-purpose, management function and (or) that furnish a data base for interpretative studies. The proposed program for 1982 includes a network of 69 surface-water data sites (continuous gaging stations), 250 flood-data sites (crest-stage stations), 679 ground-water wells (water-level observation and water-quality monitor wells), and 138 water-quality sites. The geographic distribution of the data sites is shown in the report. Interpretive studies have objectives that are oriented toward a particular geographic area , to a particular set of hydrologic phenomena, or to obtain information for use in solving specific problems. Current studies of interest to agriculture include the following: (1) Flood hydraulics and hydrology, (2) Low-flow or base-flow of streams in Louisiana, (3) Hydrologic studies in southwestern Louisiana, (4) Hydrologic impacts of surface mining in northern Louisiana, (5) Sparta aquifer study, and (6) Limnology of freshwater lakes. A network of partial record sites is also maintained to monitor specific flows. Peak stages (crest stage) are only recorded at sites where flood information is of interest. At other sites, only the low-flow or base-flow recession is obtained for use in determining relations between ground water and surface water, to assess water supply, and for effluent studies. (USGS)

Huntzinger, T.L.

1982-01-01

471

Louisiana 4-H Seeds of Service School Gardens: A Descriptive View  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Louisiana 4-H Seeds of Service School Gardens, a K-12 Learn and Serve Grant program, provides a descriptive view of how school gardens along with classroom instruction link curriculum to outdoor classrooms. The purpose of the process evaluation was to describe curriculum implementation fidelity, reach of the gardening program to participants, use…

Cater, Melissa; Fox, Janet; Fletcher, Bobby Jr.

2012-01-01

472

FUR TRADE RECORDS FROM ARKANSAS FACTORY, ARKANSASPOST, LOUISIANA TERRITORY, 1805-1810  

Microsoft Academic Search

The United States government established a tradinghouse at Arkansas Post in 1805 on the north bank of the Arkansas River in the newly purchased Louisiana Territory. The goal of this trading house was to foster good relations with the Quapaw tribe and other indigenous peoples. John B. Treat and his suc- cessors operated the post and meticulously recorded the number,

PAUL J. POLECHLA

473

Ulcerative Mycosis Caused by Aphanomyces invadans in Channel Catfish, Black Bullhead, and Bluegill from Southeastern Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

Eight cases of chronic ulcerative mycosis affecting populations of channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus, black bullhead Ameiurus melas, and bluegill Lepomis macrochirus cultured in recreational fishing ponds were submitted to the Louisiana Aquatic Diagnostic Laboratory between April 2000 and January 2002. Diseased clinical specimens presented with multiple foci of skin ulceration, typically overlying more extensive areas of granulomatous myositis that extended

John P. Hawke; Amy M. Grooters; Alvin C. Camus

2003-01-01

474

All Aboard for Summer Fun! Departing 1993: Louisiana Summer Reading Program 1993 Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual for the 1993 Louisiana Summer Reading Program has ideas for libraries to get the summer program started. The theme is trains, and all of the ideas have something to do with this theme. The following topics are covered: (1) evaluation; (2) promotion, publicity, and programs; (3) calendar; (4) decorating the library; (5) storytime…

White, Dorothy J., Ed.

475

SOUTHEASTERN NATURALIST2004 3(4):653658 Recent Record of a Cougar (Puma concolor) in Louisiana,  

E-print Network

SOUTHEASTERN NATURALIST2004 3(4):653­658 Recent Record of a Cougar (Puma concolor) in Louisiana - We report a sighting, supported by DNA evidence from a scat, of a cougar (Puma concolor occurring prey. Report and Discussion Despite repeated reports of sightings of cougars (Puma concolor L

476

UNO PRE-PHARMACY PROGRAM UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT MONROE, COLLEGE OF PHARMACY  

E-print Network

UNO PRE-PHARMACY PROGRAM FOR UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT MONROE, COLLEGE OF PHARMACY Advisor: Dr years prior to the applicant's requested admission date cannot be used to satisfy pre-pharmacy of Pharmacy's Director of the Office of Student and Professional Affairs at 318-342-3800 or email caldwell

Li, X. Rong

477

UNO PRE-PHARMACY PROGRAM UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT MONROE, COLLEGE OF PHARMACY  

E-print Network

UNO PRE-PHARMACY PROGRAM FOR UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT MONROE, COLLEGE OF PHARMACY Advisor: Sean's requested admission date cannot be used to satisfy pre-pharmacy requirements and will be excluded from all. To inquire about possible appeals, please contact the College of Pharmacy's Director of the Office of Student

Li, X. Rong

478

Grade Level Retention Rates in Louisiana Public Schools: 1997-98 to 2000-01.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports on the number and percentage of students repeating grades in Louisiana public schools in the years of 1997-1998 to 2000-2001. The findings are grouped by grade, economic status, education classification, gender, and ethnicity. Grade retention trends and the impact of high stakes testing policy on student retention are discussed.…

Yuan, Xiujuan Susan; Pernici, Sam C.; Franklin, Bobby J.

