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

The American Woodcock: Tribute to a Wonderful Wetland Bird

It has 360-degree vision. It binges on worms. And its spring mating ritual includes some of the funkiest dance moves in the bird world. Meet the American woodcock, a.k.a. timberdoodle.

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Restoring Coastal Wetlands: Complex Problems Need Multiple Solutions

Dredging or diversions: which is best for restoring Louisiana’s coastal wetlands? The debate is passionate, but Bryan Piazza says it overlooks the reality of restoration: we need both.

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