Bryan Piazza

Bryan-PiazzaBryan Piazza is the Director of Freshwater and Marine Science for the Louisiana Field Office, where he is developing a strong aquatic science program to support conservation, both in Louisiana and in collaboration with other Conservancy programs (Gulf of Mexico, Global Marine Team, Great Rivers Partnership). He also serves as adjunct assistant professor in the School of Renewable Natural Resources at Louisiana State University, where he works with graduate students and teaches a course on environmental decision making. Prior to the Conservancy, Bryan worked as a coastal wetland researcher at LSU, a coastal policy developer, restoration project manager, wildlife manager, and private consultant. He has published on a number of conservation and restoration topics and is the author of a forthcoming book on the Atchafalaya River Basin. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with his wife and two gregarious sons. Other than science, he is passionate about the Green Bay Packers, cooking and eating local food, the outdoors, and the pursuit of the perfect wing shot.

Bryan's Posts

Alligator Hunt: A Conservation Story

March 5th, 2012

Is this man a hunter, a conservationist, or both? Ecologist Bryan Piazza explains how science and community action helped bring the alligator back and restore a cultural tradition in Louisiana. More

The Mississippi River Flood: A Louisiana Scientist’s View

May 19th, 2011

The high waters of the Mississippi are coming to Louisiana -- but can we stop these floods from happening in the future? Bryan Piazza, father, husband and Nature Conservancy ecologist in Louisiana, says using natural systems smartly can help. More

Collecting Data Before the Oil Spill Hits Shores

May 21st, 2010

Before the oil spill hits Gulf Coast shorelines hard, there's scientific data to be collected on coastal ecosystems. Conservancy scientist Bryan Piazza tells us why that's crucial to any restoration efforts. More

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