479

Immersing Southeastern Louisiana Middle School Students in Physics at the LIGO Livingston Science Education Center  

Microsoft Academic Search

The LIGO Science Education Center (SEC) is located adjacent to the LIGO Livingston Observatory and brings the excitement of gravitational wave science to Southeastern Louisiana. While the SEC offers programs targeted for middle school students, we also offer programs for students through post-secondary levels, teacher professional development and the public. Programs are LIGO related inquiry based activities and include guided

Amber Stuver

2010-01-01

480

The Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC)-New Orleans Schools Science Partnership Program  

E-print Network

partner schools, St. Peter Claver School, Langston Hughes Academy Charter School, Medard Nelson CharterThe Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC)-New Orleans Schools Science in coordination with the school administrators and teachers based on their current curriculum ·improving 4th grade

481

Organochlorine residues in animals from three Louisiana watersheds in 1978 and 1979  

Microsoft Academic Search

Environmental contamination by various chemicals is a problem of constant occurrence. In order to determine the levels of harmful chemicals in the environment, monitoring programs have been set up throughout the United States. In 1964, the National Pesticide Monitoring Program was set up to include sites in Louisiana (such as watersheds) to assess the presenc& of organochlorine compounds including insecticides

Patrick F. Dowd; George U. Mayfield; Dwayne P. Coulon; Jerry B. Graves; John D. Newsom

1985-01-01

482

The Louisiana PIP Program: An Innovative Step Toward Quality Public Education or an Unmanageable Hydra.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Louisiana's Educational Employees' Professional Improvement Program (PIP) is described. The voluntary statewide program features: (1) use of individual professional development plans submitted by school staff participants; (2) a combination of academic work, inservice training, workshops, and conferences over a five-year period; and (3) salary…

Chachere, Ernest G.; Nowatny, Franz A.

1982-01-01

483

Louisiana State University and A & M College E. J. Ourso College of Business Administration  

E-print Network

Louisiana State University and A & M College E. J. Ourso College of Business Administration William accomplishment, innovative instruction, and outstanding service to our students, our profession, and the external constituencies we serve. We also seek consistency with the mission of the E. J. Ourso College of Business and LSU

484

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER SCHOOL OF ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS  

E-print Network

. Our school code number is 6352. Test scores will only be accepted within the past five (5) years. Your OF STUDENT AFFAIRS 1900 Gravier Street New Orleans, Louisiana 70112 www.lsuhsc.edu Phone: (504) 568 Please use a blue or black ballpoint pen or typewriter. Be sure to date and sign your application

485

The Impact of Hurricane Katrina on Technology and Media Infrastructures in Louisiana and Mississippi School Districts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Perhaps one of the worst disasters in United States history, Hurricane Katrina is expected to have a lasting impact on the economies of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida with losses in the billions of dollars. Given that the economic foundation of the approximately 600 schools and libraries affected was far from ideal before the…

Hancock, Robert; Nauman, Anne; Fulwiler, John

2007-01-01

486

Sinkhole progression at the Weeks Island, Louisiana, Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) site  

Microsoft Academic Search

A sinkhole measuring 11 m (36 ft) across and 9 m (30 ft) deep was first observed in alluvium overlying the Weeks Island, Louisiana, salt dome in May 1992, but it was about a year old, based on initial surface appearance and subsequent reverse extrapolation of growth rates. A second and much smaller sinkhole was identified in early 1995, nearly

J. T. Neal; S. J. Bauer; B. L. Ehgartner

1995-01-01

487

Petroleum geology of East Dykesville field, Smackover C sand, Claiborne and Webster Parishes, Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

The discovery in 1980 of gas production in the Smackover C sand in the East Dykesville field of Claiborne and Webster Parishes, Louisiana, extended the productive limits of this reservoir 6 mi (10 km) south of the production in the Haynesville field. The development of East Dykesville field has revealed three productive fault blocks within an area 6 mi (10

C. L. Sartor; S. R. Howard

1984-01-01

488

A Guide for Teaching Conservation Education in the Schools of Louisiana; Soil and Water Section. (Revision)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication is a revised edition of the teachers guide for teaching soil and water conservation in the elementary and junior high schools of Louisiana. The format of the guide includes a statement of concept, followed by discussion of the concept, suggested activities, and possible outcomes. There is a glossary of terms and a section that…

Ware, George; McCollum, Howard P.

