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Welcome to drop by, take a look at who we are and what we do. If you have any questions about our research, or if you are interested in a graduate study or collaborative opportunities as a visiting scholar, please feel free to contact Jun Xu (yjxu@lsu.edu).

Recent News

RNR PhD students Awarded Dissertation Year Fellowships

Congratulations to Songie He, one of two LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources Ph.D. students, recently awarded 2017-18 Dissertation Year Fellowships. These fellowships are very competitive with a large pool of high-quality applicants.

Ms. He’s works under the direction of Dr. Yi-jun Xu. Her dissertation is titled Changes in Carbon, Nutrient, and Trace Metal Concentrations during the Transition from Freshwater to Marine Environments – A Case Study in Southwest Louisiana.

LEEC Research Grants Awarded

Congratulations to Bo Wang and Jeremy Reiman for each being awarded the Louisiana Environmental Education Commission’s (LEEC) University Research Grant. Bo and Jeremy are working in Dr. Jun Xu’s laboratory. These are competitive awards that will help Bo and Jeremy support their dissertation research.

Dr. Xu Recipient of G & H Research Award

Congratulations to Yi-Jun Xu, a professor in the School of Renewable Natural Resources who specializes in hydrologic and biogeochemical modeling, on receiving the G & H Seed Company Inc. Research Award. This award recognizes a researcher who has conducted exemplary work in the past five years.

Xu has received more than $5 million in competitive research grants, authored or co-authored 39 peer-reviewed journal articles and taught 16 graduate seminars.

“This recognition comes with a lot of support and effort from many individuals,” Xu said. “Improving and understanding water quality issues is a major task. Louisiana has nearly 500 watersheds and the largest river in North America, the Mississippi. It has several coastal rivers, making Louisiana a very diverse state in terms of hydrology.”

Hurricane Katrina: 10 years of Research and Recovery

As the Tenth Anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Katrina in South Louisiana approaches, much has been said and written about all aspects of the event and the progress of recovery. Dr. Jun Xu and graduate assistant Sanjeev Joshi have compiled a list of all publications authored/co-authored by LSU faculty since 2005 that are directly or indirectly related to Katrina. The list is 20 pages-long with the titles and authors names of 329 articles (Web of Science indexed). The list is available as a PDF download: In Memory of the 10th Anniversary of the Hurricane Katrina.