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Dr. Len Bahr

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

Professional History
Current Position: Founding Editor,
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

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)

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
Telephone: +1 225-921-9054

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

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