A team of scientists led by Dr. Nancy Rabalais and Dr. Eugene Turner recently returned from measuring the recurring area of low-oxygen in the Gulf of Mexico. The hypoxic zone is smaller than average this year, but Rabalais cautions that the problems that cause low oxygen are not solved.
Summer 2018 ‘dead zone’ in the Gulf of Mexico is smaller than average
LUMCON seeks a full-time HVAC/Facilities Technician to efficiently plan, operate, and maintain facilities, grounds and infrastructure on a cost-effective basis. This position may require varying shifts, multiple sites, and requires personal performance and hands-on work. This position is responsible for the daily maintenance, repair, and remodeling of facilities and associated grounds by performing semiskilled and skilled manual tasks related to the maintenance and repair of buildings, grounds, and equipment. This position performs a variety of technical duties and work assignments may be in any of the building trades.
The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) is seeking to fill a full-time position within the education program. The position is based at the DeFelice Marine Center in Cocodrie, Louisiana. The role of the Marine Education Associate is to support, facilitate, and ensure high quality experiences for all visitors within the LUMCON Marine Education Program. This includes leading field, lab, and classroom activities for a wide variety of audiences at the DeFelice Marine Center and off site field locations. The Marine Education Associate will also be responsible for some travel to classrooms, festivals, and other community events to educate people about the goals and mission of LUMCON and cover topics about marine science. This position requires extensive field work (including on boats), weekends, longer days, and travel to various events around the state.
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) located in Cocodrie, Louisiana operates a 134 ft. oceanographic research vessel, the R/V Point Sur, and is currently accepting applications for a First Mate. The R/V Point Sur is Mississippi’s premier Oceanographic Research Vessel conducting a wide array of research and education cruises for the State of Mississippi and scientist from around the country. The vessel is home ported at the Port of Gulfport in Gulfport, MS. but regularly docks in Cocodrie, Louisiana. The First Mate is under general supervision of ship's captain, perform various functions pertaining to operation and maintenance of the vessel, waterfront maintenance, field work and related lab research projects and serve as relief captain as needed.
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) located in Cocodrie, Louisiana operates a 134 ft. oceanographic research vessel, the R/V Point Sur, and is currently accepting applications for an Assistant Engineer. The vessel is home ported at the Port of Gulfport, Mississippi but regularly docks in Cocodrie.
A local research center has added a new environmental monitoring station at Port Fourchon. This station joins two others in a network that’s collecting data along the central Louisiana coast.
The Roberts Lab of Ecosystem Ecology and Biogeochemistry is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate in wetland plant ecology to help organize and lead a series of field studies and manipulative experiments studying the effects of the Macondo Oil Spill on coastal marsh ecosystems. Specifically, they will be collaborating with the wetland biogeochemistry, microbial ecology, and plant ecology group of the Coastal Waters Consortium (CWC) led by Drs. Brian Roberts (LUMCON), Anne Giblin (Marine Biological Laboratory), and Anne Bernhard (Connecticut College). Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The Roberts Lab of Ecosystem Ecology and Biogeochemistry is seeking a Research Associate or Assistant in Wetland Biogeochemistry to participate in a series of field/laboratory and manipulative experiments studying the effects of the Macondo Oil Spill on coastal marsh ecosystems. The Associate or Assistant will join a large, multi-institution team of researchers on the Coastal Waters Consortium (CWC) project funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative to study the impacts of the oil spill and future spills on marshes and coastal environments. Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.
LUMCON's Alex Kolker is on a team that recently used new techniques to measure carbon buried by land-forming in a river delta. Their calculations put carbon storage at 150% to 1000% higher than traditional estimates.
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative recently awarded $4.8 million in funding to sustain the Coastal Waters Consortium, led by Dr. Nancy Rabalais and including Dr. Brian Roberts, for two years.