489

NEW ORLEANS, LA, DISTRICT This district comprises a portion of Louisiana that  

E-print Network

, and small eastern and western portions of Louisiana that are tributary to Pearl River and Sabine River of the Gulf Intracoastal Water- way from Lake Borgne Light 29 at the mouth of Pearl River to Sabine River. IMPROVEMENTS Navigation Page 1. Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Lock, LA.....11-2 2. Mississippi River

US Army Corps of Engineers

490

Sharp-shinned Hawks Nesting in the Pineywoods of Eastern Texas and Western Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

while monitoring the Red-cockaded Woodpecker (Picoides bo- realis) in eastern Texas and western Louisiana, the authors incidentally found nesting pairs of Sharp-shinned Hawks (Accipiter striatus). All nesting pairs were located in similar stands with an overstory of either longleaf pine (Pinus palustris), or a mix of loblolly (P. tuedu) and shortleaf pine (P. echinatu). Most of these areas were maintained

Clifford E. Shackelford; Daniel Saenz; Richard R. Schaefer

491

A Preliminary Study of Riparian Songbirds in Costa Rica, with Emphasis on Wintering Louisiana Waterthrushes1  

Microsoft Academic Search

We made preliminary observations on the winter distribution, ecology and behavior of Louisiana Water- thrushes (Seiurus motacilla) in Costa Rica during Jan- uary 1999 and 2000. We visited 24 headwater streams in three of the four principal mountain ranges in the country (Cordilleras Tilarán, Central, and the Talaman- ca) and confirmed the presence of waterthrushes on ten of these. In

Terry L. Master; Robert S. Mulvihill; Robert C. Leberman; Julio Sanchez; Ernesto Carman

492

Go For the Gold...Read! Louisiana Summer Reading Program, 1996.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A manual for the 1996 Louisiana Summer Reading Program is presented in five sections with an Olympic and sports-related theme and illustrations. An evaluation form, a 1996 monthly calendar, and clip art images are provided. The first section covers promotion and publicity, and contains facts about the Olympics, promotion ideas, and sample news…

White, Dorothy J., Ed.

493

Nekton Use of Vallisneria americana Michx. (Wild Celery) Beds and Adjacent Habitats in Coastal Louisiana  

E-print Network

Louisiana LAWRENCE P. ROZAS1, * and THOMAS J. MINELLO2 1 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Galveston, Texas 77551 ABSTRACT: We compared nekton use of Vallisneria americana Michx. (submerged aquatic different submerged aquatic vege- tation (SAV) habitat types (including V. americana) and nonvegetated

494

Developing an MBA Study-Abroad Program at Southeastern Louisiana University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

International experience is critical for MBA faculty and students, but providing such experience as part of the curriculum is often difficult for relatively small programs. This article briefly describes how the College of Business and Technology at Southeastern Louisiana University developed a partnership program in Costa Rica as one step toward…

Budden, Michael Craig; Baraya, Aristides R.; Juban, Rusty L.

2005-01-01

495

I Am Responsible for Me. Louisiana Migrant Education Health Services Bulletin 1554 (Revised 1980).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The guide delineates the expanded Louisiana migrant health program for the 1980-81 school year and focuses on the task of motivating migrant children to take responsibility for their own health. Fourteen unnumbered sections contain: an excerpt from the April 3, 1980 Federal Register stating conditions for grants to state education agencies; a…

Smith, Billie Jean

496

Subsurface Glen Rose reef trend in east Texas and west-central Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

The subsurface Glen Rose reef trend in east Texas and west-central Louisiana (Lower Cretaceous Comanchean) is a regressive carbonate complex deposited on a broad shallow water shelf. The Glen Rose reef trend can be differentiated into two separate reef tracts that prograded seaward over a slowly subsiding shelf. It remains to be seen whether the Glen Rose reefs are actual

1983-01-01

497

A Troubled Dream: The Promise and Failure of School Desegregation in Louisiana.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book uses extensive interviews and statistical data to examine the failed desegregation efforts in Louisiana as a case study to illustrate how desegregation has followed the same unsuccessful pattern across the United States. It shows that the practical difficulty with desegregation is that academic environments are created by all the…

Bankston, Carl L. III; Caldas, Stephen J.

498

Deciphering Ecological Barriers to North American River Otter (Lontra canadensis) Gene Flow in the Louisiana Landscape  

Microsoft Academic Search

For North American river otters (Lontra canadensis) in Louisiana, statewide distribution, availability of aquatic habitats, and the absence of physical barriers to dispersal might suggest that they exist as a large, panmictic population. However, the wide variety of habitat types in this region, and the dynamic nature of these habitats over time, could potentially structure river otter populations in accordance

EMILY K. LATCH; DANIEL G. SCOGNAMILLO; JENNIFER A. FIKE; MICHAEL J. CHAMBERLAIN; O. E. Rhodes

2008-01-01

499

Surgical Education: Attitudes toward Animal Use in Teaching Surgery at Louisiana State University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Surveyed students and faculty at Louisiana State University about the use of animals for teaching surgery. Found that they favored the practice, finding it helpful for learning aseptic technique and suturing skills but less so for learning tissue handling, dissection, hemostasis, or anesthesia. (EV)

Hedlund, Cheryl S.; Hosgood, Giselle; Naugler, Sasha

2002-01-01

500

The Louisiana Virtual School: A Baseline Study of the Effectiveness and Quality of Online Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This quantitative study investigated the perceptions of principals, guidance counselors, and site facilitators in city/suburb, town, and rural schools concerning the Louisiana Virtual School (LVS). This study provided a benchmark of attitudes from school personnel about the LVS. The non-experimental research design used an online survey adapted…

Batley, Valerie Lynne Smith

2009-01-01