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Dr. Len Bahr

Source: The Advocate - Image provided by Dr. Bahr

Institution(s) / Organization(s):
Louisiana Governor's Office of Coastal Activities


Professional History
Current Position: Founding Editor, LaCoastPost.com
Jan.-Sep. 2008: Director, Governor’s Applied Coastal Science Program, Governor Bobby Jindal, Governor’s Office of Coastal Activities
Jan. 2004-Dec. 2007: Director, Governor's Applied Coastal Science Program, Governor Kathleen Blanco, Governor's Office of Coastal Activities
Jan. 1997-Dec. 2003: Executive Assistant to Governor M.J.”Mike” Foster, Jr., Governor’s Office of Coastal Activities
Jan. 1993-Dec. 1996: Executive Assistant to Governor Edwin W. Edwards, Governor’s Office of Coastal Activities
Mar. 1991-Dec. 1992: Technical Assistant, Governor's Office of Coastal Activities, Governor Buddy Roemer
1989-91: Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, Hazardous Waste Division
1987-: Associate instructor, LSU Office of Independent Study (ENVS 1000c)
1984-88: Self employed, environmental consulting, events managing, publishing
1985-86 Adjunct Prof., LSU, Environmental Studies Institute (ENVS 1000)
1975-84: Asst. Prof., Assoc. Prof., LSU, Marine Science Dept.
1973-74: Research Associate, Louisiana State University, Center for Wetland Resources
1963-66: Research Assistant, oyster research, University of Maryland Chesapeake Biology Laboratory;
Previous Memberships:
• Louisiana representative on Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task Force, established to deal with Gulf hypoxia (the dead zone)
• Louisiana Ground Water Management Commission
• Advisory Board, Louisiana State University School of the Coast and the Environment
• Southeastern Louisiana University External Science Advisory Committee
• CREST Program Technical Advisory Board
• Louisiana Oyster Task Force
• Louisiana Aquaculture Advisory Task Force
• Estuarine Research Federation
• Society of Wetland Scientists
• Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana
• League of Women Voters

Awards:
2007: Louisiana Legislature passed House Concurrent Resolution 71, commending contributions of Dr. Len Bahr regarding coastal restoration
2003: Governor Jimmie Davis Sunshine Award, presented by Gov. Mike Foster – Live oak tree planted at the Governor’s Mansion
1997: Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana Coastal Stewardship Award (professional category)


Education:
B.S. Zoology, Univ. of Maryland, MD, USA
M.S. Ecology, Univ. of Richmond, VA, USA
Ph.D. Ecology, Univ. of Georgia, GA, USA, 1974


Area of Expertise / Interest:
Coastal Restoration Science and Policy; Hypoxia; Development, Conservation and Restoration of Coastal Resources; Ecology; Fisheries; Ecotourism; Habitat Loss; Hypoxia; Restoration; Sustainable Development

Preferred Language:   English

Mailing Address:
5544 Melrose Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
USA
Telephone: +1 225-921-9054
E-mail: LeonardBahr@gmail.com

Home Page URL:   http://lacoastpost.com/blog

Keywords:   Coastal restoration, Coastal ecology, Conservation, Climate change, Ecological economics, Oyster reef dynamics,


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